Top questions about Agile IQ®

Frequently asked questions

What personal data to you capture?

Agile IQ® doesn’t store any personal data about you, your login name or your passwords.

Agile IQ only stores information that you provide in order to do assessments, i.e.:

  • Your agile certifications – this helps us understand how practiced you are at identifying agile behaviours in teams and across the enterprise. This helps avoid overestimating (positive outcome bias).
  • Your company name and the program or division of your team(s) – this helps create a ‘container’ for team-to-team comparisons.
  • The agile frameworks you use – for example, SAFe®, Nexus™, Scrum™, Extreme Programming(XP)™, etc.
  • Your team names.

Where is the data held?

The data is held in Microsoft’s cloud in Australia.

Are my user details secure?

Agile IQ® doesn’t store any personal data or passwords.

Agile IQ® uses single sign-on from services such as Apple, Google, and Microsoft to login and manage your passwords. Agile IQ® only knows that your identity has been verified by these verified sources before it logs you in.

How long does the free trial last?

The free trial is available for 10 days.

After your days free trial, you will be invited to subscribe to a plan that best suits your needs.

If you choose not to subscribe, your account will be automatically downgraded to the Scrum Master level account, which provides access to team assessments only.

How does Agile IQ figure out my results?

Agile IQ is based on AI and machine learning. It has been taught to recognise agile behaviours from sources like:

  • Agile Manifesto and its 12 Principles.
  • Scrum Guide by Sutherland and Schwaber.
  • Kanban Guide by Yuval Yeret.
  • Lean and the Toyota Production System.
  • Systems thinking by Professor Jay Forrester.
  • Design Thinking by Tim Brown.

 Agile IQ has also learned from over 10 years of behavioural data — what makes companies agile: improved throughput, lower costs, and faster ability to pivot to change.

When you use an assessment, it takes your behavioural responses and assesses those against what it understands as good, strong agile behaviours that lead to better outcomes.

The AI outputs the strength of your agile behaviours against its benchmarks and reports on the strengths of your self-organisation, agile values, continuous improvement culture, and sprinting behaviours.

There are a total of 32 behaviours in Agile IQ’s algorithms.

Can I go back and check my answers to questions?

Agile IQ isn’t a team survey tool. As such, the questions you answer are only an input into Agile IQ’s AI.

The AI uses your responses to its questions only as input into its learning algorithms. It then compares your behavioural responses to its learning engine and benchmarks.

You can’t go back and check your individual responses.

Can I use Agile IQ for team Retrospectives?

Many Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches use the full-baseline assessment as a team survey on their agile practices. A full baseline assessment done using this practice typically takes around 20 minutes to complete.

To share the screen, connect your device to a screen share compatible input device like Apple TV, Google Chromecast, or a TV with screen cast compatible input.

Can I compare teams?

Agile IQ’s AI looks at behaviour. This makes it superior to using velocity or other team-based metrics to compare teams’ agile capability maturity.

If you have a Program Subscription can compare teams in the Agile IQ online dashboard.

Can I get my team to answer the questions, like a survey?

Many Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters use Agile IQ to engage teams, particularly at Retrospectives.

Use Screen Cast or Screen Share to project to a smart device and walk through each question to seek out consensus about how the team wants to respond.

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