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Principles Behind The Twitter Manifesto

We follow these principles:

Our highest priority is to satisfy the follower through early and continuous delivery of valuable tweets.

Welcome a changing Twitter stream, even late in the day. Twitter processes harness change for the follower’s informative advantage.

Deliver working links frequently, from a couple of hours to a couple of days, with a preference to the shorter timescale.

Tweeters and followers must work together continuously throughout the day.

Write tweets around motivated followers.  Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the retweet done.

The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within the Twitter community is continuous conversation.

Reading informative tweets is the primary measure of progress.

Twitter processes promote sustainable tweeting and retweeting. The tweeters, followers, and twibes should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.

Continuous attention to tweet excellence and good spelling enhances retweeting.

Simplicity–the art of maximizing the amount of letters not used–is essential.

The best blog posts, pics, and links emerge from self-organizing twibes.

At regular intervals, the twibe reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly.

Thank you to the authors of the Agile Manifesto.  Without it, my life would have less direction and this post would have even less value.

Graphic: Pictofigo

About Derek Huether

I'm Vice President of Enterprise Engagements at LeadingAgile. I'm super focused on results. But I also take the hand waving out of organizational transformations. I come from a traditional PM background but I don't give points for stuff done behind the scenes. The only thing that counts is what you get done and delivered. Author of Zombie Project Management (available on Amazon)

2 Responses to “Principles Behind The Twitter Manifesto”

  1. Lindsay Scott
    September 28, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    I’m just starting to read around Agile and get a better feel for it, reading this helped me understand some basics…. I think?! Good post Derek

    • Anonymous
      September 28, 2010 at 7:43 pm

      I basically copied the Agile Manifesto and made a few edits so it would still be familiar to those, like myself, who have signed it. Peter Saddington ( http://twitter.com/agilescout ) inspired me to write it.

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