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## What is velocity measured in agile?

Velocity in Agile is a **simple calculation measuring units of work completed in a given timeframe**. Units of work can be measured in several ways, including engineer hours, user stories, or story points. The same applies to timeframe; it’s typically measured in iterations, sprints, or weeks.

## How is velocity in agile calculated?

Simply **add up the total of story points completed from each sprint, then divide by the number of sprints**. So, your average sprint velocity is 96 ÷ 3 = 32. … But the sprint velocity estimation is a good starting point to help you determine how much work your team can do.

## What are the metric units for velocity?

The SI derived unit for velocity is **meter per second (m/s)**.

## Why we use story points instead of hours?

Story points **give more accurate estimates**, they drastically reduce planning time, they more accurately predict release dates, and they help teams improve performance.

## What are the 3 pillars of Scrum theory?

Scrum employs an iterative, incremental approach to optimize predictability and control risk. Three pillars uphold every implementation of empirical process control: **transparency, inspection, and adaptation**.

## Why measuring velocity is bad?

Using velocity and story points to map out a long term estimation will not only come out inaccurate, it puts **the wrong pressure on the estimating developers**. The outcome that I have seen most often is that it causes pressure on developers to smudge (inflate) the actual amount of story points per story.

## How velocity is calculated?

Velocity (v) is a vector quantity that measures displacement (or change in position, Δs) over the change in time (Δt), represented by the equation **v = Δs/Δt**. Speed (or rate, r) is a scalar quantity that measures the distance traveled (d) over the change in time (Δt), represented by the equation r = d/Δt.

## What is velocity in Scrum with example?

The first version is actual velocity and **involves dividing the total number of story points completed by the number of sprints**. … For example, if the development team estimates a total of 160 points over four sprints, the team’s expected velocity would be 40 points per sprint.

## Why is velocity important in Scrum?

In Scrum, velocity **help you to understand how long it will take your team to complete the product backlog**. … It will be more accurately forecasting of how many stories a Team can do in a Sprint. For forecasting purposes the average of the last three or four Sprint’s Velocity should be used.