The Bridges Consulting Agile assessment focuses on 5 main competency areas, with 5-15
characteristics per competency, determined by answering approx. 115 questions. The 5 main
competency areas are:
1. Product Definition – How well do you identify what you want to build and what order to build it in.
2. Planning and Coordination – How do you plan your work and track progress.
3. Delivery Practices – How do you technically “build” (the product) that enables agility.
4. Continuous Improvement – How well do you create knowledge, inspect and adapt to improve your process.
5. Organizational Enablement – How well does the organization culture support Agile by aligning individual and team incentives with the Agile value system. The Agile Assessment Process our approach is empathetic and sensitive, at the same time unbiased and uncompromising on the goals. We will provide you an extensive Agile readiness assessment report through a series of steps like stakeholder interviews, observing the team(s), process walk throughs, and dialog with your team members and staff. The assessment consists of three phases.
Agile Assessment Phase 1 – Pre – Site Visit Preparation (approx. 6-8 hrs.)
In preparation of the Agile assessment site visit and to ensure a productive use of your and our time, we request Clients to provide information about their current Agile projects, practices and artifacts.Receiving this information ahead of our visit, allows us to become familiar with your current team(s) processes, practices and project artifacts. A survey will be distributed to the current Agile team. The findings from this assessment will be presented to the project POC prior to starting the engagement.
Agile Assessment Phase 2 – Site Visit (approx. 24 hrs.)
This phase involves a 2-day visit to the Client site and meeting with the Client’s team members, Product Owners, stakeholders, business sponsors, and any other staff working with or supporting the Agile project teams. A typical schedule of activities may include:
1. Meet with Client Point of Contact 0.5 hour
2. Meet and Interview Stakeholders 1.5 hour
3. Meet and Interview Product Owners/Business Sponsors 2.0 hour
4. Meet and Interview Scrum Master(s) 2.0 hours
5. Observe Agile Team practices 2.0 hours
1. Observe Agile Team practices/interactions 2.0 hours
2. Meet with Team Members 3.0 – 4.0 hours
3. Meet with Client Point of Contact prior to training 1.0 hour
1. Senior Leader Agile/Scrum Overview 2.0 hours
2. Scrum Master Agile/Scrum Role Based Training 3.0 hours
3. Team Member Agile/Scrum Role Based Training 3.0 hours
4. Conclude Site Visit with a Final presentation on
Assessment Findings and Next Steps 2.0 hour
Final Assessment Report
The third phase involves the analysis of our findings from the site visit and the preparation of the detailed Assessment Report along with our recommendations. This phase is performed at contractor site. This assessment report will be presented to the leadership team with the final lessons learned.
Every organization is unique and has its own strengths and culture that support or hinder Agile adoption. Based on the assessment, we propose a practical road-map with recommendations needed for the journey towards a successful Agile adoption. These recommendations provide not only an ongoing assessment framework, but also form the basis for the transformation road-map that helps you incrementally introduce new structure, new practices, and new ways of thinking into your organization. Contractor will deliver within 10 days after concluding the site visit, an Assessment Report that includes the following key elements:
1. State of current practices.
2. Gaps in current practices.
3. Candid feedback on the major challenges to Agile adoption.
4. Written road-map with strategies and specific recommendations to address challenges.
5. Suggested resources to assist with implementation of road-map.