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A Burndown Chart shows the actual and estimated amount of work to be done in a sprint. The horizontal x-axis in a Burndown Chart indicates time, and the vertical y-axis indicates cards (issues).

Use a Burndown Chart to track the total work remaining and to project the likelihood of achieving the sprint goal. By tracking the remaining work throughout the iteration, a team can manage its progress and respond accordingly.

(info) This page only applies to Scrum boards.

To view the Burndown Chart:

  1. Click the Agile link's down-arrow in the top navigation bar, then select your preferred board from the resulting dropdown menu.
  2. Click Report, then select Burndown Chart. The burndown chart for your active sprint will be displayed (see screenshot below).
    (tick) To choose a different sprint, click the sprint dropdown.


  • The Burndown Chart is board-specific, that is, it will only include issues which match your board's Saved Filter.
  • The vertical axis represents your configured Tracking Statistic.
  • A list of issues that are incomplete at the end of the sprint is shown at the bottom of the page.


Screenshot: Burndown Chart (click to enlarge)

(tick) Click Non Working Days to highlight days when your team won't be working.