What are the 4 Agile Values

Written by
Leonardo Vezzati
Co-founder & COO
Back to basics

The Four Pillars of Agile: Embracing People, Progress, and Change

The Agile Manifesto lays the groundwork for a successful software development journey, guided by four core values:

1. People Power: Individuals and Interactions Over Processes and Tools

In the past, the focus was often on perfecting tools and processes, sometimes at the expense of the people using them. The Agile Manifesto reminds us that the right team is crucial. Skilled individuals with strong communication are far more valuable than the fanciest tools in the wrong hands. Effective interaction and collaboration within the team are key to navigating challenges and achieving success.

2. Working Software: Prioritizing Progress Over Comprehensive Documentation

Traditionally, creating extensive documentation was considered a development prerequisite. While documentation has its place, the Agile Manifesto emphasizes the importance of showing progress through working software. By prioritizing delivery, you can get the software into your customers' hands sooner and gather valuable feedback to guide future updates.

3. Customer Centricity: Collaboration Over Contract Negotiation

The days of rigid contracts dictating the final product are gone. The Agile Manifesto champions continuous collaboration with customers. Building a feedback loop ensures you're constantly creating a product that addresses their needs and solves their problems.

4. Embracing Change: Responding to Change Over Following a Plan

Remember the days of static, unyielding roadmaps? The Agile Manifesto acknowledges that the world is dynamic, and so should your approach. Embrace the need to adapt and have a flexible roadmap that reflects changing market conditions, evolving customer needs, and new priorities. Agile teams thrive on the ability to pivot and adjust as needed, ensuring their efforts remain relevant and valuable.

These four core values, along with the supporting principles of the Agile Manifesto, empower development teams to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of software development with flexibility, collaboration, and a customer-centric approach.

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