Martín Alaimo proposes to measure Scrum sprint progress with a continually updated ETC (estimate-to-complete) for each user story.
A simple tutorial on how to create a Scrum Burndown Chart with Google Docs for free.
This article discusses several symptoms and causes of schedule flaws, presents metrics and diagrams that can be used to track your team’s progress against its schedule and describes how Agile can address project management risks.
Risk management is a central part of traditional project management and is included as one of the knowledge areas in the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) body of knowledge. In many of my classes, participants ask how Scrum and agile address risk management. Some are concerned that agile or Scrum ignore risk management completely. This post explains how to manage risk on agile projects with the risk burndown chart.
An article on Big Visible Charts by Ron Jeffries. You should display important project information not in some formal way, not on the web, not in PowerPoint, but in charts on the wall that no one can miss.