From Diomidis D. Spinellis Blog Manifesto for Agile Government We are uncovering better ways for government by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value:
* Individuals and interactions over processes and authority * Tangible improvements and transparency over comprehensive regulations * Citizen collaboration over paternalism and enforcement * Empowered civil servants over procedures and bureaucracies * Responding to change over following a plan
That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.
Note that while the above manifesto proposal is my work, the idea is hardly novel, as you can quickly discover through a simple search. In particular, I found Mark Simmonds’s presentation at the 2009 Agile Conference describing many of the problems I’m facing regarding agility in the public sector.