Multi-Team Agility

Capability Template Details

Multi-Team Agility

This Agile assessment enables the development of an Agile Team just starting to collaborate and work at scale. Influenced by many Agile & Lean thought leaders, this template provides an opportunity for Agile Teams to measure and improve foundational behaviors, skills, and practices required to work at scale.

Ideal For

Teams and/or Leaders of a relatively new (i.e., 0-2 years) Multi-Team Effort (i.e., Agile Release Train, Value Stream).


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

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Capabilities by Dimension

18 total capabilitys


• Multi-Team Backlog
• Multi-Team Product Leadership
• Multi-Team Backlog Refinement


• Multi-Team Synergy
• Multi-Team Accountability
• Multi-Team Safety


• Multi-Team Effort Definition of Done
• Multi-Team Focus on Quality


• Multi-Team Cadence
• Multi-Team Composition
• Roadmap
• Multi-Team Iteration Planning
• Multi-Team Stand-Up
• Multi-Team Iteration Review


• Multi-Team Retrospectives
• Multi-Team Learning Culture


• Multi-Team Lead Facilitator
• Leadership Mindset

Capability Growth Criteria Example

Multi-Team Product Leadership

Assesses the Product Leader's ability to manage the product, backlog, and value delivery of the Multi-Team Effort.

Starting (0)

There is a lack of ability to own and manage the product, backlog, and value delivery preventing the Multi-Team Effort and stakeholders from understanding requirements and priority

Developing (1)

There is one defined Product Leader (i.e., Product Owner, Product Manager) who has the customer, domain, and functional knowledge necessary to play the role

Can clearly articulate the vision and goals of the Multi-Team Effort

Clearly articulates stakeholder needs and the purpose of the request to the contributors of the Multi-Team Effort

Effectively manages stakeholders that are dependent on the Multi-Team effort

Emerging (2)

Fully empowered to prioritize and is accountable for the Backlog of the Multi-Team Effort, its content, availability, and ordering

Makes themselves available to the teams of the Multi-Team Effort when needed

Has received formal Product Owner or Product Management training and certification

Adapting (3)

Clearly articulates trade-offs, adjustments, and plan impacts in real-time to stakeholders to avoid surprises

Views experimentation as a way to learn and fail fast

Optimizing (4)

Understands and demonstrates system thinking and promotes the greater good over local optimization, partnering with other units to facilitate the flow of value