Burn-up chart and more in the new Retrospective Tools for JIRA 1.0.14

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We’ve just released version 1.0.14-AC of Retrospective Tools for JIRA!

Customisable Cumulative Flow Diagrams

Default CFD shows number of issues per column, over time. Here’s an example:
You can now define how CFD diagram should be calculated.

For example, you may want to show total number of Story Points for issues in each column (Scrum teams often use this style of burn-up chart), or sum of Original Estimate values for issues in each column. In fact, you can now visualise any numerical JIRA issue field (both system or custom fields) on a CFD chart.
An example of CFD showing number of Story Points:

How to use it

Use Advanced Settings to configure CFD chart. These settings are stored per project.

In the example below, CFD will show Story Points per column. For all issues with no Story Points (e.g. Bugs, or not estimated Stories), value 5 will be used:


More on burn-up chart

This is a good explanation of what burn-up charts are.

Cumulative Flow Diagram usually shows more information than burn-down or burn-up chart, as it shows more stages (columns) of the workflow. Burn-up charts of the other hand are simpler and easier to read as they’d usually be composed of 2 lines (backlog and done).

To create classic burn-up chart visualisation in Retrospective Tools for JIRA, simplify column configuration to only show first and last stages of the workflow, e.g. Backlog and Done.
Here’s an example of what it could look like:

Column configuration

Resulting burn-up chart


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