### Release burn down bar chart queries

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**Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:57 am**Hello Saket/Seema,

Please find the clarification 1 for release burn down bar chart

I could see the following points in the notes section of Agile monitoring doc

"Top of the Burn down barchart represent the Velocity"

Please refer to the Diagram given in the Page 3 of the Agile Monitoring notes document given in the izenbridge course.

My point is Velocity should be calculated not only by looking at the top of the burn down ,but need to consider the bottom chart also...

In the example given in the notes... Third iteration top chart was at 170 or so and the bottom one was 75 or so.so the remaning points were 245(170+75) at the end of Third iteration. Fourth iteration - top chart moved down to 150 and bottom chart moved up to 25. So remaining points were 175 ( 150+25) . Here the team completed 245-175=70 points.

As per the definition of 'Velocity represent the top of the barchart', it should have been 170-150=20 points.

Velocity of the team for iteration 3 is 70 points or 20 points? Please help me to understand this.

Please find the clarification 1 for release burn down bar chart

I could see the following points in the notes section of Agile monitoring doc

"Top of the Burn down barchart represent the Velocity"

Please refer to the Diagram given in the Page 3 of the Agile Monitoring notes document given in the izenbridge course.

My point is Velocity should be calculated not only by looking at the top of the burn down ,but need to consider the bottom chart also...

In the example given in the notes... Third iteration top chart was at 170 or so and the bottom one was 75 or so.so the remaning points were 245(170+75) at the end of Third iteration. Fourth iteration - top chart moved down to 150 and bottom chart moved up to 25. So remaining points were 175 ( 150+25) . Here the team completed 245-175=70 points.

As per the definition of 'Velocity represent the top of the barchart', it should have been 170-150=20 points.

Velocity of the team for iteration 3 is 70 points or 20 points? Please help me to understand this.