Sprint Velocity cards

Use Sprint Velocity cards to accurately plan your team's upcoming Sprints. Velocity cards measure the average work completed by your team in your last three to ten sprints.

Our new Sprint Velocity, Burnup, and Burndown cards offer improved accuracy and performance enhancements!

What you'll need

  • The Sprints and Sprints Points ClickApps must be enabled in your Workspace by an owner or admin
  • Sprint cards are available on the Business Plan and above.

Sprint Velocity cards

Cards are used to build custom Dashboards so you can report on and visualize your team's progress.

Velocity cards compare the work your team committed to finishing over three to ten sprints to the amount they finished. Velocity is calculated using the following values:

  • X-axis: Represents your last 7 sprints by default. You can adjust the x-axis to reflect your last 3 to 10 sprints.

Sprint Velocity charts

Each Velocity card displays data in a Velocity chart. Sprint Velocity charts help you visualize work that's not getting completed, so you can plan your sprints more accurately!

The data below is expressed as Sprint Points or a Time Estimate unless otherwise specified.

GIF showing how velocity changes over time.

The following values at the top of each Sprint Velocity chart are the sum of the cumulative data displayed in the chart:

  • Overall velocity: The total average amount of work your team completed in all sprints.
    • Equal to the value of the last Rolling average velocity.
  • Average forecast: The total average amount of work your team estimated would be completed in all sprints.
    • Equal to the value of the last Rolling average forecast.
  • Sprints: The number of sprints displayed in the chart.

Hover over the chart to view more detail. Move your mouse across the chart to see the following data over time for each sprint:

  • Forecasted: The amount of estimated work for each sprint.
    • Represented in the chart by the gray bars.
  • Completed: The work completed in each sprint.
  • Rolling average forecast: The total average amount of work your team estimated would be completed in all sprints divided by the number of sprints.
    • As you move along the chart, this average is cumulative. The most recent sprint's rolling average forecast includes all sprints displayed in the chart.
  • Rolling average velocity: The average total amount of work your team completed divided by the number of sprints.
    • As you move along the chart, this average is cumulative. The last sprint's rolling average velocity includes all sprints displayed in the chart.

You must lock your forecast to indicate the end of sprint planning. This cannot be undone. Only tasks added to a sprint before locking your forecast are included in a Velocity chart.

Add a Dashboard view to a Sprint

Add a Sprint Dashboard view to efficiently visualize and report on the work in a particular Sprint. The Dashboard view will be automatically created when a new Sprint is created.

The Sprint Reporting template includes several cards optimized for Sprint planning and reporting, including Velocity.  

Add a Velocity card to a Dashboard

To add a Velocity card:

  1. From a Dashboard, click + Add Card in the top-right corner.
  2. From the left menu, select Sprints
  3. Click Sprint Velocity.

    To use the legacy version of the card, click Add the legacy card instead in the top banner.

  4. Configure the following options:
    • Name: By default, your chart is named Sprint Velocity. You can rename it.
    • Sprints from: Select a Sprint Folder. Data from this sprint populates the chart. 
    • Range (x-axis): The default is Last 7 Sprints. You can select the last 3 to 10 Sprints.
  5. Click Add card
  6. The data from the sprint chosen is added to the Velocity Chart.

Anyone with permissions to view the chart sees the same data, regardless of their permissions for the related Folders and tasks.

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