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Pay raise linked to velocity?

Is it a good idea to link a team's sprint velocity to bonuses or salary increases? No! Velocity is a tool teams use to forecast things and plan future work based on how the team has done in the past, ...
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Pay raise linked to velocity?

There have been good answers already, but it is also worth mentioning that this approach would discourage any activity that wasn't measured by velocity. A team might not include in their velocity ...
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Can we add user stories in the middle of an Iteration, and what is the likely impact of doing so?

TL;DR You didn't tag your question with any specific framework, but "Product Owner" is generally related to the Scrum framework, so that's how I will answer your question. There are some ...
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Pay raise linked to velocity?

Why would you link pay to any measurable aspect of development work? It seems to me that this starts from the assumption that some kind of incentive will deliver benefits to the firm in excess of the ...
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Pay raise linked to velocity?

Velocity != Productivity Velocity is not a measure of productivity. It's a proxy metric for team capacity used for forecasting and capacity planning. More generally, it's a useful tool for estimating ...
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Pay raise linked to velocity?

You've had some good answers and I agree with them. More sensible would be to find another measure of real value delivered by the team, for example OKRs based on deliverables or satisfaction surveys ...
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How to use velocity when PBIs are so large

TL;DR Within the Scrum framework, work selected for the Sprint during Spring Planning must meet a number of criteria. To be a bit reductionist, when combined with other sections of the 2020 Scrum ...
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How to use velocity when PBIs are so large

Your last sentence already hints at the answer: If your PBIs can not be completed within a sprint, they are too big, and you can't use them to compute velocity. So the first step should be to work on ...
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