Find out how to do Scrum better and double, triple, or even quadruple, your team's performance. Many organizations struggle to use Scrum properly and miss the incredible benefits of Scrum. There are many reasons for this gap:
The Scrum Team Assessment is a virtual expert with the distilled knowledge and experience of the Berteig Consulting coaches and trainers including co-founder and Certified Scrum Trainer Mishkin Berteig.
Your virtual Scrum coach builds a professional report that provides you with practical, valuable advice on how to improve. This advice is based on our experience working with Scrum teams since 2004. We have helped many teams reach a high-performance state, most recently a team in the Land Resources Cluster in the Ontario Government (yes, even government can have high-performance teams.) You and your team members fill out an in-depth online survey about how your team is currently using Scrum. This data allows our virtual Scrum coach to build the report. The report contains the following sections:
The Scrum Team Assessment provides an objective, 3rd party view on how your team is doing. This sort of view is impossible to get any other way.
For organizations of every size, the Scrum Team Assessment is a great way to make sure that your team knows exactly what it needs to do to improve. Use it to make immediate improvements to help your business start saving money. Use it to help with audit and performance management: are your ScrumMasters, coaches and project managers doing a good job? Use it to correct misinformation: did your trainer lead you astray? Use it to find out what you need to do as a manager to help the team.
The Scrum Team Assessment is an incredible value at $495 per team per use. This allows up to twenty team members, all from the same team, to fill out the survey. The results of your assessment could help your organization save hundreds of thousands of dollars by improving the performance of your team. Why wait to find out the best ways to improve. The virtual Scrum coach is ready now.
If you are managing multiple teams, you can use the Scrum Team Assessment to compare how your teams are doing. Find out the strengths of your "A" teams so they can help your "B" teams. The Scrum Team Assessment helps you identify opportunities for cross-training between teams. Use the objective scoring of the report to create a healthy competition between your teams that will heat up their performance - fast.
Our assessment clients include companies from many different industries and from all over the world. These clients have found the results both insightful and practical. The Scrum Team Assessment has helped them to find the gaps in their use of Scrum. Every client has their own unique challenges and, like a good Scrum coach, the Scrum Team Assessment report contains clear, actionable advice that pertains to those unique challenges. Clients who have used the Scrum Team Assessment include:
Here are some snapshots from our simple and easy-to-use survey that you and your team members access after purchase:
First, every team member receives an access code to use when beginning the survey. The code allows the survey to be stopped and re-started at a later time.
Then, team members are asked questions about their team environment and the organization they work in. These questions are designed to set the context for the virtual coach to come up with the most appropriate, valuable recommendations.
The main part of the survey are the questions about the "Rules of Scrum" and various common guidelines, techniques and best-practices. Each of these is a simple statement of the "rule" and the team member indicates how well the team is following the rule. This is a sample of a very basic process rule:
This is a sample of a common guideline or best-practice:
After answering all the questions in the survey, each team member is given the chance to review their responses and make any changes desired before making their final submission.
The Scrum Team Assessment survey consists of nearly 100 simple by comprehensive questions about the team's environment and how the team does Scrum. It takes between 10 minutes and 20 minutes for each Scrum Team member to go through the survey. In the "Advanced" version of the report, the financial benefits are estimated based on three factors that may differ from your actual circumstances: the fully-loaded cost of your team, the estimated level of the team's current efficiency and the estimated level of efficiency possible if the team fixes most of their deficiencies identified on the Scrum Team Assessment report.
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* Some conditions apply. Discount coupon for public Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Scrum Product Owner training must be used for courses offered by Berteig Consulting Inc. as listed on World Mindware and occurring within three months of receiving your Scrum Team Assessment report. The "Agile Advice" book is provided with your report. Your contact information will be used by Berteig Consulting Inc. ONLY for the purposes of the "As the Agile World Grows" newsletter and to follow up with you regarding the Scrum Team Assessment. The Scrum Team Assessment cannot replace professional Scrum coaching, consulting or training. Nor can it replace good upbringing or a loving mother. But you already knew that.