Adopting agile practices is complex - often we only understand where we are by looking back. Yet many involved in and observing the process want to know how teams and organizations are progressing.This session will explore techniques for mapping the journey, exposing directional options and customising the route according to where we find ourselves.

The goal of this session is to enable us to understand and clearly explain where we are with respect to team development, how we got there and where we'll head to next.

The tools we'll discuss will move towards building a GPS for our practice adoption travels.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

Judgement versus assessment - the purpose of knowing where we are (5 minutes)

Interactive solicitation and ranking of agile practices teams could adopt (15 minutes)

Gathering evidence ( 10 minutes)

Visualizing adoption over time (10 minutes)

Dicussion of depth versus breadth (5 minutes)

Casting improvement initiatives as hypothoses (5 minutes)

Wrapup, Q+A (5 minutes)

Learning Outcome

After this session participants will be able to:

  1. Visualize the current capability of teams
  2. Identify a capability development path
  3. Express new practice adoption as hypotheses
  4. Track progress over time

Target Audience

Coaches, practice leads, managers and team members looking to clearly map and communicate the adoption of new work organization methods

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