Is it possible to assign single member capacities in Portfolio?

I am trying to get an authentic velocity calculation in Jira, which is also adaptable regarding which team members are working in the sprint and for how many days. (Taking absences into calculation)


For that I would probably need to assign (and further calculate) member specific capacities. 


Or is there any other solution that comes to mind?

2 answers

1 accepted

2 votes
Accepted answer

Hi @Valentin Margreiter,


Portfolio for JIRA does support team velocity, team members hours per day, absences and holidays.

If you are using hours, the team velocity will be based on the team members weekly hours capacity.

If you are using story points, the velocity is set at the team level and team members contribution will be based on their weekly hours capacity.





Thanks Thomas,

so if I understand this right, there is no way of setting individual member capacities. (I know, this is not the right way of doing it, but absences didn't change anything on the current capacity predictions)

You can use the weekly hours to achieve this as the individual capacity will be proportional to the hours worked.

For example:

  • Team 1 (Velocity 30)
    • Member 1 (20h / Week) -> 20 Story Points Capacity
    • Member 2 (5h / Week) -> 5 Story Points Capacity
    • Member 3 (5h / Week) -> 5 Story Points Capacity
  • Team 2 (Velocity 15)
    • Member 4 (1h / Week) -> 5 Story Points Capacity
    • Member 5 (2h / Week) -> 10 Story Points Capacity

Hi Valntine, 

You can try using our new plugin located directly in the backlog , and enables you to configure daily capacity and absence for each team member for the sprint, and view the capacity as it fills up to its limits.

Hi Hilli.


Sorry for the late response! Your software looks really promising, but again here you can only use available hours as opposed to calculating actual velocity.


Actual velocity is based on available hours.

Do you expect to be able to pull the actual velocity for Portfolio?




Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published Nov 27, 2018 in Portfolio for Jira

Introducing a new planning experience in Portfolio for Jira (Server/DC)

In the past, Portfolio for Jira required a high degree of detail–foresight that was unrealistic for many businesses to   have–in   order to produce a reliable long-term roadmap. We're tur...

2,300 views 12 19
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you