Team Agility - Advanced

Assessment Template Details

Lean Agile Intelligence

Team Agility - Advanced

This Agile assessment enables the development of a high-performing Agile Team. Influenced by many Agile & Lean thought leaders, this template provides an opportunity for Agile Teams to measure and improve on the behaviors, skills, and practices required of a high-performing team. In addition to being an agile team effectiveness assessment, it can also be used to aid in developing an agile transformation roadmap, Agile coaching plan, and crafting an Agile maturity model.

Ideal For

Teams already accustomed to working in an Agile way and want to improve their practices to optimize the benefits of Agile.

References

Works of thought leaders that influenced the Growth Criteria, assigned Stage, and associated Business Outcomes.

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Questions by Dimension

29 total questions

Value Driven

• Team Backlog Refinement
• Team Common Goals
• Team Envisioning & Ideation
• Team Focus on Value
• Team Product Backlog
• Team Product Owner
• Team User Stories

Dynamics

• Team Accountability
• Team Safety
• Team Synergy

Quality

• DevOps Build Cycle
• DevOps Deploy & Config
• DevOps Release
• DevOps Testing
• Team Agile Architecture
• Team Definition of Done
• Team Focus on Quality

Adapt

• Team Composition
• Team Daily Stand-Up
• Team Flow of Value
• Team Iterative Planning
• Team Product Demo
• Team Self-Organization
• Team Sustainable Pace

Improve

• Team Learning Culture
• Team Measures
• Team Retrospective

Leadership

• Team Lead Facilitator
• Team Leadership Engagement

Question Growth Criteria Example

Team Synergy

Starting (0)

There is a lack of shared ownership, timely input, and direct interaction between team members; they work as individuals

Developing (1)

The team has an identity (i.e., name)

The team has a common language they use to describe their work

Team members know what each other are working on and use team sync events (Planning, Stand-Up, Backlog Refinement, etc.) to ensure open lines of communication, alignment of efforts, and management of dependencies

Emerging (2)

The team has a collaborative workspace (on-site or remote) and utilizes collaboration tools for communication, sharing, and fun

Team members are aware of one another's communication style and cater to it to ensure everyone's voice is heard

The team listens to each other’s opinions and considers tradeoffs

Team members do not hesitate to take on a task that is not relevant to their functional area

Adapting (3)

Team Members have a feel for one another's strengths and weaknesses and are not afraid to ask for help

Team members provide feedback to one another on how they can improve

Team members make time to pair on tasks and cross-train one another in different functional and component areas

The team succeeds and fails as one; no finger-pointing

All team members are willing to play any role needed to get things done

The team coaches other teams on advanced techniques to create Synergy

Optimizing (4)

Work is done as a team by swarming to get things to "done"

The team's workday is one big working session

Thanks to the team’s success, influence, and commitment to knowledge sharing, the team’s advanced techniques to create Synergy have been adopted throughout the enterprise and is considered a best practice supported by leadership