TL;DR: Participate in the Agile Maturity Survey to Help Us Understand Agile Maturity’s Nature
Participate in the anonymous agile maturity survey and help us find out: Is agile maturity a fad, a trend or the holy grail of an agile transition?
(Update 2017-12-02: The preliminary results of the agile maturity survey are available, see below.)
Update 2017-12-03: The Preliminary Results Are Available
The preliminary results of the agile maturity survey are in. A total of 86 people participated, and I presented the findings during last week’s Hands-on Agile meetup in Berlin.
Is There Something Like Agile Maturity?
“This was the best sprint we have ever had. We are becoming (more) agile.” Somehow, a sense of progress always seems to be fuzzy notion when it comes to ‘agile.’ And the question at the heart of all of it is always the same: How do we find out that we are ‘agile’ and are not merely practicing a form of cargo cult version of it?
Providing a path to an ultimate state of being has been a core principle of many teachings in philosophy, sociology, politics, and religion: If you follow this code, if you accept the guidance of your life by the following rules everything will be fine. (And for everyone’s convenience, we provide you with a book, a guide, and probably even a checklist.)
To no one’s surprise, the agile world is not exempt from that. What started with the Manifesto for Agile Software Development — four values and twelve principles that fit on a single page —, was followed by the still light-weight Scrum Guide. Today, the caliber of teaching has changed — just have a look the big picture diagram of SAFe® — and even in the agile world, the path to the promised land seems to be meticulously laid out.
Which leads to the question: What is the ‘promised land’ in agile terms? Are we all supposed to turn to sociocracy or holacracy?
Help us to understand better what the goal of becoming ‘agile’ means for an organization by contributing to this short anonymous survey. It will not take more than five minutes of your valued time. Of course, the results of the survey will be shared at a later stage.