Humans typically crawl before we learn to walk, and walk before we learn to run. But sometimes what we call running is really more like a walk, and sometimes when we’re in a real hurry we’ve been known to skip a step.

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How we learn to get started with Agile can take a lot of forms. Many people begin with baby steps: piloting a single team or experimenting with daily standups. Others are eager to get into a fast cadence right away and launch whole delivery groups — coordinated teams working on business strategy — all at once.

How we gauge our speed and progress varies, too.

  • Some organizations outgrowing stickies on a whiteboard don’t know how to take the next step.
  • Some go through the motions of Agile without noticing that their form is pain-inducing, or they’re moving so fast that they don’t have time to look around for competitors.
  • Some become so focused on the work in the moment that they lose sight of the finish line altogether.
  • Many who are “winning” at Agile forget to retrospect on their success or how to further improve.

Where are you in your Agile journey? Are you eager to take the next step, but don’t know where to start? Do you wonder how you stack up against others?

Now you can find out. Take five minutes to take our Agile Quiz. Get immediate answers, see how you compare to others who do what you do, and get recommendations for what to do next.



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