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Manage Your Project Portfolio, 2nd Edition 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 the chart, labeled Predictable Velocity.

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Remember, velocity is personal to a team. Each team has its own velocity. Think of velocity as a rate of speed, not as a total picture of what’s done.

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