Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Who updates Burndown Chart?

This is very frequently asked question (usually thrown as one of the options)- who updates Burndown Chart? Product Owner, Scrum Master or Developers or any of these?

Answer: The Developer Team (or say Developers).

Explanation: Since burndown chart is all about the 'remaining work' or 'remaining hours' so developer knows how much work is done and how much if left (and remaining work).

Further, Development Team would also be responsible for updating the work estimates during the Sprint - because of same reason as above - they know it best and can revise estimates (e.g. they raise a question to PO and basis inputs from PO they feel that it would take more effort than expected or remaining).