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Re: Burndown for WC-NG for week of 10/19

From: Talden <talden_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 15:37:50 +1300

> Because I have absolutely no problem with looking like a complete
> idiot...
> And I am sure I am not the only person..... I don't understand the
> image, sorry.
> Any chance of a quick explanation?

Taking a punt as an outsider to the process...

Blue == The estimated finish time based on the sum of estimated effort
of all outstanding work items and the available resources.
Orange == A proportionately higher estimate EG x1.2 (taking 20% longer)
Red == A proportionately lower estimate EG x0.8 (taking 20% less)
Black == Actual progress.

The estimates help provide best and worst case estimates as the
evaluation of effort for each work item could be a little easier or a
little harder than it appears before work actually starts.

What the chart tells us is one or both of the following:

* The work is proving easier than expected
* There are more resources so we're getting more done per day

The chart provides some indication as to how progress is being made.
Don't be surprised if the rapid progress slows more towards the
estimation. The number of people contributing their time has recently
been lowish and any fluctuations in availability could have a
significant effect on the rate of progress.

That said... Well done guys, excellent work.

Can anyone comment as to their feelings. Is the rate of progress due
to estimation issues (always hard) or because you've had a great
community response?

Received on 2009-10-20 04:38:12 CEST

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