The Burn Chart is useful to see how the project is doing based on many hours have been used each week in comparison to the Allocated hours in the schedule.
- The Burn Chart may take some time to calculate for the first viewing.
- To force a refresh of the data, drill into one of the weeks detail dots.
- This chart is based solely on Allocated Hours. So be sure use Pull From Schedule on your Estimates in order to have your budgets, allocations and actual be more aligned.
Open The Burn Chart
To view the Burn Chart, scroll down the Project Details from the left side of the project and click on Burn Chart.
Burn Chart Overview
The Burn Chart will show you in weeks, the Hours and Gross amounts. Plus it tells you plainly if you are over or under the overall allocated hours.
The Hours tab shows Allocated Hours as compared to Actual Hours entered.
The Financial Tab shows the Gross of the Hours Allocated vs the Gross of the Actual Hours entered.
Both tabs should show a similar trend.
You can click either the Actual (blue) or Project (red) dot for each week to then get a detailed breakdown of the Allocations and Actual time entries of that week.
From the detailed breakdown you can see how the weeks hours reflect in the chart.