Agile Manifesto Values

Just going to put this thought here for now…

Does the original agile manifesto pose an agile values conflict?

Can you have things on the left in balance with the things on the right?

The first CSM trainer I had way back when, would have had me believe that we dont care about the things on the right of the agile values…at all. I have also seen other trainers say the same thing since. This isn’t correct and was not the intent.

Things on the left are preferred as “we have come to value” states, while there is still a place for things on the right, and they are still helpful “there is value” in the right context and situation.

I have also applied the term VS to the agile values rather than OVER to articulate the spectrum of adoption or choice. Just like a car temperature gauge, there is an optimum running temperature for your car that you become aware of, if your car starts running hot you know that it needs your attention.

*the original agile manifesto was written for “software” but I intentionally used the term “solutions” or sometimes “product” as agility spans far beyond software-only today, as such I am “responding to change” when articulating agile values and mindset 😉

Jason Cameron

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Jason is an agile coach and trainer with 16 years experience applying agile principles and practices in a variety of industries and initiative types. Skilled in agile transformation and coaching, he is a professional motivated towards relentless improvement, inspiring agility and thought leadership to evolve leadership and teams to think differently and achieve great outcomes.

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