Teams are one of the pillars in an agile deliverable-organization regardless of whether they are delivery teams, several teams in an Agile Release Train or an agile delivery organization. Requirements for the maturity in these teams and their self-understanding are essential in the work to mature an agile delivery organization. With an agile goal setting, you get an effective method of creating high performance teams.
Regardless of which agile model you have chosen, effective agile teams are crucial to your ability to bring value to the customers. Through an agile goal setting you create a map of the agile condition in the organization, in the Agile Release Train or in a team – including which direction a team, train or organization, has to follow to realize their potential. But not all agile teams have the same goal setting. Some want to create the most value by being very competent at delivering flawless solutions on time. Other teams also need to have a very strong market-focus and readiness to try out new solutions within the market. Depending on what the needs of the individual team are, the initiatives necessary to achieve high performance (and thereby agile fluency) will be different.
What are the benefits?
In organizations that have done several years of agile work, we know from experience that bad habits creep in, but also that the agile teams have the impression that they are as good as they can get. Here, an agile goal setting can be used to hold a mirror up to the team and identify the improvement opportunities which can lead to:
- Increased customer value.
- Cross-functional learning.
- A higher degree of predictability.