Creating a Burn Down Chart in TestTrack
Creating the reportTo get started, you'll need to create a new report in TestTrack. Choose Create > Report, select Release Status, and click OK. [caption id="attachment_6591" align="aligncenter" width="367"] Select Report Type[/caption]
The first three things you need for the report are:
- Name - short description (32 character limit)
- Title - report title that is displayed when the report is viewed or printed (63 character limit)
- Sharing - Set who will see the report.
Next is the Source tab, which is probably the most important tab because this is where you configure where the data is pulled from. The report must be pointed to a folder with Release Planning fields enabled and project start and end dates. Click the Browse... button and choose a folder that has these fields set up.Note: If you select a folder that does not have release planning enabled, you will be prompted to choose one that does. If you have questions on how to set up these folders, the Organizing Data with Folders section in the TestTrack User Guide should answer most of them. [caption id="attachment_6601" align="aligncenter" width="394"] Source tab[/caption]
After you select the folder, the Details section will show the start and end dates. You will also have the option to recursively include data in selected child folders.[caption id="attachment_6598" align="aligncenter" width="238"] Recursive Folder option[/caption]
Next, you need to specify which items to report on in the Item Filters section. Folders can contain any item type. Depending on which TestTrack licenses you have, you may not have all the options that are shown in the following screenshot:[caption id="attachment_6603" align="aligncenter" width="378"] Item Filters Section[/caption]
For this example, we're creating a burn down chart for a specific sprint (Sprint 1) and calculating the daily burn down based on time recorded daily against tasks. For the burn down to be calculated properly you need to ensure that time tracking is being used on the items you select for the report. This includes setting hour estimates, as well as a daily update of the actual and remaining hours.If you have questions about time tracking, these blog posts will help: Open versus Closed States in TestTrack blog post.) The remaining two tabs, Options and Sorting are not used for this report.