Select the correct Agile values.
Come up front and explain it briefly.
Empathy, Respect, Impact, Courage and Trust
Innovation, Trust, Energy, Empathy, Respect
Respect, Courage, Trust, Empathy and Openness
Agility, Appreciation, Assertiveness, Competence and Endurance
Two types of metric areas towards measuring an Agile Workforce are:
Agile Innovation Metrics and Agile Mood Metrics
Agile Continuous Improvement Metrics and Agile Governance Metrics
Agile Education Metrics and Agile Team Morale Metrics
Agile Client Satisfaction Metrics and Agile Utilization Metrics
What is a servant leader?
A leader that plans tasks, drives decisions, follows up on it and controls the operation
A leader that drives others, gives approvals, knows how it is done.
A leader that cultivates a culture of trust, values diverse opinions, develops other leaders, focus on people
Leader with focus on the organization and getting the followers commitment towards organizational objectives
Scenario: You are part of a squad and there is no efficient flow towards the clear outcome, there have been no live stand ups for 3 weeks, each member works on their own and there is no visibility of progress. What do you do? (Select all that apply)
Send an invite to the squad to talk about it, even if you are not the iteration manager.
Schedule a retrospective session and propose to also review the social contract.
Bring it up on your 1:1 with your team manager
Wait for the iteration manager to take action on it and show your interest to help solving it
Propose to start using mood marbles on the squad
Scenario: you sense that in your squad your opinion doesn't count, why would you mind sharing ideas? 1 or 2 in the squad are taking all the decisions. What is the problem and what could be done better here? (Select all that apply)
Consensus from the squad is not been considered. Social contract needs to be reviewed.
Nothing, statistically always 1 or 2 persons end up giving the ideas and taking decisions
Communication channels in the squad need to be improved as soon as possible. Also planning poker, Design Thinking, Mural voting and other strategies must be used to accomplish consensus.
You sense that, but it is not your job to bring it up.
The problem is the iteration manager, needs to be changed.
Is Agile a mindset? Why? (Select all that apply)
It is a framework that outline the steps and procedures to manage an objective.
Because the Values and Principles are the foundation of the mindset
Pillars like self awareness, servant leadership and global listening hold the mindset as a roof.
It is a mindset of growth with foundations and pillars.
Scenario: A tribe of squads is not working aligned and communication channels are not effective. Which Agile principle is this scenario mainly lacking of?
Self Directed Teams: Work should be collaborative and multidisciplinary.
Iteration and Learning: Work should be iterative and fast.
Clarity of Outcome: Work is focused on user value
Select those roles that are rightly described. (Select all that apply)
Delivery Manager: Servant Leader who oversees the operation, prioritizes the operation, prioritizes the funnel, puts the team together, defines objectives, and helps remove obstacles and waste.
Transformation Lead: Guides the team into adopting agile practices, also a servant leader, is well versed in agile and leads the transformation.
Improvement Champion: analytical, agile knowledge, strong drive to improve and collaborates with Delivery Manager.
Iteration Manager: facilitates iterations, use of agile practices, fosters empowerment and improves productivity in any way. Pushes work.
Product Owner: voice of the customer, holds product vision. This role is not available to squad members.
To keep the squad aligned and informed of stories status: Who should update and what agile practice is recommended?
Improvement Champion: VSM
The Iteration Manager: Wall of Work
The Operations Manager: Burn-up Charts
Select the responsibilities of an iteration manager: (Select all that apply).
Explain why not those options not selected.
Promotes empowerment and creativity. Does not push work.
Helps the squad improve productivity by all means
Helps remove impediments, roadblocks
Assigns work and owners
Holds the product vision
Embodies the values and principles of Agile, is self-organized (pulls work rather than being directed), is self-managed (holds each other accountable), creates a Social Contract (how we work together), respects other members of the team (everyone has a voice and your ideas are valuable) and guarantees the quality of work (no known defects).
***Those are the resposibilities of?
Is a team-designed agreement for an aspirational set of values, behaviors and social norms. It is a vision for how it would be to work in an incredibly safe and powerful team:
Wall of work
It's a regular touch point for the team, improving communication, eliminating other meetings, and keeps the team in sync with what everyone else is working on:
Explain the difference with a showcase meeting.
A core practice for operations teams to analyze and improve the efficiency of business processes. Using a collaborative workshop, a high-level graphic of the process is developed and used to identify non-value activities such as checking or approvals, loops, wait times, and excessive activity times.
Value Stream Mapping
As Is Scenario
Wall of Work
Is a lean method to manage and improve work by balancing demands with available capacity and improving the handling of bottlenecks. It focuses on limiting work in progress and reduces waste from multi-tasking and context switching.
Value Stream Mapping
Meeting for the team to get feedback from stakeholders on the completed work and to discuss and adapt the backlog and prioritization. All who have an interest in the product, especially key stakeholders, are encouraged to attend this meeting.
Stand up meeting
Activity that helps us get behind the obvious to determine what is the true cause for the problem. In Agile we use several simple techniques (5 Why, Fishbone, and Pareto). Explain at least one of the techniques.
What happens if someone breaks the social contract? Who will hold that person accountable?
The manager will review during 1:1
Project Manager will expose the person on the next meeting
The entire team, anyone in the team can ask if the social contract needs to be revisited.
No one, nothing happens