Scrum Inc.’s “Scrum Capability Assessment” is a rapid, tailored and minimally-disruptive process that examines your company’s Scrum practices from top to bottom and assesses the agile capabilities of the teams actually doing the work. The results reveal where your Scrum is strong, and what practices are holding you back.
The assessment will result in a ScrumScore™ for the organization. The ScrumScore™ will be analyzed to produce a prioritized list of opportunities for improvement, including suggestions to address them and an estimate of the incremental business value that can be achieved.
The goal of the assessment and ratings is to support continuous improvement. It is valuable in many different situations, including:
Companies that execute Scrum well and want to distinguish themselves from the competition
Companies looking for a regular “check-up” on their Scrum practice to ensure they are achieving their full potential
Teams facing a particularly difficult project or deadline, and looking to take their Agile performance to the next level
Teams struggling with Scrum implementation or specific impediments that are difficult to remove
Scrum Capability Rating:
Companies that demonstrate mature Scrum practices will be awarded one of three different Scrum Capability Rating Awards in recognition of their accomplishment: Bronze, Silver, or Gold. Companies that meet these high standards can use their ratings in their marketing and advertising. They will receive Scrum Capability Rating seals and collateral marketing materials for this purpose, and be recognized on Scrum Inc.’s Assessment Medallions page. All ratings will be dated with the month and year they were awarded, recognizing that any assessment is a snap shot in time. Bronze level ratings will also indicate the specific teams included in the rating.
Bronze: A “Bronze” rated company is consistently executing essential elements of Scrum well in core segments of their business. All roles, artifacts and ceremonies are carried out effectively. Teams know their velocity and deliver a working increment of product at the end of each Sprint. They are aware of and consistently removing impediments, and have demonstrated and sustained improvement in velocity over time. Any variations from core Scrum are deliberate, done only in response to specific business needs, and grounded in Agile principles.
Silver: A “Silver” rated company is a step above. Not only do they meet all requirements of the Bronze level, but they demonstrate effective use of advanced patterns outside of core Scrum. (e.g. using Scrum dashboards to report progress to leadership, best practice engineering standards, demonstrating effective release planning) They must be executing Scrum effectively across all value-generating business units, including Agile leadership; and have successfully delivered on Agile projects in the past.
Gold: A “Gold” rated company has achieved something truly extraordinary. In addition to all traits of a Bronze and Silver company, several teams at a Gold rated company have reached hyper-productivity. (i.e. a velocity increase of 4-8x). Gold companies have embraced Scrum at an enterprise level…delivering repeatedly on Agile projects, using Agile contracting and performance evaluation, and institutionalizing continuous improvement at a fundamental level. Gold companies clearly demonstrate a focus on delivering to customers and explicitly recruit each business unit to support that effort. A Gold rating represents the pinnacle of Scrum/Agile proficiency, so at first we expect very few firms to reach this level.
The SCA is designed to measurably improve productivity and quality of work and products.
A lightweight tool, assessors spend just a few days observing an organization and deliver actionable insight at the end of the visit.
This feedback is prioritized by business value and tells you what steps you can take that will change your bottom line. Concrete recommendations with high impact on revenue.
Don't just say you're different than the competition; prove it with your Bronze, Silver, or Gold SCR.