- The team have major or moderate impediments which prevents them achieving this to a standard they are happy with.
|Disciplined Agile Delivery
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Level 1 - Initial
Framework is not being adopted
Level 2 - Managed
Very Low adoption of framework
Level 3 - Defined
Low adoption of framework
Level 4 - Quality
Good adoption of framework
Level 5 - Optimised
Full adoption of framework
Yes - There is evidence that the team work in this way.
No - The team have major impediments preventing them working in this way.
N/A - There is a justifiable reason why the team do not work this way.
Red - The team have major or moderate impediments which prevents them achieving this to a standard they are happy with.
Amber - The team sometimes achieve this, but not often.
Green - The team always achieve this.
N/A - There is a justifiable reason why the team do not work this way.
|Is there a Team Lead?
|Can the Team Lead describe their role and responsibility?
|Does the Team Lead regularly coach and promote self-organisation within the Development Team?
|Does the Team Lead regularly coach and promote cross-functionality within the Development Team?
|Does the Team Lead remove impediments to the Development Team’s progress?
|Does the Team Lead ensure the Team have the goal of addressing stakeholder needs?
|Does the Team Lead facilitate the DAD events/ceremonies?
|Does the Team Lead support the Product Owner find techniques for effective Product Backlog management?
|Does the Team Lead facilitate the Team to create clear and concise Product Backlog items?
|Does the Team Lead support the Product Owner in understanding the product planning in an empirical environment?
|Does the Team Lead ensure the Product Owner knows how to arrange the Product Backlog to meet their needs?
|Does the Team Lead support the Product Owner understanding and practising DAD?
|Does the Team Lead coach the organisation in its adoption of DAD?
|Does the Team Lead facilitate/implement changes that increases the productivity of the Team?
|Does the Team Lead work with other Team Leads to increase the effectiveness of the application of DAD in the organisation?
|Is there a Product Owner?
|Is the Product Owner the only person who tells the Development Team what to work on?
|Does the Product Owner clearly express the Product Backlog items?
|Does the Product Owner groom and order the items in the Product Backlog?
|Does the product Owner optimise the work the Team perform to meet their needs?
|Does the Product Owner ensure that the Product Backlog is visible, transparent, and clear to all, and shows what the Team will work on next?
|Does the Product Owner ensure the Team understands items in the Product Backlog?
|Does the Product Owner ensure each Backlog item has a Definition of Done?
|Does the Organisation respect the Product Owners decisions?
|Is the Team self-organised and choose how best to accomplish their work?
|Is the Team cross-functional and have all of the skills as a team necessary to create a product Increment?
|Does the team have an Architecture owner?
|Does the team know the seven disciplined agile principles and abide by them?
|Does the team know the Disciplined Agile Manifesto?
|Is there a clear stakeholder for the solution being developed?
|Are there the appropriate specialists within the team to support the delivery of the solution?
|Are there independent tester(s) to ensure the quality and confirm the definition of done?
|Are there domain experts to support the delivery of the solution?
|Are there technical experts in the team to support the delivery of the solution?
|Is there integrator within the team to ensure the solution can work within the chosen environment?
|Is the Development Team between 3 and 9 members?
|Has a goal diagrams been created?
|Has the required view types been established?
|Has the level of detail required to capture the stakeholders needs been agreed?
|Has the modelling strategy been established and agreed?
|Has the work item management strategy been established and agreed?
|Have the non functional requirements been captured?
|During the Inception phase have all the team roles (primary and secondary) been established and assigned?
|Has the team developed a Common Vision for meeting the Product Owners needs?
|Has the solution been aligned with the companies enterprise direction?
|Has the initial scope been explored, established and agreed?
|Has the Initial Technical Strategy been explored, established and agreed?
|Has a Initial Release Plan been developed?
|Has funding been secured?
|Has the required working environment been created (physical environment, virtual environment, tools etc.)
|Have the risks been identified, captured and documented?
|Has the Initial Test Strategy been developed?
|Does the entire team participate in the Iteration Planning?
|Are the Iteration Planning sessions held at the beginning/before an Iteration?
|Does the Team Lead ensure that the Iteration Planning takes place?
|Does the Team Lead ensure that attendants to Iteration Planning understand its purpose?
