Last week, I asked the question, “How agile are you?” which I defined in Lean terms, i.e. the amount of time needed to generate business value for the customer.
It turns out, just as Scrum teams create a formal definition of done, there is a widely accepted minimal definition of doing Scrum: the Nokia test (Jeff Sutherland Video) (see also the description in text form from Joe Little and his commentary on the Nokia Test).
The Nokia test asks 8 questions. The first 3 determine whether you are doing iterative development and the remaining 5 checks whether you are doing Scrum:
This week’s quick poll has 2 parts. The top part, are the Nokia questions, the bottom, your total. (The number you give in part 2 should correspond to the number of boxes you clicked in part 1, but that’s obvious, and you’ll remember to vote on both, right?)
As usual, I will post the results in this space in a week’s time.
[Update – Joe pointed put out two important flaws in my retelling of the Nokia test which are now reflected in this post – see the comments for more details. Thanks, Joe!
Unfortunately this meant editing the poll, which means throwing away the first votes, so if you have already voted, please vote again. Thanks!]