1. What is your overall assessment of the current state of your Agile implementation?
2. If there is one area that would have the largest impact on your Agile maturity, what would it be?
3. What has been the biggest benefit to you and/or the organization from moving to an Agile development approach?
4. You consistently deliver working, tested software every 30 days or less 5. Each release is driven by business need 6. Each Sprint you are continuously improving 7. The Teams are having fun and there is a high energy level 8. The Team presents their own work at the Sprint Review 9. Overtime is rare and happens voluntarily 10. Discussing, criticizing, and experimenting with the process is welcome 11. There is a clearly defined Product Owner role 12. The Product Owner is empowered to prioritize the product backlog 13. The Product Owner has direct contact with customer 14. The Product Owner is actively involved throughout each Sprint 15. The Product Owner has direct contact with the Team 16. There is a clearly defined Scrum Master role 17. The Team works off of a Sprint backlog 18. The Sprint backlog is visible to any stakeholder 19. The Team updates the Sprint Backlog daily 20. Stakeholders attend the Sprint Review 21. Team Members raise impediments at the Daily Scrum 22. The Definition of Done is met for every completed User Story when applicable 23. The Team actively participates in the Sprint Retrospective 24. Backlog grooming occurs every Sprint 25. The estimates in the product backlog are given by the Team 26. The output of the Sprint Planning meeting is a realistic Sprint backlog that the Team agrees is doable 27. Estimates are given in relative size (e.g. Story Points) rather than hours 28. A Sprint planning meeting occurs every Sprint 29. Sprints are not interrupted by unplanned work outside of the Sprint Backlog 30. The Team usually delivers what they commit to on the Sprint Backlog 31. The Team's historical Velocity is used for Sprint Planning 32. Scrum Masters are seen as servant leaders, not managers 33. The Team consistently answers the 3 questions 34. Each team has a Definition of Done 35. Only completed Stories are presented at the Sprint Review 36. Everyone stands up at the Daily Scrum 37. Retrospectives are held after every Sprint 38. Many of the improvements identified in the retrospective are implemented in the next Sprint 39. The Product Owner maintains a product backlog at least one Sprint ahead of the Team 40. The whole team and the Product Owner attend the Sprint Planning meeting 41. Each Sprint is no longer than 30 days 42. Each Sprint for a project is the same length 43. The Team sits together during the Sprint 44. The Team is no larger than 9 people 45. The Team generally has all the skills required by the project 46. The Team members are able to step outside their role and be cross-functional 47. Acceptance tests are written in advance of development for most User Stories 48. The Product Owner writes the acceptance tests 49. The Team can modify the Sprint backlog during the Sprint to meet the Sprint Goal 50. The team tracks work remaining during the Sprint using a tool like Burndown Charts 51. Dependent Teams integrate during each Sprint 52. The Scrum Master is empowered to remove impediments for the Team 53. The Daily Scrum happens every day at the same time and place 54. All Team members participate in the Daily Scrum 55. The Daily Scrum is limited to 15 minutes 56. A Sprint Review happens every Sprint 57. Feedback is encouraged and captured at the Sprint Review 58. Automated unit testing is implemented where appropriate 59. Automated regression testing is implemented where appropriate 60. The Sprint Backlog and/or Burndown Charts are updated daily 61. Scrum artifacts (Backlogs and Burndown Charts) are visible to all project stakeholders 62. Dependent Teams (a team working on the same project as other teams) are meeting together weekly to manage dependencies, e.g. Scrum of Scrums or similar 63. Dependent Teams have a “chief” Product Owner or similar role who is empowered to make product decisions across all product teams