Burn Up Chart | Glossary


The Burn Up Charts are also used as a progress indicators in Agile Project Management. A Burn-up Chart clearly shows both completed work and the project scope. Making it the inverse of the Burn-down chart (discussed here). At the end of each day, there is a visual representation of the amount of work completed and the overall amount of total work.

The ‘work done’ is represented by the vertical axis, and the ‘time’ is measured by the horizontal axis. The distance between the two lines is thus, the amount of work remaining. When the two lines eventually meet, the project is said to be completed.

Further Reading

  •  “Agile Project Management”(book), by Jim Highsmith.

AGILE Project Management for Busy Managers | Book Series


Customer expectations change under time and market conditions, and the business leaders keep struggling with the change in priorities. Earlier, people used to line-up at the shops for their needs, and wait for 5 to 7 days to receive the responses from the executives. Now, the tradition has changed. Companies are looking for the opportunities to reduce the Operational Costs and do more work with fewer staff members. Nowadays most of the Product Managers are looking for a continual change in tracking the work and operating in an environment of continual change.

The projects are always full of uncertainties, complexities, and ambiguities. So, what is the solution? How can we overcome and make things work? This short book gives a simple answer to all these questions. The author has concisely depicted most useful ideas on Lean-Agile as a practical guide. The book taps into the author’s deep experience on running projects at private and public sectors. This book is recommended for Project Managers in any field, and discipline.


Tony Riches

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