Following each game, the players, coaches, assistant coaches and analyst take a post-game survey, which captures the mood of the team and its on court effectiveness. Post-game surveys consists of five questions covering the following topics: Game Plan, Team Synergy, Defensive Support, Strategy Execution and Value Creation. Results of the surveys are displayed in the reporting section of the Sprint Performance Dashboard and can be used to create parallels between strategies and team synergy.
Scouting reports are a keystone of the team’s game strategy and player acquisition strategy. In the Agile Sports Framework™, the assistant coaches are responsible for evaluating opponent performance and providing pre-game scouting reports for the games within the Sprint. Pre-game scouting reports help the coach plan the team strategy for the upcoming Sprint.
In addition to the pre-game scouting reports, there are also player scouting reports which are provided by the scout team. Scouts are responsible for evaluating elite players across the globe on their strengths, weaknesses and ability to add value to the team, based on data and observation.
At the end of each Sprint the coaching staff deliver Sprint Scouting Reports that identify players that fit the team’s identity, their priority rankings, the areas where they can add value to the team and its mission, and which of these player’s rights will soon be available through free agency or trade.
Team Value Cards are like Player Value Cards, but include metrics which the team as a group commits to achieving during each sprint. Team Value Cards measure the team’s planned and actual values and are the inputs for the Player Value Cards. Together they drive team goals and maximize player value.
Team Value Cards is like fantasy sports for the team, where they earn value points based on their actual performance. Each sprint the team can review and adjust their Team Value Card, which is provided by the lead analyst. Team Value Cards play into inspect, adapt, and self-organize functionality.
The Agile Sports Framework™ provides a simple way for players to plan and achieve sprint goals and overall team goals through Player Value Cards. Player Value Cards are each player’s list of the metrics (along with their value) the lead analyst deems as important toward achieving the Sprint Goal. Think of Player Value Cards as a menu for players, where they have a budget and must select a number of items, or metrics whose total value equals or exceeds the budget, or Planned Value. Player Value Cards is like fantasy sports for the athletes, where they earn value points based on their actual performance. Each sprint the player can review and adjust their Player Value Card, which is provided by the lead analyst. Player Value Cards represent each player’s individual plan for helping the team achieve its Sprint Goals. Player Value Cards play into inspect, adapt, and self-organize functionality.
In Agile Sports, the Sprint Performance Dashboard is an ordered list of all of the metrics in the Performance Metrics Log identified by the lead analyst to be included in the upcoming Sprint. The lead analyst is the owner of the Sprint Performance Dashboard and translates team goals and objectives into key performance metrics. The lead analyst assigns a value to each performance metric (see Estimating Player “Value” toward Team Goals and Tracking Velocity). The lead analyst also provides the Recommended Team Values for the team and players to strive for as their Sprint Goal.
The Sprint Performance Dashboard is a continuous work in progress. The first iterations of the Sprint Performance Dashboard lays out the initial baseline of metrics.
The Sprint Performance Dashboard evolves as the players and team performance evolves and as new metrics are identified. The Sprint Performance Dashboard is constantly changing as the lead analyst assesses what the most valuable performance metrics
In Agile Sports, the Sprint Performance Plan is the set of Sprint Performance Dashboard metrics selected for the Sprint, plus the Sprint Strategy for realizing the team’s Sprint Goal. The Sprint Performance Plan is a forecast by the players about what metrics will be achieved and the strategy to achieve those goals and deliver a successful Sprint. The coach is responsible for providing the Sprint Strategy for both the team and the players.
The Sprint Performance Plan adds transparency to the team and player game plans and the performance results necessary to reach Sprint Goals.
The Sprint Performance Plan provides enough detail to clarify what each player and what the team as a whole is expected to deliver. Progress towards the Sprint Performance Plan is discussed during the Post-Game Meetings. Players submit their Player Value Cards before the Sprint, the team crafts its strategy, and the Sprint Performance Plan is created. This plan becomes more precise each Sprint.
Agile Sports artifacts are the products and tools that provide transparency of data and opportunities for inspection, adaptation, self-organization and synergy. The artifacts that drive the Agile Sports Framework™ are designed to maintain data transparency, so that everyone in the organization has a common understanding of what the data means. This ensures that management decisions and player value is optimized.
The Agile Sports Analytics Application, developed by Victor Holman, supports the artifacts that drive the Agile Sports Framework™.