How Healthy Is Your New Business?

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How Healthy Is Your New Business?

Identify preventable problems and learn techniques to address them right away.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    We have improved key metrics by making changes to our product.
    • A. 

      Strongly disagree

    • B. 

      Disagree

    • C. 

      Neutral

    • D. 

      Agree

    • E. 

      Strongly agree

  • 2. 
    We work in short, clearly defined cycles (iterations, sprints, etc).
    • A. 

      Strongly disagree

    • B. 

      Disagree

    • C. 

      Neutral

    • D. 

      Agree

    • E. 

      Strongly agree

  • 3. 
    There's a lot to do, but we regularly evaluate and commit to our priorities, so I know why I'm doing what I'm doing.
    • A. 

      Strongly disagree

    • B. 

      Disagree

    • C. 

      Neutral

    • D. 

      Agree

    • E. 

      Strongly agree

  • 4. 
    We make most decisions with relatively little friction. We argue primarily when there is an important decision and we have substantive differences.
    • A. 

      Strongly disagree

    • B. 

      Disagree

    • C. 

      Neutral

    • D. 

      Agree

    • E. 

      Strongly agree

  • 5. 
    We focus on a few key metrics, and these regularly guide our priorities.
    • A. 

      Strongly disagree

    • B. 

      Disagree

    • C. 

      Neutral

    • D. 

      Agree

    • E. 

      Strongly agree

  • 6. 
    We launch work on a frequent basis (make it accessible to some or all of our customers for use and comment).
    • A. 

      Strongly disagree

    • B. 

      Disagree

    • C. 

      Neutral

    • D. 

      Agree

    • E. 

      Strongly agree

  • 7. 
    In one sentence, I can tell you exactly what problem we’re solving and why our solution is the best one for that specific problem.
    • A. 

      Strongly disagree

    • B. 

      Disagree

    • C. 

      Neutral

    • D. 

      Agree

    • E. 

      Strongly agree

  • 8. 
    Everyone at my company has regular contact with our customers, and we use those interactions to make our product better.
    • A. 

      Strongly disagree

    • B. 

      Disagree

    • C. 

      Neutral

    • D. 

      Agree

    • E. 

      Strongly agree

  • 9. 
    Of all the questions I have about my business, I know which are most important and how I’ll search for answers.
    • A. 

      Strongly disagree

    • B. 

      Disagree

    • C. 

      Neutral

    • D. 

      Agree

    • E. 

      Strongly agree

  • 10. 
    We understand what motivates our customers: why they come, why they buy, why they stay.
    • A. 

      Strongly disagree

    • B. 

      Disagree

    • C. 

      Neutral

    • D. 

      Agree

    • E. 

      Strongly agree

  • 11. 
    We do a lot with a little; we get a great return on our resources.
    • A. 

      Strongly disagree

    • B. 

      Disagree

    • C. 

      Neutral

    • D. 

      Agree

    • E. 

      Strongly agree

  • 12. 
    Fire drills (unplanned, urgent tasks) rarely interrupt our work cycles.
    • A. 

      Strongly disagree

    • B. 

      Disagree

    • C. 

      Neutral

    • D. 

      Agree

    • E. 

      Strongly agree

  • 13. 
    There is very little half-finished work sitting around -- tasks are either “open” and someone is working on them or they have been scrapped entirely.
    • A. 

      Strongly disagree

    • B. 

      Disagree

    • C. 

      Neutral

    • D. 

      Agree

    • E. 

      Strongly agree

  • 14. 
    We define our work cycles based on what we need to learn, rather than a prescriptive product roadmap.
    • A. 

      Strongly disagree

    • B. 

      Disagree

    • C. 

      Neutral

    • D. 

      Agree

    • E. 

      Strongly agree

  • 15. 
    In our team, we tap everyone's knowledge, and feedback is typically put to use.
    • A. 

      Strongly disagree

    • B. 

      Disagree

    • C. 

      Neutral

    • D. 

      Agree

    • E. 

      Strongly agree

  • 16. 
    I'm sometimes uncomfortable with the work we deliver (it's not perfect) - but we always learn from it.
    • A. 

      Strongly disagree

    • B. 

      Disagree

    • C. 

      Neutral

    • D. 

      Agree

    • E. 

      Strongly agree

  • 17. 
    Everyone knows what their colleagues are working on, why they’re working on it and how it fits into the big picture.
    • A. 

      Strongly disagree

    • B. 

      Disagree

    • C. 

      Neutral

    • D. 

      Agree

    • E. 

      Strongly agree

  • 18. 
    Disagreements in our company are usually productive and increase trust.
    • A. 

      Strongly disagree

    • B. 

      Disagree

    • C. 

      Neutral

    • D. 

      Agree

    • E. 

      Strongly agree

  • 19. 
    As a team, we actively discuss what's true - even when it's difficult or uncomfortable.
    • A. 

      Strongly disagree

    • B. 

      Disagree

    • C. 

      Neutral

    • D. 

      Agree

    • E. 

      Strongly agree

  • 20. 
    We use leverage: We’re good at mobilizing resources we don’t own to get the job done.
    • A. 

      Strongly disagree

    • B. 

      Disagree

    • C. 

      Neutral

    • D. 

      Agree

    • E. 

      Strongly agree

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