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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All Signatories
Chet Hendrickson: ( Co-author of Extreme Programming Installed
Jared Richardson: (Incellico, Inc.)
Alan Francis: (Extreme Programmer)
Frank Westphal: (independent consultant) For me, the agile methods are about bringing back the enjoyment to developing successful software in close collaboration with my clients, the very reasons most of us came to programming computers in the first place. Thanks, folks! I'm proud to be part of a new beginning...
Tim Burns: (Owl Mountain Software) I support the agile alliance manifesto because it supports working iteratively on a project and addressing defects on different granularities. If you code test-first, then you are iteratively applying tests that address fine-grained defects. If you do acceptance testing, then you validate that the fine-grained tests work together to implement the feature. If you release often, then you validate that the features together implement a product that is useable, robust, and serves the customers' needs.
Irene Shaw.
William C. Wake: (
Ken Auer: (RoleModel Software, Inc.) Co-author of "Extreme Progamming Applied: Playing to Win" and founder of RoleModel Software, the first eXtreme Programming Software Studio(TM) where we work with our customers to turn their innovative concepts into reality.
James Newkirk: (Thoughtworks, Inc.)
Jim Little: (Titanium I.T. LLC)
Jens Coldewey: (Coldewey Consulting) I support this alliance because I think it's one of the most powerful movements in the past, combining technical excellence with a humane perspective. If we understand that work is not (only) technique but living together with other humans, professional life would be much easier.
Stephen K. Smith: After years of involvement with software development processes that have a high failure rate, I have seen something that works beyond any expectation. In my admittedly limited experience with the Agile approach, I have found that with these light methodologies it is easier to write code that is more simple, more maintainable, more testable, and more defect free, all in less time than it takes to go through a heavy weight process. Accepting the inevitability of change prevents putting lots of time and effort into building complex "reusable" code that will just be replaced anyway. Processes, tools, documentation, contract negotiations, and plans all have their place. I really believe success will be more likely if we put them back in their proper place.
Chad Fowler: (AVeryLargeUnNamedCompany) Agile methods are less about software construction and more about humans working together and communicating. No matter what field you're in, there's something to learn here.
Zhenrong Liu.
William E. Caputo: (ThoughtWorks Inc.)
Jeff McKenna: (McKenna Consulting Group) I support the human centered values that the Manifest embodies. Companies that support these values will be the success stories of the 21st century.
Glenn Vanderburg: (Delphi Consultants, LLC)
David West: (New Mexico Highlands University)
Dane Falkner: (DSDM North America) The world is changing ever faster (largely because of software) making the meticulous methods used to build previous generations of software obsolete. Speed, evolved tools & technology, better developers and better users demand agility.
Jennifer Stapleton: (DSDM Consortium)
Ann Anderson: Co-author Extreme Programming Installed
Kenneth Pugh: (Pugh-Killeen Associates) In training developers in new technologies over the past twenty years, we have emphasized many of the principles of the agile alliance. In particular, we have stressed the importance of the individual over the process or the tool.
Klaus Marius Hansen: (Ideogramic ApS)
Herb Schuette: (Peloros) Sound principles for my staff, clients and students.
David M. Spann: (CoreComm LLC) As the MBA Director at Westminster College, a consultant in collaborative work environments, and an interested community member, I applaud the simplistic but deeply meaningful work you've accomplished. Did you know the derivation of community is "Common-Unity"?
Ernest Koe: (inResonance)
David Mitchell: (iBase Systems) In my experience, the most successful software development projects have been those where the team has incorporated these principles and ideals into their daily pratices.
Marcos Leandro Nonemacher: (Ciss Automação Comercial)
David Makogon: (Visual Networks)
Sylvia Cornette: (ITS Services, Inc.) human values + agile methods = sw project success. That's the future I love to live in and support!
Julio Mazariegos.
Laurent Bossavit: (JustaDeveloper) Paradigms are shifting. Not only in "mere" software development, but in the "sciences of design" as a whole; those concerned with explaining and taming systems as diverse as living organisms; the human mind, self, and societies; and that most intricate product of the mind that is software. The Agile Alliance stands as a signal example of what this shift in values and viewpoints is capable of achieving.
Bill Clapes: (Clapes & Associates, Inc.) I fully support the inclusive and collaborative nature of the Agile Manifesto. Development teams must work hand-in-hand with business knowledge owners to acquire a clear vision of the business intent for an application and must be open to the fact that the business intent can change.
Jonas Ivarsson: (Consafe Infotech) I think the four statements exactly catch the essence of what modern software development is about. I fully support the manifesto.
Sven Gorts: These values, although often overlooked, remind us what software development is all about.
Ron Crocker: Focus on application of agile methods towards large-scale software projects.
Frank Funderburk.
Maurizio Tripi: (Ca.St.)
Francesco Mondora: (Mindview Italy) I support the agile alliance manifesto because it can give benefits to the customer and developers. In our company we work applying Agile Methodologies and we are gaining a lot of benefits. The iterational model and the defeacts addressing make an Agile Developing Life Cycle. In this way customer needs are kept in mind by everyone. Thanks to all those "guru" who are thinking about quality software and quality methodologies. Francesco Mondora
Cameron Sutherland.
Murray White: (American Management Systems, Inc.) I most recently used Agile Process methods in coaching a team of 30 developers and 15 testers to develop the first phase of the Illinois SACWIS application - you can read about it State_and_LocalGov/ Downloads/ IllinoisSACWISv2.pdf. The application just entered acceptance testing with no defects. We built it in about 5 months from when I started applying Agile techniques. We are now focusing on going full scale Agile - some variation of Crystal Orange - for the second phase of the project. If you face a project with uncertain requirements and significant time-to-market pressure, Agile works *and* your teams will probably be happier too. I am a delivery-oriented software development professional. Sign me up as an Agile zealot ;-)
Dave Astels: (Saorsa Development Inc.) Having worked in a variety of development shops with process ranging from fairly ad hoc to oppressive, I've found by experience and experimentation that the most enjoyable and most productive situations have been those that take an approach to development that follows the ideals set forth in the Agile Manifesto.
Hans Wegener: (Swiss Re)
Tammo Freese.
Manuel J Apalisok II: Let's do it.
Olaf Kock: (abstrakt gmbh) The comeback of common sense and fun to the workplace. We simply enjoy to work 'agile' and hope to bring this feeling into our customers organizations.
Martin Mueller-Rohde: (agile Software & Consulting GmbH)
Alexander Schmid: (http://home...alex.schmid/)
Dierk König: (Canoo Enigineering AG) There is nothing like a real team, that includes developers, customer and management.
Christine Moore: (Caribou Lake Software) Caribou is a custom software development consulting organization located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We are practicing and promoting the Agile Alliances principles as well as the XP practies. We are also committed to equipping our clients to do the same!
Marco Dorantes: (*Own experience*) Methods and techniques that really help in the trenches, where the software actually is created
Stefan Schmiedl: (Approximity GmbH)
Afik Gal.
Alexander Kjerulf: (Enterprise Systems)
Dan Johnsson: (Frobozz AB) Interhuman collaboration between developer and user in focus; not administration and formalities.
Martin Lippert: (Workplace Solutions GmbH)
Thomas Hetzer: (develop group) That is the way how software should be developed. I fully support the manifesto.
Stephan Wiesebach: (Siemens AG) After long and heavy fights between the process gurus representing the light-, heavy- or middleweight processes we now have a metaphor to support "common-sense-behaviour" in software projects. IMHO the "agile"-metaphor complements the thoughts about improving processes with process patterns nicely.
Jutta Eckstein: (Objects in Action) I support the agile alliance manifesto, because it supports finally bringing back the processes to the people.
Luc Duranleau: (ICI Design) For many years I was psychologically harassed for my unorthodox ways of driving software engineering projects. I never used any prescribed method or very elaborate documentation schemes, especially if it meant cutting down trees to produce 6 inch binders that quickly got lost on some shelf. Essentially, my approach to software design has always been based on verbal communication with all knowledge levels; anyone who could enrich the comprehensive perspective of the goals to attain and the long term vision to respect. Always striving to attain that momentum and motivation that nourrishes the instinct for initiative and willpower that inevitably determines the success of the software endeavor. I encourage any interaction that will enlighten those lonely isolated software developers in their small yet infinite kingdoms. Software design is a crystal-like reflection of the cohesiveness of this diversity of minds. I am very happy to hear I am no longer alone in this quest for simplicity of design for simplicity of life. Luc
Gilbert Semmer.
Sabine Noack: (43 - Sabine Noack) One of the most important aspects of my work as a trainer and consultant is to remind people that developing software is not simply an act of industrial production. The Agile Alliance Manifesto tells us why software development is different and what we should consider to make it successfull as well as enjoyable.
Andreas Stankewitz: (Naradana) Agile software development - because software development is working with people, not working with resources.
Patrick Morrison: (Virtual Pragmatics) 19 years experience programming professionally convince me that the values expressed in the agile manifesto produce the best software and the best releationships between business and techs. The successes I've seen in my career link to the values expressed, and the failures often tie to valuing something else.
Sriram: (Icode )
Ulrich Winter: I hope that an agile process is able to remove the overhead and dissatisfaction which I currently feel in my projects.
michele mondora: (mindview) One manifesto to agile them all! (Lord of Rings)
Matthieu Colas-Bara: (KHIPLEA) The rules of the Agile Manifesto formalize what happens naturally when people of good will do their best to collaborate and succeed in software developpement. Object developpers know it from the beginning, it's now time to educate managers.
Alex Rush: (ExperShare) I come from somewhat of a more traditionalist "heavyweight" development method background, and am on a constant mission to pare down to only the essential artifacts and activities necessary to deliver quality code. I support the basic aims of the Manifesto, and look forward to its evolution.
Martin Gottschalk: (OmnesWeb) People must work together to have fun and success. I like it.
Berthold Schreiber: (OmnesWeb)
Peter Gassmann.
Kirill Maximov: (
Chad Kopca: (5/3 Bancorp) Now all I have to do is inject the truth.
amouda: (Pondicherry University) I am interested to become a member of Agile software Development Manifesto.
Chris Pilsworth: (Gedas United Kingdom Ltd.)
Ozgur Aksakal: ( To build better software that meets requirements, and behaves as expected.
Everett A. Warren: The values may seem simple and commonsense, but since when was commonsense very common? Agreeing with these values and actually putting them into practice are two different things, and I'm very glad to be in a position where I can push for the latter and come up with some better software.
Klaus Marquardt: It is no secret: in a healthy project, the process follows the people and their needs, not vice versa. Every stakeholder in a software project can learn from this.
Barry Fazackerley: (DSDM) As chairman of the DSDM Consortium I am proud that DSDM is associated with Agile. DSDM is built upon nine principles. The Agile values of Individuals and interactions, Working software, Customer collaboration and Responding to change align themselves very closely to the DSDM Principles.
