How to Measure Agility of Organizations and Teams—The Results of the Agile Maturity Survey

TL;DR: How to Measure Agility of Organizations and Teams

Is every organization suited to become ‘agile?’ If so: How to measure agility? And if not: Wouldn’t it be great figuring that out before embarking on a futile and expensive journey?

Back in October and November 2017, I ran a survey to identify contributing factors to an organization’s or a team’s agile maturity. In total, 86 people participated. Based on their answers, I aggregated a preliminary taxonomy of agility related factors.

This taxonomy was first presented on the Hands-on Agile Berlin meetup on November 30th, 2017.

On February 3rd, 2018, 20-plus people will join a hackathon to build an agility assessment framework based on this taxonomy. The goal of the workshop is to provide the first version of a tool that empowers agile practitioners to measure agility, be it an organization’s suitability for agile practices or a team’s progress on its path to becoming agile.

Measure Agility of Organizations and Teams — Age of Product

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Food for Agile Thought #119: Business Agility, Agile Career Lessons, Product Design by Committee

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #119—shared with 12,907 peers—addresses the decision process in groups, how XScale’s business agility approach works, and why cargo cult agile usually means running in circles.

We share a handy guide on how to deal with engineering teams, and why you need to include them in any persona creation activity. We also have a look at Buffer’s 6-week product cycle.

Lastly, we cover why product management by committee is doomed from the start, and we learn about how hard it is as a corporation to get from a big idea to a sustainable product.

Have a great week!

Food for Agile Thought #119: Business Agility, Agile Career Lessons, Product Design by Committee

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