Product Team Agility

Assessment Template Details

Lean Agile Intelligence

Product Team Agility

This agile assessment focuses on a Product-Centric team's competencies and characteristics in an Agile Product Delivery environment. Influenced by Product thought leaders, this template provides an opportunity for a Product team to improve on the behaviors, qualities, and practices required in today’s fast-moving business. Topics covered include product management, product definition, backlog refinement techniques, story point estimation, story writing, refining, vision, roadmaps, and more.

Ideal For

New and seasoned Product teams.

References

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

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Questions by Dimension

26 total questions

Value Driven

• Product Discovery
• Product Envisioning
• Product Knowledge
• Product Strategy
• Team Backlog Refinement
• Team Focus on Value
• Team Product Backlog

Dynamics

• Team Accountability
• Team Safety
• Team Synergy

Quality

• Multi-Team DevOps
• Team Agile Architecture
• Team Definition of Done
• Team Focus on Quality

Adapt

• Scrum Team
• 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

Product Discovery

Starting (0)

The team typically tests ideas in its production environment

Developing (1)

The team regularly dedicates time to Discovery (i.e., design sprints, spikes, etc.) to explore potential solutions for customer problems

The team uses Discovery activities to mitigate usability and feasibility risks

The team uses Design Thinking tools such as customer journey maps and personas to generate insights about customer problems

Emerging (2)

Product managers, designers, engineering, and whoever else adds value collaboratively work on solution ideas during Discovery activities

The team uses hypotheses statements to express beliefs and assumptions in regards to customer problems, potential solutions, and customer outcomes

The team validates assumptions/hypotheses by measuring the outcome of experiments

Data analytic skillsets exist within the team

Adapting (3)

The team uses Discovery activities to mitigate the Product's value and viability risks

The team creates high-fidelity prototypes, not an early version of the Product, and presents them to real users to generate learnings

Many ideas have been killed early on as a result of Discovery activities

The same team members who participate in Discovery activities participate in the implementation

The team actively coaches other teams on advanced Product Discovery techniques

Optimizing (4)

The team has a toolkit of different qualitative and quantitative Discovery techniques; which one is used depends on the learning required

Discovery is not a phase of a project; it is an ongoing activity

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