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Agile Entrepreneurs Manifesto

The Agile Manifesto defines the 4 core Values that define "Agile": 
  • "Individuals and interactions", 
  • "Working software", 
  • "Customer collaboration", and 
  • "Responding to change"
As I applied Agile requirements (user stories), engineering (XP), and process & project management (Scrum & Kanban) to my startups (RideStation, and Agile Entrepreneurs) starting from 2005 to now in 2018, I learned numerous lessons and shared them with my fellow entrepreneurs for the next dozen years.

These lessons I have incorporated by "extending" the Agile Manifesto with two additional values pertaining to Product (5th) and Startup/Business (6th) - that the services consultants who wrote it in 2001 probably didn't have to contend with as most (all?) of them were not founders of product startups: 

"User Validation, Customer Traction, and Business Milestones"

Agile Entrepreneurs Manifesto
  • User & Customer ACTIVITIES over Product Features
  • Business MILESTONES over Project Deliverables and Funding
For more on Activities & Milestones see posts on my LinkedIn profile on agility, product management, and bootstrapping product startups.


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