Agile Assessment


If Agile Transformation is the process of moving to a flat organization of small autonomous teams, open, adaptable, and engaged in continuous improvement, then Agile Assessment is the ignition to that process.

Begin Agile Assessment

All consulting begins with an assessment. Since transformation to Agile is a huge time and emotional investment for an organization, the Agile Assessment helps consultants gauge the company’s overall agility and whether that company is using any agile practices.  Then target areas of focus can be determined. 



How to Perform an Agile Assessment with Symphony?

  • Establishment of mutually acceptable expectations and objectives for the assessment including levels of focus, meaning a team, a specific project, or the entire organization.
  • Completion of a short survey for cross-check among random respondents in the target area, using an Agile assessment tool covering roles, teams, communication lines, reporting, backlog and culture. This provides a level of Scrum efficiency to assist consultants in the Assessment process.
  • Next is an on-site meeting between the Symphony Agile consultants and top management at the company as well as team members doing the daily work. One-on-one discussions and observations of routines give consultants a feel for the culture of the company, the attitudes, agile maturity, and the company’s tolerance for change. These discussions also provide insight into operational anti-patterns, team pain points and organizational challenges. 
  • Agile Assessment Report 

Agile Assessment Report 

Following the on-site visit, the organization receives a Report, covering key findings:  

  • Baseline level of agile maturity  
  • Major improvement areas indicated 
  • Action plan.

The Action Plan will include some or all of the following:  

  • Agile training courses 
  • PI Planning 
  • Implementation 
  • Specialized coaching and support.

Even if companies proceed with complete Agile Transformation through to agile practices and Implementation, it is helpful to remember that business agility comes with time.  

This is why the LACE (Lean Agile Center of Excellence) professionals at Symphony Solutions recommend regular assessments to gauge success, to see whether the company is experiencing continuous improvement and if agile practices are in place, and whether teams require additional coaching. 

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