Agile IQ® Score: 0-48
A team at this stage of its agile journey is in the Shu stage of Shu Ha Ri. A Stage One team has an Agile IQ of 0-48.
A Stage One team is typically either just learning how to be agile, or hasn’t firmly committed to changing the way that they work.
Self-management is the key to moving to the next stage of agility.
Self-management isn’t chaos. It requires management to set guardrails that define the boundaries for team-level actions, behaviours, and expected outputs.
The stronger a team’s self-management behaviours, and the more managers support and encourage self-management, the stronger the outcomes agile brings: faster to market, higher quality, improved predictability, lower delivery risk and and transparency.