July 4 – Agile Independence Day
When in the Course of human working environments, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the corporate bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Obama, a decent respect to the opinions of all team members requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to be high performance teams.
We hold these truths to be self-organizing, that all people on a team have value, that they are endowed by their ScrumMaster with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of test driven development. That to secure these rights, teams are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the Perfect Product Owner, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the teams to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new organizational structure, laying its foundation on such principles and Agile manifesto, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, as a team, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the Agile manifesto, solemnly publish and declare, That development teams are, Absolved from all Allegiance to the tyranny of the waterfall, and that all connection between them and the old school practices, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free teams, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish high-performance teams, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent men may of right do. And for the support of this Agile Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.