Visualize Sprint Performance in Aha! Develop With the New Velocity Report
Are you an optimist? When it comes to sprint planning, I would bet most of us have an optimism bias. We overestimate what we can get done in a given time period. On one hand, it can be motivating to push the team to perform. But you also need to make reliable estimates. That is why it is so important to actually track your team's velocity sprint-over-sprint — then use real data to inform your sprint planning and consistently achieve your sprint goals.
Use the new velocity report in Aha! Develop to determine your sprint capacity based on past performance and identify opportunities for improvement.
You can already use the burndown chart to track sprint progress. Now you can also measure the team's velocity over time. Our newest report compares completed work against committed work over the past six sprints and calculates the team's average velocity in story points or time. This helps you understand how the team is performing — so you can plan upcoming sprints more accurately.
Teams on the Aha! Develop Advanced plan can find velocity data in two places. You can view the team's average points completed on the "Sprint planning" page. Or view the full velocity report in the Reports section of your account.
Let's take a closer look at how you can use the new velocity report:
Analyze the team's velocity
Navigate to the velocity report to gain insights into the team's performance. In the example below, you can see that the team consistently commits to 40 points each sprint, but completes anywhere between 26 and 34 — resulting in an average velocity of 30 points. This looks like a sustainable pace for the team. Now we can set the capacity for the next sprint based on our average velocity — so the team can commit to the plan with more certainty.
Keep your sprint plans grounded in reality — and set your team up for success.
Check out the new velocity report today and use your team's average velocity to guide future planning. We are just getting started adding reports to Aha! Develop. So let us know what other agile metrics you find useful. And if you want to trial this advanced functionality in your Aha! Develop account, just email us at email@example.com. We will get you set up right away.
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