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MoreAgile Principles

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MoreAgile organizations support the following principles :

Complexity is a choice; we choose simplicity.

We carry out our vision and strategy
so that our people can make decisions in line with the mission of our organization.

Effectiveness is worth inefficiency.
We optimize the end to end value chain to maximize the result of our work.

We support selforganizing stable teams.
We create an environment that encourages people and teams to take responsibility and show entrepreneurship.

Our primary measurement for success is realized business value.

Our customers are the people that use our products.
Even when they are not the ones paying for our products.

We establish equal relationships on all levels
to empower knowledge sharing, commitment and shared responsibility.

We create opportunities from change, to continuously improve our products.

We prioritize all work in line with our vision and strategy.
Planning is a natural product of priority and sustainable pace.

We work smart, rather than hard, and learn every day.


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Shumona Kapil replied on Sun, 2012/02/19 - 10:06am

I like this. However, I disagree with the implications of

“Our customers are the people that use our products.
Even when they are not the ones paying for our products.”

If we are writing software for a company, we have an obligation to be a good steward of the investment into our delivery team. We need to focus on economic value – using customer value as a means to an end. To do whatever the customer wants at the expense of the people paying for the product or paying our salaries is irresponsible.

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