To view the burndown chart by custom field,
- Log into JIRA.
- Select Agile > Classic in the top navigation bar. Then select Classic Chart Board from the drop-down below the project name.
- Select your project from the project dropdown (top left of the Chart Board above the 'Chart Board' dropdown), if it is not already selected. The Chart Board will refresh with information for your project.
- Using the Chart Board Navigation Bar, select the version whose chart you wish to view in the Version dropdown, then select Statistics Burndown Chart, the custom field, and Daily/By Children from the subsequent dropdowns. The burndown chart of the custom field's number of units will be displayed (see screenshots below).
Your custom field's 'number of units' could relate to anything you have defined for that field — for example, 'story points' and the 'Daily'/'By Children' dropdown is only shown if child versions are available.
- The 'View Version' dropdown only includes versions which contain issues that belong to at least one unreleased Fix Version (and belong to a project that is enabled for JIRA Agile).
- The chart's 'Start Date' and 'End Date' are the Fix Version's dates defined on your Planning Board. If not defined on your Planning Board, the 'End Date' is the 'Release Date' (see Managing Versions); or today's date, if not defined in JIRA.
- You can toggle items in the chart on and off, by selecting or clearing their check boxes in the legend under the chart.
- You can also print the chart by clicking the version's Actions menu in the Statistics Column and selecting 'Print Chart' from its dropdown. Please refer to the Chart Board - Statistics Column section for details.
- The burndown chart provides you with the following information:
- Remaining Values - Completed (solid line) ('Daily' only) — The custom field's number of units (for example, story points) remaining until the version release date.
- Remaining Values - Ongoing (dotted line) ('Daily' only) — The number of remaining custom field units burned since midnight on the current day. The gradient of this curve may change throughout this day.
- Remaining Values - Trend (dashed line) ('Daily' only) — The projection of remaining custom field units to be burned until the version release date, based on the actual unit burn data from the start of the project.
- Guideline (solid line) ('Daily' only) — The ideal burndown. This is computed with the remaining estimates, not the original estimates of the number of custom field units at the version's start date. Hence, this calculation makes the guideline slope more accurate and precise.
- Required daily burndown rate (solid line) ('Daily' only) — The daily burn rate of custom field units required to attain your goal.
- Required daily burndown rate - Ongoing (dotted line) ('Daily' only) — The daily burn rate of custom field units required to attain your goal, since midnight on the current day. The gradient of this curve may change throughout this day.
- Parent remaining values (bars) ('By Children' only) — The number of custom field units remaining by children.
Typically, 'children' relates to a series of customised time segments with each 'child' representing a 'sub' version, such as a 'milestone', 'iteration' or 'sprint'.
A 'Custom Statistic' field value will be burned as soon as this issue is associated with a resolution. You will then be able to track the sum of this field value for all unresolved issues in the displayed version.
Screenshot: Burndown Chart by Custom Field Units (e.g. Story Points) - Daily
If the selected version is a Parent version version, you can see the burndown chart of this version grouped by children. For example a Release burndown by 'Sprints'.
Screenshot: Burndown Chart by Custom Field Units - By Children