Transparency as an Enabler of Strong Agile Culture
One of the most important, yet also among the most neglected, misunderstood, and feared elements of Agile culture is Transparency. In many instances people simply pay lip service to the idea of openness, and in some cases people even work actively against it.
In reality, organizations can indeed quite easily foster a safe, transparent, and productive environment, and provide radiators to help make informed decisions. This contributes to happy, productive, and trust-based Agile teams (and therefore leads to better software and more satisfied customers).
So, how can we help make this happen? How can we remove the fears and worries associated with Transparency, and replace them with trust, safety, and confidence?
Join Sesh in a highly interactive session as he shares real-life examples, easy-to-apply practical tips, and secrets to help improve human aspects such as trust, teamwork, collaboration, and communication: All by making Transparency the centerpiece of team culture.
Outline/Structure of the Talk
Transparency (5 minutes)
- Clearing misconceptions
Role of Transparency in Agility (10 minutes)
- Its place in Agility
- What an "opaque" and closed team culture looks like
- What an "open" and transparent team culture looks like
- How to get to the Nirvana stage
Strengthening Agility and Trust by Promoting Transparency (15 minutes)
- Why? Benefits and advantages
- Who? Roles and responsibilities
- How? Intangibles (culture, attitude, mindset, process) and tangibles (tools and technologies)
Practical Steps Towards Transparency (10 minutes)
- Tips on encouraging and creating Transparency and Trust
- How to create real-life/real-time radiators
- How to generate meaningful and non-judgmental conversations
- Call to action
Questions (5 minutes)
At the end of the session attendees will be able to
- understand what transparency actually means in the context of Agility
- make the case for, value, and promote a strong culture of transparency and trust
- identify problems and issues proactively in their Agile teams
- report data, status, and concerns in an open and fearless manner
- work together to deliver world-class software
ScrumMasters; Managers; Team Leads; Product Owners