Richard Couch: Preaching and teaching the Agile way.
Pete Clark: ( Consulting, LLC) The ideas expressed by XP and agile methods encompass ideas that have felt right since I started managing software projects. It's great to see more attention being paid to understanding how to make software development go in the real world - where requirements aren't fixed, where change is a fact of life, and where the development team needs all the help it can get.
Eric Thoman: (Manchester JUG) Focus on quality and quantity will take care of itself...
Daniel Read: (developer.*) I agree wholeheartedly.
Robb Gilmore: (Descartes Systems Group) Over the years, I have arrived at many of the very same conclusions that are so succinctly stated by the Agile Alliance. It is refreshing (and much more efficient) to point colleagues to the Agile Manifesto rather than repeating the same old stump speeches time and time again! I support the manifesto.
Grigori Melnik: (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)) Eureka!
Roger Marlow: ( As a software developer and more recently a development manager, my most successful projects have used aspects of Agile Methods, although I didn't have a name for it at the time. Even so, for a long time the prevailing methods were frustrating bureaucratic failures. It seemed that the common sense and essentially agile approach espoused by Fred Brooks all those years ago would fade into history while modern methodologists espoused 'fat book' processes. Agile Methods are therefore a refreshing return to common sense basics. They bring together the best of the experiences we have all been through in software development and that we have informally known about for years. At last we have a self consistent framework for all our anecdotal evidence from successful projects. I believe that the advent of Agile Methods signal a revolution in the software development industry and promise exciting times for us all.
peter gabris: (bsp) as good as it gets
Robert S. Teich - President: (Software Teknovations, Inc.) Developing applications solely from written descriptions of a client’s needs results in a product that does not capture the subtleties of what the client really wants. Only through constant involvement in the entire development process can the client learn what can be achieved. Embracing these discoveries leads to a more solid product. This process is reflected in the Agile Manifesto. I back and support it completely.
Daryl Winters: (Component Architects)
balachandar: (CGI) I am very much interested
Peter Lindberg: (Oops AB, Sweden) Yes!
Edward Atwell.
R.Bruinsma: (Bugando) I fully agree to your statements. I'm inclined to write here many pages of thoughts on this subject, but I save that for my thesis on the subject. Anyone who is willing to collaborate in writing a thesis is invited to send me an mail about the subject.
Marcelo Schenone: (FIUBA)
Ralph W. Boaz: (Pillar Consulting) I have filled a lot of roles in my career including software engineering, ministry, and senior management. Agile development is a breakthrough in understanding the keys to success and failure. It is the first to really address the people element which has been ignored for so long. Thank you to the Agile founders.
Scott Bechtel: (Conquest Solutions Group) After being in projects that always drag in over due it has been fun learning about this new approach!
Mario Wittler.
Shawn Lyndon: (ePredix) I feel like one of those people on a talk show when I talk about Agile Development to people new to the concepts and ideals. In all honesty, I don't know how I managed the software development process before these very practical and customer focused ideals where brought together under one banner. We are I am certain seeing a very big change in how people approach software development and design. Putting the businnes need or problem above the implementation detail is a key goal in our efforts in our company. Or as we like to generalize ... Find the 'Why?' and the 'What?' ... The 'How?' is not so important.
Erik Groeneveld: (CQ2) As consultant working in the Netherlands, I'm using the AAM principles as a starting point for organizing my projects. Amazing to see how many organizations just skip team and customer collaboration and put all their faith on heavy processes. In 2000, Willem van den Ende and I installed the Dutch XP group:
Sean Barnett: Accepted wisdom is that the low success rate with adoption of "heavyweight" methods is a failing of the profession. It's heartening to see more and more colleagues arguing the contrary - it is the methods that are flawed, for they demand that people embrace what they find difficult at the expense of what people do well (i.e., communicate).
Thomas Vollmer.
Steve Hayes: (Khatovar Technology) I believe that creating software is an act of shared discovery, performed by people, for people. We won't be satisfied as developers, and we won't have satisfied customers, until we learn to value the social and technical sides of our craft equally. The Agile Manifesto is an important first step in reforging the craft of software development.
John D'Arcy: (IT Practice)
Joel Rieder: I support the agile Manifesto. I am working hard to convince my organization that process for the sake of process (design for the sake of process, etc.) just doesn't work. I have found we have forgotten whom we build software for (i.e. the "customer") and agile works to improves this relationship.
Shailesh M. Sonavadekar: (TEIL)
Jarmo Miettinen: (MoreMagic)
Bill Kunz: Though I'm a PMP, I fully embrace the manifesto and am looking forward to an agile future!
Tobias Fors: (Citerus) Becoming and staying and open-minded ever-communicating software developer is not an easy task. On the other hand, it is not impossible either. The existence of the manifesto shows us that it can be done, and tells us something about the results we can expect when we walk the right path.
Volodymyr Bezprozvanniy: (Programm-Art Studio) All of my life I worked in that manner and now I had been very plaeasant to know that my special manner to work with my customers became THE NAME of Agile Programming !!! I have to say you only that: My (ours) programs are not is quite The Program Product, but they work hard at their places. So especially I support that manner of programming. The first: needs of my customer, the second - other things. With my pleasure to my Customers and colegues. Volodymyr Bezprozvanniy
Tim Weiland: I have come up with three principles for software development that I believe in: [1] Software Development process should follow a "path of least resistence" which supports (not hinders) the ability for developers to produce quality code that meets customer requirements. [2] Albert Einstein's quote is applicable: "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." (I prefer it over "K.I.S.S.") [3] Take responsibility for your actions: You break it, you fix it - but I can certainly help you. (especially good for aspiring developers) I feel the light-weight processes of the Agile movement provide the framework (rules and steps) for me to work within my principles.
Jon Allen: (Jon K Allen, Inc.) The successes experienced in 20+ years as an application developer have been directly related to how closely I followed the principles now espoused in the "Agile Manifesto". I learned these principles the hard way, through trial and error. It gives great satisfaction to know that they are beginning to receive the recognition they deserve. I extend kudos to the framers of this manifesto. I am delighted to add my support.
Jens Richnow: ( and ScieSoft) Back to common sense! Makes software development in all its facets and phases to feel like a worthwhile and enjoyable experience.
Ron Tolido: (Cap Gemini Ernst & Young) As the author of IAD (Iterative Application Development, one of the 'early' agile development approaches) I can do nothing else than fully endorse the excellent principles behind the Agile Manifesto. Volatility is here to stay!
Ramakrishnan J: Simply wonderful. Every IT Organization should chant this Manifesto every day and adhere to it.
Vickoff Jean-Pierre: (Méthode RAD France)
Sean Heston: (Sprint PCS) Common sense SDLC philosophy. What a concept.
Russ Schlicht: This is a straight-forward, no-nonsense approach to software development. Agile Development makes so much sense in practice, as to make any other approach almost laughable. Don't lose sight of your customer!
James Todd: the truth ... plain and simple.
Scott Thornock: (Drive Development Corporation)
Kay Johansen: (NTT/Verio) As a QA Manager in an Internet company, I am very interested in the ability to increase quality of software without sacrificing agility of process.
Paul Henrichsen: (Drive Development)
Jon Meyer.
Joerg Reuter: (Crosspoint Consulting AG)
Bernd Oestereich: ( GmbH) Author of "Developing Software with UML" Addison Wesley OT series (2nd ed. 2002) and some other books in german language.
Hayder M. Abood.
Chad Nantais: (Rednaxel Interactive) Customers can gain and enjoy competitive advantage by having wokring software that is scaleable and customized to not simply address their needs but to their way of evolving. The Agile principles create a flexible framework which guides the development process and creates new possibilities for achieving vital goals.
Patrick Callahan: Has anything less than this ever resulted in true customer satisfaction with the result. I fully subscribe to these principles and encourage thier adoption in the organizations I belong to.
Andrea Lambruschini.
Damith C. Rajapakse: (hSenid Software Intl) A great effort to push the industry towards more pragmatic methodologies. I hope that this is only the beginning of a great journey. I'm with it, all the way!!
Jørgen Larsen: (Homepage) I fully support the Agile Manifesto!
Jef Knutson: The manifesto is a crucial statement. As a prescriptive statement of sw development values, it affirms that people who develop sw for computers do so as people, not as computers.
Phil Rossomando: (Unisys) I would like to participate in this effort from the standpoint of people being the most important resource. Too much lip service is given to this phrase. It's about time that our industry came to realize that it's not only technology that makes a project successful but the people involved. That we must count on eachother to get the job done and if we can't, all the technology in the world will not do the job. While I too am against make work I also believe that that methodology which we do have must be understood and used properly. Like the people as most valuable resource phrase, most companies use the term methodology without understanding what it is. We must think smarter in the software industry and we must learn to appreciate what we each bring to the table.
Ronald Willems: (Ordina Finance Utopics)
Neal McWhorter: (BeggsHeidt Enterprise Consulting) As a practitioner of "Agile Process" from before the term was coined, I am optimistic that a core of skilled practicioners can help bring pragmatic process to the industry and by doing so, overcome the barriers to transforming chaos into inspiration.
Norman Rekitt: There is only one way to develop software. Without Fear. Without Ego. With Speed. With Agility. With You.
Nabil Elhage.
Lex Borger: (CMG) The manifesto puts into words what we intuitively practiced or wanted to practice. It is not about getting stuck in explicit process and requirements, but about dynamic collaboration and a willingness to change. Reflecting upon my career, the projects I am most proud of are indeed the projects that embraced most of these values.
John J Lombardi: (Manhattan Group) Remember: "Knowing the path is one think... Walking it is another..." The simplest things are sometime the hardest to accomplish and also the keys to success.
Omar Garcia: (University of Wollongong) I could not agree more
Anton A. Mints: (AOT N.V.)
Christopher R. Gardner.
Tim Bacon: (Prime Eight) The agile manifesto sets out what the most productive programming teams have understood for years. I hope that its emphasis on practical common sense spreads beyond this site and its founders, into the heart of the software development community.
Holger Knublauch: (FAW Ulm) I am currently finishing my PhD thesis on the application of agile processes to the development of knowledge-based systems and multi-agent systems. My results have been successfully validated in an XP course in which I acted as coach. We particularly came to value pair programming and testing for the development of a clinical multi-agent system. Please check my homepage for details.
Micah Martin: (Object Mentor, Inc.)
Warner Gouin, CSI: Values worth applying daily although I am not seeking a new Religion.
Eduardo Flores.
Mary-Ellen Harrison: (snowdolphin) Focusing on delivering value just makes sense to me.
Channing Walton: I strongly support the principles of the agile alliance and its manifesto. Software development desperately needs these new and bold ideas if it is to move away from the sad state it finds itself in today. The principles of the alliance is the way forward.
