Cumulative Flow Diagram. More than just progress.

What is a cumulative flow diagram? How does it work and why does it help with project management?

Cumulative Flow Diagram

Diagrams are a great and easy-to-understand way to present data – even complex issues can be presented to the boss in the next meeting as diagrams. In agile project management, they are helpful for keeping track of the development: What has to be done? How much has already been done? And what still has to be done?

A Scrum project, for example, uses the burndown chart for this. It visualizes the the process of the current sprint, the current development phase. For many the information in this chart is too little, too meaningless. Kanban, another agile method in project management, uses the far more meaningful cumulative flow diagram.