Transparency | Glossary

Definition

Transparency is one of the most important core values of Agile. It is critical regarding Organizations adopting Agile. It refers to the ‘openness’ of communication between the members of the team, and a free flow of information between the senior and junior members of the team. Scrum involves aspects like Daily Standup, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review and Retrospective meetings.

The  more quickly an organization adapts to Transparency, the more chances  will raise for it’s success regarding Agile. A lack of Transparency in the long run, can hurt an Agile team,as well the organization overall. Without Transparency:

  • Product Owner may lost trust
  • There might be office politics
  • Team Morale can go down
  • Estimating future work can be an issue
  • Team’s true velocity can’t be known.

Further Reading

  •  “Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum” (book), by Mike Cohn.
Book Series

Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management | Book Series

Overview: Not everyone is good at managing a team or a company. And, it is not so easy to become great managers. This book guides you through the process of gaining great management skills. It covers all the tips and practices that are particularly important for a great management, and this is one such book which makes a lasting impact on your career. This book covers the importance of one-on-one meetings with teams, and managers in private; and the benefits of one-on-one meetings in improving the management skills. You will learn to become good in management and even better with this guide, and it describes the leadership management skills with examples which are depicted in the form of a story.

Authors:

Johanna Rothman

Published In:

2005