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The Wheel of Pain

Wheel of Pain Assessment

Identifying potential problems will help your team to increase the likeliness of successful projects.

The Wheel of Pain self assessment tool will help you to identify problems you may encounter, while improving your teams agile practices.

Understanding why we are struggling to be agile will allow us to make changes that reduce or mitigate that pain. Once we can apply our agile mindset properly, we will be able to get closer to the promised benefits of Agile and increase the chances of our projects being successful.

Factors that can make or break an Agile approach

The Team

Agile teams are small, self-organising, empowered and experienced

The Work

The work the team is doing is transparent, prioritised, feasible and understood by the team

The Stakeholders

The team know who their stakeholders are, the stakeholders are available and knowledgeable

The Environment

The team can control their environment, and it helps them work in an agile way.

The Culture

Agile delivery is more than a process; it is a mindset and a culture that everyone involved with the project shares

For more information on how to increase your chances of success, see Simon Girvan’s “Predict Success by Finding Problems” blog post here.

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