Move fast and break things.
The three laws of Agile are thus:
- 1.The Law of the Customer—an obsession with delivering value to customers as the be-all and end-all of the organization.
- 2.The Law of the Small Team—a presumption that all work be carried out by small self-organizing teams, working in short cycles and focused on delivering value to customers—and
- 3.The Law of the Network—a continuing effort to obliterate bureaucracy and top-down hierarchy so that the firm operates as an interacting network of teams, all focused on working together to deliver increasing value to customers.
- Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
- Working software over comprehensive documentation
- Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
- Responding to change over following a plan
We follow these principles:
- 1.Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software.
- 2.Welcome changing requirements, even late in development. Agile processes harness change for the customer’s competitive advantage.
- 3.Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale.
- 4.Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project.
- 5.Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done.
- 6.The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.
- 7.Working software is the primary measure of progress.
- 8.Agile processes promote sustainable development. The sponsors, developers, and users should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.
- 9.Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility.
- 10.Simplicity–the art of maximizing the amount of work not done–is essential.
- 11.The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.
- 12.At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly.