Agile Coach, www.illustratedagile.com
I have always been a proponent of keeping most Agile events and rituals open and transparent. If anyone in the organization would like to stop by a daily stand-up session or experience a sprint review, the more the merrier — with one exception. If you are a manager with direct reports on an Agile team, I believe a set of expected behaviors should apply to you. This is not meant to be exclusionary but your presence, reactions, words, and body language will impact team dynamics, and sometimes negatively.
For example, I was in the stand-up meeting for a well-performing team a while back when a manager for some of the developers appeared unannounced. This manager proceeded to stand