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Check list

Business
Can the team have direct access to an authority or sponsor who can make quick decisions on requirements,
funding etc with a high level of commitment ?
Does there exist a solid client relationship with considerable trust factor ?
Does the requirements or requirements priorities change or evolve after the project start ?
Is the project under T&M contract ?

Project/Solution
Is this a development or maintenance project ?
Is this a high risk project with non negotiable scope which demands stringent project management plans and
controls in place ?
Does the program demand a tall organization and hierarchical reporting structure with well defined
responsibility boundaries ?
How much development and integration dependency exist with other projects or teams ?
Can development (design/coding) and testing (test case writing/testing) for the same work unit happen in in
the same (and short) iteration cycle ?

Process
Can the team be immuned from adhoc work in between an iteration which was not factored for in the sprint
planning ?

Technology
Is it easy to set up an Agile environment with necessary infrastructure and tools ?
Is there any test automation framework already built in for the project environment ?
Does the testing involve much manual effort which cannot be automated and which is much higher
compared to the development effort ?

Org/Team

Does there exist a collaborative approach among the stake holders willing to work as a team and to share
risks and responsibiities for the overall success of the project rather than participating in the program as
individuals or independent entities with well defined responsibilities ?

Does the team have self organizing and self managing capabilities with the highest level of commitment ?
Can the team be empowered to make quick decisions within an iteration cycle on deviations on priorities,
effort etc before waiting for a formal approval process ?
Can the team be kept fixed for a reasonable period of time (say, for minimum 6 months) ?
Is the team members co located ?
Are the team and the sponsor (product owner) in near geographical locations with real time communication
possible for at least 2 hours a day ?
Can the team be assured less monitoring, management or control from outside interfering with their day to
day activities ?

People/Skills

Is the team cross functional with all the necessary skills and capability to deliver a product functionality ?
Is there an agile expert who can assess and define process and handhold the teams to move on the agile
maturity curve ?
Does the team (scrum master/scrum team members) have knowledge or past experience on agile or XP
practices ?
Comments

NO=AMBER, YES=GREEN
NO=AMBER, YES=GREEN
YES=Recommended
YES=Recommended

NO=AMBER, YES=GREEN

NO=GREEN, YES =RED

NO=AMBER, YES=GREEN
LOW=GREEN, MEDIUM=AMBER, HIGH=RED

NO=AMBER, YES=GREEN

NO=AMBER, YES=GREEN

NO=GREEN, YES=RED

No=AMBER, YES =GREEN

No=AMBER, YES =GREEN

No= AMBER, YES =GREEN


No=RED, YES =GREEN
No= AMBER, YES =GREEN

No=AMBER,YES=GREEN
No=RED, YES =GREEN

if < 10% = AMBER, 0% =GREEN, >10%= RED

No= RED, YES =GREEN

NO=AMBER, YES=GREEN