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Sidebar: Manifesto for Agile Software Development [7]

Agile Values

We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value:Individuals and interactions over processes and toolsWorking software over comprehensive documentation. Customer collaboration over contract negotiation. Responding to change over following a planThat is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.

Agile Principals

  • Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of working 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 time scale
  • Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project
  • Build project 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


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