I recently came across the the Oath of Non-Allegiance. Now we have different parties pulling the software industry in different directions. Some of them include, Scrum, Kanban, Lean, ScrumBan, etc.
Each party is willing to bet that their practices will help in Nirvana forgetting the real customer. Even though Oath of Non-allegiance is around from some time, I came across this recently. This non-allegiance accurately reflects some of my thoughts. We shouldn’t get carried away with the methods but do what is beneficial for the customer. At the end of the day, the customer and the business doesn’t care the tool we have used, they care about their experience, bottom lines, quality and the value.
Here is the oath of non-allegiance
I promise not to exclude from consideration any idea based on its source, but to consider ideas across schools and heritages in order to find the ones that best suit the current situation. (See http://alistair.cockburn.us)
I added this to my blog as well.