As a scrum master and/or a coach to your Agile team, do you ever question yourself – how is your team performing on the Agile scale? Is there some room for improvement? How mature is your team in its Agile thinking?
I recently came across these 22 good agile practices that focus more on Lean, and serve as a good scale to measure how mature your team is in Agile best practices. Each practice mentioned below can be rated on a scale of 0 – 2.
- o – if you never do it.
- 1 – if you sometimes do it.
- 2 – if you consistently do it.
Even though this scale measures between 0-2, remember the spirit of Kaizen that refers to constant improvement. So if you have mastered all these practices and have attained a 2, still keep going to 3,4,5…..
|#||Good Practice||Score (0-2)|
|1||Team Roles Assigned||0|
|2||Team Includes Skills Needed||0|
|3||Teams Conduct Sprint Preparation Activity||0|
|4||PBIs Regularly Groomed||0|
|5||Sprint Goals Drive Sprint Planning||0|
|6||Sprint Planning Includes Full Team||0|
|7||Sprint Planning – Stories Prioritized||0|
|8||Every Work Item is A Story & Sized||0|
|9||Exit Criteria Defined & Acceptance Test Run||0|
|10||Team Uses Sub Tasks||0|
|11||Standups Held & Attended||0|
|12||Scrum of Scrum are held||0|
|13||Incomplete Stories, Resized & Carry Over||0|
|14||Team Velocity Established||0|
|15||Team Conducts Code Reviews||0|
|16||Team Conducts Sprint Demos||0|
|17||Team Documents Retrospective +/-||0|
|18||Sprint Progress Tracked Daily||0|
|19||Burn Down Charts & Reports Reviewed Daily||0|
|20||Team Strives to Minimize WIP||0|
|21||Team is Aware of Sprint Cycle Times||0|
|22||Team Knows its Velocity||0|