What is an Agile Assessment?

An Agile Assessment is your first step to taking your organization’s efficiency and performance to the next level.

Whether your team is brand new or maturing in agile practices, the assessment will bring clarity to your vision.


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Why An Agile Assessment For My Organization?

Ensure that your leadership team is aligned on the following:


Understanding of Agile Fundamentals

Benefits on committing to an Agile Transformation.


Vision Alignment

Leadership shared vision and transformation objectives.


Agile Transformation Journey

Agile transformation journey map. Transformation priorities. Scope, budget and roadmap.

Some customers who have successfully completed assessments with us:

Eric Chandler
"AgileTrailblazers did an amazing job of quickly ascertaining our current status, identifying gaps and developing recommendations to effectively migrate to a fully agile framework"
Eric Chandler, CEO, Xpressdocs

Based on our Continuous Business Value Delivery Framework


Continuous Business Value Delivery (CBVD)

Continuous Business Value Delivery (CBVD) is the ability to rapidly deliver value to the customer on a consistent basis. CBVD is achieved when anyone within the organization can come up with innovative product and service ideas that provide a competitive advantage.

Leaders can incorporate these ideas into an overall strategy with specific goals and objectives that align the organization, and the organization can then effectively execute this strategy through incremental delivery and fast feedback.


Four Core Capabilities

The Agile Assessment measures the 4 core capabilities that every organization must possess in order to achieve Continuous Business Value Delivery: Scalability, Quality, Speed, and Adaptability.

The in-depth Agile Assessment will benchmark your organization’s current state in each of these 4 main capabilities, and then we will collaborate with you to create a roadmap for your future success.

The Value of an Agile Assessment for Your Organization

The Agile Assessment provides the following 6, key benefits to help your organization achieve Continuous Business Value Delivery:

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An Agile Assessment for Your Organization in 3 Steps:

Benchmark Current State and Create Roadmap

The first step is a Discovery Process where we conduct a thorough assessment of your organization to benchmark your current state. This Discovery Process includes:

Once the Discovery Process is complete, we will then perform the following assessments:

  • Leadership workshop to help leaders fully understand agile principles, how to become a leader in an agile organization, and align leaders on key goals and objectives

  • Quantitative assessment consists of in-depth surveys that are sent to IT team members, IT leaders and business leaders to assess the organization’s agile adoption, DevOps capability, team dynamics, and overall ability of the organization to achieve business outcomes.

  • Subjective assessment where we will look at your portfolio management, conduct interviews, and observe how agile methods are being executed within your organization.

Once the Discovery Process is complete, we will then perform the following assessments:

  • Portfolio Assessment which covers:

    • Lean portfolio management

    • Risk-scaled portfolio management

    • Business intent-driven architecture panel of portfolio, program, and team

  • 140-Point DevOps Assessment: An in-depth assessment conducted through three workshops on Agile Technical Practices, DevOps and Architecture, to get a complete picture of all DevOps related processes and capabilities including:

    • Version control

    • Continuous deployment, integration and testing

    • Release management and environments

    • Tooling and culture

  • Value Stream Determination: Identify how your organization creates value through operations, and organize programs around value stream, not platforms.

Execute Roadmap

Throughout the assessment process, we collaborate with champions and leaders to create a roadmap which includes:

  • Portfolio: Recommended prioritized improvements backlog
  • Program: Tactical roadmap for immediate execution and associated investment needs
  • Team Dynamics Analysis and Process Investment Heat Map
  • Customized team coaching plans to execute the Roadmap
Measure Progress
As the roadmap is executed, we will help your organization measure progress and fine-tune the roadmap so that you can successfully reach your destination.

Consultant Profiles Conducting the Assessment

Brian Barr

Brian Barr

Agile Transformation Advisor and President and Chief Executive Officer

Brian has over 25 years of experience leading global teams in the creation of large-scale software solutions with a passion for quality, timeliness, and agile methodologies. He has influenced and led company-wide agile transformations in traditionally change-resistant organizations such as medical and financial services industries. Brian has a BSE in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Brian is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) and a Scaled Agile Framework™Program Consultant (SPC).


Naeem Hussain

Agile Transformation Advisor and Chief Financial Officer

Naeem is a highly successful Management Consultant with phenomenal success integrating strategies, innovations, technologies, and personnel to drive in healthcare, banking, telecommunication and education industries. Naeem is a Scaled Agile Framework™ Program Consultant (SPC), a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) and a Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE) from American Society of Quality. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Bangalore University, a Master’s degree in Telecommunication & Computers and has an MBA from The University of Chicago.

Joe Campbell

Joe Campbell

Technical Practices Advisor

Joe Campbell has a strong architecture and development background and has been developing software professionally, to one degree or another for 15 years. Joe has architected highly secure transactional systems that scale with quality. He has implemented DevOps for organizations deploying 100K+ lines of code with exhaustive automated tests in production with minimal manual intervention. Joe is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Drexel University.


Eric Taylor

Technical Practices Advisor and Director of Agile Software Delivery

Eric is a results-oriented IT leader, agile enthusiast, and technical expert with a proven track record in delivering large-scale web and mobile applications while focusing on quality, timelines and people leadership. He has over 19 years of experience in IT in medical, retail, banking and education industries. Eric is a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), has a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Bloomsburg University Pennsylvania, and a Masters in Information Science from Penn State University.

What Is It Like to Work With Agile Trailblazers?

How does it work?

This is a 2-week engagement that will begin with an Assessment Kickoff and Leadership Workshop and conclude with a leadership readout to help your organization start implementing changes in a timely manner.

Week 1

  • Assessment kickoff: 2 hour meeting
  • Quantitative assessment
  • Subjective assessment: 1hr interviews with stakeholders

Week 2

  • Process Assessment
  • Architecture assessment: half-day workshops with technical leadership team
  • Final recommendations
How time consuming is this for our organization?

The assessment period  will require a small investment of time by your organization team members. It will be more than returned through process improvements, which can be immediately implemented after the assessment period.

During the assessment there will be minimal the disruption to your business. This will require a relatively small investment of time by your organization team members during the assessment period. This investment in time will be more than returned through process improvements, provided in the Final Report (see Deliverables section above), which can be immediately implemented after the assessment period.

About Agile Trailblazers

AgileTrailblazers is a Digital Transformation consulting firm, passionate about enabling organizations to rapidly realize Continuous Business Value Delivery (CBVD)®, higher productivity and improved quality, through the use of lean and agile principles.


We Are About Value Creation

We believe value creation is maximized by scaling efficiency and productivity to build sustainable organizations.


Sustainable Organizations

We build sustainable organizations by enlisting thought leaders who unlock the human capabilities of initiative, creativity and passion.

Continuous Innovation

We believe that successful companies continuously innovate - leveraging these entrepreneurial capabilities.

AgileTrailblazers are trusted partners that focus on helping our customers attain real business results by listening, collaborating, and solving our customer issues. Customers realize tremendous value through our proprietary Continuous Business Value Delivery®, AgileGPS® and AgiLEAD® capabilities.

Many customers across multiple industries, including Fortune 500 companies, rely on Agile Trailblazers Assessments to successfully jumpstart their Agile Transformation journey.


AgileTrailblazers was ranked #396 on 2018’s Inc. 5000 list, and ranked #15 among top IT Management Consulting companies.