Scrum Assessment: Find out where you are.

Check out our beLithe Scrum Assessment.

Whether you are just starting out, or are trying to figure where you can help your Scrum team, The beLithe Scrum Assessment is a great tool for a coach to establish a baseline of how a team is using Scrum, and then track the progress of a team as it matures.  I built this using my own experiences of working with Scrum teams over the last 6 years.  Our assessment is built on a couple of key points:

  • The Scrum Assessment is used to evaluate the maturity level of a Scrum team.
  • Assessment points are categorized into one of four groups:  Artifacts, Ceremonies, Roles, and Rules.
  • For each Assessment Point, five levels are available to be selected to describe the frequency of that the assessment point is achieved.
  • One hundred point system is used to assign the Scrum maturity level.
  • The Scrum Maturity Level is unique for each team.

When I start with a team, I have the team take the assessment to  establish a baseline.   By addressing each area of the survey, each teammate considers the actions and interactions of the team as they relate to Scrum.  Considering the response to each question positively reinforces the basics of Scrum with each teammate.

I follow that up with every three to four months to see what progress has been made.  While the results of the beLithe Scrum Assessment are important, the best part can be what you do with the results.  I like to use the summary results of  Assessment to have a teaching moments with teams.  I like to buy a few pizzas and have a lunch time conversation.  What can make the conversation interesting is the team discussing how it feels it is doing compared to the assessment.  While some teams will not fully implement Scrum, having the conversation will facilitate the team making conscious decisions on what it is doing and why it is doing it.  Sometimes, the conversation centers on why a team is not using one aspect.  That part of the conversation can indicate influences internal to the team, internal to the individuals, and external culture that negatively impact the team.  These conversation provide an opportunity for the team to constantly improve.

After establishing your baseline, reassess your team using the beLithe Scrum Assessment every three or four months to gauge your team’s progress.  Start helping your team today.

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Thanks for coming in today.

Chris

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