To create a Sprint board go to the left menu and click on Add new > Board. In the pop-up window enter the board name, board type and a project. Please bear in mind, that sprint board can be assigned only to one project. Also, please remember that on a Sprint board there strictly should be at least one column of each type: To Do, In Progress, Done.
When the board is created fill it with the tasks, rate them and add members to the tasks. As soon as the board is ready, you can start the sprint. Click the Start Sprint button, set up Sprint End Date and start the sprint.
To navigate sprint timeframe, open the board menu, choose Sprint Boundaries and click Change. Set up new End Date and confirm the change.
For your ease, there is a progress tracker on the board header.
There are 3 options available:
- % of sprint complete - the ratio between completed tasks (in the column of type Done) to all tasks of the sprint;
- 0 hour(s) out of 0 Complete - the ratio between Estimate of the tasks in the Done column to the overall Estimate of the tasks.;
- X task(s) out of Y complete - the ratio between completed tasks to all the tasks on the board.
When working with a sprint board you have 2 possibilities: to stop or to release the sprint. Click on Finish Sprint and choose the necessary action in the pop-up screen:
Release Sprint - the following actions happen when you release a sprint:
- A new version within a project is created;
- All the tasks from the board are assigned a new version and released;
- The board is closed.
Stop Sprint - when you stop sprint, it returns back to its initial state.
To ease team progress tracking on the sprint, you can use Burndown Chart.
Burndown Chart displays the ratio of the amount of work remaining to complete the sprint and the time remaining to complete the sprint.
Burndown Chart components:
- Х-axis - number of days to complete the sprint. Sprint start day is 0;
- Y-axis - the overall estimate of all tasks in hours;
- Ideal effort - this line represents "the ideal flow" of sprint. Can be used as a guideline for the team;
- Real progress - this line represent the real flow of sprint. Displays the difference between the overall estimate and the time already spent on sprint.
Burndown Chart helps you predict whether sprint will be completed in time. All the changes (new tasks, end date change, estimate change, etc.) are immediately displayed on the chart. This lets you prevent risks and quickly react to difficult situations.