This is from an email exchange that took place within the last 24 hours.
Yesterday I changed this language in my keynote in Zurich...
While they are core or seed properties (for a complex adaptive system) they are also practices. In the interests of promoting common language I am now calling them "core practices" or Alistair Cockburn has suggested "Imperative practices".
The 3 principles of the Kanban Method are...
1. Start with what you do now
2. Agree to pursue incremental evolutionary change
3, initially respect current processes, roles, responsibilities and job titles