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Agility Assessment

Benchmark your agile reality against company transformation goals.

Benchmark Your Agile Maturity Against Your Vision

Adopting agility is hard work. Conducting an Agility Assessment can provide actionable insights and guidance to teams, departments and even organizations to speed agile transformation. Such assessments may cover the proficiency and efficiency of agile delivery, velocity, predictability, efficiency, quality and collaboration. Such insight is critical for promoting alignment with an aspirational vision and establishing a roadmap for success.

Agility Assessment

  1. Agility Assessment Report

    An agile assessment provides an outside view of agile adoption, whether the scope of the assessment is a team, department or organization, benchmarking the current reality and providing recommendations for growth. While the scope of any given assessment will always be tailored based on a client's need and prevailing level of agile maturity, assessments typically cover elements such as:
    • Identified vision and target state
    • Level of alignment to the existing vision
    • Comparison of the current state with the desired state
    • Transformation capacity of the current team, missing capabilities (skills, processes, tool) in order to reach the desired state
    • Identified possible challenges in agile adoption and how to face them. Common issues include: insufficient agile skills, resistance to change, and insufficient leadership support.
    • Identified accelerators for achieving the vision
    • Review of the delivery flow with a focus on efficiency
  2. Customized Improvement Recommendations

    A key tenet of agile is to think big but start small. Our agile coach will identify improvements with biggest possible impact based on industry good practices, which are always adapted to the client context, level of agile maturity and business objectives.
    The recommendations will cover actionable improvement ideas to increase agility, including elements related to methodology (Scrum, Kanban, scaled frameworks, XP), tools (collaboration, product management, tracking, development), engineering (Unit Testing, Coding Standards, CI/CD, Refactoring, Automated testing, Pair Programming, TDD, BDD, Emergent Design etc.) or project governance. Special attention will be paid to DevOps practices, which Gartner has identified as the top technical practice for successful organizations.
  3. Agile Transformation Strategy

    For companies planning a systemic transition to agile at the team, department or organizational level, successful journeys always begin with a well-defined transformation strategy. While plans can – and will – change, the core capabilities needed for agile maturity generally do not.
    According to State of Agile, the top 2 capabilities improved by agile are the ability to manage changing priorities and sustained project visibility. Other improvements can be seen around business/IT alignment, team morale, time to market, and team productivity. Experience shows that agility is never a goal in itself, which makes it critical when embarking on transformation to highlight clear goals and success measures. Often, metrics are related to end users satisfaction, productivity, business value, time to market, etc.
    An agile transition strategy takes into account the gaps between the findings and the goals for a given client and provides actionable, customized guidance on questions such as:
    - How should agile transition be organized?
    - What are the necessary tactics?
    - Who should be involved?
    - What does the macro planning entail?
    - What are the main assumptions?
    - How will progress be measured?