Burnup Chart

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The Burnup Chart provides a visual representation of a sprint's completed work compared with its total scope. It offers insights on your project's progress, as well as offers warnings to help you maintain your project's health; you can instantly identify problems such as scope creep or a deviation from the planned project path.

  1. Click your Jira icon ()

  2. Click Projects then select the relevant project
  3. Click Reports, then select Burnup Chart
  4. To choose a different sprint, or a different measurement for the vertical axis, simply click the drop-down menus.

Screenshot: Burnup Chart

You can view the Burnup Chart for individual sprints in your project, meaning you can see the amount of work completed vs the amount of work remaining on a day-to-day basis. 

Before you begin

  • The Burnup Chart only applies to Scrum boards
  • Story Points on sub-tasks are not included in the Burnup Chart. (Only Story Points on parent tasks are included.)

Understanding the Burnup Chart

  • The vertical axis represents the amount of work, and can be measured in different ways such as story points, issue count, or estimates. The horizontal axis represents time in days.
  • The distance between the lines on the chart is the amount of work remaining. When the project has been completed, the lines will meet.
  • Examine the 'Work scope' line to identify any scope creep.

Last modified on May 4, 2018

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