MoreAgile Principles

Geert Bossuyt

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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  2. Dennis Stevens - Reply

    February 21, 2011 at 3:22 am

    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.

    Dennis Stevens

  3. Geert Bossuyt - Reply

    February 21, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Hi Dennis, Very true point off course.

    The MoreAgile principles support the MoreAgile Manifesto.
    Partnership elaboration over Customer Collaboration .... Find partners and work together with the real customer ( end user ) in mind.
    Deliver Value over Working Software .... Create a partnership that delivers value. Let's not do whatever the customer wants, I agree, let's do what delivers value.

    We strive not to have a 'business side' investment into a 'delivery side' but we strive to be responsible together, with a shared risk and a shared challenge.

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