What is Velocity?

Velocity measures the quantity of work items, story points, or tasks a team completes within a set timeframe like a sprint or iteration. It is commonly used in agile software development to monitor throughput.

Reviewing velocity trends over time highlights where processes can be optimized to increase throughput. Comparing planned versus actual velocity helps refine estimates. Overall, velocity provides data to improve team performance.

Who benefits from tracking Velocity?

  • Development teams - Assess capacity, estimate goals, find improvements.

  • Project managers - More accurate schedule forecasts and resource planning.

  • Organizations - Visibility into team productivity and progress.

  • Customers - More predictable delivery aligned to roadmap.