Follow the below steps start using the Action Item Tracker Template:
Track the Agile Project progress using the Agile Project Dashboard template
The template has the following key sections
- The Backlog
- The Sprints
- Risks and Issues
- Burndown Chart (auto updated)
- Enter the item number, description of items being worked for the project
- Update the “sprint” should have the sprint in which the backlog item is being worked. (i.e:Sprint 1,Sprint 2,Sprint 3,etc)
- Enter the start date and Finish date for each sprints.
- The current sprint is Highlighted in Blue (Based on the the current date).
- As you can see in above template images Sprint 1 is highlighted which is based on the system date the Project date in sprint 1
- Update the status of the tasks in backlog as per the progress of tasks i.e: Complete,On Track,Delayed and Behind.
- Enter Status as complete when the item is complete and ready to be shipped or released.
- Enter task status as On Track when everything is as per the plan.
- Enter Status as Behind when the task has slowed down and could potentially get delayed.
- Update status as Delayed when the task is already out and will need some more time or additional resources to complete.
Risks and Issues
- In this section, for each sprints you can write the report any impediments the project team is facing.
- It is a free-form text update to you can report a few issues or one issue in detail
- Examples a list of issues - 1. The team capacity needs to be looked at., 2, Some of the defects need re-design. 3. Login module took longer than expected.
- Example of one detailed issue - The team had a few unplanned leaves because of which the module has been delayed. The delay has had a knock-on impact on testing as testers will now need to wait as there are no other modules ready. This delay will impact on the timeline and cost of the project.
- Displays the Burn down Chart for each sprint.
- Burndown chart is graphical representation of work left v/s time.
- We can edit the data of the graph in data tab which will capture Planned and Actual effort/story points which then feeds into the burn down chart.
- For every sprint we have planned and actual.
- Either use work units or story points that you planned vs what was actually achieved in the sprint.