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Perform an Agile Skills Assessment

Being Agile isn’t about processes, it’s about people.

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Contributors

  • Saeed Khan, Founder, Transformation Labs
  • Joanna Tivig, Co-Founder and Author, NewGenP
  • Ryland Leyton, Agile & BA Capability Lead, Author
  • Ori Schibi, Senior Consultant, PM Konnectors

Your Challenge

  • Your organization is trying to address the key delivery challenges you are facing. Early experiments with Agile are starting to bear fruit.
  • As part of maturing your Agile practice, you want to evaluate if you have the right skills and capabilities in place.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Focusing on the non-technical skills can yield significant returns for your products, your team, and your organization. These skills are what should be considered as the real Agile skills.

Impact and Result

  • Define the skills and values that are important to your organization to be successful at being Agile.
  • Put together a standard criterion for measurement of the attainment of given skills.
  • Define the roadmap and communication plan around your agile assessment.

Research & Tools

Start here – read the Executive Brief

Read our concise Executive Brief to find out why you should perform an agile skills assessment. review Info-Tech’s methodology, and understand the four ways we can support you in completing this project.

1. Take stock of the Agile skills and values important to you

Confirm the list of Agile skills that you wish to measure.

2. Define an assessment method that works for you

Define what it means to attain specific agile skills through a defined ascension path of proficiency levels, and standardized skill expectations.

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Module 1: Define Agile Skills and Maturity Levels

The Purpose

  • Learn about and define the Agile skills that are important to your organization.
  • Define the different levels of attainment when it comes to your Agile skills.
  • Define the standards on a per-role basis.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Get a clear view of the Agile skills important into meet your Agile transformation goals in alignment with organizational objectives.
  • Set a clear standard for what it means to meet your organizational standards for Agile skills.

Activities

Outputs

1.1

Review and update the Agile skills relevant to your organization.

  • A list of Agile skills that are consistent with your Agile transformation
1.2

Define your Agile proficiency levels to evaluate attainment of each skill.

  • A list of proficiency levels to be used during your Agile skills assessment
1.3

Define your Agile team roles.

  • A confirmed list of roles that you wish to measure on your Agile teams
1.4

Define common experience levels for your Agile roles.

  • A list of experience levels common to Agile team roles (example: Junior, Intermediate, Senior)
1.5

Define the skill expectations for each Agile role.

  • Define the skill expectations for each Agile role

Search Code: 94507
Published: October 8, 2020
Last Revised: October 8, 2020

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