wiki:BurndownPlugin

Scrum burndown with support for re-estimates

Description

This is a plugin for creating burndown charts using Adobe Flash, a common part of Scrum and other Agile development methodologies.

This plugin requires TimingAndEstimationPlugin and Free FusionCharts and was developed and tested on Trac 0.10.x.

I have used the existing ScrumBurndownPlugin as a model to develop a version including support for re-estimates which we needed. As far as the license info is concerned all of it should be completely free licensing.

See also: ScrumBurndownPlugin, ScrumPlugin

Bugs/Feature Requests

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Download

Download the zipped source from here.

Source

You can check out BurndownPlugin from here using Subversion, or browse the source with Trac.

Installation

Installing this plugin involves the following:

  1. Install the TimingAndEstimationPlugin.
  2. Install the BurndownPlugin egg.
  3. Assign permissions.
  4. Reload/Restart the server.

Installing the egg

  1. Install just like you would any other Trac plugin. Drop the egg into your plugins or site-packages folder and then try to access Trac in your browser. Add plugin to [components] section in your trac.ini (at least the following plugins must be enabled):
    [components]
    timingandestimationplugin.* = enabled
    burndown.* = enabled
    
  2. Assign permissions to users for BURNDOWN_VIEW.
  3. Finally, you will need to restart your webserver to see some of the features that BurnDownPlugin provides, such as the addition of a 'burndown' link on the trac navbar.

Example

You can view different burndown charts, selectable by milestone by choosing from the dropdown and clicking the 'Show Burndown Chart' button.

At the beginning of a milestone (eg sprint), make sure the tickets have been inputted and estimated in Trac. The 'Hours to Add' earliest entered determine the start of the milestone (i.e. sprint) while the one entered last define the end of the milestone.

For this to work, it is imperative that developers keep the 'Estimated Hours' and 'Total Hours' fields accurate and up-to-date on the tickets they are working. The 'Total Hours' field itself should never be manually edited, but rather, it can be changed by inputting positive and negative values into the 'Hours to Add' field.

During the sprint you can entered revised estimates. The chart display 2 bars per day: one for the total amount of work estimated including revised estimates and a second one displaying the total amount of work performed. Like this you can also see how the total amount of work estimated evolves during the sprint:

Recent Changes

11844 by rjollos on 2012-07-31 06:35:40
Fixes #4679: Added code to trunk directory. Code was previously attached to project wiki page.
4056 by gunseg on 2008-07-24 10:26:23
New hack BurndownPlugin, created by gunseg
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Author/Contributors

Author: Gunther Seghers gunseg (gunseg@yahoo.com)
Maintainer: none (needsadoption)
Contributors:

Last modified 3 weeks ago Last modified on Sep 3, 2016, 9:25:12 PM

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