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Modern Agile Manifesto

“Modern Agile is a community for people interested in uncovering better ways of getting awesome results. It leverages wisdom from many industries, is principle driven and framework free. “ (Kerievsky, 2020)





He has created the modern Agile Manifesto with the following guiding principles:

  • Make People Awesome. Steve Jobs used to ask his colleagues, “What incredible benefits can we give to the customer? Where can we take the customer?" In modern agile they ask how they can make people in their ecosystem awesome. This includes the people who use, make, buy, sell or fund products or services. They learn their context and pain points, what holds them back and what they aspire to achieve. How can they make them awesome?

  • Make Safety a Prerequisite. Safety is both a basic human need and a key to unlocking high performance. They actively make safety a prerequisite by establishing safety before engaging in any hazardous work. They protect people’s time, information, reputation, money, health and relationships. And they endeavour to make their collaborations, products and services resilient and safe.

  • Experiment & Learn Rapidly. You can’t make people awesome or make safety a prerequisite if you aren’t learning. They learn rapidly by experimenting frequently. They make our experiments “safe to fail” so they are not afraid to conduct more experiments. When they get stuck or aren’t learning enough, they take it as a sign that they need to learn more by running more experiments.

  • Deliver Value Continuously. Anything that isn’t delivered isn’t helping anyone become more awesome or safe. In modern agile we ask ourselves, “How could valuable work be delivered faster?” Delivering value continuously requires us to divide larger amounts of value into smaller pieces that may be delivered safely now rather than later.


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