Michael Finney: (mission in life) My mission in life is to use my strongest skills which I most enjoy using, in a place I am called to be, satisfying a hunger the world has. The Agile Manifesto is a declaration of using our skills to the fullest, anywhere we're called, and satisfying the world's hunger for great software. The actualization of its potential is not always easy, but it is the next step in our evolution.
Muralidhar Gopalakrishna.
Vidar Gunstvedt: I have during the last 3-4 years discovered and promoted the principles behind the Agile Alliance as the ONLY workable way of developing and promoting software. I fully support you!
Björn Ek: (DSDM-Consortium Sweden) The Agile Manifesto is the perfect way to stress the basic issues that are the very foundation of methods like DSDM. THIS is the future of software-development.
Lance Walton: (http:// ~lilliput/lance)
Piergiuliano Bossi: (Quinary) The value of agile principles goes well beyond the scope of being more effective, more productive or more efficient.
Srinivas Thouta.
Tim Breitkreutz: (Software Brewmasters)
ugo landini: All that heavy stuff is just cumbersome... do they think programmers are only pawns or what?
Daniel Stephan: (mobidata GmbH) Every developer should put this manifesto over his/her desk as a reminder.
Anuraag Awasthi: A happy employee means a happy customer. A happy employee exhudes team spirit and collaboration within the team, with the customer and the end users. Moreover, software is made for people and by people. This people focus has been missing in traditional approaches. An Agile approach understands this basic truth.
Salvatore Lentini: (Mandarin Software) I am an independent consultant in NYC, concentrating most of my software development in various trading systems in C++ and JAVA. I have read and enjoyed the documents concerning the Agile Manifesto. I agree with the manifesto but often find it difficult to work through the steps mentioned because of obvious reasons...people are inpredicable, business units don't want to spend money, many IT managers are from the old school of thought( mainframes, cobol, etc ). I guess you see where I am getteing at. But I hope to read more interesting articles on the Manifesto in the near future.
Bill Campbell.
Paul Allton.
Bill Barnett.
Mitch Amiano: It is said that life innovates by making many cheap mistakes, allowing the cost of individual failures to approach zero. The values reflected by the Agile Manifesto will have a similar effect. Prioritizing people, relationships, outcomes, and effectiveness can hardly be called "common sense" in an industry populated by introverted theorists and as yet dominated by cold war management styles. The Agile Manifesto deserves our recognition and support.
Jean-Hugues ROBERT.
Matt Scilipoti: (Possiamo Consulting LLC) Thank you for lighting the fire. Not only does it light the way a little, but the sparks get me up off my bum. The ideas you are sharing have brought a new level of energy to software development.
Georg Sehl: During several years in Software Quality Assurance I always have felt that there must be more about testing software than putting test cases and bugs on file, writing huge documents and tuning sophisticated processes. The agile approach points the way ahead.
ZJ Chen: (SRS2, Inc)
Andrew Rosenfeld: The grassroots effort behind agile methods is quite impressive, and in time hopefully academia and management will see the agile perspective as a valid, respectable alternative. The existing agile processes have yet to evolve and mature... it should prove to be an interesting journey.
Joshua Reynolds: Me too.
Carrie Biles: (Aegis Software Inc.) Aegis Software Inc. supports and employs the Agile Software development methodology.
Jos Warmer: (Klasse Objecten) As co-author of the UML standard people usually think I love large and detailed models. The contrary is true, a model is only worth building if it directly helps to achieve the final goal: building a working system. With the emergence of MDA tools, it becomes possible to directly move from model to code. This "promotes" models from being merely documentation to becoming part of the delivered software, just like the source code.
Bo Leuf: (Leuf Consultancy) Author of The Wiki Way (Addison-Wesley 2001, with Ward Cunningham) and Peer to Peer (Addison-Wesley 2002), my focus has generally been on the communicative and collaborational aspects. Web site management and software development has long been aligned with the manifesto princples.
Tim Woodard: (Diamond Visionics Company) What's the alternative?
Jeff Grigg: “People are more important than process.”
Paul Clanton: ( ) As an IT business management consultant, IT manager, software development manager and project manager, I have found the beliefs and principle of the Agile Alliance to be applicable for any IT related project. I am proud to support the manifesto and the principles behind them.
Rich McCabe: (Software Productivity Consortium) Here at the Consortium we've been supporting CMM/CMMI-related work and services for many years. Yet, even though our members perform the very large military/government projects that cannot do without the "heavy weight" methodologies, it has become obvious that many other member projects have a crying need for an agile approach, and we have been recommending it, as appropriate. Cockburn makes the case very well that there is a place for both light- and heavy-weight methodologies in this world, although agility is an important quality to consider on any project (and overall has not been receiving sufficient emphasis -- hopefully proponents of agile thinking can improve the situation).
Steven Vetzal: (Three Wise Men) Agile programming offers the best methodologies for web projects, where relevance is often measured in days and weeks, rather than years. Traditional top-heavy design can miss the mark, or create over-complicated systems that require too much time to build or require too much hardware to deploy.
Thomas Eichberger: (Thomas Eichberger GmbH)
Justin Sampson.
Aaron Sansone: As a software developer and consultant, I have found that Agile development is the Mecca I have been searching for.
Peter Hansen: (Kaval Wireless Technologies Inc) Director of Software Engineering. I believe agile approaches (in our case XP) are revolutionizing software development. More important to me is that my team is making much more progress, producing higher quality code, and having more fun (less stress) than ever before with non-agile approaches.
Trond Wingard.
Charley Rego: (ZixIt)
Ndehi Karonjo: (Solutions 2000) We have been practising alot of extreme programming but we did not know it was a methodology that had a name. We kinda stumbled into parts of it. The following has been particularly useful. - Bringing a senior Clients representative into the team. Working side by side with a client's rep allows fast decisions to be made, produces the best design and better acceptance by the other users. Its also a great way to make long lasting friends. - Paired Programming always produces better and more practical code. Conding standards are easier to keep when people are working together. - Courageous refactoring. If the code is bad then it should immediately be rewritten. I'd like to learn more on agile methodogies
Bryan Dollery: (Chaos Engineers) Way Cool
Marc Evers.
Fernando Femenim Santos: (Sinfic - Sistemas de Informação Industrial e Consultoria, SA)
Keith Landrus.
Sri K Ganjam: (SemanticSpace Technologies Ltd) I always used to complain about changing requirements, with Agile methods(XP in my case)I found it easy to adapt myself to the changes and be more productive.
Simeon H.K. Fitch: (Mustard Seed Software)
Joe Rafter: (IBM Global Services) Clients consistently request functionality and features to be built via applications and systems using multiple technologies. The Agile Manifesto articulates our preferred behaviors to respond to our client's requests. Our solutions, as well as our behaviors, should reflect the spirit of the Agile Manifesto. The manifesto will be exhaulted when we as an industry deliver agile solutions and architectures with agile behaviors to fulfill our client's requests. I am reminded of the saying "the only thing that is constant is change". We should embrace this change with the Agile Manifesto.
David Draxten: Simply Wonderful!
John Brewer: (Jera Design) I've been using agile methods since early 1998, and XP for the past couple of years. These days I consult in the San Francisco Bay Area, helping companies adopt XP and other agile methods. I maintain the Extreme Programming FAQ, which can be found at: http:// techinfo/ xpfaq.html I helped found BayXP, the San Francisco Bay Area XP Users Group. (All users of agile methods are welcome, as are the agile-curious.) http:// bayxp/
John McManus: (SchlumbergerSema) I am interested in all aspects of agile design. As an international author in systems management I am also interested in furthering knowledge in systems engineering.
Tudor Girba: (home page) How would it be to be passionate about your work? How would it be to go to work and just play? Nice, I think. But how could you convince a manager to let you? Anyway, I think that this site is one of the steps in that direction.
Peter Hruschka: (Atlantic Systems Guild) The manifesto put in words what successful projects have experienced but could not explain. Following agile maximes succeeds over formalizing the process.
Kareem Qureshi: Yes I think that is one most efficient way of coding.
Oscar Espinoza: (EG&G Technical Services, Inc.) Providing excellent services to our customers and client base, while accelerating the quality of flexible code has never been better defined as in the agile programming techniques. IT is and will continue to be challenged by the global, economic and political requirements facing suppliers, venders and customers. Successful shops employ the "3F" practices (functional, fast, flexible) found within the agile programming techniques. IT implementations are successful when business strategies are achieved (customer satisfaction and increase of profit margins).
Nanduri, V Rao: (Mascot Systems ltd) I am keen on knowing every aspect of this new movement. I am also keen to contribute to this effort. Please do let me know how I can be a part of this.
Marcus Ahnve: (Lecando AB)
Padraic Mahon: ( )
Karl Scotland: (BBC Interactive) Thank you!
Fan Li: (Merck & Co., Inc) I have been following the movements of lightweight methodologies for a while. And I think they can improve development process for many software projects.
Ricardo Bánffy: ( We all felt it deep in our hearts there ought to be a better way. Yet, we could not see it, blinded as we were by our firm belief building software was like building bridges. Thank you, folks. We feel much lighter now.
Lars Gendner: (Sony NetServices) because it trusts in the competence and autonomy of the individuals participating in a project.
John Ng.
ben wong.
Markus Voelter: (MATHEMA AG)
Steve Berczuk: (
James Ruddock: (The Quetico Group)
Joe Parks: (EDS)
Nicholas Crown: Software developement is a discipline whose foundation is grounded on the innovation and imagination of the individual engineer.
Dwight Wilson: (Independent Consultant)
Mayank Tandon: (Webmasters India) I am still in the process of completely imbibing the ideology of Agile manifesto but it seems this is an interesting development that acknowledges the shortcomings of traditional software development models in light of their failure to take into consideration human factors while enabling a highly critical development cycle with common sense. Would be interested in contributing whatever we can to promote the idea....
Fred Ballard.
Craig Dewalt: I support the Agile Manifesto because I have a sincere desire to build quality, practical software on time and within budget.
Martin Andrews: (Object Oriented Pty. Ltd.) The manifesto describes a set of values that we should all strive to encompass in our daily work. As new ideas and techniques become popular in the changing world of software development, these values can still hold as strong underlying principles. We should ensure that we never lose that focus.
Samir Rajguru: This is by far the best way to develop software.
Patrick Krook: (Silicon Corn) Agile Methods hold a promise to bring the focus back to what makes development an enjoyable and entelechial pursuit, free from the spectors of "Death by Planning" and other negative solutions.
Joerg Seebohn: ( To find a way of harmony between a set of rules and creative chaos in a satisfactory way for the customers and the developers - this is a divine talent.
Celio Vasconcellos: Great !!!! Full support to this alliance is very important in the software industry. After years reading books and experincing x-thousand methodologies in projects, it is time to handle directly with all problems, those known since decades.
Mikael Börjesson: (Callista Knowledgebase AB)
Rodrigo Furlan: (Elucid Partners SA)
Matson Lopes da Silva.
