Scrum Velocity: Definition & Calculation


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In Scrum, what is velocity?

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1. Over the past two sprints, the development team committed to completing user stories totaling 80 points but only completed 72 points. What is the team's actual velocity?

2. Which of the following is NOT a way that velocity can be used?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer these questions to make sure you know how scrum velocity is used in Agile project methodology. You will be asked to describe different ways velocity is and is not useful.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of quiz and worksheet questions you'll see what you understand about:

  • How to solve for actual velocity
  • Ways velocity can be used
  • Different methods used to make estimates based on velocity

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about scrum velocity and explain why velocity comparisons only have merit within the team
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as velocity in scrum
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the usefulness and methodology of scrum velocity

Additional Learning

You can get a better understanding of this Agile methodology by reading the lesson titled Scrum Velocity: Definition & Calculation. Explore new and interesting topics like:

  • The length of a sprint
  • Examples of velocity calculations
  • User stories