Sprint Burndown Screen

Track the progress of your sprints with a burndown chart. See how much is left and whether you're in time or behind. See the sprint status per each team member. Are you meeting your sprint goal?


A sprint burndown chart shows you how much work there's left in the sprint vs time. It is used for predicting when all the work in the sprint will be completed. The vertical axis represents work items and the horizontal axis represents time. When you complete tasks, the chart shows how much work is still remaining.


See how many tasks are done and how many are left in the current sprint, and whether you'll likely complete the sprint on time. The unit can be a set estimate or simply a task count. 


See your team's velocity during the previous four sprints. If your velocity is stable so that your team can keep the same pace of work from one sprint to another, it can be used for planning longer term goals.


See the number of tasks in different states per individual. Clicking labels shows the individual tasks. Great for stand-ups and sprint reviews!


Selecting Planned vs done from the menu shows the scope of work in the beginning of each sprint versus the amount completed in the end of that sprint.

A record of historical velocity can help in estimating how much work a team is likely to accomplish in the next sprints. 

Common questions

What do the numbers in the burndown represent?
The numbers represent the amount of work (number of tasks or sum of estimates) left at the end of any given day. This includes work that is in progress and the work that is not started. 

The first data point shows the amount of work left at the end of the first day. So it doesn't contain work completed on the first day or work that is added to the sprint later.

How is ahead / behind target calculated?
The current sprint view only looks at the tasks in the current iteration. It calculates a velocity for the iteration (number of points completed divided by the number of days passed in the iteration) and then extrapolates how many days it would take to complete the remaining points with that velocity. The behind target / ahead target value shown is the difference between that extrapolation and the actual number of days left in the sprint.

Can I specify my working times?
You can set your office hours and the weekend days in the Account settings. Learn more about How to set weekend days and office hours?

I’ve made some changes, can I restart my sprint?
You can always stop the current sprint and create a new one. You can set the sprint start date in the past, the chart will reconstruct the burndown from the start date, taking into account how tasks have moved since the start date.

How do you decide when a task is completed?
A task is considered completed once it's moved to a state that is mapped to "Done" in the workflow mapping.

Do you support time estimates like story points?
Yes. You can use either estimates or task counts as the unit. You can select the unit in the chart settings when starting a new sprint.

How does the chart handle work estimated vs work done?
The burndown line always shows the amount of work left. If no actual work done value is given for a task, the whole estimated value remains until the task is completed. If the work done is specified then it's subtracted from the estimate to get the work left for that task.

When the sprint is over,  the total amount of work done is calculated for that sprint. Actual work done values are used for the tasks that have them, otherwise the estimate values are used.

Have more questions?
You can find answers to some common questions from our FAQ. Also check out our how-to and the video tutorials. Don't hesitate to email us at support@screenful.com, you'll get a prompt response.