How do I see my team's average velocity?

We have completed several sprints, all with different durations.

I cant see a report anywhere that will tell us what our average velocity is, calculated from our completed sprints.

Ideally we could see what our average velocity is, per day or week, and then we can improve how many story points we commit to in the next sprint duration.

I was expecting the Velocity Chart to provide this data. At the moment it doesnt seem to show much besides the committed and completed story points.

Cheers,

Menno

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Hi there!

This is currently not possible, but I've filed an improvement request at https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/GHS-7653 to have that functionality implemented in future releases. Make sure you vote for it to increase its visibility, and add yourself as a watcher to receive its updates.

Hope that helps.

Thanks, I'm a bit surpised it doesnt do this yet, as I would have thought it's pretty useful for most teams.

Once you have this velocity metric, GreenHopper, when creating a sprint, could even give an estimate of how long a sprint should be given the number of story points you commit to.

This would be a good headsup to warn the team if you are overcommiting in the sprint.

I agree with you. As per the Velocity Chart documentation, you can calculate the average based on past sprints from the information displayed for each of them, but it would be really helpful to have that improvement implemented.

Cheers

The problem with using the velocity chart in that way is that it doesnt work if you have sprints of different durations. We ended up having to check each sprint individually first to work out the duration.

3 years later and this doesn't exist?  Or am I missing it?

And still doesn't exist? 

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Hello there,

The relevant feature request for Jira Software Cloud is now:

Please make sure to add a vote in order to help show the number of users who are interested in this feature. I would recommend that any feedback be placed on that thread where it can be seen by our development team!

In addition, a user has mentioned that as a workaround, he uses the Release Burndown Report. This report displays the velocity per Sprint and the remaining work.

I hope that helps!

Regards,

Shannon

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