Many agile teams assume that their velocity will be constant. In this article, QSM's Andy Berner explains why that’s not the right expectation--and how that affects how you use this metric.
ProjectManagement.com Agile Series
For an agile project to progress smoothly, the backlog must be groomed and ready for each sprint. That work must be included in your project plan. This article gives you five points to consider when planning that work.
How can we estimate a project in advance, while still maintaining the ability to manage the backlog in an Agile manner? In this article, Andy Berner answers that question, compares release-level estimation to the techniques used for iteration estimation, and gives some pointers on getting started with release estimation in an Agile environment.