Simplifying the Agile Manifesto
Today J.B. Rainsberger made a very commendable effort to simplify the Agile Manifesto. He was inspired by Simplified English and the reduction of the ten commandments into two simple rules. In his post he challenge us (everybody) to find any meaning in the Agile Manifesto that his simplified version do not cover. I urge you to take a look at it.
Inspired by J.B. I made my own attempt at simplifying his simplified version of the value statements (in his post he also simplified the principles of the Agile Manifesto).
- People working together over precise rules
- Doing what’s needed over keeping old promises
It is much shorter and (at least to me) easier to understand than the original value statements of the Agile Manifesto:
- Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
- Working software over comprehensive documentation
- Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
- Responding to change over following a plan