Manifesto, Principles, and Values

Manifesto for AES Inc. Solutions Development

We are uncovering better ways of developing
 solutions by doing it and helping others do it.

Through this work, we have come to value:

Individuals and interactions over processes and tools.

Working solutions over comprehensive documentation.

Customer collaboration over contract negotiation.

Responding to change over following a plan.

That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.

Actions validate intentions and motives.
Competence, accountability, and purpose are fundamental.
Success is realized through fundamentals and actions.

Principles behind the AES Inc. Manifesto

We follow these principles:

Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable solutions.

Welcome changing requirements, even late in development. Agile processes harness change for the customer’s competitive advantage.

Deliver working solutions frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale.

Business people and developers 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 solutions is the primary measure of progress.

Agile processes promote sustainable development. The sponsors, developers, and users 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.


Core Values:

AES is a people driven organization and the following values are core to our business approach.

  • Knowledge: facts, information, and skills acquired through experience or education – application of data and information: answers “how” questions.
  • Understanding: knowledge in context, or appreciation of “why”
  • Integrity: the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.
  • Service: Service to others above self