devXero's blog

a blog about agile, development, and automation

Does Agile mean Open???

Posted by Mike Longin on August 6, 2008

One of my feelings about Agile has always been that in reality it is just a way of promoting openness and transparency.  What I mean is that with good agile practices the relationship between the customer and dev-team is entirely open.

As a developer I know exactly what the customer is expecting.  Every 2 weeks (2 week sprint length) the customer gets to see exactly what the developers are working on.  On top of that I can see what they are planning long range.

As a product owner, I get to see what my developers are working on.  I know within 2 weeks what they will be doing for me, and I know that my expectations will be met.

To me that is just being open.  Everyone knows everything.

I would be interested in others thoughts

Mike

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: