Checking Your Scrum Team Health

The first value of the Agile Manifesto is to prefer “Individuals and interactions over processes and tools”. But how can you know if your individuals and your teams like your current Agile approach. In his article, Henrik Kniberg present a simple tool to assess the health of your Scrum teams.

The tool presented is a visual board that record the opinions (green, orange, red) of the team members on specific dimensions of their work: ease of release, technical quality, value, speed, etc. Coaches organize workshops with the team, facilitating discussions around the different health indicators on a quarterly basis. Henrik Kniberg also provides some guidelines to improve your likelihood of success and prevent that this tool screw the team culture. As often in Agile, the best value of this tool comes more from conversation that it generates than with the actual results. The article provides also links to download the cards and instructions as PDF or PPTX.

Read the complete article on https://labs.spotify.com/2014/09/16/squad-health-check-model/

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