Watch - Do You Get Regular Updates on Costs and Progress (aka Project Progress, Burndown, etc.)?
24/06/2013 5:39 PM by
You're the one paying the bills, make sure you know where the costs are and how the project is progressing.
Insist on receiving these 3 reports in every Review Meeting:
- Project Progress ($ spent)
- Burndown (ETA)
- Story Overview (testing quality)
Let's look at those 3 reports:
1. Current project costs
This allows you to see the actual costs of the project on a weekly basis.
Figure 1: Project Progress – There is $30k spent and $8K outstanding
2. Current hours remaining and hours completed for the current sprint
Figure 2: Burndown report - Shows the progress of the team in the current sprint – ETA is March 29 and Ana has no work to do
Questions that the Burndown and Burn Rate report help answer:
- Is the team likely to finish the iteration on time?
- Will the team complete the required work, based on the current Burn Rate?
- Has the team added work to the iteration?
- How much work does each team member have?
How to Use the Burndown and Burn Rate Report
Story Overview - See how each task is tracking
Figure 3: Stories Overview report - Shows the progress of the User Stories in the current sprint and nothing has been tested and no active bugs
Questions that the Stories Overview report help answer:
- How much work does each story require?
- How much work has the team completed for each story?
- Are the tests for each story passing?
- How many active bugs does each story have?
How to Use the Stories Overview Report
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