Introducing sprint burndown chart for 📈

Feb 16, 2021

Sprints are short time-boxed periods when a team works to complete a specific set of tasks. At the beginning of the sprint, all the tasks scheduled for the sprint are in the sprint backlog. During the sprint, tasks are progressed through the workflow, and if everything goes as planned, all the tasks are done when the sprint ends.

Preparing the sprint board

In, you can use a status column to specify the workflow state of a task during a sprint. One of the values in that column should correspond to the state in which the tasks are when sprint is started. The tasks in that state at the start of the sprint is your sprint backlog.

The goal is to move all those task through the workflow before the sprint ends.

You can use any column in your board as your status column as long as you have mapped it in the workflow mapping. Here are few tips for setting workflow in

Starting a new sprint

To start a new sprint, go to the Sprints tab and click Add new sprint on the top right:

Enter the sprint details:

  • Sprint name - will be shown as the sprint name in the burndown chart

  • Primary board - the main board for the sprint

  • Sprint backlog - the status in which the tasks are when the sprint is started

  • Done list - the status in which tasks end up when they are completed

  • Start date - the first day of the sprint

  • End date - last day of the sprint

Start the sprint by clicking Create sprint

That's it! Once you start completing your tasks, you'll get a nice sprint burndown chart to share with your team.

The sprint details will be remembered so that the values you’ve entered previously are automatically pre-selected when you're starting the next sprint.

Completing a sprint

A sprint is completed by selecting End sprint from the menu.

It is advisable to use the same Monday board from one sprint to another. This way, you can generate a history of sprints and don't have to move incomplete tasks from one board to another when starting a new sprint.

Summary is great tool for organising work. If you’re used to working in iterations, you might miss a burndown chart which is not currently supported natively in However, there’s an add-on that can provide that and much more. You can learn more about our burndown chart at the Tour page.

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This article was written by Sami Linnanvuo

Sami is the founder & CEO of Screenful, the company that turns data into visual stories. You can find him on Twitter.