Setting up the milestone burnup chart

The milestone burnup chart allows you to track your progress towards a milestone such as completion of a customer project or a new product release. 

Below is an example of a milestone burnup chart

The milestone burnup chart consists

  • A scope curve in yellow representing the total work assigned for the milestone
  • A completed curve in white representing the work done so far
  • Historical velocity of the team
  • Completion scenarios based on the historical velocity

By default, the milestone consists of your whole backlog, but you can limit it to a specific Jira version by selecting the version from the dropdown menu in the chart settings. Learn more about creating version in Jira.

You can also choose whether to use task count or estimates as a burn unit. If you have estimates in place you can use those as a burn unit. If don't have a habit of estimating, then you can simply track the number of tasks. 

Read more about the milestone burnup chart on our tour page

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