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The latest advice and guidance for agile teams and programs.

How to strengthen your agile maturity

There are four distinct sets of behaviours that strengthen as a team becomes more agile. While their growth in these behaviours is not linear, it does follow a predictable pattern of development and team evolution.

Agile IQ Stage One

A Stage One team is typically either just learning how to be agile, or hasn’t...

Agile IQ Stage Two

Agile IQ® Stage Two Agile IQ® Score: 49-92 What is a “Stage Two” team? A...

Agile IQ Stage Three

Agile IQ® Stage Three Agile IQ® Score: 93-130 What is a “Stage Three” team? A...

Agile IQ Stage Five

Agile IQ® Stage Five Agile IQ® Score: 165+ What is a “stage five” team? A...

Facilitator Guides for Agile Events

Backlog Refinement

Getting on top of your Product Backlog is a key element of improved agility

Daily Scrum

Inspecting progress toward the Sprint Goal empowers a team to adapt its Sprint Backlog


Inspect the team - people, process and tools - and decide on improvement actions



Developers are the people in the Scrum Team that are committed to creating any aspect...

Product Manager

What does it take to lead an Agile Release Train as its Product Manager?


Waterfall vs Agile

What are the key differences between traditional linear, waterfall delivery methodologies and agile frameworks?

What is Kanban?

Is Kanban more than just visualisation of work in-progress?

Tips for working with agile Artefacts

Agile Artefacts

What are the core elements of agile frameworks that help promote focus, quality, and create...

Product Backlog

The Product Backlog is the single source of any work undertaken by the team. It...

Sprint Backlog

The Sprint Backlog is a plan by and for the Developers. It is a highly...

The Increment

How do you create an Increment of work in Scrum? What has it got to...

Running better Retrospectives

Agile Manifesto Bingo

A Retrospective activity to help improve people's awareness of the Agile Manifesto

Encouraging Team Work

How do you help members of the team to be mutually committed to the goals and...

Personal Maps

Help build and strengthen team connectedness with Personal Maps

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