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What are capacity and velocity in Advanced Roadmaps?

This page refers to Advanced Roadmaps, which is a cross-project planning tool only available as part of Jira Software Cloud Premium and Enterprise.

We have a separate section for documentation about the project roadmap that’s included in all Jira Software plans. Go to the documentation for project-level roadmaps in Jira Software.

 

Capacity in Advanced Roadmaps refers to the number of story points or hours your team can complete in one iteration. For example, a team with a capacity of 30 story points (which is the default setting) can contain six issues that are estimated at five story points each during one iteration.

Velocity, which is used strictly for planning purposes in Advanced Roadmaps, is your team’s average capacity per iteration over time based on past performance. For example, a team with a velocity of 30 story points will require two sprints to complete an epic estimated at 35 story points, assuming no other work was already assigned to those sprints.

Change the capacity of an iteration from your timeline in Advanced Roadmaps for Jira Software Cloud.

Together, these two features ensure that your plan is realistic based on how quickly your teams are able to work.

 

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