Paul Firgens.
Hudson Bonomo: Salve! I agree.
Ioakeim Tzanetis.
Rick Wilkes: (Healthnotes, Inc.) Great success comes from teams who love being responsive and are given an appropriate, liberating context within which to create.
Rob Schripsema: (Integra Software and Services) As critical as proper engineering, design and documentation are to the end result, they often place a stranglehold on the more creative, elegant aspects of software development. I've struggled for years with how to balance the two sides. I fully support what the Agile Alliance is doing to help us keep the proper balance!
Chris Jordan: (cjaxx)
Rogier Hofboer: I have been using this method without knowing its name. It is the only method I have actually seen working.
Sanford Redlich: (CNET)
Chris Ringrow: (i2i) I strongly agree that the key to successful software development is the team rather than the process. However in order for that to work the team members needs to communicate effectively not only with each other but with customers, managers and investors. At the end of the day it is good communications at all levels that makes a successful project possible.
David Intersimone "David I": (Borland Software Corporation) Borland has always been a part of changing the way software is developed. We believe in small teams of developers collaborating together. We also encourage freedom of choice in platforms, open standards, languages, tools, methodologies, and more.
David Hicks: (RADTAC Ltd.) Here at RADTAC we help our clients employ the very best IT practices and the very best IT solutions, to deliver real capability improvements and return on investment. Agile methods are vital to this. We wholeheartedly support the Agile Alliance.
Marc Elbirt: (Softmarc Canada) It is a better way
Ole Erecius: (ChangeGroup) Freedom of mind, flexibility, collaboration, minimal overhead and the strive for results. I love it - just as I love the "dogme" films: tvropa1.2/ film/ dogme95
Jordi Gonzalez : (Avanade) I agree with the Agile manifest, during my experience as developers I tried to apply with more or less successful the principals of you manifest.
Dave Thomas: (Bedarra Corp) Software is built by people supported by tools and a process. The AgileAlliance promotes the Joy of Building Software Together, and promotes best practices. Dave
Samanth Athrey.
Robert W. Howell: (Independant) I have been using this methodology intuitively for years. It is good to see someone finally put it down in writing. Now I can actually put a name on it when someone asks me what mthodology I favor. I usually work alone or with small teams (less that 5 people) and I have always followed what I called "the Patented (not really) Bob Howell system of software development." ;-) I even used this back in the early eighties when I was programming on Data General Mini's in COBOL. When you think about it, it is really an allegory of the old "The customer is always right." rule of successful business practice. The point is I hate micro-engineering, where you try to completely spec out a project before writing one line of code. I've seen these projects go for two years with zero to show except reams of documents that no one can remember what they are for. My philosophy is, get the basic business process down, then prototype and iterate. Give the customer something to work with other than reams of specs they have to approve. One other thing, It IS important to have a flexible software framework to build on. I have a framework that I have used on several jobs. It evolves some from job to job but it makes development much faster. The framework handles things like user authentication, form and window management, etc. Spend the time up front to engineer a framework you are comfortable with or you may end up with a code base that is unmanageable. As a development manager that should be where you spend your time.
Gerry Simblett: (UK Freelance Developer) I am really excited by agile software development. Agile methodologies provide a win-win solution for everyone involved (except for perhaps the pointy-haired bosses of this world!). I thoroughly endorse and try to apply these principles whenever I can.
Gab Scali: (Space SpA)
Alexandre Junqueira: (INMETRICS)
Roland Caron: (Rogue Bear Software) Customer satisfaction thru quality software, a novel concept -lets hope it catches on.
ian walker: (spherion)
Pete Hanson: As an IT professional of 32 years standing, I have seen processes, tools, and documentation come and go, and there seems to be no end in sight. I am, and have been without realizing it, a long-standing advocate of the Agile Software Development Manifesto, and am very pleased to see rationality and reality being brought back to our profession.
Rolando Gabarron: (INTesa)
Erik Nyquist: ( Author of C++ rules and recommendations.
David Knutson: (Ralston Consulting Group) Our work is focused on building collaboration and supporting self-organizing teams.
Matteo Regazzi: (Hacking eXtreme Programming)
Mike Helmick: (Convergys) It's the only way to program...
Jason Yip: (ThoughtWorks, Inc.)
Adrian Goh: The Agile Manifesto has my full support. Trusting individuals to get the job done is key. Unfortunately, so many people have a problem with this.
Ole Jepsen: (JAOO Academy) I strongly agree!!! Finally someone have expressed words and sentences for the thoughts and feelings I have had about system development for years... I hereby promise, that I will contribute to the "Agile way of thinking" by writing stuff - and when I teach project management cources!
Niranjan Perera: (McKesson Information Solutions)
Toby Farley: (Mesa County Valley School District #51)
Adam Cogan: (Superior Software for Windows) We are a Microsoft Certified Partner and for the last 12 months we have done our development using the XP methodology - http:// ssw/methodology/ xpdm.aspx I am a total convert and have spoken at many conferences around the world on the value of eXtreme Programming.
Mark Lee: It's the way... and..
Marco Abis.
Bob Blonchek: (ActLikeAnOwner)
Krishna Menon.
Bob Birss.
Jack Weintraub: (Citigroup Asset Management) Though we've never tried to name our methods, Agile development is what we do every day.
Ken Scott-Hlebek: The Agile Manifesto represents why I am passionate about my craft. My mission of transforming software development into a win-win, joyous collaboration is a goal much larger than I could ever achieve alone. The Agile Alliance has given me access to a community of people who share my passion, values, and commitment.
Jorg Janke: (ComPiere, Inc.) Improving Java J2SE (Swing) and J2EE implementations in an Open Source collaborative environment.
K.S.Lee: (Sequel Consulting)
Larry Dribin: (DePaul University) Development and research in agile processes are important to the future development of software engineering. I focus on helping my students and clients research and develop improved ways of developing software. I believe that agile processes are helping to define new ways of looking at software development.
Jonathan House: (Surgeworks)
Michael Ross Murphy: (M.R. Murphy Consulting Services Ltd)
Jim Gillespie: (Chiara Corporation)
Jay Vandewark.
Erica Wieland: (FemmeTech Inc.)
Michael D. Zirkle: (MSI) Begone Antiqauted Methods!
Neil Stamps: (Lost Wax)
David Weidenkopf.
Igor Guida: (
Nathaniel Ersoz: (Myrio Corporation)
Gerhard Ebeling: (dvg Hannover)
Bert Lancaster: (Unisys) I'm wholeheartedly behind the ideas and principles espoused in the Agile Manifesto. I am constantly striving to lead appropriate decision makers in my organisation towards these ideals.
Bernard Mailhol: (B.M. (DP Consultant)) For many years (since the 70' ?) I use that concepts. But I use a marvellous tool : APL (now APL2) which gives freedom to use these development concepts. These developments can produce true applications. One of my custommer have an ISO 9001 qualification - even for his development work. The development process has not been modified for this ISO9001 qualification.
Tore Pilloni.
Granville Miller: (TogetherSoft)
Dody Gunawinata: (AIESEC United States) It's about time to return to common sense in software development. Methodology has its place, but nothing beats the ability of the team/individual to think.
Warren McLeod: (Compuware Professional Services) I started somewhat pessimistic until I was forced to be part of an XP pilot project. I witnessed XP creating true partnership between IT and Business. It has initiated higher levels of quality without bearing the load of outdated procedures. Communication is the Achilles heel of every project. Customer and IT interaction on the basest level as an everyday occurrence brings the actual product desired by the customer, on time and on budget. The customer is actually ecstatic. Kudo's to the Agile Alliance for upholding sanity in an insane world. Now I am an avid XP proponent sharing the gospel.
Curtis Fell: (Stonebridge Technologies)
David Dyke: (Vector TRI) We are committed to agile software development and are practising methodologies such as XP and SCRUM. Where we are successful it is great to see the growing motivation of teams and the "can't do" mentality change to a "can do" culture.
Fabrizio Mori: (emmedata srl)
Kenneth Duffill: (Light Computing Services Ltd) Wow! And I thought that I was the only lunatic in the world that thought satisfying the customer through actually delivering (working) software was a good idea. Now all we have to do is convince the customers that working software is more important that foot thick documents;-)
Dave Hurst: (WAMware) I suppose its fitting that we found the Agile Manifesto long after we had evolved our methods in alignment with it. For better or worse, we don't have to think of ourselves as rogues anymore.
Joey Frasier: (Capital Printing Systems Inc.)
malcolm bridgeford: (lost wax media ltd) Having worked on both agile and non-agile projects - no doubt which ones made the customer and me happier - agile wins everytime - the buzz of seeing people using your software - and telling you how to make it better - somewhat better then producing documentation that is out of date before the save button pressed - and heated "discussions" on what was the original specification - keep up the good work.
Matevz Rostaher: (FJA OdaTeam) Trying hard to be agile all my life ...
Jens Wyke: (IBM)
Niraj Juneja: (Distributed Computing Lab Inc.)
Naohiro Sakaguchi: I support the agile alliance manifesto. I think managers's view is too optimistic about humanity in Japan.
Johan Vanhees: I find it encouraging to discover that this software development "methodology" - which I preached and practiced over many years - has a name, an organization and an increasing recognition in the marketplace.
Christian Heller: (Res Medicinae - Free/Open Source Medical Information System) I believe that Agile Software Development can help me bridging the gap between my theoretical efforts at University (http:// proinf/ index_english.htm) and the practical needs in my free software project (http://
David Mitchelhill: Having developed sophisticated software throughout the chaotic dotcom period, the utilization of Agile Software Development has allowed me to build highly motivated teams, deliver sophisticated systems on time and on budget, and provide a level of development security never before delivered. As CTO of vivid studios, Modem Media and Modulant, ASD has been the cornerstone of development success.
Jorge DeFlon: (NetApplications) We love developing and at least a development method recognises people as the main and most important piece.
Robert Morgan: I get blank stares when I caution about processes which mandate a strict requirements-driven delivery. Building for as-yet unimagined requirements, and relaxing some of the constraints in the conception-specification-build process, allows for faster realisation of solutions, assuming that your team is capable of understanding and delivering the flexibility of implementation to accomodate it.
Hubert Smits: (Vision Consultants ltd.) Very much interested in implementing agile principles in large scale projects and processes.
Nick Jones: Software is about delivering useful services to people. Words like "useful", "services" and "people" being the important ones.
Janet E. Danforth, CPF: (Facilitator4hire, Inc.) Whether we are talking about DSDM, Extreme Programming or Crystal Methods, the common link is collaboration, the hard "soft stuff." Excellent collaboration does not happen by accident or by wishing it so. The real value in collaboration comes by design, and is usually focused by someone with facilitation skills. Some Agile approaches formally recognize the need for preparing the environment with enhanced core competencies in facilitation and collaboration. Their results speak for themselves. The teams we are working with in Europe and the US consistently reinforce that "individuals and interactions" make or break projects.
