Manifesto for Scaling Agility
An extension of the original Manifesto for Agile Software Development
Draft for Release – Version 0.9.2
Revised 16 May 2019
Agility at scale is the ability of multiple teams to effectively achieve a common purpose within highly dynamic environments.
Agile “scaling” may involve:
Scaling up: adding more people or more teams to an existing effort (involving one or more interrelated products).
Scaling out: introducing Agile to multiple teams, regardless of their interrelationships and connections.
These concepts require an evolutionary approach that aligns the work of flexible, autonomous teams to organizational objectives through continuous inspection and adaptation. Our values and principles are meant to extend, not replace, the original Manifesto for Agile Software Development, but are applicable to all creative work, not just software development.
In our work to help organizations become more agile, we have come to value:
Shared vision over aligned processes
Organic growth over pre-defined structure
High performing organization over high performing teams
Team-empowered responsibility over organizational policies
While there is value in the items on the right and the left; we value the items on the left more.
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