Velocity is a measure of done Backlog Items delivered per Timebox (Iteration or Cycle). It is used to provide a forecast of future done work. A pre-conditions is that the Team and the timebox are stable over time.

Calculating Velocity

It is possible to calculate the Velocity of a Team for a single Iteration or Cycle. For better results we sum ip all “done” work of all timeboxes, measured in Story Points  (SP), and divide them by the number of timeboxes. This results in the mean Velocity over time.


Application of Velocity

Further suitable links:

Events Roles Groups Artifacts
Team Planning

Team Sync

Team Backlog Refinement

Team Review

Team Retrospective


Cluster Planning

Cluster Sync

Cluster Backlog Refinement

Cluster Review

Cluster Retrospective


Portfolio Planning

Organisation Sync

Portfolio Refinement

Portfolio Review

Organisation Retrospective

Team Product Owner

Team System Engineer

Team Scrum Master


Cluster Product Owner

Cluster System Engineer

Cluster Scrum Master


Portfolio Owner

Portfolio Architect

Organisation Scrum Master

Working Team

Community of Practice


Team Product Owner Group

Team System Engineer Group

Team Scrum Master Group

Cluster Management Circle


Cluster Product Owner Group

Cluster System Engineer Group

Cluster Scrum Master Group

Organisation Management Circle

Team Backlog

Inspectable Results

Team DoD

Team Improvement Backlog


Cluster Backlog

Usable Knowledge & System Increment

Cluster DoD

Cluster Improvement Backlog


Portfolio Backlog

Systems & Applications

System Platforms & Variants

Organisation DoD

Organisation Improvement Backlog