What are 12 agile principles?

The following 12 Principles are based on the Agile Manifesto.

1. Satisfy the Customer. Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software.

2. Welcome Change. Welcome changing requirements, even late in development. Agile processes harness change for the customer’s competitive advantage.

3. Deliver Frequently. Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale.

4. Work Together. 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. Find Face-To-Face Time. The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation. If the teams are not co-located, every effort must be made to communicate often and to increase the use of technical communication techniques.

7. Working software is the primary measure of progress.

8. Sustainable Development. Agile processes promote sustainable development. The sponsors, developers, and users should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.

9. Excellence. Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility.

10. Keep It Simple. Simplicity – the art of maximizing the amount of work not done – is essential. Eliminate functionality that does not create value.

11. Self-organizing teams. The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.

12. Reflect to Increase Effectiveness. At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly.


Last update: 2020-01-19 01:24
Author: Daniel Power

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