(responding to Mike B)
> I hereby propose an addendum to 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
> Tests over requirements definitions and traceability
> That is, while there is value in the items on
> the right, we value the items on the left more.
> What do you think?
Paul Oldfield wrote:
> If I were proposing an improvement, I would take a leaf
> out of Scott Ambler's book, and value...
> The team and humility over self and self-agrandisement
> Of course, the problem would be in getting a consensus
> that this is a worthy value that always contributes to
I think humility does contribute to agility.
But so does cooperation, collaboration, sharing knowledge,
being honest, helping others, discovering or creating
new things by exchanging ideas, etc.
All of these values balance the self-interested motives with
those of the common good that lead to an "agile" Nash
equilibrium of sorts.
So I would phrase your proposed addition differently:
We value cooperative values over non-cooperative values
Thank you for your contributions.
I am looking forward to our common contributions as a group,
"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress,
and working together is success."