We have 3 big versions running and would like to use the Version Report to see how we are doing.
I would like to know how is the daily velocity calculated.
Does it take the total number points and divide by the number of working days since the Start Date of the version? and keep updating that as we progress using the number of days since the start date?
or, does it look at a smaller period (moving window) in which it calculates the average daily velocity with that range (say past 3 weeks)?
The velocity of the team is fundamental to the forecast that the chart makes. This calculation counts the number of working days and the total of estimated story points to produce the average velocity per day. It considers the number of days based on the start date of the version, not of any Sprints.
The process would be as follows:
Count the number of days since this version has started and the current date (note: start of the version, not of any sprints)
Sum up all points completed until today
Divide the latter by the former and you will have an estimated velocity (points completed per day).
Simply keep adding up this number until you reach the total estimated points in the backlog.
If all weeks will have the same number of working days, it will be a linear prediction.
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