Nabeel Mukhtar: Just want to be a part of a great team.
Lasse Junget: (Alm. Brand A/S, Denmark)
Andrew J. Toth: ( "When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world." - George Washington Carver (1864-1943)
Prof. Mario Gerson M. Magno Junior: (UNISUL - SC - Brazil) MCT - MCSE - MCSD - MCDBA
Matteo Centro: (altEra e-business solutions) Small companies facing big OOP projects can't afford "traditional" approaches. We find Agile Software Development very similar to what we tried to develop in the last year and we expect to integrate our methodology with Agile Software Development in the next months to be more efficient and produce even better results. Thank you.
Faisal Mahmood: (Eneris Solutions) I am sure that the agile manisfesto has all the necessary ingredients, customer orientation, reduced software process complexity and effectice interaction, required for a successful and lighweight methodology. Yet it doesn't resist any changes which is a feature not often found in common methodologies.
Udo Christ: (TW Systems)
Joe Combs: (Convergys) After working in a processs laden environment, agility reminds me why I entered the field in the first place
Bård Magnus Dale: I love this stuff!
Kaare E. Christiansen.
Andy Lau.
Stian Lavik: I totally agree on the principles behind the Manifesto, and I think the agile way represents a change of paradigms, due to its values and perspecitves.
Eirik André Hesthamar: Agile Methodologies is a step in the right direction.
Andreas Guther: (
Serge Vanasse: (Cordiem LLC)
Dafydd Rees: ( I'm particularly keen on test-driven development, and the importance of learning by doing.
Carlos Cantonnet.
Sudi Bindiganavile: (Thomson Scientific) I certainly agree and support the Agile Manifesto, in particular Responding to change over following a plan. Instead of changing the plan, plan for the change and we will be better off. The second important manifesto that I support and have used is individuals and interactions over processes and tools. One thing I have noticed with my team by using these manifesto, they are charged up and motivated amidst all the bumpy rides.
Kirill Kalishev: ( I am a programmer who does XP, writes things on XP in Russian and holds (hopefully) interesting seminars on agile development.
grazia dassano: (sanpaoloimi)
Subhasini: (ConcretioIndia)
Sheba Anne George: (Acusis Software)
Roger Browne: (Everything Eiffel)
Yathish ParthaSarathy.
Simon Chatfield: (The Chatfield Group, Inc.) In working on hundreds of projects for many different clients, I have found that the architect's ability to be adaptive to change during the development process is key to success. As developers we need to embrace the ever changing requirements of our clients and build solutions that allow for those changes.
George Pauly: (Ring Associates, LLC) Interaction is a process. Software is documentation. Collaboration is a covenantal relationship. This too shall pass.
Will Rau: (Concur Technologies) I especially like Alistair Cockburn's focus on the human factors that make Agile Development work.
Alex Iskold: (Information Laboratory, Inc) I am attracted to agile methods because they embody insights of complex natural systems. Systems are not engineered, they evolve. Programming is the dialog between engineer and the software. It is an art form, where through the process of continious refinement a beautiful and correct software emerges.
Beth Hechanova.
dan flies: (
Lillian Zelinski: (SAIC)
Don Richardson: (Richardson Technologies)
Thomas Wrensch: (University of the Pacific) I have used some of these techniques in Smalltalk projects, and found them to be very effective. Now, as a teacher, I need to find a way to expose my students to Agile programming. I believe this alliance will be a boon to enlighted teachers.
Dave Hoover: (Red Squirrel Design) I am just beginning my journey with Agile Software Development but I have already been profoundly impacted by what I have learned. I am currently adopting XP practices into my development work and beginning to research how certain post-modern theories of family therapy might be integrated into agile methodologies.
J. B. Rainsberger: (Diaspar Software Services) I support the Agile Alliance and its manifesto primarily because people are so highly-valued. In my opinion, it is critical never to lose sight of the human elements in software development. The manifesto clearly expresses that all participants in a software project are valued above all else. I commit to advancing this cause in my own work, along side (at least in spirit) the pioneers of the Agile Alliance.
Balachandran Natarajan: (Washington University) All the things that I think I missed when I used to work as a consultant. As a Research Associate, I get to do most of the Agile development's manifesto and there seems to be better results.
Sumeet Parmar: (Developers At Large Inc) The gravest mistake is to take a certain paradigm or philosophy and try to force it onto something that needs better understanding. That's what is wrong with the present software development situation. The majority simply took the pages out of traditional engineering practices as a guidebook to software development while completely neglecting to acknowledge the true nature of software. Agile Manifesto will hopefully mend some of those mistakes and pave the way for a more profitable industry.
Sheral Karimov.
Sean Evans.
Wouter van Oortmerssen: (
Steffen Gemkow: (ObjectFab GmbH)
Tony Azar: (BIG ) We have actually applied agile software development in some of the projects where cost was not an issue. However we have always went with the design/engineering approach where cost was tight. I believe that clients should understand this concept and help developers not worry about time frames and man/day costs and all the contractual crap that comes along.
David Beshore: (Enerspace Tech)
Francesco Sisini: (Hypersoft srl)
Jørgen Larsen: ( The is here to support the Agile Manifesto!
Chuck Wegrzyn: (IPeria Inc)
Prasad MNS: I am interested in practicing the Agile Programming techniques for the projects I do.
Randy Ballew: (Information Systems and Technology, UC Berkeley)
Marco Papacchini: I strongly support the Agile Alliance Manifesto. Its principles are unfolding the real nature of software development
Jens Jahnke: (Software AG) Coping about 10 years with software project management all the heavy weight Software Engeneering methods showed inherent problems. Scrum & XP have been introduced into development with great success.
Rajesh Sachde: (Tata Consultancy Services) Excellent - we are currently shifting our Software Development Methodology from Waterfall to XP - and Agile Practices seems to be a natural extension.
Raghavendra Singh: (GNFC Ltd) Great News that a new software development help is comming up. Please see to it that like others this also does not become a developers nightmare by needing expensive lectures to learn first and then keep gruping how to implement the various diagrams in his project.
Ravi Veeramachaneni.
Christian Rath.
Sapna Subramani: (SPCNL) The Agile Software process will improve efficiency as well as effectiveness of the process leading to overall optimisation.
Knut I Stenmark: (Dynamic Project Management AS) Being able to respond to changes, is like being responsible for business benefit. The world is changing, our environment is changing; even the organisation we are working in. All this is affecting our business requirements, and should thereby also be reflected in our projects.
Ambareesh Reddy: (Aalayance E-Com Services Pvt. Ltd.,) I am impressed very much with the Agile Manifesto. vote for Agile Manifesto -Ambareesh
Marnie Juel Shaw: I also believe in quality over quantity.
Talbott Crowell: (Third Millennium) The Agile Manifesto is an important doctrine to follow and is key to successful software development. More importantly, the manifesto's heightened value of the individual increases job satisfaction, which increases productivity.
Bertrand Weegenaar.
Mr Alex G Hunt: (DISSC Ltd) I have been a practitioner of what is now called Agile Programming for most of my working life. Real-world systems are by definition agile.
David S. de Lis: (Altran SDB) Just hat off. I struggle everyday to apply these principles and let my customers and co-workers to apply them as well.
Paul Caswell: (http:// "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf" Thanks for you helping us in handling the waves. It is actually a lot of fun surfing when you are not alone. I share your values and feel your support. You have my support.
Sai Prasad Matam: (Shankerson Consulting, Inc.) Agile is not a silver bullet. There is no substitute for thought and hardwork. Agile should not be mis-understood as an 'undisciplined way' of doing things. In the coming years the propounders should clarify the agile concepts.
Simon Roberts: (Objective Visions) We're increasingly finding that Agile process (particularly XP) ways of working can be useful outside of software development as well. We now do a substantial amount of our management using "pair managing" and strategic planning using something similar to the XP Planning Game.
Thomas Georgopoulos.
Per Bergman.
Alesia Sowell.
Jan Coffey.
Olivier Brisson.
Manuel Amago: People over bits. Lets make software that matters. For who it matters. Go Agile.
Andy Hoffman.
ram potty: (IIITM-K) Agile Methods is a step towards simplified software process than heavyweight stuff. More over it integrates with many process styles like XP very well . Need to Do more in this arena . ..Together We can achive more .....
Boris Kontsevoi: (Web Space Station)
atirek: (Agilent)
Marc Clifton: (Knowledge Automation) I and my team have successfully developed large scale engineering and process management software using the principles of the Agile Manifesto. Modern software development must take into account rapid advances in technology and customer requirements. In addition, many customers do not fully understand that an existing "paper" process does not translate 1 for 1 to a software process. Nowhere is this more true than in an engineering and process management fields, where existing processes can be so "subconscious" that they actually become hard to define by the customer. It is vital therefore that the software development team develop agile software--software that is delivered early, in incremental steps, and can support late requirement changes. Built-in flexibilty is a key component of this. Frequent face to face design meetings and delivery presentations is essential to ensure that the team is on track with the customers' expectations. Not only is it important to use the right design models, but existing tool sets (such as Microsoft's Foundation Class library) and current software implementation practices all but ensure failure in supporting agile software development. It is therefore vital that the development team enhance existing tools so that flexibility and traceability is at the foundation of the software implementation. The Agile Manifesto is key to this success.
Michael Burleson: (Collaborative Development Strategies) Agile is a culture as much as it is a collection of processes and tools. Collaboration makes it possible. Any new product development (software or otherwise) is wild and untamed. Agile expects and respects this. RAD meets REALITY! CDS is dedicated to moving Agile forward in the development and BUSINESS community.
Roberto Barsallo.
Shailesh mangal: (Cymbal Corporation) I like agile because its the best methodology which provide maximum flexibility to customer and developers. I have been working in one of the agile methodology called XP(X-treme Programming) and I almost love it by heart.
Bart Samwel: While working as a software developer I have often found that development teams depend too much on processes and too little on interaction with and paying attention to customers and each other. As my friend Jeroen Vermeulen told me, methodologies are usually a systematic way to overlook things. And the things most often overlooked are changing requirements, or even the fact that requirements are incorrect or incomplete. Once the goal becomes satisfying a static, frozen set of requirements, you can forget about the real goal, which is delivering a product that satisfies the only requirement that counts - making your users happy. I therefore support the principles of the Agile Manifesto.
Ron Lubensky: (Click Craft Pty Limited) I build custom eLearning solutions using Macromedia Authorware. We have a strong developer community which, as it happens, already tends to follow the ethics of this manifesto. With the growing acceptance of Agile philosophy, I have a better chance of successfully overcoming client conservatism and educating more to go along with the Agile approach. I am proud to sign up!
Steven Beales: (Medical Decision Logic, Inc) "In our time, many of us have been taught to strive for an insane perfection that means nothing. To get wholeness, you must try instead to strive for this kind of perfection, where things that don’t matter are left rough and unimportant, and the things that really matter are given deep attention. This is a perfection that seems imperfect. But it is a far deeper thing."
