The Agile Manifesto written over 15 years ago is the cornerstone of modern management practices. While the values and principles outlined in the Manifesto in 2001 are still valid, those principles originally written from the perspective of software development do not resonate well with today’s business world.
As “Agilists” and a great enthusiasts of Agile and with the goal to further promote the values and principles we have adapted and the verbiage to better align with the concepts we hold as professionals, practitioners and coaches.
Our version is generic and represents our vision, objectives and interests with the hope it can relate to people looking to leverage Agility for their personal and professional life. Our purpose is the betterment of all people and business across industries.
*Personal Connections and Interactions over Process and Tools
*Value Delivered over Comprehensive Documentation
*Team Collaboration over Contract Negotiation
*Enabling Change over Responding to a Plan
*Our highest priority is to deliver employee and customer satisfaction through early and continuous delivery of value.
*Welcome change and foster innovation. Processes must adapt and adjust to maximize opportunities to benefit our and our client’s competitive advantage.
*Deliver value continuously or as frequently as possible in short cycles, from a couple of hours and days to a couple of weeks with a preference to the shorter timescale.
*Client, business and technical teams (all stakeholders) must collaborate sharing information often all throughout the initiative.
*Build value around motivated and self-directed individuals through cross-functional team collaboration. Give them the environment, respect and support they need, and trust them to get the job done.
*The most efficient and effective method of conveying information is live on the spot conversation preferably in person.
*Value delivered to the client or to the business is the primary measure of success.
*Agile and Lean methods and practices promote creativity and innovation. Every team member should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.
*Continuous attention to people, process, products and services and technologies enhances agility.
*Simplify, Optimize and Streamline is essential for maximizing the delivery of value.
*The best solutions, products and services emerge from self-organizing and self-directing teams.
*At frequent regular intervals, the team should reflect on how to become more flexible, effective, responsive and lean then adjusts its behavior accordingly.
Reference (source -http://agilemanifesto.org/)
Values as written in the Manifesto in 2001
Individuals and Interactions over Process and Tools
Working Software over Comprehensive Documentation
Customer Collaboration over Contract Negotiation
Responding to Change over Following a Plan
Principles as written in the Manifesto in 2001
Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software.
Welcome changing requirements, even late in development. Agile processes harness change for the customer’s competitive advantage.
Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale.
Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project.
Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done.
The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.
Working software is the primary measure of progress.
Agile processes promote sustainable development. The sponsors, developers, and users should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.
Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility.
Simplicity–the art of maximizing the amount of work not done–is essential.
The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.
At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly.