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Scrum charts are great, a simple tool to provide an at-a-glance view of where delivery is at. One thing I've always felt is missing was an equally simple way to interpret when the meandering line of delivery is wandering a bit too far. But not just because someone feels it's wandered too much, but because we know it has. Then I remembered SPC Control Charts and thought about how they might have something to enhance the Burndown Chart.

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Paper 15
Elaboration of Scrum Burndown Charts

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Pages: 7

Authors: Mark Crowther

Table of Contents:

Introduction ........................................................................ 2

Scrum Burndown Chart ..................................................... 2

Process Control Charts ..................................................... 3

Burndown Control Chart (BCC)......................................... 3

Elements of the Burndown Control Chart ..................... 4

Measurement Definitions

Upper and Lower Control Limits

Common-cause and Special-cause events .................. 5

Response Options to Deviation

Effects of Responses

UCL and LCL Change Over Time ....................................... 6

Calculating the Mean

Calculating the Control Limits

A Note on the Delivery Line ............................................... 7

Conclusions ............................................................................ 7

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