Independent Signatories of
The Manifesto for Agile Software Development

We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value:
  • Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
  • Working software 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.

 
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Signatures Received: 08 Jun to 10 Jun 2008
Mahesh Luthra (Binta): (NDS Ltd.) We are following Scrum from last 2 years in our team and it has really changed the way we develop & test our system. Along with our customers, my team is very happy by following this process, they are more enthusiastic and co-operative with each other. Through Scrum, we are not only learning the way of developing working applications, we are also learning the Art of Leaving. :-)
Ahmed Kamel.
Emil Petkov.
Paul Wolhoff: (LeasePlan Nederland NV)
Chris Oltyan: The most important bit of information I've picked up in starting 5 companies and working at 10 startups can be summed up by saying "things change, a lot, all the time". Agility and technology are like PB&J, and its the only method I've found to successfully navigate the ever changing scenery of the sector.
Sjoerd Andringa: (Nedforce) Agile is my religion - the manifesto my bible ;-)
Adrian Levinson: (Digital Business Development and Organizational Leadership)
David Davies: (http://www.aacute.co.uk) It's the way I've always worked.
Evandro Ricardo Silvestre.
Vitor Cavalcanti: (Globo.com)
Brian Fitzgerald: (ROX & Associates, LLC)
Vikramjit Singh: Agile is just so much common sense way of developing software. No wonder it is successful.
Bryan Jones: (Clinical Software Solutions) Short and to the point. Well said. There's nothing that beats a "win-win" scenario. It's not the Big that eat the Small; it's the Fast that eat the Slow.
Salvatore Di Fazio: Agile 4 ever
Moatasem Hatem: (IT-Blocks) Although new, I think that the agile methodology can be very helpful in the development of the SW life cycle from requirements to the customer acceptance of the product. As it mainly focuses on the customer which(I think) is considered the biggest pain in the neck you may ever have through out the process.Moreover the idea of the developers collaboration increases the performance and the speed of the production though it may affect the quality a bit.
Colart Brunton: (CM Consulting Ltd)
Tim Ellison.
Kiran.
Sergio Cabral: (IdeaValley) This is a great initiative , and intrinsic of the real world for who wanna succeed in SoftWare Development. Congratulations for the transparency.
Paolo Bettoni: (Bettoni Software) Go Agile! We have found out what the right thing to do is... let's do it! But nooooo, let's write a detailed documentation about every method and every variable name from here till the end of the world before we start implementing! (Oh, and I forgot, before writing documentation, we should carefully document how documentation should be written)
David Dreyer: (Harley-Davidson Motor Company)
Karlheinz Muenchow: (XoJom Corporation)
Richard Mellow: (Rockend Software) The only way today, to sucessfully deliver software that is not actually obsolete before it is delivered is via an Agile Melthodology. Business and technology evoloves too quickly to subscribe to any other methodology. The waterfall and spiral methodolgies that I learned in school 12 years ago have gone the way of the Dodo Bird and Windows NT 4.0. Extinct! Richard A. Mellow Software Development Manager Rockend Software Sydney, Australia
John Farden: (devagile.com) Agile is giving back the highest value to the most important success factor of software development projects: people.
Lodewyk Schuermans: Agile provides value sooner, keeps talented teams operating efficiently and motivated and reduces development project failures.
Colin Sharples: (CTG Software Ltd)
Celso Caires: (UMa) Simplify is the unique way to achieve complexity.
Marc-Elian Begin: (Six┬▓) Around 2000... During dark times... when I was (again) at the office late in the evening, trying to figure a way out of the mess my team and I were in, with yet another of those crazy waterfall firm-fixed-price software development projects, riddled with misunderstandings on most fronts... I stumbled to the printer room, with a haze in my head, to pick-up a printout when I found the "Agile Manifesto" in the out tray... Wow! I read it in one gulp... it was like seeing the light for the first time in a long time. I can't think of any written document having a more profound impact on my professional life than these few lines. It meant that I was not alone! I eventually left that company, but not after rejecting the established acceptance that 'death marching' was the way. Discovering agile meant that working in high performing teams with involved customers was now the only acceptable way and nothing else is or will be acceptable again. To this day I don't know who left the manifesto in the printer out- tray... perhaps I should refer this to the X files ;-) ... if angels exist (this is from a convinced atheist!) this one is a good patron! Thanks for opening my eyes and showing me a much better world to be in.
Asa Wilson: (ELC Technologies)
Albertas Repecka: I prefer working software, and as a project manager I use iterations and increments in IT development projects. And I always know that success of each project depends on how my and Customer teams are ready to colloborate and flexible in changing environment.
Pedro Henrique Silva Gomes: (Vilesoft) In my opinion its the best way.
Brian Karcher: I've designed, delivered and supported systems and software since 1992. I am convinced the agile philosophies are correct and provide the most opportunity for profitable solutions that create "raving fan" customers.
Raphael Gimashev: (Technoza Corp.) I support the Agile Manifesto, and I have been sticking to Agile development principles througouht my whole professional career!
Rob Crawford: (SMBLive)
Joseph Flahiff.
Jack E. Ehrhardt: 30 years' experience in developing software and systems using methods that do not work so well, plus 4 years experience with a better way.
Ron Steckly: (Stanford University)
Mihai Popa: Agile is fun :)
Casey Gum: (nDriven) After suffering through the development of well-documented but semi-useful software at the hands of ISO 9000 and CMMI Level 5, I have finally seen the light. Working software is definitely preferable to comprehensive documentation.
Daniel Mihalache: (Wirecard Payment Solutions Limited)
Puneet Sachdev: (NIIT Technologies) Have been developing application software for more than 12 years now. Have had experience with various Agile methodologies like SCRUM and XP. Find them very useful. We see many of our customers adopting these methodologies more and more.
Hans-Peter Korn: (KORN AG, Switzerland) Starting as scientist (PhD) in nuclear physics for a couple of years afterwards I worked for many years as line- and project-manager in the IT-departements of financial & air transport industries. Today, as C*O of KORN AG, I am doing OD-, PD- and Project Management consultancies, coaching, & lecturing on universities. My main focus is on change-, cooperation- & communication- processes in enterprises and complex projects based on my practical learnings and a lot of trainings in systemic management, solution focused work, systemic constellations, group psychotherapy, sociometry, sociodrama & psychodraman - and, of course, "agility".
Susan Young: (VersionOne)
Kamal Wickramanayake: (Software View) For almost all the projects, changing requirements are inevitable. Hence, the adaptive culture suggested by agile methods can outperform the value delivered by predictive methods. A large project may not be well managed as a single agile project. However, the Agile Manifesto well distinguishes what many of us need from what many of us want - irrespective of the size.
Jeff Vojtko: (Progressive Commercial Insurance) I have been involved in software development projects that accomplished the goals, I have been involved in failed projects. I have been involved in projects that took 1-2 years to elevate, and I have been involved in quick hitters. (< 3 months) And, from my eperience the Agile method of development is by-and-far much more of a team approach to accomplishing the goals. The Waterfall SDLC tends to be a us vs them mentality. (Business vs IT) And, that is not what teamwork is supposed to be like. You can have the best developers in the world and the best business people around. But, if the processes prevent efficient/effective interaction, you will end up with a delayed or failed project.
Fernando: (http://blogdocampos.blogspot.com)
David Hanson: (RITIX Inc.)
Paul McKibbin: (Papillon Corporation Ltd)
Manu Goyal: I support the Agile manifesto.
Rob Sanders: (http://internationalized.spaces.live.com) Practicing and educating about agile since 2005, fan of SCRUM and the manifesto.

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