Essence underpinning values

The values of the volunteers that underlie the first release of the Essence User Guide are:

·      Capturing the essence

·      Helping the practitioner

·      Achieving results

·      Empowering the team

Consequences of values

As a consequence of the underpinning values we envision three Essence views of interest to users. 

View 1:  Essence Lite

View 1 includes the three areas of concern, the seven alphas, alpha states, and their checklists.  This is the simplest view that can help the least experienced developers.  In keeping with our underpinning value of helping "the practitioners before what helps the process engineers"  we have focused the initial User Guide release on providing scenarios that demonstrate how practitioners can use Essence to power whatever approach they are currently using.  Refer to Scenarios titled,  "Kick-starting a Project" and "Solving Pain Points".