Work shows negative numbers

Feb 5, 2009 at 4:13 PM
The data for "Work" is showing negative numbers:

Work: -95h of 223h (-43%)

What would cause this?

Feb 5, 2009 at 5:24 PM
OK ... I found the issue.  User error.

The SCRUM Master had linked a Sprint Backlog item to other Sprint Backlog items.  Each of the linked Sprint Backlog items where linked to ALL of the associated Product Backlog items.  That forced the rollup calculation of the "Work Remaining" field to rollup all the the Product Backog tasks recurrsivly.

So ... when the dashboard performs the calculation:

    Stat.CompletedWork = Stat.WorkTotal - remainingWork;

remainingWork = 318 (calculated using Product Backlog Work Remaining)
Stat.WorkTotal = 223 (calculated using Sprint Backlog Estimated Effort
Stat.CompletedWork = -95