Is Agility a business parameter that can be measured or is it a state that can only be sensed? If Agility means flexibility, nimbleness and adaptability, then how can those things be measured?
This article provides a simple survey to evaluate your team or organizations’ maturity. While the approach may not be entirely objective or accurate, it provides a reasonably good range of your agility across ten core areas. Give it a go.
Rate your organizational agility.
How are project teams generally structured?
As one large team for the entire product / application.
As separate teams structured according to functions or phases such as Business Analysis, Development, Testing, etc.
As separate teams structured according to technologies or work-type such as Front-end, Back-end, Functional, Technical, etc.
As separate teams from customer organization and vendor organization with a common product focus
As a single cross-functional team of 10-12 members (or multiple small teams) working on a set of common product backlog
Interpreting the score
10-20 Poor Agility – Thanks for doing the survey – Unlicensed driver on the Agile Journey?
20-30 Average Agility – Your organization is still thinking about agility – Learner driver on the Agile journey?
30-40 Good Agility - Your organization is not bad at all. Provisional license on the Agile journey?
40-50 High Agility - Your organization is Agile – Full and unconditional license on the Agile journey?