The Manifesto for Scaling Agility is a guide to Agile at scale that reflects the collective experience of Agile practitioners at Excella and across the Agile community. Modeled on the original Agile Manifesto, the Manifesto for Scaling Agility highlights diverse expertise in a variety of industries, not just software. Effective scaling is a challenge we all face.
Our goal is to foster a dialog around scaling approaches and techniques that acknowledges the inherent tradeoffs. We believe there is value in moving beyond the details of specific frameworks and focusing instead on principles that can be adapted to specific organizations and their contexts. In our experience, this approach leads to greater agility and increased resilience.
We welcome your thoughts as this dialog, and The Manifesto for Scaling Agility evolves.
Agility at scale is the ability of multiple teams to effectively achieve a common purpose within highly dynamic environments.
Agile Scaling May Involve:
These concepts require an evolutionary approach that aligns the work of flexible, autonomous teams to organizational objectives through continuous inspection and adaptation. Our values and principles are meant to enhance, not replace, the original Manifesto for Agile Software Development, but are applicable to all creative work, not just software development.
In our work to help organizations become more agile, we have come to value:
While there is value in the items on the right and the left; we value the items on the left more.
“Our values and principles are meant to enhance, not replace, the original Manifesto for Agile Software Development, but are applicable to all creative work, not just software development.”