tl_files/scrum_inc/scrum capability assessment medallions/Web Ready Bronze 2013.jpgBronze: A “Bronze” rated company is consistently executing essential elements of Scrum well in core segments of their business. All roles, artifacts and ceremonies are carried out effectively. Teams know their velocity and deliver a working increment of product at the end of each Sprint. They are aware of and consistently removing impediments, and have demonstrated and sustained improvement in velocity over time. Any variations from core Scrum are deliberate, done only in response to specific business needs, and grounded in Agile principles.

Company                     

Date of Assessment                         Team

Kaplan Test Prep                                         

 

 

First Line Software                                         

August 2013                                                           

 

 

September 2012                                                           

Two teams in the New York City office:

1. Agile Center of Excellence

2. Nursing Development Team

 

Three client development teams in the St Petersburg office


    

 

    

tl_files/scrum_inc/scrum capability assessment medallions/Web Ready Silver 2013.jpgSilver: A “Silver” rated company is a step above. Not only do they meet all requirements of the Bronze level, but they demonstrate effective use of advanced patterns outside of core Scrum. (e.g. using Scrum dashboards to report progress to leadership, best practice engineering standards, demonstrating effective release planning) They must be executing Scrum effectively across all value-generating business units, including Agile leadership; and have successfully delivered on Agile projects in the past.


Company                     

Date of Assessment                         Team

                                        

No company has yet achieved this rating.                                                          


 

 

tl_files/scrum_inc/scrum capability assessment medallions/Web Ready Gold 2013.jpgGold: A “Gold” rated company has achieved something truly extraordinary. In addition to all traits of a Bronze and Silver company, several teams at a Gold rated company have reached hyper-productivity. (i.e. a velocity increase of 4-8x). Gold companies have embraced Scrum at an enterprise level…delivering repeatedly on Agile projects, using Agile contracting and performance evaluation, and institutionalizing continuous improvement at a fundamental level. Gold companies clearly demonstrate a focus on delivering to customers and explicitly recruit each business unit to support that effort. A Gold rating represents the pinnacle of Scrum/Agile proficiency, so at first we expect very few firms to reach this level.

Company                     

Date of Assessment                         Team

                                        

No company has yet achieved this rating.                                                          

 

 

 

 

 

How it works:

A team of specially trained analysts inspects every aspect of a company's scrum practice. They interview each team, each Scrum Master, and each Product Owner. They evaluate how the teams are practicing Scrum, but also how leadership is supporting and embracing Scrum. To appear even as a Bronze is a high recognition, most companies don't reach that level. The Scrum Capability Rating is a true test of Agile leadership and practice by the most forward thinking corporations in the world.

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