I have recently set up a new project with a yearly release and monthly iterations. I have added some user stories and tasks and have accepted some of the user stories. Yet, when I view the Velocity Chart, no data is showing on the chart including the iteration name at the bottom. Am I missing a setup step?
Assuming you have assigned values to the Plan Estimate in the user stories, you will not see any data in the Velocity app until the conclusion of the iteration. Then you should see the number of story points (Plan Estimate field) that were completed during the iteration. If you use the Advanced Velocity chart, it also shows items that were completed but not accepted during the iteration.
Does the conclusion of the iteration mean that the iteration has been accepted or is it the actual end date of the iteration?
That, I am not sure about. We always accept ours at the conclusion of the sprint demo. I’ve never looked to see if it works without acceptance.
Dan Poling, CSSLP®, CSM®
Senior Principal Engineer,
Tools and Program Development
It's the actual end date of the iteration- changing status to Accepted is not necessary. Hope that helps.