If you've read the Agile Manifesto
, you've seen this sort of statement. It says, for example:
"Individuals and interactions over
processes and tools
Working software over comprehensive documentation
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
Responding to change over following a plan"
These "X over Y" statements are simple phrases
that teams can pin up on a wall and use as strategic touchstones in their work. They relate your goals and values, but more importantly, they tell you what each one costs.
When management comes to your team, how will you
justify the choices you've made? Having a list of statements like these can help.