Agile Product Charter

Agile Product Charter – the principles and values for the Agile development outside the field of Software.

During the First Scrum for Hardware Gathering, the participants discussed about the principles and values emerged during the conference. The goal was to creating a document like the Manifesto for Agile Software Development but usable also for tangible products. The first draft has been refined via email and published on the day September 28, 2016.

The Charter for Agile Product Development

We embrace agile methods as the engine driving innovative solutions and collaboration to amplify economic, ecologic and social benefits across our planet. Through this work we have come to value:

Cross functional team collaboration over specialization, process and tools
Modularity over tightly-coupled solutions
Continuous customer collaboration over inflexible contracts.
Useful continuous delivery over a single comprehensive delivery
Extending development through manufacturing over fixing problems in the field
Useful continuous documentation over comprehensive documentation

that is, while there is value in the items on the right,
we value the items on the left more.

We are the authors: (listed in alphabetical order): Chris Jacobsen, Daria Quaglia, Dave Boeberitz, David Dorn, Dawn Guttman, Hubert Smits, Jason Parent, Jason Schreuder, Jeanne Bradford, Joe Justice, Katrina Starkweather, Kazutaka Sankai, Kevin Thompson, Lonnie Weaver-Johnson, Luca Bergero, Mac Felsing, Marco Garda, Mark Buckner, Mattia Berlucchi, Michael Carroll, Mike Few, Nicola Ferrero, Nicolo Giorgetti, Paolo Sammichelli, Paolo Dezutti, Paul Carson, Peter Borsella, Rich Boyan, Rick Patridge, Theodore Vaida, Thomas Tessier