Principle#1 – Satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery
We follow these principles:
Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer
through early and continuous delivery
of valuable software.
Principle#2 – Welcome changing requirements even late in development
Welcome changing requirements, even late in
development. Agile processes harness change for
the customer’s competitive advantage.
Principle#3 – Deliver working software frequently
Deliver working software frequently, from a
couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a
preference to the shorter timescale.
Principle#4 – Business people and developers working together
Business people and developers must work
together daily throughout the project.
Principle#5 – Build projects around motivated individuals
Build projects around motivated individuals.
Give them the environment and support they need,
and trust them to get the job done.
Principle#6 – Face to face conversation
The most efficient and effective method of
conveying information to and within a development
team is face-to-face conversation.
Principle#7 – Working software
Working software is the primary measure of progress.
Principle#8 – Sustainable development
Agile processes promote sustainable development.
The sponsors, developers, and users should be able
to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.
Principle#9 – Good design
Continuous attention to technical excellence
and good design enhances agility.
Principle#10 – Simplicity
Simplicity–the art of maximizing the amount
of work not done–is essential.
Principle#11 – Self organizing teams
The best architectures, requirements, and designs
emerge from self-organizing teams.
Principle#12 – Team reflections (retrospectives)
At regular intervals, the team reflects on how
to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts
its behavior accordingly.