One of the ongoing insights I have discovered from my agile team leadership journey is continually realizing the awesome power of transparency. It’s something that cuts through all of the traditional Waterfall management speak, for example: “Let’s get this project back on schedule”.
Excuse me, but it was never ON schedule! Instead, it’s exactly where it was supposed to be given the challenges and our investment. The key isn’t holding to some arbitrary schedule. Instead, the focus should be on adjusting to discoveries as you narrow in on your goal or target, and on delivering the highest value features without quality compromises.
Source: Scrum Product Ownership (2nd Edition), Robert Galen