What can I learn from a capacity chart?

The capacity chart shows the project team's judgment of how much work can be done with the resources available and the time period represented in the planning folder.

The data behind the capacity chart is updated in real time, so that your team can respond quickly to changes in effort estimates or relative priorities.

Capacity is expressed as a numeric value, using the same scale as you are using for estimated, remaining, actual effort accounts.

You can see the capacity of a planning folder in the planning folder summary view.

Tip: A planning folder's capacity must be equal to or greater than the total estimated effort (or total remaining effort) for the artifacts in the planning folder. To avoid confusion, you may want to wait for estimates to emerge before setting the planning folder's capacity.