To view the value 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 Value Chart, the custom field, and Daily/By Children from the subsequent dropdowns. The value 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' or 'business value' 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 value chart provides you with the following information:
- Burned Values - Completed (solid line) ('Daily' only) — The custom field's number of units being either burned (for example, 'story points') or gained (for example, 'business value') in the lead-up to the version release date.
- Burned Values - Ongoing (dotted line) ('Daily' only) — The number of custom field units either burned or gained since midnight on the current day. The gradient of this curve may change throughout this day.
- Burned Values - Trend (dashed line) ('Daily' only) — The projection of custom field units to be either burned or gained until the version release date. This is based on the actual unit burn or gain data, respectively, from the start of the project.
- Guideline (solid line) ('Daily' only) — The ideal burn rate or rate of gain. This is computed with the remaining estimates, not the original estimates of the issues 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 or gain rate of custom field units required to attain your goal.
- Required daily burndown rate - Ongoing (dotted line) ('Daily' only) — The daily burn or gain 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.
- Burned values (bars) ('By Children' only) — The number of custom field units remaining by children. Only custom field units of resolved issues are used in calculating the value of this bar, which represents the sum of burned custom field units.
Typically, 'children' relates to a series of customised time segments with each 'child' representing a 'sub' version, such as a 'milestone', 'iteration' or 'sprint'.
Please also be aware that when viewing data of an unreleased parent version, it is not possible to exclude data from any of its child versions which have already been released.
An issue watched field value will be added to the daily total burned value as soon as this issue is associated with a resolution. You will then be able to track the sum of the burned value for all issues in the displayed version per day.
Screenshot: Value Chart by Custom Field Units (e.g. Story Points) - Daily
If the selected version is a Parent version version, you can see the value chart of this version grouped by children. For example, a Release value chart by Sprints (better known as the velocity chart in the case of story points).
The line across the middle of this chart is the average burned value rounded up to the next integer value. In the example below, the average burned value is (6 + 6 + 10 + 3 + 2)/5 = 5.4, which is rounded up to 6.
Screenshot: Value Chart by Custom Field Units (e.g. UI Points) - By Children
When you view the Value Chart for the Release Board, your custom field units (for example, story points or business value figures) are grouped by children.
The line across the middle of this chart is the average burned value (that is, the sum of custom field units of each bar, divided by the number of bars), rounded up to the next integer value.
Screenshot: Value Chart for the Release Board by Custom Field Units