Spotting Agile

by Jeff Langr

September 09, 2008

I know that a team is on the right track when they:

  • deliver on the majority of their commitments each iteration, and at most a portion of one story is incomplete at the end of an iteration

  • deliver stories every 1-3 days, on average, throughout an iteration

  • can tell you relevant statistics about the code base, for example, how many unit tests are there and how long they take to run

  • commit to improvement, and deliver on that commitment, without having to be told–they just do it

  • don’t fear open conflict

  • can be seen talking about the code

What other indicators do you have?



Kevin E. Schlabach September 9, 2008 03:31pm

How about- they don’t have any person on the team that is a bottleneck for completing work.

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