Sprint Burndown Charts Gone Wrong

Chris Nielsen
Aug 9, 2020 · 8 min read

You can learn a lot about a team from their sprint burndown chart. If you know how to read it.

After years of coaching and leading agile teams I’ve found 6 common patterns that appear over and over again in sprint burndown charts when something is going wrong. Unfortunately, burndown charts are just too high level to tell you specifically what a team is doing. But they’ll point you in the right direction…