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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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    MS CSE, 1992 - 1996
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