12 principles of Agile government

12 principles of Agile government 2017-04-23T23:02:16-08:00

(modified by Ben Kallos from the original “Twelve Principles of Agile Software“)

  • Our highest priority is to satisfy the constituent through early and continuous delivery of valuable services.
  • Welcome changing circumstances, even late in implementation. Agile processes harness change for the constituent’s advantage.
  • Deliver working services frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale.
  • Constituents and government must work together daily throughout the project.
  • Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done.
  • The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a project team is face-to-face conversation.
  • Working services are the primary measure of progress.
  • Agile processes promote sustainable development. The government and constituents should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.
  • Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility.
  • Simplicity–the art of maximizing the amount of work not done–is essential.
  • The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.
  • At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly.