What are the principles of Agile?

Agile as a methodology and culture is based on the following principles. If you read them carefully you will understand the essence of Agile and what Agile is all about.

  1. Customer satisfaction by early and continuous delivery of useful software.
  2. Welcome changing requirements, even late in development.
  3. Working software is delivered frequently (weeks rather than months).
  4. Close, daily cooperation between business people and developers.
  5. Projects are built around motivated individuals, who should be trusted.
  6. Face-to-face conversation is the best form of communication (co-location).
  7. Working software is the principal measure of progress.
  8. Sustainable development, able to maintain a constant pace.
  9. Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design.
  10. Simplicity— only build what is really essential.
  11. Self-organizing teams.
  12. Regular adaptation to changing circumstance.
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