Individuals, their interactions and communication are highly valued in Agile.

These values frequently find application in the form of big visible charts or information radiators.

Yet, in a lot of large, traditional organizations who have started their journey in Agile, the public display of information, uniformly accessible to all, is unsettling.

Through a “scary” analysis of the impact of the lack of transparency, I aim to build a really strong case for more transparency at the workplace.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • Introduction / Context Setting (5 minutes)
  • What is the impact of lack of transparency (10 minutes)
    • Discuss various aspects like ignorance, bad politics, others
    • Discuss how these may manifest themselves in the workplace
  • Big visible information radiators (5 minutes)
    • Popular media
    • Popular charts, visuals

Learning Outcome

The audience will gain insight into the real impact of lack of transparency and symptoms to watch out for.

They will also get a quick overview about popular big visible information radiators.

Target Audience

Agile practitioners, Coaches, Scrum Masters, Managers, Executives, Change Agents

schedule Submitted 10 months ago

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  • Peter Stevens
    By Peter Stevens  ~  9 months ago
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    I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

    • metaphor and drama of the title

    I think the submission could be improved by:

    • three act structure: build the tension, elaborate the tension resolve the tension.
    • I'm really curious what happens when everyone is walking around blinded by light. 
    • Sanjay Kumar
      By Sanjay Kumar  ~  9 months ago
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      Good topic, but would like to see top few challenges and possible solutions for each challenge - you can keep it general or make it Scrum-specific.

      • vinaya muralidharan
        By vinaya muralidharan  ~  9 months ago
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        Hi Sanjay

        Thanks for your comments and suggestions. 

        However, I am having to pull out of the conference due to the Agile India 2019 conference the week before. Since I plan to attend that one, it will be difficult for me to be in Hyderabad for this conference.

        Thanks for your time.

        Kind Regards


    • Kshitij Agrawal
      By Kshitij Agrawal  ~  10 months ago
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      I tend to agree with Madhavi that instead of spending much time on impact of lack of transparency, it could be  better to spend more time on ideas to deal with it. Sharing some real life anecdotes would make it more interesting. I hope you would be talking about different kind of information that could go on to information radiators and how that could be gathered with minimum effort.

      • vinaya muralidharan
        By vinaya muralidharan  ~  10 months ago
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        Thank you both for the comments 


        I can definitely talk more about the useful BVIRs and the ways we have set them up in several organisations. 


        I will talk about information radiators that drive different responses - clarifying purpose, driving reaction to failure, enabling teams to adapt etc.

        These will include various media.


        Please let me know if you have any other questions. 




    • Madhavi Ledalla
      By Madhavi Ledalla  ~  10 months ago
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      Hi Vinaya, thank you for adding your talk here and I see your talk would be of interest to folks who are looking for ideas around the information radiators. Would it be possible to add the types/names of few radiators you intend to share to the outline/structure of your proposal.

      Maybe you can think of cutting down the time spent on impact of lack of transparency and spend more time on the Big visible information radiators, just a thought.. Thank you!