Transparency: A Great Leap Forward or Exposed Artery?

Posted in Conferences, Project Management on April 18, 2009


Transparency: A Great Leap Forward or Exposed Artery?

Summary
Agile propagandists make great claims about the advantages of being transparent about the state of their projects

They fill their walls with index cards and charts that expose their progress to anyone who might be wandering through the room. They have regular, intense feedback sessions where they make it clear to the stakeholders just how many things they need to fix. They claim that this how maturerelationships work and that "Honesty is the best policy".

But is this true? Many of us work in dysfunctional organisations where honesty is the best way to get cheated. Surely Transparency is just not pragmatic?

Bio
Kent Beck, Keith Braithwaite, Steve Freeman, Chris Matts and John Nolan

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