## 55062Re: [scrumdevelopment] Re: Velocity Question

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• May 8, 2012
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+1 to Mark W's answer below.

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From: woynam <woyna@...>
To: scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 1:06 PM
Subject: [scrumdevelopment] Re: Velocity Question

No, that is not correct. The velocity for Sprint 1 will not include the unfinished stories. Thus, the full size of the stories will be part of the velocity calculation for Sprint 2. If you re-estimate the stories, the velocity will not reflect their original size.

Again, this is the reason many recommend using a rolling average when calculating velocity. A 5 point story that's completed during the first day of the 2nd Sprint will contribute zero points towards the velocity of the first Sprint, and 5 points towards the velocity of the 2nd Sprint, even though there was only a small amount of work remaining.

Mark

--- In scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com, "gopinath" <gopinath_ram@...> wrote:
>
> I am in agreement with previous responses to this question.
> However at the beginning of  Sprint 2 you should re-estimate the story points for the two partially finished stories carried over from Sprint 1.
>
> Gopinath
>
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> --- In scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com, Rama Bharti <ramabharti@> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a question on velocity.
> >
> > For instance, you have sprint 1 and sprint 2.
> >
> > Sprint 1 has 5 stories which in total is 50 story points. Each story
> > is of size 10 story point.
> > Sprint 2 has 5 stories which in total is 50 story points. Each story
> > is of size 10 story point.
> >
> > Now sprint 1 ends with 3 stories completed and 2 story partially
> > completed( 80 %done). What will be velocity of Sprint 1? I assume it
> > will be 30.
> >
> > Now pending 2 stories are moved to sprint 2. and at the end of sprint
> > 2 , all seven stories are finished( 2 which were moved from Sprint1
> > and 5 Sprint2 stories). So velocity of sprint 2 is  70.
> >
> > How do you explain this difference in velocity to management?
> >
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
>

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