Agile Alliance Principles

· The 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 competitiveness 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 development 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.