|Does the Team Lead encourage the Team to keep the Iteration Planning within the time-box?
|Is the Iteration Planning time box maintained (Eight hours for a one-month Iteration or for shorter Iterations less than eight hours)?
|Does the Team forecast the Product Backlog items which it will be delivering in the Iteration?
|Does the Team establish a Iteration goal during the Iteration Planning?
|Does the Team self-organise to undertake the work in the Iteration Backlog?
|Do the attendants to Iteration Planning understand its purpose?
|Does the Product Owner help to clarify the selected Product Backlog items to be developed during the Iteration?
|Can the Team renegotiate the selected Product Backlog items with the Product Owner?
|Is the Team able to explain to the Product Owner and Team Lead how it intends to work as a self-organising team to accomplish the Iteration Goal and create the anticipated Increment?
|Does each new Iteration start immediately after the conclusion of previous Iteration?
|Are the maximum length of the iteration one month?
|Do all the iterations have the same length?
|If needed during the Iteration is the scope clarified and re-negotiated between the Product Owner and Team?
|Are the quality goals maintained during the Iteration?
|Are changes requested during the Iteration that would endanger the Iteration Goal managed so there is no impact?
|Is the Product Owner the only person with authority to cancel the Iteration?
|Are incomplete Product Backlog items re-estimated and put back on the Product Backlog?
|Daily Coordination Meeting
|Does the Team Lead ensure that the Team has the Daily Coordination Meeting?
|Is the Team responsible for conducting the Daily Coordination Meeting?
|Does the Team Lead teach the Development Team to keep the Daily Coordination Meeting within the 15-minute time-box?
|Is the daily Coordination Meeting up kept to 15 minutes long and members remain standing?
|Does the Daily Coordination Meeting cover what the team have completed since the last meeting?
|Does the Daily Coordination Meeting cover what the team are working on now?
|Does the Daily Coordination Meeting cover any impediment that prevents the Team from meeting the Iteration Goal?
|Is the Daily Coordination Meeting held at the same time and place each day?
|Does Team Lead ensure the appropriate Team members participate in the Daily Coordination Meeting?
|The Iteration Review
|Are the Iteration Reviews performed at the end of every Iteration?
|Is the Iteration Review time box maintained (Four-hour for one-month Iteration or for shorter Iteration less than four hours)?
|Does the Team Lead ensure that the Iteration Review takes place?
|Does the Team Lead ensure that the attendants understand the Iteration Review purpose?
|Does the Iteration Review attendees include the Primary and Secondary Teams?
|Does the Product Owner explain what Product Backlog items have been “Done” and what has not been “Done”?
|Does the Team discuss what went well during the Iteration, what problems it ran into, and how those problems were solved?
|Does the Team demonstrate the work that it has “Done” and answers questions about the Increment?
|Does the Product Owner discuss the Product Backlog as it stands, and likely completion dates based on progress to date (if needed)?
|Does the Iteration Review provide valuable input to subsequent Iteration Planning?
|Does the Iteration Review discuss how the marketplace, potential use of the product, or Product Owner needs might have changed and what is the most valuable thing to do next?
|Does the Iteration Review discuss the time line, budget, potential capabilities, and marketplace for the next anticipated release of the product?
|Is the output of the Iteration demonstrated to the team and relevant stakeholders/sponsor?
|Does the Iteration Retrospective occur after the Iteration Review and prior to the next Iteration Planning?
|Is the Iteration Retrospective time box maintained (Three-hour for one-month Iteration, or less for shorter Iterations)?
|Does the Team Lead ensure that the Iteration Retrospective takes place?
|Does the Team Lead ensure that the Iteration Retrospective attendants understand its purpose?
|Does the Team Lead identify improvements that it will implement in the next Iteration?
|Does the Iteration Retrospective cover what went well during the Iteration cycle?
|Does the Iteration Retrospective cover what went wrong during the Iteration cycle?
|Does the Iteration Retrospective cover what could be done differently to improve?
|Do the team find creative solutions and develop an action plan at the end of the Iteration Retrospective?
|Does the transition phase contain all the required testing to enable deployment (regression, integration)
|Does the transition phase contain all the required training and handover tasks for supporting the deployed solution
|Does the transition phase contain all the required documentation supporting the solution