We follow these principles adapted from the Agile Manifesto:
Our highest priority is to satisfy the biologist
through early and continuous delivery
of valuable software, tools and workflows.
Welcome changing requirements, even late in
development. Agile processes harness change for
the biologist’s competitive advantage.
Deliver working software and workflows frequently, from a
couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a
preference to the shorter timescale.
Biologists and Bioinformaticians must work
together daily throughout the project.
Build projects around motivated individuals.
Give them the environment and support they need,
and trust them to get the job done.
The most efficient and effective method of
conveying information to and within a development
team is face-to-face conversation.
Working software and workflows is the primary measure of progress.
Agile processes promote sustainable development.
The sponsors, bioinformaticians, and biologists should be able
to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.
Continuous attention to technical excellence
and good design enhances agility.
Simplicity — the art of maximizing the amount
of work not done — is essential.
The best architectures, requirements, and designs
emerge from self-organizing teams.
At regular intervals, the team reflects on how
to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts
its behavior accordingly.