The following information only applies to next-gen projects

If you're unsure what type project you need help with, check the bottom of your project sidebar. If you see the Give feedback and Learn more menu items, you're in a next-gen project. If you don't, you're in a classic project.

The Burnup report tracks your team's progress as they complete a sprint. It shows the amount of work that has been completed and compares it with the work that was planned. This helps you identify problems such as scope creep or a deviation from the planned project path.

Before you begin

  • In next-gen projects, the Burnup report can only be used if you have the Sprints feature enabled. Learn more about sprints.

How to read the Burnup report


  • The vertical axis represents the amount of work, measured either by story points or number of issues. The horizontal axis represents time in days.
  • Work scope (the red line) shows the work that was planned for the sprint. If this line increases throughout the sprint, this is a sign of scope creep.
  • Completed work (the green line) shows work that has been moved to 'Done'. 
  • Guideline (the grey line) shows an approximation of how your team should be progressing throughout the sprint to finish on time.
  • The distance between the Work scope and Completed work lines on the chart is the amount of work remaining. When all work for the sprint is complete, the lines will meet.

Things to keep in mind

  • If the Estimation feature has been enabled, your report will display using your team's story point estimates for each issue.
  • If Estimation hasn't been enabled, your report will display using the number of issues, which means they will treat each issue as having equal weighting. 
  • The report does not use data from subtasks, even if your project's subtasks have their own estimates. The report will only use data from standard-level issue types like Stories, Bugs, or Tasks.