Sprint velocity is a measure of Agile team’s productivity.
In general, a slight increase in velocity is expected as the team becomes matured and a steady value is normal there after.
On the same lines, a decline in velocity is often seen by management as a loss of team’s productivity. But, is it always true?
Why is your team’s velocity decreasing – is a frequent concern raised by management.
Team’s morale also goes down with the decline of velocity. But, is it really needed?
This talk presents a case where decline in velocity is not necessarily linked to loss of productivity. And it also introduces a new metaphor, called Sprint Acceleration, to address such situation and boost team’s morale.