The Declaration of Interdependence (DOI) was developed strictly for the project management side of the agile projects and it is not a part of the Agile Manifesto. As a matter of fact, the DOI was created in 2003, two years after the Agile Manifesto. There are six principles associated with the DOI.

The six principles associated with the DOI, are

  • We increase return on investment by making the continuous flow of value our focus.
  • We deliver reliable results by engaging customers in frequent interactions and shared ownership.
  • We expect uncertainty and manage for it through iterations, anticipation, and adaptation. Agile methods do not rely on plans to guide projects.
  • We unleash creativity and innovation by recognizing that individuals are the ultimate sources of value, and creating an environment where they can make a difference.
  • We boost performance through group accountability for results and shared responsibility for team effectiveness.
  • We improve effectiveness and reliability through situational specific strategies, processes, and practices.


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