I was recently asked to provide a one-page assessment summary for a team I was coaching in agile/scrum practices. The focus at the time was on getting the basic scrum practices learned and adopted. Here is what I came up with:
The person who requested it liked it. I also shared it with a number of my coaching colleagues – all thought it a good summary except for one individual who thought it might reflect negatively on the team. Overall I thought it was useful to:
- Summarize the overall progress in one picture
- Highlight where the coaching priorities were
- Share with the team for concurrence and to see if it could be considered another input for retrospectives.
The above chart is a snapshot of the current agile adoption status and remaining gaps. It is also possible using this kind of data to produce a trend report of adoption progress. This is particularly useful when applying the trend to an entire organization with multiple teams. If the coaching is time-boxed into a number of iterations with specific goals for each one (from a coaching backlog), and then progress identified, then a chart like the following can help visualize progress: