12 Agile Principles


Are you transforming your organization by focusing on agility?  Agile is the only way to be productive in our fast-paced work environments.  Oakwood can help!  First, read these 12 simple agile principles.  Watch your teams, company and organization will flourish!

12 Agile Principles

  1. Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software.
  2. Simplicity – the art of maximizing the amount of work not done – is essential.
  3. Welcome changing requirements, even late in development. Agile processes harness change to the benefit of our customers.
  4. Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment, tools, and support they need to get the job done.
  5. Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project.
  6. Working software is the primary measure of progress.
  7. Agile processes promote sustainable development. The sponsors, developers, and users should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.
  8. The most efficient and effective method of conveying information is a face-to-face conversation.
  9. Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility.
  10. The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.
  11. At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly.
  12. Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale.

About Oakwood

Oakwood Systems Group is a consulting firm developing positive business outcomes for all sized organizations. We provide a broad suite of solutions including application managed services, cyber-security, cloud solutions, custom software, digital marketing and data analytics.  Since 1981, Oakwood has served over 11,000 organizations globally.  Partnering with us offers you world-class technologists to architect, deploy, optimize and support your critical IT, security and digital marketing investment.  With numerous industry awards, our proven holistic approach offers best-in-class approaches that create measurable business outcomes.

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