Atsaves George: (SINGULAR SA)
Manfred Schäfer.
Jim McGovern: (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology)
Sander Hoogendoorn: (Ordina) As one of the authors of Ordina SMART, one of agile methods, I fully support the agile manifesto. I hope that in the years to come more and more project teams will rethink the way they work and co-operate and implement the principles in the manifesto. Having experienced such projects I can only say that it works better, project teams become far more flexible, and even more important: projects are more fun.
M. Abdur Rasheed.
Darin Cummins.
Jose Menes: (menesco SCI Ltd) Controlled chaos is not an oxymoron
Nick Xidis: (US Central)
Paul Markov: (DMR Consulting) Great Idea !
Janet Gregory.
Søren C. T. Ravn.
Andy Carmichael: (Better Software Faster) To build better software we need to *measure* its quality more, and more effectively -- especially through testing. To build software faster we need to *do* less. This implies smaller sets of artifacts and more effective automation. Agile processes are therefore essential to the universal goal of building better software faster, which is why this manifesto has my full support.
Peter Messervy: (Opus Magnum Inc.) I have been pursuing most of the Agile concepts from a time before I even heard of Agile. I heartily embrace the principles and the process. I have focused on analysis (requirements) and design practices that fit very well into the Agile philosophy. Including some modeling approaches that are very agile.
Namkyu Cho: (Independent Consultant) I believe it support the compatibility with WinWin. Sure, I love the agile method.
David Kitchen: (Büro 9) I've evolved into Agile Modeling through years of frustration through the development processes and restrictive practices that I've followed within corporations. Since applying what I held to be my own 'philosophies of development' I've seen dramatic improvement in code and the use of the code... actually seeing projects go live and get used heavily, rather than shelved for not fitting requirements. Only later did I realise that my own philosophies were but a poor image of Agile Modeling, and since then the improvements made have been substantial. I would urge all who are interested in actually producing meaningful applications and the right solution to a problem to investigate further.
Peter Windsor.
David Green: I develop software for military projects. The pile of unwanted, but contracted documentation is incredible and at very high cost. It's easy to forget that we are developing a software product. Agile principles also seem more environmentally friendly.
Wolfgang Miller: (All for One Systemhaus AG)
Paulo César Alvim Ottoni: (Powerlogic) I work in Brazil with these very important principles, including Scrum and eXtremme Programming...
Masao Ito: (Nil Software Corp.)
Bryan Zarnett: (Redhook Solutions) The Agile Alliance, the Agile Manifesto and the concept of Agile methodologies, regardless of the style provides a philosophy where we can build systems and services that transform the manner in which business is done in an effective and timely manner. Several years ago I told my boss (old one) that I did not like the way things where done - the way we communicate with the customer, the way we develope. I said I wanted to change this. He said it could not be done. I guess we are proving him wrong!
Lailah Gouvêa.
Daniel Schweizer: (Daedalos Consulting, Switzerland) “The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.” -Sydney J. Harris
Kay Pentecost.
Hari Mailvaganam: In all the 15+ years I have been in software development, I have not seen a more common-sense software development startegy as the Agile Software Development process. We have been using Agile with RUP on larger projects. Most of our clients and development partners have bought into the agile process - expecially clients, when they see greater continous feedback in the development chain. Development partners are particularly interested in the "change management" process. Best wishes on you next projects - e-mail me if you have any questions or would like to discuss.
David Larsson: (Tietoentator DevCon) I agree with everything you have written. I am a XP fan!
Jacques De Schryver: (self employed)
Lee Collins: (jSierra Enterprises)
Abdullah Kauchali: (iSanusi Systems Architects (South Africa)) Software development, like many "life" projects is about managing complexity. The Agile Manifesto is about braving complexity. A couple of weeks ago, I with a group of friends completed a 5-day backpacking trail through the Fish River Canyon in Namibia. As rookies to this daunting trail, we sought advice from a group that had done the same trail 5 times and who were starting the trail at the same time. They asked us what our "strategy" was. Our reply: shrugging shoulders and saying "taking it a day at a time?". Silently smiling, they assumed impending doom! The experienced group had even planned exactly where they would camp each night! We hadn't thought further than the first night. The Fish River Canyon trail is beautiful, dynamic, ruthless and unforgiving. Planning anything to the "T" is futile. Tempratures can plummet or soar depending on several factors. Carry too much, and you may suffer under your burden. Carry too little, you suffer at the hands of the elements. Any-which-way, you can easily make a beautiful hike into a sordid experience. We took it a day at a time. When it rained, we made a makeshit tent with whatever we had. It kept us dry. The contraption was dismantled the next morning. No one carried anything superfluous. We stuck in as a team and made the most of what we had. We moved lightly and swiftly, taking it a day at a time. A boulder at a time. A river crossing at a time. But we never lost sight of the awesome beauty of the Canyon nor lost track of the precious map leading us to our eventual destination at Ai Ais hot springs. We made it before the other group and in "one piece". Us the rookies. Us without our strategy - without our cut T's and dotted I's. Us the Agile Manifesto boulder hoppers!
David Taylor: (Telnet Media Ltd) Our small team of dedicated individuals lives and breathes agile software developement. The strength of our products is based in our ability to change and follow customer needs. We keep adding features but the code actually ends up smaller and faster everytime as the developers become increasingly skilled and extend their creativity. The freedom to dream up code powers the team along, and leaves regular progroids in the dust.
jean-paul assouvie: I am a french developer ever struggling to have software made in the best way for the best usage. And so happy to join AgileAlliance.
Sander M. Nagtegaal: I work in the Internet Industry, and I have found that agile methods are unavoidable when it comes to building web apps within a certain deadline. Web software is in a continual prototyping process - user feedback and design demands are much more prevalent than in their traditional counterparts. As a result of this dependence on emotion (because that is what it is), web functionality can hardly be planned for, deadlines are neglected, budgets are overestimated and results do not fit the needs of a client: this sounds like an average Internet project. To protect from this, we must embrace adaptivity over predictivity!
Edward Averill: (Wooly Loach Productions) At last, an approach that matches my experience in software development! If only we had this ten years ago...
John Mirk: (Ericsson Datacom) What a breath of fresh air! After having seen a thriving software development team (once known as "Advanced Computer Communications -- ACC") taken over by a large process-oriented corporation, it is a great pleasure to see a manifesto which is a compilation of the things I enjoy most about software development.
Jason Swartz: (Black Rock Software) This is a wonderful step forward for our field of software engineering, bravo to the authors. I've been promoting the use of lengthy, up-front requirements analysis for software development projects for years, even as a dot-commer, and spent too much effort holding design meetings, perfecting the specs, and persuading others to actually read them. Now I can dismount my high horse and get some work done!
Rusmin Noer: This is what I am already agreed for a long time.
Aruna Dissanayake: (Virtusa Corporation)
Robert Olson: (Benfield Blanch) I have always believed in the concepts in this manifesto over the objections of many consultants and auditors. The proof is in the results and the happy users, not in the amount of documentation you produce.
Dr. Pierre Castori: (SynSpace SA) Looks like minds are gently starting to change... This is good news!
Dave Rooney: (Mayford Technologies) I have, more or less, worked according to the principles of the Agile Manifesto for my entire professional career. It is the times that I could not follow the principles that my work (and the projects) suffered.
Jorge Teixeira: (SINFIC, SA)
Jose Quinones: (Dot Com Savant) So different it's scary.
Satish Babu: (InApp) I believe.
LTC Bill Robinson: (US Army) Although, we haven't called it Agile we have been using the principles of agile sw development for several years in developing a personnel system for the Army. We have delivered and continue to deliver a great system to our 4000+ users. I'm glad there is now a name for the approach we use for development. The establishment usually refers to our team as the "rogue" developers and they think our success is accidental.
Paul Holser.
Geraldo Xexéo: (Computing and System Engineering Department/UFRJ) I've been involved with software development in real life and software engineering in academics for more than 10 years and the Agile Manifesto is just what was missing.
Rekha Raghu: (Motorola) I couldnt agree more. Agile Development is the future of software development!
Tony Kehoe: (CTO - Deutsche Bank AG) At long last an approach most of us have known all along (and would have preferred to practice) as the optimum approach to delivering to our customers! It complements the demands and ever changing world of Investment Banking. The customers (Traders) prefer the transparent and dynamic interaction and of course most importantly they get what they want.
Frank Niklas Ruland: (Business Engineers) Sic! Taking the next step :-)
Larry Kuhn: I have had great success in projects that incorprated agile methods. I introduce my clients to these precepts at every opportunity
Marco Pazzanese: (Agilengineering)
Arisio Costa: (A&S Consultoria e Treinamentos - Brazil) I couldnt agree more. Agile Development principles are very good orientation for the software development personnel and processes
Stan Malyshev: (XP Consulting, Inc.)
Ashay Salunke: (SuperSolutions Corporation) The most practical software development methodology.
Shashi Rao: (TAJ Technologies, Inc.) I sincerely endorse the Agile Manifesto, simply for the following reasons: - Change in software development is inevitable. Rather than avoiding, we should plan for it. - Software Development cycles are getting smaller and need constant management of expectations. Incremental reviews of the deliverable in the form of a prototype or preview is essential. - Ongoing emphasis on quality improvement is a given.
Marcos Antonio Rodrigues da Silva: (Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo - Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo ) My doctorate thesis focuses the software production.
Jay Turpin: (Intel Corporation) I have nothing meaningful to add that hasn't been more eloquently stated by others on the list. Thanks to Kent, Ron, Alistair, Jim and all the others that have illuminated a better way.
Viktor Levine.
Chris Day: (Pinky Ltd)
Daniel T. Murphy: (Enterasys Networks Inc.) This seems and excellent way of describing what market forces and mangement is demanding of software applicatoins today and helps to give a frame work that the team involed in bringing a software release to a shipping state can follow. I have found this to be a quite helpful theory of rapid development that removes many of the barriers to "can't" while at the same time provides a simple layout of why we can.
Jon R. Nials: (Thanesoft)
Jeff Miller: (Jeff Miller Associates, Inc.) I first came across XP a few years ago when I was CIO at After a very pleasant evening at Old Chicago with Ron Jeffries, I knew they were on to something! I first started deploying these agile concepts over 15 years ago. Back then, we did not have a name for them, but (as with most of the rest of you, I'm sure) I recall thinking how wasteful and futile was the effort of writing comprehensive program specs. Why not, I wondered, just have the user tell the programmer what he wants? Seemed simple enough. Turns out is really /is/ that simple! As most of us have come to recognize, there is a certain efficient way of doing things. The Agilists (to coin a term) have codified them and expressed them in a very simple and coherent way. That is why so many of us read these pages and feel like shouting "At last! Someone has put it all together!" The bottom line for me is that Agile development is better in every way: Cheaper, faster, better.
