We open up better ways to develop software by doing it ourselves and helping others do it. Through this activity we have learned to appreciate these values:
- Individuals and interactions more than processes and tools
- Functioning software more than comprehensive documentation
- Cooperation with the customer more than contract negotiation
- Responding to change more than following a plan
This means that although we find the values on the right side important, we estimate the values on the left side to be higher.