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Find out how your team is progressing in their mastery of the 20 key Elements of Agile.

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Find out how your team is progressing in their mastery of the 20 key Elements of Agile.

What Are the Elements of Agile?

Through two decades of leading agile transitions, we’ve identified twenty key Elements for success with agile. These Elements span six areas that are essential for teams undergoing an agile transformation, from transition management to agile team structure to culture. By focusing and continually improving in each of these areas you can spot and overcome impediments to agility.


Transition Management

Make sure everyone understands agile and you have advocates to champion change.



Do your teams have an agile mindset? Find out what they need to do to cultivate one.



See how to get people to work together and plan with collaborative input.



Not just about working together, teamwork is about being accountable and striving for improvement. Is it working at your work?


Team Structure

Ensure teams are built in a way that will help them succeed.



Are your teams focused on the most valuable tasks? Discover what you need to do to get rapid feedback and deliver functionality on every iteration.

How the Elements of Agile Assessment Works

In the last 20+ years, we’ve helped companies take their agile transitions from good to great. Based on our experience with organizations in every phase of agility, we've identified a specific framework that will help you succeed with fewer struggles: the Elements of Agile.

To discover how your organization is doing in each of these Elements, we've created a free agile assessment tool. By taking the survey, you can discover how your team or organization is progressing towards agility. You'll get a free report that explains where you're doing well and where you might want to make some improvements.

The agile assessment questions are designed to help uncover places where your team might be showing signs of struggle or incomplete understanding. They will also spotlight places where your organization is likely demonstrating agility and solid growth.

To be clear, this isn't an agility test or an agile maturity model; instead it is a tool to help you measure progress as you and your teams work continually toward being more adaptive and responsive.


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.

  1. Answer the assessment questions
  2. Receive your customized report
  3. Put your plan into action

Next Steps

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.