RE: [scrumdevelopment] Do you count weekends in your burn down chart?
I track it but don't expect any work to get done.
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Tamara Sulaiman
Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 12:25 PM
Subject: [scrumdevelopment] Do you count weekends in your burn down chart?
I don't include weekend or holidays in my burn downs. Because I'm
tracking 'estimates of work remaining, ' if work does get done on the
weekend, then that is reflected in the next work day's estimates -
which is what I really care about. In planning a sprint, I calculate
an estimated 'capacity' and use that as a 'double check' for the team,
(in addition to average velocity) when they are defining the sprint
backlog. That way when we have a short sprint - like the one we are in
now due to the Memorial Day holiday, we have a good measure of what we
can expect to get accomplished in that sprint. It's been working
quite well across a number of different projects so far.
From: "Don Parker" donparker@...
Date: Mon May 29, 2006 3:10pm(PDT)
Subject: Do you count weekends in your burn down chart?
This is a newbie question. Do you include weekend days on your burn
down charts, or do you only list total number of working days for the
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- I do not unless your team is planning on working weekends all the time, and lets hope not! :-)-Nick----- Original Message -----From: Ilja PreussSent: Friday, June 02, 2006 1:13 AMSubject: RE: [scrumdevelopment] Re: Do you count weekends in your burn down chart?> Ron,
> I hope your question is rhetorical because clearly I can't
> answer something in a yahoo group posting that you've not
> been able to achieve in 2 years of work.
I didn't see anything in Ron's post suggesting that he wasn't able to help
> I agree this is a problem and I see it often myself. I don't
> think dumping additional metrics on top of the sprint
> burndown is going to solve this problem though.
Well, yes - just dumping it on the sprint burndown is probably not the most
effective way to use a trendline; it's certainly nothing I would suggest to
Take care, Ilja
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