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We want {CompanyName} to be a fun, challenging and rewarding place to work. Help us realize our vision of a world-class work environment by completing this Product Discovery & Delivery Health Assessment. This assessment is your opportunity to help shape the future of our company and improve your own experience in the process.


Product Maturity - Product Maturity

It's important that teams engage in actively learning if they're building the right thing, and in measuring the outcomes of what they build and release.

To what extent do you agree with the statements below, 1 = Strongly Disagree 10 = Strongly Agree

  • Q1: Product managers/product owners actively lead small discovery teams that include UI/Interaction Designer, and a Senior Engineer. [DISCOVERY TEAM]

  • Q2:

    Discovery teams identify and plan work to answer the questions: Do customers desire the feature? Can they use it to accomplish what they want? Can we build it cost effectively?
    Valuable | Usable | Feasible [PROBLEM SOLUTION DISCOVERY]

  • Q3:

    Discovery teams have active customer and user involvement speaking directly with users as frequently as possible (could be weekly). [CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT]

  • Q4: Discovery teams build prototypes or small experiments that test their assumptions before building the larger commercial software. [EXPERIMENTS]

  • Q5: Discovery teams actively engage the whole team and make what they have learned visible to business stakeholders and the delivery team. [SHARED LEARNING]

  • Q6: Our product/s have a clear vision and long range goals that will anticipate market needs. [VISION & FOCUS]

  • Q7: Discovery teams understand what area of the product they are focused on. [CUSTOMER & PRODUCT]

  • Q8: Discovery teams understand who their target customers and users are and clearly understand their needs. [CUSTOMER & PRODUCT]

  • Q9: Product leaders work to define high level roadmaps (theme level) that bring clarity to the current product strategy and how it will achieve the overall business strategy. [ROADMAP CLARITY]

  • Q10: The Discovery team provides clarity to the items in the backlog - especially their target audience, their needs and the priority of the backlog items. [BACKLOG CLARITY]

  • Q11: Discovery teams are effective at identifying the Minimal Viable Product (smallest possible experiment to test a business hypothesis). The MVPs are Valuable, Usable and Feasible increments that move us towards the desired product vision. [MVP DEFINITION]

  • Q12: Discovery teams have defined clear roles, processes and ceremonies (meetings) to collaborate effectively with the Delivery teams through execution of their vision. [ROLES & CEREMONIES]

  • Q13: We are actively engaged in defining, optimizing and inspecting/adapting our processes as we see fit. [PROCESS OWNERSHIP]

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Culture - Culture

A healthy and high performing organization has a healthy cross-functional culture.

To what extend to you agree with the following statements. 1=Strongly Disagree, 10=Strongly Agree. 

  • Q1: The organization has effective cross-functional collaboration between the various business units and has broken down the silos that impede delivery of value. [CROSS-FUNCTIONAL COLLABORATION]

  • Q2: Our leaders, at various levels of the organization, practice Servant Leadership and empower their teams to succeed. They provide clarity of vision, remove obstacles and aim to serve and support the teams towards achieving the vision. [EMPOWERMENT]

  • Q3: Overall, we have a healthy culture of trust, respect and open/honest communication across teams. [TRUST & RESPECT]  

  • Q4: Overall, our teams work at a sustainable pace with minor burnout. We have a healthy work-life balance. [SUSTAINABLE PACE]

  • Q5: We encourage and recognize creative & innovative thinking. [CREATIVITY & INNOVATION]

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Delivery Health - Delivery Health

It's critical for development teams to be able to create predictable short-term plans and write high-quality software.

To what extent do you agree with the statements below, 1 = Strongly Disagree 10 = Strongly Agree

  • Q1: The delivery teams can plan and execute work in small chunks and realistically predict how much they can accomplish in a given time-box. We are able to use their velocity for future planning. [PREDICTABILITY]

  • Q2: The delivery teams release software as frequently as desired by their product owner/business customer. [TIME TO MARKET]

  • Q3: The delivery teams produce high quality products that are reliable and meet customer expectations. [QUALITY]

  • Q4: The delivery teams are effective at responding to changing business and market needs. [RESPONSE TO CHANGE]

  • Q5: The delivery teams are mature and consistent in their adoption of Agile methods. [AGILE MATURITY]

  • Q6: We coordinate & deliver releases effectively a crossed teams. [RELEASE MGMT]

  • Q7: We effectively manage dependencies a crossed products, teams & releases. [DEPENDENCY MGMT] 

  • Q8: Using this scale from 1 – 10, how confident are you that this team can deliver on your needs?

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Technical Health - Technical Health

To be effective, it's important that the team have a technical environment that allows them to move quickly without fear of costly mistakes. 

If you're not sure, select N/A.
To what extent do you agree with the statements below, 1 = Strongly Disagree 10 = Strongly Agree

  • Q1: The delivery teams have effective automated build and deployment processes. [BUILD INFRASTRUCTURE]

  • Q2: Unit tests, acceptance tests, and other tests (such as performance tests), are automated. [AUTOMATED TESTING]

  • Q3: It's easy and routine to deploy frequently or pull back a release. [DEPLOYMENT INFRASTRUCTURE]

  • Q4: It's easy to test feature ideas using A/B testing or by turning features on temporarily. [EXPERIMENT INFRASTRUCTURE]

  • Q5: The team has electronic repositories to store documents, photos, and models they create. [ARTIFACT REPOSITORY]

  • Q6: The team has electronic repositories for code and documentation that make it easy to find and revert back to prior versions of code. [SOURCE CODE MGMT]

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What are the top strengths and successes you'd like to share?

What are the gaps or threats you see?

What are the significant impediments that are impeding progress or can become major risks?