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Velocity reports in Kanban Board

Is it possible to get velocity reports in Kanban Boards or only in sprint boards? I can't seem to find the velocity report but wondering if it's because we're using the Kanban Board. Is there any way to do a custom report to set this up if it's not supported natively? I basically want to assess story point delivery/progression through our board over a defined time window (i.e. every week or two weeks).

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Hi Dan,

you should switch to a Scrum Board as the velocity report needs data that's not available on Kanban boards. Maybe have a look at this thread where an app offering Kanban Velocity was mentioned but I never had a look at it.

https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Jira-questions/Can-I-get-a-velocity-report-using-the-kanban-method-board/qaq-p/260234

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Jack Community Leader Sep 26, 2018

this is not possible as velocity only works where time is bounded, i.e. a sprint. Here is a thread you might review for ideas.

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It's actually not only possible, but really really easy. Velocity = distance/time

* points completed/time interval = v

What time interval? Whatever one the report wants. Daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly? Go for it! Want an estimate on when something might get done?

* points on backlog between now and completion = x

x / v = estimate in chosen time intervals

Someone who wants to dig into the statistics could probably even add error bars to the estimate.

Wish Jira would to it.

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