Agility 11
Raise Your Business Agility to a New Level


Leadership, Lean Thinking, Agility

Keepin' It Real with the Agile Principles Assessment

The best teams move beyond merely “Doing Scrum” to “Being Agile”. They embody the Agile principles rather than just following the mechanics of Scrum/Kanban/<insert your framework here>.

Here is a straightforward way to emphasize principles in your team’s Agile journey.

1. Review the 12 Agile Principles together as a team.

2. Team members individually rate their team’s adherence to each of the 12 principles on a scale of 1 to 5, where 5 means ‘we rock!’

3. Calculate the average rating for each of the twelve

4. Select one of the lower scoring principles and make a plan for what the team will do to improve.

5. Also identify organizational roadblocks keeping us from achieving the principle; these become action items for your Scrum Master, Coach, and/or Manager to tackle

6. Repeat this process frequently (monthly or bimonthly)

I hope this will help your team to ‘keep it real.’

Powerful question of the week:

“Which principles could help us make this decision?”

Bradley Swansontips