Date projections in burndowns

To make a projection, you first need enough data so that a green downward slope shows. In this example there are many repeating slopes, one for each milestone, and is in the middle of its 3rd milestone.

To find that milestone's end date, add a projection line to the last downwards slope of the green "Remain" line:

  1. Find a downwards slope at the end of the green "Remain" line. If needed, drag the burn-down to the left (or pinch if touchscreen) so the approximate end date area is visible in the horizontal date axis. In this example, its around Jun 19.
  2. Shift+click the start (left) of the green slope.
  3. Shift+click the end (right) of the green slope.
Plus draws a dotted projection line and displays the exact date where "Remain" reaches zero.

★ Plus adds all card due dates and plus annotations to the dashboard. Use them to mark and compare with the projection. This also avoids dragging the scale in step 1 because the due dates automatically expand the visible date range.

★ Once you find an end date, download a burn-down image using the top link. It will also include the projection.

Note: The projection may not take into account non-working days. If the line being projected has many days and includes non-working days in its range, its average slope (rate of hours per day) already accounts for non-working days. Thus you should only move the projected date forward when it lands on a non-work day.
However, if the projected slope is very short, the projection will not be very precise and you may need to make it less steep to take into account non-working days, thus the end-date will land further in the future.

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