A Burnup widget is a Sprint widget available in our Dashboard feature!

What is a Burnup Widget?

This widget lets you create a burnup chart, which is a visual representation of your project’s progress that highlights:

  • Work you’ve completed

  • Total project work

It’s an easy way for Agile project managers to track what’s been completed against their total scope of work.

The grey line represents the total amount of work to do, reflected using Sprint Points on y-axis.

The green line represents the total work that has been completed over time (shown on the x-axis).

Once all the work is done, the green line will intersect the grey line, and that signaling the end of the project.

That's why it's called a burnup chart: work completed rises up to meet the total amount of work! 🔥

Note: If you add tasks to your project or Sprint, you will see an increase in the grey line representing total work to be done.

Create a Burnup Widget

  1. Create or view a Dashboard

  2. Click on + Add a widget

  3. Select Sprint Widgets or search for Burnup

  4. Click on Burnup

  5. Give your widget a name (this is optional, and you can rename it later!)

  6. Select the data and options for your Burnup chart

  7. Click Add Widget 🎉

Options available for Burnup charts

Source: You can choose to include Sprints, Lists, or tasks with either label or dropdown Custom Fields.

Sprints: If you selected Sprints as the source, browse and select the Sprints available in your Workspace. You can select Current Sprint to include the current iteration!

Lists: If you selected Lists as the source, browse and select the Lists, Folders, or entire Spaces to include!

Custom Fields: If you selected Custom fields, use this field to select the label or dropdown Custom Fields to include.

Time range: tasks within this timeframe will be included. If you selected Sprints above, the dates will automatically align to the Sprints you've selected.

You can also specify the x-axis time scale of days, weeks, or months.

Amount of work: you can choose from a range of options to calculate the values for your Burnup widget including:

Note: If you're using an amount of work which uses decimal points, then the value displayed on your Burnup widget will round to the nearest whole number.

Include Subtasks: includes subtasks in the data

Include Archive: includes archived tasks in the data

Include Tasks in Multiple Lists: includes tasks in multiple Lists in the data.

This may be a helpful option if you use a backlog List and add tasks to each Sprint rather than having them live in each Sprint!

Show historical data: This option includes the full scope for the Sprint selected, even if an incomplete task has been moved to a more recent Sprint.

Task Filter: You can also filter for specific tasks.

You can access these settings by clicking on the icons and settings cog at the top right of your Burnup widget!

Want to learn more?

Check out our Ultimate Guide to Burnup charts to lean even more about what they are and how they can help your team visually see their progress.

Learn more about our other Sprint Widgets to measure your Sprints with other key metrics from Agile project management.

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