Open up…with your Truth!

One of the values of Scrum is Openness. Teammates are being open to each other — in order to better serve and to help each other in completing the goals of the sprint/iteration — and each work is transparent; open for inspection and adaptation. How much openness? It is not open until you speak your truth!

SpeakYourTruth-Social-1The thing is, openness also means that you have the license to speak the truth… your truth…no one else’s.

No one knows what you see and feel; no one in your team has any idea exactly what you are thinking and feeling and seeing… and your team, in case you (or them) don’t know or realize, need your contribution, your vision, your truth.

In the the days of non-Agile era — where “command and control” was the order of the day — the demand of you is to follow instructions and that you comply.

Not anymore!

We are now Lean-Agile… we are ready now…ready for you to show up…contribute…share your vision… your truth! But it is your truth that we need…the truth as you see it…and as you wish it to be…so, be open…opennessyour team trusts you…and respects you…you are in a SAFe space! Go ahead…open up… speak your truth!

St. Patrick spoke his truth…with visual aids (hard not to use visual aids in his days). According to legend (true or not), St. Patrick used a shamrock — a young sprig,  used as a symbol of Ireland —  as a metaphor for the Christian Holy Trinity.

Happy St. Patrick’s day, everyone! Here is how we celebrated it in Charlotte, North Carolina USA!