What's in Your Customized Report?
After answering the questions, you'll receive your own, customized agile team assessment report immediately. We designed the Elements of Agile report to show you where you are today, and the specific things you need to do to be a truly agile organization long term.
The report isn't just a measure of progress. It's filled with practical ideas you can take away and implement today. Each Element is defined and explained, so that you know both what to do, and why.
Every Element includes symptoms to watch for, for example, signs that your team might not be as cross functional as you hope, or that you aren't dealing with fully empowered teams. Your report might also suggest some things to try to help your teams improve at key agile practices, such as working with user stories, getting more out of your sprint reviews, or ways to tweak your organizational structure or culture to help development teams deliver.
How to Get Your Customized Report
Growing more agile takes time and patience. Getting started with the Elements of Agile Assessment, however, is free and easy.
- Answer the assessment questions
- Receive your customized report
- Put your plan into action
After receiving your customized report, we recommend you share it with your team to get their reaction. Ask them questions to gauge the accuracy of how you answered the questions:
- Do they agree with the areas that were flagged for improvement?
- Have they noticed progress in the areas that are flagged as good / growing?
- Where would they like to focus first? Could they commit to trying one or two things in the next sprint?
Then, work with them (and with leadership as necessary) to create an improvement plan that you can put into action. You can even come back in several months and take the assessment again.
No matter where you are on your agile journey or which agile methodology you are using, there is always room for improvement. As the agile manifesto explains one of the 12 principles of agile project management: "At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly." This tool will give you new ways to tune and adjust what you and your teams are doing.
Take the Free Assessment
If you'd like help with guiding teams through these conversations, understanding key elements of agility, or with implementing certain changes, you can reach out to us at Mountain Goat Software. We offer video training, public and private agile training, and agile consulting services. Our decades of experience can help you overcome the obstacles that might be standing in the way of your success with agile.