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Visual Studio Team System: Better Software Development for Agile Teams by James W. Newkirk, Will Stott

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2. Agile Values

OUR VALUES HELP establish the way we view the world and influence the principles we adopt when carrying out our actions. This chapter starts by looking at the relationship between people’s tools and their values. It then presents the Agile Manifesto, which is a set of principles important to Agile teams. However, the bulk of the material is concerned with describing the core values of Extreme Programming (XP): communication, feedback, courage, simplicity, and respect. After reading this chapter, you should appreciate that although Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) can help your team tackle some of its technical issues, it is the way an Agile team addresses its people issues that really results in it delivering better software. ...

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