Burndown chart should exclude non-work days
Including weekends and other non-work days skews the slope of the ideal tragectory line. You may leave the office on Friday looking like everything is on track only to return Monday 2 days behind. If you don't exclude those days, at least flatten the tragectory when no work is expected to be completed.
Joshua Partogi commented
It would be even better if we can configure the non-working days because non-working days in every country is different. For example in Arab countries the non-working days are Friday and Saturday.
Marcos Stumpf commented
Now I understand. This is about the board view in TFS.
Marcos Stumpf commented
@Ralf de Kleine. What's it about then?
I see this as an alternative solution to the problems faced with the burndown chart view
Ralf de Kleine commented
@Ben M. This isn't about ssrs reporting.
Ben M commented
wow. still no fix for this even in scrum 2.1 on TFS2012 update1, or scrum 2.2 (on azure). such an easy fix as well. check this out which shows how to modify report:
Hi, just started our first team on this and *first* question is why does the burndown not flatline over the weekend - this is basic stuff, one of the first things we did when making our own burndown was to exclude weekends. For TFs though you woudl need this as an option, also raised the question of days off and whether these affect the gradient of the line? So better to handle this in user profile? and then take into account all team members, when they work and adjust gradient over the time of the sprint. PLease let us know when this will be addressed as will have to go outside TFS for this if not soon.
Jochen Van Gasse commented
Any update on what is planned, and when we can expect a fix.
Or should the state be "Secretely planned" ? :-)
Rory Primrose commented
This is a problem for us on the kanban dashboard.
Robert Osborne commented
Does "Planned" mean that it will be in Update 2? Has anybody posted publicly how to do a custom burndown report that excludes weekends and holidays?
Geert Verhoeven commented
We created a custom burndown report that excludes weekends and holidays. Also, in our team, tasks are not transferrable so the burndown is based on individual targets but aggregated back to the team. This is a little bit against the best practices for Scrum but it works for our team.
Kevin Piette commented
This appears to be related to another "Under Review" suggestion (consider reassigning your votes to raise the priority - I'd love to get weekends off :)
Prabhu Bhaskar commented
We were able to exclude the weekends using the Burndown chart using excel format. We need to know how to exclude the weekends in the Burndown RDL format