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Manfrit and Frank are two project managers who have supported one another throughout their careers. Lately, Frank has sought Manfrit’s advice on getting his team to adopt eXtreme Programming practices. During the latest discussion, Frank asks Manfrit how to get teams to get over fear resulting from transparency of work. What advice should Manfrit offer in this situation?

A Demonstrate transparency

Generally, Agile practices create a culture of transparency. Participating in peer-coding activities, sharing interim deliverables, and revealing failures can be intimidating and frightening for some team members who prefer to perfect their work before releasing it. In this situation, the best approach is to lead by example and demonstrate transparency when making decisions. This will eventually create a feeling of safety and comfort.