We didn’t have this template when we embarked on our agile mission. It evolved out of a realization that there are both benefits and drawbacks to any methodology.
In agile, the heart of success is in the end result—working code that can be evaluated by customers. However, a fully optimized process will include efficiencies that come with regular review, analysis, and improvements to the process itself.
The most important thing we’ve learned is that it was great to try “pure” agile, but we needed to tailor our process to ensure we could operate as effectively and efficiently as possible in our particular environment. My parting advice to you is that there is no need to adopt agile principles blindly. Take them and customize them to what makes sense for you. Don’t be afraid of waterfall or hybrid projects. Creativity in your approach—thinking outside the box for any process or principle—will improve the likelihood of success in your environment.