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.

First go to dashboard settings to enable the milestone burnup chart if it's not already included in your dashboard. 

Below is an example of a milestone burnup chart:

The milestone burnup chart consists of

  • A yellow scope curve representing the total work assigned for the milestone
  • A white completed curve 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 release in your Pivotal Tracker by selecting the release from the dropdown menu in the chart settings.

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 from our tour page.

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