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Nice list. On 10, I've seen teams that have improved by many other measures actually have declining velocity because their smaller stories are more predictable and less inflated over time.
I frequently have to address questions about velocity, so in the interest of time I present all the answers here in a short post: Velocity is a gauge, not a control knob. You can't just turn up the velocity -- you can only b...
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... and we've seen teams with NO increase in productivity show much improved velocity.

It's not a productivity metric.

Worse yet, it says NOTHING about value. 
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  • Oakland University
    MS CSE, 1992 - 1996
  • University of Michigan
    BA Linguistics, 1985 - 1989
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    Lean/Agile Coach, 2013 - present
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    Engineering Manager, 2012 - 2013
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    Senior Software Engineer, 2011 - 2012
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