PM Declaration of Interdependence

The Project Management Declaration of interdependence is a set of six management principles initially intended for project managers of agile projects. Later on, the name was changed to "The declaration of interdependence for modern management", as it was realized that the principles might be applicable to other management situations.

Origins

After the Manifesto for Agile Software Development was written in 2001, David Anderson, Sanjiv Augustine, Christopher Avery, Alistair Cockburn, Mike Cohn, Doug DeCarlo, Donna Fitzgerald, Jim Highsmith, Ole Jepsen, Lowell Lindstrom, Todd Little, Kent McDonald, Pollyanna Pixton, Preston Smith and Robert Wysocki worked to see what management principles might be required in order to achieve an Agile Mindset in product and project management. In 2005, they published six principles they felt essential to modern project management (and to much of management in general) as the "Declaration of Interdependence".[1]

The principles

The declaration is a set of six principles that highlight leadership approaches more applicable to more agile ways of working. Each of the declaration's principles are structured as a combination of two clauses: the first clause declares a desired outcome, while the second shows how to achieve that outcome.[2][3]

  • We Increase return on investment by making 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.
  • We Unleash creativity and innovation by recognizing that individuals are the ultimate source 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 situationally specific strategies, processes and practices.
    — Declaration of Interdependence, 2005
  • References

    1. ^ [1] The text on Alistair Cockburn's website.
    2. ^ Whitaker, Ken (May 26, 2009). Principles of Software Development Leadership: Applying Project Management Principles to Agile Software Development (1st ed.). Cengage Learning. ISBN 1584505869.
    3. ^ "pmdoi Site"

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