Agile Dashboard Excel Templates

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One of the key challenges for any project manager responsible for an agile project is to report the right picture of the project's progress.

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Agile Project Management Dashboard

Because of multiple sprints, involved stakeholders may not see a forward view of the project. This dashboard template attempts to address the issue of giving a line of sight for an agile project.

Provides a high-level overview of the backlog and sprints contained in the project. Each sprint captures start, finish, backlog items planned, a burndown chart, and risks/issues.

The Backlog

  • Contains the list of items being worked on for the project.
  • The backlog has item numbers, descriptions, and Sprint.
  • The last column, "Sprint," should have the sprint in which the backlog item works.
  • Typical values for that column will be "Sprint 1", "Sprint 2", "Sprint 3" etc.

The Sprints

  • Based on the start and finish dates for the sprint, the current sprint is highlighted in blue.
  • If you see the above image, sprint 2 is highlighted, which is currently based on the project's system date in Sprint 2.
  • Each of the backlog items or tasks can have different statuses - Complete, On Track, Delayed, and Behind.
  • Using Complete status when the item is complete and ready to be shipped or released.
  • On-track status should be used when everything is as per plan.
  • Behind status should be used when the task has slowed down and could potentially get delayed.
  • Delayed is when the task is already out and needs more time or additional resources to complete.

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Risks and Issues

  • The Risks and Issues section for each sprint should report any impediments the project team is facing.
  • It is a free-form text update, so you can report a few issues or one issue in detail.
  • Examples of 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 the module was delayed. The delay has had a knock-on impact on testing as testers will need to wait as there are no other modules ready. This delay will impact the timeline and cost of the project.

Burndown Chart

  • Each of the sprints has a burndown chart.
  • A burndown chart is a graphical representation of work left to do versus time.
  • Data tab captures Planned and Actual effort/story points, which then feeds into the burndown chart.
  • Please see the below image for details.
  • Each sprint is assumed to be of 10 days. For every sprint, we have planned and actual.
  • You can either use work units or story points that you planned vs what was actually achieved in the sprint.
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