Mike Cohn’s Alternative Release Burndown graph is my preferred burndown graph. It’s simple, clear and offers a wealth of information. This lesson is all about the Alternative Release Burndown. After watching the lesson you may also want to read Mike’s summary, which you can find here: http://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/scrum/alt-releaseburndown
Creating this graph is a little bit more complicated than a Sprint burn-down graph. There needs to be a record of work created, work completed and calculation of the trend lines. The simplest solution is a spreadsheet, and I’ve created a Google spreadsheet for you to explore. I also wrote a full article explaining this graph in detail.
But before you dive into the details, let me explain how the graph is structured and how it can be used: