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How does Portfolio know which resource on a team to assign to a story in a fixed velocity sprint?

Say you have a team that can accomplish 10 points per sprint and there are 3 people on the team?  Does it do a split that each team member can do 3.33 points?  Or what is the logic on this?    


Thanks in advance!

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Shannon S Atlassian Team Jun 22, 2018

Hi David,

That's correct, provided the people all have the same amount of working hours

Let me know if you have any questions about that.



@Shannon S - Thanks, Lets say resource A is at 30 hours and Resource B is at 15 hours, how will it change the amount?  Will it reduce the velocity half for that resource in total? 

Shannon S Atlassian Team Jun 25, 2018

Think of it this way.

Say the team has a velocity of 10 story points. You have two team members, and they work 15 hours and 30 hours, respectively, so a total of 45 hours for the team.

We need to work 10 story points in 45 hours, so they will be divided accordingly. 

Thus, a 30 hour work week would do 6.66 story points, and 15 would be 3.33.

Essentially, if team member A works twice as more hours then B, then A will do twice as more story points as B.

Hope that's clear! Do let me know if you have any questions.



@Shannon Spaniol that is PERFECT.  Thank you for all you rhelp. 

Shannon S Atlassian Team Jul 09, 2018

You're welcome, David! Happy I was able to help.



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