A lightweight implementation of Agile

Agile Values

To create an environment that will lead to successful use of lia or any other agile framework, we observe the basic 4 tenets set forth by the Agile Manifesto:

Individuals and interactions over processes and tools

Working products over comprehensive documentation

Customer collaboration over contract negotiation

Responding to change over following a plan

While lia accepts that the business constraints on the right exist, it focuses on the values on the left in order to always deliver the features of the highest value to the clients. To that end, every decision within the framework is geared to delivering valuable features of high quality.

1. Individuals and interactions

Individuals here means everybody who actually needs to make the work happen. These are the people that matter most in every project. You can chain a man to his desk, but you can not chain his mind to the task.

Empower your individuals and their interactions and you will see them putting in more effort, working longer hours and taking on more and more responsibility. Regulate their workflow by forcing tools and processes upon them and you will stunt their enthusiasm and will lose cooperation of your most skilled team members. Make sure that whatever you decide is in the express interest of the team and the product.