burn down chart

A burn down chart is a visual representation of the amount of work that still needs to be completed before the end of a project. A burn down chart has a Y axis (work) and an X axis (time). Ideally, the chart illustrates a downward trend as the amount of work still left to do over time "burns down" to zero.

A burn down chart provides both project team members and business owners with a common view of how work is proceeding. The term is often used in Agile software development.

See also: agile glossary

This was last updated in January 2010

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