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Agile Manifesto for Business Contexts

Business Agility: An agile approach beyond IT

The Agile Values

We are uncovering better ways of developing organizations:

  • Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
  • Working solutions over comprehensive documentation
  • Collaboration over formalities
  • Responding to change over following plans and habits

That is, while there is value in the items on the right,
we value the items on the left more.

The Agile Principles

We follow these principles:

Our highest priority is to satisfy our customer
through early and continuous delivery
of valuable services.

Welcome changing requirements, even late.
Agile processes harness change for
the customer’s advantage.

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

Experts and contact persons must cooperate
closely in their tasks.

Build organizations 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 is face-to-face conversation.

Working solutions are the primary measure of progress.

Agile processes promote sustainable development.
All involved should be able
to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.

Continuous attention to excellence
and quality of results enhances agility.

Simplicity–the art of maximizing the amount
of work not done–is essential.

The best solutions and results
emerge from self-organizing teams.

At regular intervals, the organization reflects on how
to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts
its behavior accordingly.

[[Business agility: An agile approach beyond IT.pdf]]

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