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

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 16:19:02 -0400

Hyrum gave good information and caveats on the script itself.
Basically, I am just running his script on a weekly basis to track our
progress and general activity on WC-NG. As Hyrum said, the script
does not tell the whole story, and getting this number to 0 is not
really a goal, but this is work that has to be done and is easy to
track. Obviously Hyrum would not have made the script if he did not
think the count was interesting.

Wikipedia has some info on burndown charts:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burn_down_chart

It would normally be tracking something like estimated effort and work
to show progress towards completion. The black line is the only one
that matters. It shows our work. The other lines are just on there
as guidelines to show what kind of progression we would have to make
to be done by different dates. In a normal burndown chart those lines
would not be there. This was a quick and dirty effort. Usually you
just try to make a statistical trend line on your effort and then see
where that lands on the horizontal axis. That is the estimate on when
you will be done.

When Greg says we are on a tend for November, he is just visually
drawing this line in his head and seeing where it hits the Axis.
Somewhere in late November I would say.

Anyway, in a few more weeks it will probably not make sense to make
the chart anymore because it will no longer reflect the work that is
happening towards the final release.

-- 
Thanks
Mark Phippard
http://markphip.blogspot.com/
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