Dick Blystone.
Mark Bruce: (MarkBruce) The only thing permanent is change. Developers and Customers adapting to change while creating quality solutions in a timely and accurate manner in a highly collaborative environment... Well that what its all about. And I'm all for Agility and the XP way!
Keith Jordan: Because it works, concern for people and production are balanced, and because every success and turnaround in 20 years hinged on a technique in this portfolio.
Tapan Garg: (vMoksha Technologies) At Last!
Jim Scott: (Cypress Innovations, Inc)
Luiz Barreto de Castro Esmiralha: (e-Dablio)
Michael Sjölin: (Create) A thought framework fully supporting the ideal software development principle: KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid).
Dirk DiGiorgio-Haag.
Fernando Bucci: (
Peta Pelikan.
JP Belanger.
Richard Huntrods: (Huntrods Consulting Inc.)
Muralidharan: ( Agile Manifesto is exactly what the Software industry needs to undertake as the prime focus today. As Software Engineers, we've had really enough - incomptent coding, exploding budgets, unforecasted breakdowns, so on - every possible negative phenomenon - that leads to the profession's disgrace. Only such a movement as Agile that has a manifesto as stated here, could be a hope of revival of the glory of a career as a Software Engineer.
Jean-Yves REYNAUD: (EDS Answare) I have been involved in RAD projects (DSDM, RUP) for 4 years as a project manager. Nowadays, I am in charge of promoting agile software development in the agency of EDS Answare in Toulouse. Furthermore, I am in charge of building an agile organisation for this agency mostly based on Semler's principles.
Manuel Galindo.
Marcus Pol: (Misys International Banking Systems) Keep up the good work
Lynn Eatherton: (Honda Transmission Mfg. of America, Inc.)
Scott Serich: (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Manuel Nunez: (Consultoria Colombiana)
Michael Hunger: (Technical University Dresden, CS, PDAI) I wrote a thesis about Refactoring and became very interested in XP and its methods. In our current project we try to use as many ways as possible to use those methods to reach better ways for our development process.
David Davidson: (Mantech Corp.) When it comes to software development, the Agile Manifesto's principles are the only principles that really work.
Osamu Ochiai: (IBM Japan, Systems Engineering)
Gary Marcos: (Smart Projects)
Jean Tessier: (
Haig Evans-Kavaldjian.
Yury: (IVC SKgd) No
David Plante: I truly beleive software development and its process can be a pain when its not based on these principles.The Agile Manisfesto is a step foward a better way of building computer systems.The awareness of responding to change will make us evolve in the best way.
Richard Gijsbers: (Stockdale ACS) I guess all my projects were Agile. When I discovered "heavy project management" I thought I had been doing it wrong all these years and that this was the right way to do projects. Many failures later I re-discovered the value of common sense, of not testing the depth of water with both feet, of feeling your way, your client's way and the stakeholders' way through the problem. In short, agile development.
Adithya Raghunathan: (JWM Partners, LLC) Having had both an enjoyable and successful experience with XP, I am in full agreement with the Agile Manifesto, which, although perhaps demanding more for a programmer in the short-term, delivers a much more fulfilling and effective experience.
Rômulo Albuquerque.
Alex Viggio: (XP Denver)
Steve Bickel: (1st Real Time) Nice Manifesto
James Darrah: (DTM Corporation) We have been delivering 2 software releases a year, on schedule, on budget with low bug counts while increasing customer satisfaction and eliminating over time. We have been practicing the principles outlined in the Agile Manifesto prior to encountering it. I would add the following values: 1) contributors over heros 2) customer requests over system expertise
monfort: (PDM/PLM)
Patrick Verheij: The concepts of agile software development fit very well into my vision on software development. Finally people can come together and combine their skills and enthousiasm in their (our) overall mission: to delever working software to the greatest satisfaction of our customers.
Alfonso Adriasola.
Jerry Errett: (VoiceLog)
Chris Oakeley: (Oakeley Computer Services) Computer Consultant in Western Australia and a keen supporter of Agile Software Development.
Hana Galperin.
Jim Whitescarver: (Xanthus Inc.) I applaud this collaboration on sane programming practices. I've promoted XP for a few years. Where is the history? When did it start? I am also seeking links to similar and related methodologies. I am borrowing the ideas here for extreme collaboration at . Do stop by and share. Thanks. JimScarver
John Bernd: (Catalyst International)
Sven Knudson: (DTM Corporation) Finding out about the Manifesto just validated the approach we had been taking towards software for years: find out what the customer wants and make sure they get it, on time and within budget.
Adriano de Pinho Tavares: (AP Software)
Ronald B. Ellis: (Internal Information Services) I concur and support the Agile Manifesto and wish to have my name added to the signature page.
Christian Linhares Peixoto: (NK Tecnologia)
Mark E. dos Santos: (Advanced Technology Group, Leapnet, Inc.)
Sascha Carlin: (
Ray Anderson: ( Limited) The benefits of Mobility are profound. Agile development should help us home in on getting those benefits to users by collaboration rather than diktat.
Peter Schrier: (S2DC)
Vincent Wright: (Wright Enterprises) Kudos to the Agile Manifesto! Norbert Weiner, bio-mathematician father of "Cybernetics", would be pleased with this apparently appropriate "...Use of Human Beings". Vincent Wright, Creator PROSE System Meta-Methodology
Brent Roman: (MBARI)
Jim McCusker: (Usable Software, LLC) Agile methodologies are one of the cornerstones of Usable Software, and has created successful projects where failure would have been inevitable using rigorous methodologies.
Robert A. Poplawski: (Military Academy of Technology)
Suvojit Mazumdar: (PwC Consulting) The concepts of Agile Programming embraces what most term as a problem in the lifecycle, converting it to an opportunity to deliver better software through a more efficient supply channel.
Glen B Alleman: (Niwot Ridge Consulting) The risks in the selection, procurement, and deployment of large scale COTS systems are greatly reduced through the use of agile methods. Applying agilty in this domain is a natural evolution from high-ceromony processes of the past. Agilty provides a systematic vision of the outcome - an intelligent set of actions that make it possible to connect the COTS requirments with their outcomes in a rapid and sustainable manner.
Jesse Blomberg.
Thierry Cattel: (Logitech)
John Crickett: (Crickett Software Limited) Agile methods have alot to offer, and make developing software a truely pleasurable experience. Improving the quality of the work, improves the quaility of our product, and our passion for and enjoyment of software development
John Heffron: (MindTool, Inc.) In 25 years of developing software, I have had the good fortune to be involved in many projects that worked closely with the user/sponsors, that used short, frequent delivery cycles, that created only enough artifacts other than the software itself to suffice. In every case, projects that put people first, functioning software second, and everything else far after generated superior products and higher customer--and developer--satisfaction than projects dominated by strict adherence to schedules, budgets, or processes. The agile philosophy is the only way to create software with soul.
Tom Stambaugh: (Stambaugh Engineering, Inc.) Every successful methodology is ultimately Agile. The question is how much energy we waste getting there.
Vivek Nallur: (National Centre for Software Technology( Mumbai, India))
Arne Nernes.
Ecil C. Teodoro: (E-Cube Systems) God bless these guys. The True Rise and Resurrection of the Programmer
David J. Quinn: A 'home-grown' agile development proponent, having learned the value of these tenets not in classes and seminars, but through real-life application of the principles. Non-agile development is arrested development.
André Figueiredo: (Lucida) We are an Agile brazilian company developing state of the art software.
CHAO.WU: (CHINA) I'm a chinese,a manage working in a small softwara compuany.
Sriram Srinivasan.
Ian Harrop: (Halcyon Information Systems Pty Ltd) Halcyon are firm supporters of the Agile philosophies - our day-today business practises are driven by these principles. Above, all else, we value our clients and our staff. We concentrate on delivering value for money outcomes for our clients, whilst at the same time renumerating our staff with significantly better than industry standard.
Manfred Wolff: (independent consultant)
Sunil Arvindam.
Paul Slootweg: I am about to start work on an project using agile development to achieve its goals. I'm looking forward to living and breathing the manifesto.
Ajai Kurian: (Grasshopper Infotech) I am very much amazed to see this idea in a site which i was very much confused to move further with my imagination of doing projects almost the same sort.Now i am very confident in going ahead with this great way software development.
Cleve Brown: ( As a developer whose practice evolved from a history that spans OOAD, RUP, and XP, I am a strong proponent of an agile approach. The Manifesto represents the forefront of the science of software development. It captures the heart of what drives an effective project in the fewest possible words, incidentally reinforcing its own message. Bravo. Unfortunately, it highlights the weaknesses that are still so prevalent on many software projects today. We still have a lot of work to do raising the industrys understanding to this level. Many thanks for helping to push that understanding forward!
Jacek Artymiak: ( If you apply the Agile Manifesto in practice, take it to meetings with new clients and hed them each a copy of it. It's the best way to explain what they can expect from you, and what you expect from them. When they don't get it, explain, and if they still don't get it, think if you are interested in working with them.
Kaspar M. Kurmis.
Manfred Beck: (GPP AG) Nice to read something on this stuff after four years practicing it, without knowing the name. For me SW is a tool like other tools and therefore has to fit the users needs.
Chris A. Bower: (Lynn Product Test Center)
Gregor Erbach: ( agile is a way of life.
Darryl Vickers.
Bryan Kowalchuk: (Highlander Business Solutions) I think you guys are great. It is fantastic to find software people that hold the same values as I do; building software in the real world and inspiring creative solutions to problems.
Henrik Westman: I have tried to follow agile principles and processes, for some years now, when managing software projects. My experience is that the projectteams have been able to deliver a great deal of business value and they have also become well-functioning teams. It's a reliable and fun way of developing software!
Flemming Ulvang: (DPM AS)
Günther Makulik: (Sangat Systems AG) Much of the philosophical, psychological, economical, technical and methodological concepts, descriptions and (patterns?) terms described in Alistair Cockburns book 'Agile Software Develpment' touched a very deep point about my knowlede of Software Development and still keeps me learning and analyzing about it.
Terry Shaw: (Royal&SunAlliance)
Brian Marks: (DMR Consulting) Satisfied customers and successful vendors can only occur when there is closer collaboration between the two organisations
Matt Culbreth: ( Bringing Agile methods to the .NET world.
Nick Egarhos: (August Systems)
Victor L. Harrison: (Computer Sciences Corporation)
Sascha Frick: (empros gmbh (Switzerland)) We support the Agile Manifesto and declare an end to "just good enough" software!
