Definitions

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  • n. The use of a herbicide to destroy existing foliage.
  • n. A kind of destructive fault in electrical equipment.
  • n. In Agile software development, a chart showing how much work remains to be completed.

Etymologies

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burn +‎ down

Examples

  • While the burndown is primarily a useful tool for me, when I look at that chart I am hugely proud at how the team was responsive to keep the various projects on track.

    Lucid Community Team Review | jonobacon@home

  • In software development, such a list is sometimes called a burndown chart.

    Forbes.com: News

  • Current and former intelligence officials called this procedure a "burndown" or "burnout."

    Belgrade Burndown

  • I did by using the burndown chart approach that we in the Ubuntu platform management team have been experimenting with recently.

    Lucid Community Team Review | jonobacon@home

  • I already have a pretty structured way of managing the team; we have weekly calls, I sent out call notes, create new actions, review outstanding actions etc, and the burndown just factored into our weekly workflow in a fairly non-invasive way.

    Lucid Community Team Review | jonobacon@home

  • The legendary Martin Pitt then wrote a script to take this range of blueprints and actions and generate a burndown chart.

    Lucid Community Progress | jonobacon@home

  • As we draw the Lucid cycle to a close, the burndown looks like this:

    Lucid Community Team Review | jonobacon@home

  • Across all of the blueprints that we committed to with their included actions, this is a list of who had actions assigned that affect the burndown.

    Lucid Community Team Review | jonobacon@home

  • For those unfamiliar with a burndown chart, the Y axis is the number of committed actions in all of the projects I am managing, and the X axis is the time until the end of the cycle.

    Lucid Community Team Review | jonobacon@home

  • I think that the burndown approach not only helps me guide all these projects and keep them on track with a regular flow of achievements, but it also helps raise my visibility on the different actions which helps me easily identify the next pieces of low-hanging fruit and coordinate with the community around completion of those tasks and unblocking any problems.

    Lucid Community Team Review | jonobacon@home

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