Scrum and XP differ from other frameworks in the use of a burn down chart rather than milestones to measure progress.

A product burn down chart tracks the amount of work, features or requirements that is still remaining.

At the beginning of a Scrum project, you make an initial estimate of each feature in Story Points and then add up all the features to get the total Story Points.

After each Sprint and for each completed story, you subtract the story points for the completed features from the initial / total story points estimate.

How Many Sprints Are Needed In A Project?

Divide the total Story Points by the number of points in a Sprint, to estimate the number of Sprints needed to complete a project.

If there are more remaining sprints than expected, then you have to increase your velocity to meet your release date.

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