The NHL is advancing at a lightning pace. Data is available on a scale never before seen. The popularity of hockey continues to rise and salary caps are at an all-time high. With change being a constant, teams that surface to the top are the teams that are able to absorb the information coming in, translate it to meaningful information, make quick, informed decisions and yield constant, quantifiable improvements. And with salaries skyrocketing through the roof, more and more teams are finding themselves with big contracts and little returns to show for it. Over the next few years, the organizations that are able to architect rosters with players who can learn how to add quantifiable value and contribute to the team's overall goals will reap the greatest returns. And the teams that do not adapt their data and player development models to reflect the speed of new information and change will find themselves on the bottom. The main challenge that is keeping NHL teams from unlocking the full potential of their data is their inability to translate complex data sets into data that players (the ones executing the work) can easily understand and identify ways to add value. Data is useless if it can't be easily analyzed and acted on by players. The Agile NHL framework uncovers better ways of creating team synergy, improving team dynamics and applying real-time and historical analytics in order to reach team goals. The rules of the Agile NHL Framework integrates the pillars, roles, events, and artifacts guiding the relationships and interactions between them. Agile NHL employs an iterative, incremental approach to optimize performance and adapt quickly to change. The concepts of Agile NHL are described throughout this guide. Complete buy-in to philosophy, team strategy and game plan coupled with commitment to continuously gain a deeper understanding of how to measure team and player value through analytics are key fundamentals to this process. In this guide Victor Holman provides a step by step approach for improving player IQ and measuring player value.