Burn Charts

Practice
tag Burndown
tag Burn Down Chart
tag Timeline
tag Burn Up
tag Progress

A Burn Chart is a diagram of work versus time which comes in two flavors. Burn-down charts show how much work there is still left to do, which means that the trend line goes down, often toward a deadline on the horizontal axis. Burn-up charts show how much work has been completed, which means that the trend line goes up, usually toward a total amount of work to be done, on the vertical axis.

(This practice is under development and is part of the book Startup, Scaleup, Screwup.)