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Agile is an iterative approach to project management and software development that helps teams deliver value to their customers faster and with fewer headaches. Instead of betting everything on a “big bang” launch, an agile team delivers work in small, but consumable, increments. Requirements, plans, and results are evaluated continuously so teams have a natural mechanism for responding to change quickly.
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.