Agile Team Assessment
I mentioned a while ago I was looking at building a team assessment questionnaire as I wanted to focus on improvement within a team and wanted something that's not some long checklist. My starting point is Larsen and Shore's Agile Fluency Model
which you likely are all familiar with http://martinfowler.com/articles/agileFluency.html
. It's a great starting point but most of the teams I was interacting with fell into the 1 or 2 star area and felt they couldn't move forward without changing parts of the company outside of their control. So I wanted something more fine grained and team focused.
Here it is:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uasvg01XFknlY1HuPUo8GdqZ9fjSnmH0WRk7i6uUIck
I've written it out as: heading, a note for the assessor and the voting range with some examples to get an idea of the scale.
The goal is not
to score super high. It's to spark follow up conversations to see if that's the level they want to be at, where would they want to improve and what benefits would there be in improving.
I haven't run a team through it yet. I'm posting it here in the hope of some early feedback. I may soon apply it as I want to talk to a few teams I think are struggling with getting value out of retrospecitves