General questions about burndown management, user security and Basecamp connectivity.
The three most important steps for making agile project management in Basecamp are:
To create a new Burndown Chart follow these steps:
Every time you want to check how your burndown chart is going, you might want to synchronize the data with Basecamp. A good way of knowing if a burndown chart is up to date, is to check out the Last Sync on label located on the upper area of the burndown. If you want to see the latest information up to date, simply click the synchronize button and see how your burndown chart synchronizes. More details on the synchronization process can be found here.
You might want to change the title or description of a burndown. To do so, simply scroll to the burndown you desire to edit, and click the edit link. The burndown will transform into a form, make the changes you want into this form and click the Update button. You can always cancel your changes by clicking on the Cancel link.
To delete a Burndown, simply scroll to it and click the Delete link. A confirmation pop up will appear. Confirm your action and you’re done.
When an iteration is finished, you might want to archive it’s burndown chart. And archived burndown doesn’t count as one of your active burndowns. You cannot edit or synchronize an archived burndown. To archive a burndown scroll to it and click the Edit link. In the Edit Burndown form an Archive link will appear on the lower right of the form. Click this link and you will be prompted if you really want to perform this action. Click yes, and your burndown will be archived. You will notice that archived burndowns will appear on the Archived list on the right sidebar. You can review archived burndowns any time by clicking their link.
If you have need to make a final synchronization or a minor edition on an already archived burndown, you can easily unarchive it. To unarchive an archived burndown click on the Unarchive link on the lower left of it.
Burndown gives you the ability to create multiple logins. The amount of logins available depends on the plan that you have selected. To manage the users on your account click the Account link on the upper navigation menu.
Scroll down the Account Form to the Define the Account Users section. In this section you can:
In the case that your connectivity parameters for Basecamp change, you can update this information on the Account Form. Click the Account link on the upper navigation menu. From there just change the parameter that you need and click the Save button.
Currently Burndown only accept payments through paypal. We have plans on the future to accept payments directly from credit cards. We will make an announcement once the option is available.
Burndown has been tested to work on Firefox 3.0 or higher, Safari 3 or higher and Internet Explore 7.0
Yes. Burndown requires you to have a Basecamp account. We have plans to add synchronization capabilities with other tools. Once we have them clear we will announce them.
If you don't have a Basecamp account yet you can signup right here:
Burndown uses the milestone's date as the final date for your chart. The initial date of your chart will be the date of creation of the burndown chart.
Unfortunately Basecamp's API requires a username and password to allow connections from other apps. Rest assured that your username and password will be kept encrypted in our server. For extra security we recommend you to create a Basecamp account exclusively for the Burndown app. That way you don't compromise your personal password.