Today, for my own personal growth and agile learning, I gathered values from the most known lean-agile and scaled frameworks. I’ll publish this, in case someone wants to refresh their memory on the values.
“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”
― Albert Einstein
For the sake of succinctness, I made some adaptations along the way. This process posed some brain-teasers, since some frameworks do not disclose their values, but talk about principles instead. The way I interpreted values and principles for this exercise, was to take values as immutable and principles as mutable. In other words, I take that values can change over time, where as principle are systemically universal and fixed.
I aimed for maximum of five short value descriptions per method, if possible. I may have made mistakes and/or harsh adaptations to reach this goal. Here’s hoping I didn’t murder any frameworks along the way.
For example Kanban-values in the table are my own interpretations, therefore marked with (*). However, in text, I do list more authoritative sources. If I was uncertain about some values, I at least tried to be transparent about how I made the decisions. Digest responsibly.
Waterfall doesn’t have values, if there were, they’s focus around planning and manpower. However, I don’t feel it’s needed to talk trash about waterfall in 2018 – so I’ll just let this part be.
RUP (Rational Unified Process)
Values adapted from RUP’s best practices:
- Individuals and interactions
- Working software
- Customer collaboration
- Responding to change
or just very succinctly (thanks for the tip, Tomas Björkholm):
- Responding to Change
- Processes and tools
- Comprehensive documentation
- Contract negotiation
- Following a plan
Devops builds upon Agile and Lean values, but doesn’t disclose any official ones. Here some adapted from M. Palaniachari’s Slide deck and S. MacTaggart’s post:
- Culture of Trust
- Embrace failure
My list (*):
David J. Anderson’s:
- Customer Focus
David J. Anderson’s very succinct summary:
Values adapted from Lean Enterprise Institute’s 5 Lean principles:
Lean Systems society’s Lean values (copied from B. Sathram’s LinkedIn posting):
- Accept the human condition
- Accept that complexity & uncertainty are natural to knowledge work
- Work towards a better Economic Outcome
- While enabling a better Sociological Outcome
- Seek, embrace & question ideas from a wide range of disciplines
- A values-based community enhances the speed & depth of positive change
Lean Software Development
Values adapted from LeanKit’s 7 Lean principles:
These are the values for scaled frameworks. Summary
LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum)
Builds upon Scrum, so Scrum values apply. However, LeSS doesn’t list values, but principles, and I’ve taken a freedom to interpret a little with bold text:
- Whole Product Focus
- Built-in quality
- Program execution
Nexus guide doesn’t specifically mention values. However some other articles do refer Nexus adopting scrum values, so these’d apply:
That’s all for now. Stay agile.