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## What is a velocity in agile?

Velocity in Agile is **a simple calculation measuring units of work completed in a given timeframe**. Units of work can be measured in several ways, including engineer hours, user stories, or story points. The same applies to timeframe; it’s typically measured in iterations, sprints, or weeks.

## What is the difference between velocity and throughput?

Velocity vs Throughput

**Velocity tells us capacity via the amount of completed effort** (as estimated in story points). Throughput tells us capacity via the amount of completed tasks.

## How velocity is calculated?

Velocity (v) is a vector quantity that measures displacement (or change in position, Δs) over the change in time (Δt), represented by the equation **v = Δs/Δt**. Speed (or rate, r) is a scalar quantity that measures the distance traveled (d) over the change in time (Δt), represented by the equation r = d/Δt.

## How is velocity calculated in agile?

Simply **add up the total of story points completed from each sprint, then divide by the number of sprints**. So, your average sprint velocity is 96 ÷ 3 = 32.

## Why is velocity important in Scrum?

In Scrum, velocity **help you to understand how long it will take your team to complete the product backlog**. … It will be more accurately forecasting of how many stories a Team can do in a Sprint. For forecasting purposes the average of the last three or four Sprint’s Velocity should be used.

## What is the difference between Scrum and Kanban?

Scrum is an agile process that allows us to focus on delivering the business value in the shortest time. Kanban is a visual system for managing software development work. … Scrum prescribes time-boxed iterations. Kanban focuses on planning a **different duration** for individual iteration.