Is Agile Accountability an Oxymoron?

Despite what some people may think, accountability and Agile are not mutually exclusive.

  • In addition to successful delivery, Agile teams need to be accountable for demonstrating progress on their Agile journey.
  • The Daily Stand-up helps make everyone accountable by providing visibility and transparency on work the team has agreed to do. It shows individual accountability to the team, and team accountability to the sprint commitment.
  • As servant leaders, Scrum Masters are accountable. They admit their mistakes openly and they are open and accountable to others for their role in the things that were not successful.
  • Team members are mutually accountable not only to each other for what they said they would do, but also for holding each other accountable to their team working agreement.

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Agile Alliance is a nonprofit global member organization, supporting and serving the Agile community since 2001. AgileAlliance.org

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