Progress on a sprint can be tracked by means of a burn-down chart that shows the actual and estimated amount of work to be done in a sprint. In addition to tracking the total work remaining, the burn-down chart provides insights about the likelihood of achieving the sprint goal.

Burn-down chart provides a graphical representation of how work progresses with time. In other words, it shows the total effort against the amount of work the team delivers each sprint.

Nutcache provides 4 different burn-down charts to help you track your work:

Burn-down by story:

Burn-down by tasks:

Burn-down by acceptance test:

Burn-down by complexity:

Each day during the stand-up meeting, the stories/tasks/tests/etc. remaining are updated by the Scrum master to compare the completed work against the reference line (the expected amount of work that should be accomplished during the sprint). If the burn-down line progresses above or beneath the reference line, then the team did not adapt the sprint scope to appropriate level, and they should also consider the capacity that they are able to complete. The goal is to complete work on time and meet the sprint objective.

When the sprint comes to an end (whether the stories are all completed or not), the next step is to close the sprint.