Sprint Velocity is the key metric in a Scrum framework. In Agile teams, it refers to the analysis of past workloads to calculate how much work can be done in future sprints. Velocity is calculated at the end of the sprint by adding up the points for all completed Users Stories or customer requirements. With this prior knowledge, businesses can plan future projects knowing how much work can be completed in the next sprint. This helps them to accurately allocate time and resources to complete projects and tasks.
Furthermore, Sprint Velocity estimates give customers and stakeholders a better idea of when they can expect the delivery of products and services.
This guide will cover the best ways to improve Sprint Velocity. The common denominator is that to move faster, you must make the effort now and “plant the seeds” to enable higher productivity in future sprints.