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Manage Your Project Portfolio by Johanna Rothman

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Measure Project Velocity: Current and Historical

Since you need to know what progress the team has made since the previous portfolio evaluation, you need to see current velocity and historical velocity. If your project team has been working in the rhythm of a timebox for a number of iterations, understands how to break down requirements into small user stories, and knows what “done” means, their velocity might look like Figure 13, Predictable velocity.

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Figure 13. Predictable velocity

Velocity of user stories or points per iteration is an important measure, but it doesn’t paint the whole picture. You also need to see how many stories are being ...

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