Visuals | Burn-Up



Visualise likely end dates, with the two key variables

This simple visual is a great way to engage ‘the business’ and show them how they can influence outcomes by actively managing scope and priorities.

This animation shows how a real project evolved over time and how varying scope and completion rate affected the range of completion dates.

The historical trends of scope and throughput rate are clear. We often see high rates of scope increase that surprise our clients.

Based on data,  the project has a likely ‘landing zone’. Two ‘joy sticks’ will be used to land the project in this zone. The scope ‘stick’ is held by ‘the business’ whilst the throughput is in the hands of the team.

The chart shows the probable range of completion dates.

Interact for more details

The buttons along the top enable easy toggling of other elements of the project.

If the team is estimating then it will want to see the proportion of unestimated items. 

The blue bit at the top represents the unestimated items, and clicking on this gives a list of those items.

What proportion of the increase in scope is due to bugs?

It’s easy to toggle this on and off,  in the display options. The green bar shows fixed bugs and the red shows remaining bugs.

Show the burn-up based on either the count of items or the effort (if the team is estimating).

It’s easy to toggle between the two.

If you’re using the chart in another document, like PowerPoint, you may want to show the specific variables used to create the chart.

In which case, you can choose to show the chart title data.

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Actionable insight

These are more than just pretty pictures.

Click into the chart to see and edit the underlying issues / work items.

The dots on the lines show all the items that make up that data point

You can easily filter and sort the pop-up table, or download it to your desktop for further analysis

Click on the item title to open it directly in JIRA or TFS.

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