Technical Agility

Capability Template Details

Technical Agility

This template focuses on the cutting-edge technical practices that enable teams to build quality into their application, making it more reliable. Influenced by many Agile technical thought leaders, this template provides teams with an opportunity to measure and improve on technical practices such as Pair Programming, TDD, Safe DevOps, and BDD assessment.

Ideal For

Any Team focused on advancing its technical practices.


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

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Capabilities by Dimension

13 total capabilitys


• Team Definition of Done
• Team Collective Code Ownership
• Health of Codebase
• Team Pair Programming
• Team Focus on Quality
• Agile Architecture
• Security Management
• DevOps Build Cycle
• DevOps Testing
• DevOps Deploy
• DevOps Release
• DevOps Monitoring
• DevOps Reporting

Capability Growth Criteria Example

Agile Architecture

Assesses codebase complexity and ability to easily change it.

Starting (0)

There is lack of ability to easily change the codebase because of the complexity embedded

Developing (1)

A holistic technology vision exists for the product

The product is organized into modules

The product leverages libraries

Emerging (2)

The product contains components with well-defined APIs and/or messages/events

No or minimal branching for the product

The Product's entire configuration is in source code (i.e., configuration as code)

Adapting (3)

The product has fine-grained domain-based services for critical business needs

The architecture of the product is not dependent on the user interface

The product utilizes infrastructure as code

Optimizing (4)

The business rules of the products can be tested independently of UI, database, or any other external elements