Why A Manifesto

Everyone engaged in solution, product or service delivery needs a manifesto.  This includes individuals, teams and organizations.  The Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition:

a written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer

Miriam-Webster reports that the first known use of the word manifesto was in 1620!

The Agile Conversation Manifesto

Disclaimer: The Agile Manifesto is a foundational pillar.  I’m sharing a personal manifesto that explains how I work.

What I Believe

  1. Be conscious of ethics and alert to conditions that challenge ethical behavior
  2. Recurring reflection activities benefit everyone
  3. Leadership is both an inherent skill and a developmental skill
  4. Daily transparency supports open and honest communication and collaboration
  5. Build accountability into our plans, our daily cycles and our deliverables
  6. Engage people through servant-leadership principles and practices
  7. Everyone engaged in solution, product or service delivery contributes to strategy
  8. Plan for resilience in each cycle of planning, execution and reflection
  9. Planning, execution and reflection activities require lightweight governance
  10. Resilient individuals, teams and organization build sustainability into their culture