HOW DOES IT WORK?
Whilst adaptable depending on a specific clients level of agile maturity and scale, the audit works in 2 key stages and focusses across 3 key areas. The first stage is an observation phase where our agile consultants work with,observe and interview key team members. From Product Owners and Scrum Masters within the team to more senior stakeholders (Senior Product Managers, Heads of Digital or IT and the C-suite) as well as technical leads (developers, architects and infrastructure / DevOps) we spend time across the teams. If part of a review of a scaled process such as SAFe then the ideal period for the observation is around the time that P.I. Planning (or equivalent) is carried out.
The focus areas are:
Team performance (best practices, culture / environment, leadership, backlog management and governance processes)
Technology (Architectural vision, Infrastructure / DevOps culture to enable Continuous Delivery, use of data and analytics to drive the efficacy of the program)
Scale (use of frameworks such as SAFe, LeSS, Scrum @ Scale or other, understanding of value streams to fund and drive backlogs, organisational structure and culture).