Agile Assessment: Helpful Remedy or Harmful Toxin?
Agile is a set of values and a mindset. As such, it can be hard to answer questions that leaders often ask, like: How agile are we? Are we getting more agile? What are the growth opportunities for our team? Many organizations use assessments to determine their level of agility. Dan Neumann will introduce several assessment approaches and tools that, like medicine, can be toxic when used incorrectly. We will explore the merits, potential uses, and possible downsides of each approach. Dan will help you understand more about your options for framing an assessment that fits your needs best when trying to measure your organization's culture and teams. You'll be able to explain the possible beneﬁts of assessment (and the possible unintended consequences of assessments), recognize assessment approaches that may damage team safety, and apply what you've learned to their own organization's agile journey.