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The defining characteristic of startups that end up making it against the odds, is their ability to move fast. Velocity is a metric that tracks how much work your team was successfully able to complete in their sprints. Maintain a laser focus and keep the codebase well maintained. Fix your technical debt that will weigh your team down. Boost team morale and help keep the work done in the best way possible. Don't forget to cheer for the maintenance and tech debt heroes: the people who refactored this nasty function, fixed that bug, and saved the team hours of work.