02 May '13, 2pm

Velocity Matters #pivotal #agile

Last week, we made a slight tweak to how velocity is calculated in Pivotal Tracker , to handle team strength overrides in a simpler, more explainable way. As a result, if your project has an adjusted team strength in a recent iteration, you may be seeing a slightly different velocity. Details of how velocity is calculated, and how team strength affects it, are at the end of this post. This seems like a good opportunity, though, to step back a bit, and revisit the velocity concept in Tracker and why it (still) matters. Read on, even if you’re an old hat to agile and Tracker! What is Velocity? First, let’s re-define what velocity is. Christian Niles, our iOS engineer, recently gave it an eloquent description (inspired by his recent relaxed strolls through the streets of Paris): “Just like a speedometer that measures how fast you’re hurtling through space, Tracker’s velocity ...

Full article: http://pivotallabs.com/velocity-matters/

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