What are the 4 values of the Agile Manifesto?
The Agile Manifesto
We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it.
Through this work we have come to value:
Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
Working software over comprehensive documentation
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
Responding to change over following a plan
That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.
The Agile Manifesto is a set of values that aim to guide the way agile teams work. It was authored by 17 independent software practitioners. After much deliberation over the way software should be developed, they signed off on these values. These concepts quickly spread beyond them and have become a more universal set of working practices. This is also supported by 12 agile principles. The goal is to help teams build and deliver successful and use products that meet customer expectations by delivering value on a continuous basis.
This health check asks the team to indicate where they feel the team currently stands on these value statements. For example, do they respond to change, or do they lean more towards following a plan. You can then see where you stand on each value and talk through what it means for your team.