Dmitry, the short answer to your question is: yes. Producing the chart in Tableau is easy. The more important, and trickier part is setting up your data correctly, realistically. Here's a LINK to a tutorial on setting up the data in Excel to produce something like this:
In Tableau you can make it quite a bit better looking, with not much trouble. As to the dropped and added items, it depends on how you want to show these: a third line? or calculated into the actual line? or bar chart on a dual axis behind the lines. None of this is that difficult, once you have the data set up.
Provide some data, and I'm sure someone here will throw a burn down chart together for you.
Thanks a lot!
I realized that my question was rather silly: of course it should be possible to display burndown-like chart in Tableau - provided there is adequate data available. This is where my problem is. We are using Jira with Greenhopper - which of course have their own reporting including burndown charts. The problem is that our management wants to see all reporting consolidated on Tableau server. That is why I am seeking a possibility to recreate "burndown-like" report in Tableau from Jira data source. The challenge that I see with this is that it might require quite non-trivial aggregation which may not be possible with Tableau. Will try to research...
Thanks a lot for your help! It made me move in the right direction
Dmitry, allow me to suggest you re-post your question with different phrasing: consider adding both 'Jira' and 'Greenhopper' in your question. I suspect this will attract more relevant answers to your issue. (And please un-check the 'correct answer' for my previous response; it really wasn't. Leaving this question as unanswered will encourage others to respond.)
Sorry if I accidentally hi-jacked your Q.