Julien Dumesnil: (Alopex Systems - France) At last, common sense is back... :)
Todd Kowalczyk: (North Country Software Solutions)
Hans Bossenbroek: (Luminis) After a period of employment with large consultancy firms, a group and colleagues/friends and myself reached the conclusion that underrating the complexity and added-value of software engineering is one of the most important sources for failures. In order to remain free from all kinds of internal hassle regarding strategy, corporate standards and alliances, we founded a small consultancy firm aimed at applying and extending the agile (or extreme) ideas for customers. It is our firm believe that it takes professionals to help professionals and short term help (fly in, shit all over the place and fly out) does not amount to much. We therefore work using a combination of participation, education, longer term coaching and management support.
Gunther Lenz: (siemens Corporate Research)
Rachel Davies: (eXtreme Tuesday Club) I'm signing up because I'm always looking for agile ways to develop software and most trad methods don't put people first. If you're in London, you will be most welcome to drop into the eXtreme Tuesday Club. The eXtreme Tuesday Club is a NPO, trying to create opportunities for people to get together to share experiences about agile software development.
Sam Gill: (San Francisco State University)
Chip Camden: (Camden Software Consulting) The whole point of software development is to deliver the best software to the user in a timely fashion -- software that is capable of responding to the changing needs of any industry. The best tools for that job are highly motivated people (developers and customers), and the best processes are the spontaneous interactions between them.
Giri Uppalapati: (Cellarstone)
Todd Harbour: (Self) While my organization can not formally recognize the Agile process (at least not yet), I find the underlying principles and philosophy to be very near to my own thinking and experiences. For me, the key to any process or procedure is UNDERSTANDING. If I don't understand what I am trying to build, there is little chance of my succeeding.
Richard Henderson.
Nick Leoncavallo.
Bente Melgaard Jensen.
Tom Woytaszek: When I first read Extreme Programming by Kent Beck, I really got excited. Small, focused iterations, white board and index card mania, and a departure from documents for document's sake - the dreaded disease of producing documents that "no one will ever read". The software industry got a real jolt. There's still a lot of work to do....
Vic Gemmingen: (NCI Information Systems, Inc.)
Andrew C. Chase: (San Diego Supercomputer Center)
Susanne Elken Thomsen.
Tami Decker: (SUPERVALU, INC) In my many years of developing software, I realize that my most satisfying experiences actually involved principles from this manifesto. Software developers can thrive and stretch themselves in that type of environment. I have also worked in environments that are extremely silo'd, process-oriented and paper-driven, where collaboration is only allowed between specified sets of people, and communication is a long and laborious process through a pre-defined sequence of people and tools. The suffocating effects of this approach on my person, and the debilitating effect on my performance make me want to cry out long and hard for a return to the principles set forth in the Agile Manifesto. Thank you for your vision. Thank you for your voice.
Phil Hamilton: Have practiced and preached this approach for many years. To paraphrase others, the uncommon sense approach to successful systems delivery.
David Putman.
Mike Gorgen.
Wayne Vovil: (ePerth) I have been a programmer since April 1969 and I agree wholeheartedly.
Fujio Kojima.
Harv Peters: Agile Development is supported by a huge body of research in Cultural Psychology, Critical Sociology, and Complexity theory. It also "feels right" to those of us who have led successful projects in chaotic, change driven environments. I support this movement as a welcome change from the individualistic, instrumental, checklist-driven philosophies used in the past.
Richard I. Bopp: (My Technology Group)
Michael Watkin.
Mats Josefsson: (Init AB)
Bruce Coleman.
G Larry Mason: (Hungry Programmer)
David Bock: ( This just makes so much sense. My organization has its 'roots' in agile methodologies, although many people do not see it that way recently. I have added a reference to the 'agile manifesto' to my personal mission statement, alongside the Software Engineering Code of Ethics, my company's mission statement, and the Pragmatic Programmer's 71 tips.
Richard den Adel: (Vodafone) Wow, 17 people got in a room and agreed on something? THAT must be something.
Mike Robinson: None of this is easy for a 'line of fire' manager to implement in a Dilbertesque organisation. But the quality of product, team morale and customer feedback mandate perseverance - and it's good to know you're all out there !!
Marc Rohloff: (Independant) I think it is about time we realised that people are capable of far more than we, or they, believe and liberated them to do that.
Manolo Gómez.
Petri Hakola.
Yan Georget: (Koalog) Defining precisely what a program should compute (its semantic), is often much more difficult than writing the program itself. Hence, a "good" program can be simply defined as program that passes all the tests.
Stefan Roock: (it Workplace Solutions) Agile development means customer orientation for software development.
Jason Nocks: (Nocks Software Systems, Inc.) As a software consultant I continue to see many benefits for myself and my customers when working with XP and Agile software practices.
Nolan Hall: When I started developing software over 20 years ago, I knew something was very wrong about the way projects were being run. I felt like I was in the twilight zone when I'd tell a manager that we had no way to estimate an entire project with so many unknowns, just to have the guy give me a blank stare as if he didn't know what I was talking about. I was trying to find what the Agile movement has put into words. It really is just common sense. Today we can get back to having fun and being creative, instead of blaming the failure of a manufacturing-based process on our creative individuals. Here's to a bright future, and thanks to those who made this into a popular movement.
Haroldo Lima Benício: (QualityWare) Agile Software Development Manifesto (ASDM) is a very good way to look forward to quality assurance of software system projects. Since june 2001, QualityWare <> adopted all the Agile Modeling Values, Principles and Practices to offer the customers more and more previsibility.
Jaideep Kala: The agile software development approach is much more practical and result oreinted. It removes some of the time consuming tasks like deatiling everything and increases stakeness and accountibility. I have seen that lot of the effort put in documenting everything and having control on evrything is really a waste. Concentrating on the few specifics as mentioned on your charter is a sure way of getting the best value for right efforts
Dan Winfield: (Known Future) To produce useful software you have to remember who the software is for. The user. So be Agile.
Rob Neely: (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) It is highly encouraging to see that methods our developers have been using for years, born out of a culture based on emphasis of delivering high quality complex scientific programs, now has a place to "hang our hat". I applaud the work done by the alliance, and hope to continue to learn how to improve our development processes along the lines outlined in the manifesto.
Dr. Christian Mann: (ippon!Soft) I have to confess, that I'm a Jacobson fan, but if I have a more close look at all the projects I joined within my professional life, then it's ("crystal" ;-) clear, that any successful project had at least an "agile phase" where we started travelling light. Every methodology has to be customized to the concrete project, and if it's done right, it means allways: - Don't produce a document you don't know what it's for! - Don't produce a document which duplicates information! - Don't produce anything you don't need later on! - But allway produce what the customer wants!!! From that point of view, agile methods are just the stuff a professional developer (and especially a consultant) is doing anyway! (Usually, we are just afraid to admit...)
Peter Ball.
Oryan Wilson: (The Vienna Circle Inc) I support this lively approach of creative individuals. I would like to find companies that can build our software in this way.
Rodolfo Cruz: (MSSI) Let's remove the burocratic practices from software development. We need to develop software in a timely fashion, not tons of paperwork.
Claudio Ochoa: (Motorola)
Laurent LA RIZZA: I am signing this manifesto for one reason : simplicity rules the universe and it should always be that way.
Jason Smith: If a thing is worth doing, it's worth doing just well enough!
Friedrich H. Spaltmann: (PINTSCH BAMAG)
Steve Eddy: (Qwest Communications)
Tim DeBruine.
Willem van den Ende: (CQ2) Focusing on working software means to me only doing 'real work', not busywork. Real work to me consists of programming (in the broad sense) and building a learning organization around the software development team, so the software grows as the programmers, users and managers learn together.
Hal Macomber: (Lean Project Consulting, Inc.) If it's not agile it's not likely to succeed. To deliver the value our customers come to expect from us requires we stand ready to adjust to our learning, to the changing circumstances, and to the evolving client's own understanding of what can produce the most value.
Giovanni Asproni.
Matt Wise: (Borland Canada PSO)
Karen J.
Greg Pope: Let me know how I can support you. My recent experience is mostly in Software Testing. I have always been an advocate of underlying principles and artifacts rather than ridgid rules and documentation. These methods work becuse I have used them many times successfully to run software projects. The best tool is still the human mind.
Andrzej Swedrzynski: Software is being created for human. Let us be human, not robot, while making the sofware.
Mark Nenadov: ( I'm a software developer who practices methodologies such as agile software development and extreme programming. I provide freelance/contract consulting and software development services
Rick Jones.
Ken Power.
garrick vanburen: ( Like architecture, software encloses behavior. Agile development helps guarantee polite behaviors.
Roger Turner: (
Damian Glenny: (Xeque) 'Nuff said.
Danyon Murray: (Mid-State Consultants)
Mishkin Berteig: ( Inc.)
Dilton McGowan II: (McCOMSoft) Work hard, often, and with determination and spirit. Formality is what formality wants to be. Doing, is getting it done. The task is the journey; the journey is the prize. The trophy is the customer's satisfaction. The Agile Manifesto sounds like good, old-fashioned common sense at work. Count me in.
Giovanni Grandinetti.
Shane Clauson.
Hu Ji Rong: (Lido AeroNet)
Amir Kolsky.
Arkalgud Ramaprasad: (University of Illinois at Chiacgo)
Dave Elliman: (University of Nottingham) I have learned these principles the hard way over more than thirty years of programming. They accord with my experience and as a professor of computer science I am happy to endorse them.
Syed Raheel Asghar: (ISL)
Juarez Poletto Jr.: (Dell Computer)
Sam Gentile: ( Having been exposed early to Extreme Programming, I am proud to see these steps being taken and the exposure that this has been generating.
Lin Yan: I love this game!
Peter Merel: (XPSD) XPSD is the staging area for a San Diego based agile consultancy, name not yet determined. We're particularly interested in scaling agile process to address the needs of businesses wanting to achieve CMM certification.
Falk Langhammer: (Living Pages Research GmbH) Now, the good thing got a good name. Thank You!
Shivaprasad Nayak: (Planetasia Co Ltd) Hi Great !! You guys have addressed a basic problem in SW Engineering. That is Changing requirement, and other specifc troubles But I personally dont agree to some of the factors like Faster Developement cycles with unbaked requirements. Believe me, you guys are denying the basic rights for a Software to be perfect.!!
Felix Balderas: (Seismic Micro Technology)
Alex Garrett.
William Mercado: (Paragon Data Inc.)
Serge Shimanovsky: (MULTEX)
Quin Leach: (First American )
Joaquim Torres: (Microprocessador, SA)
John McManus: (Schlumbergersema) Author of Information Systems Project Management 2002
Jeff Bone: (Deepfile Corporation)
Steve Holden: (Holden Web) It's very important that developers focus more on doing what results in a working system, and less on going through rote motions (such as building implausible project plans in Microsoft Project). Everyone talks about the "software shortfall", but improving productivity is probably the solution it would be easiest to leverage into success in the real world. (Steve is the author of "Python Web Programming")
Rob Harwood.
Chuck Patchet: (Arizona State University)
Steve Woods: (William Reed Publishing) What better than not following a rule book, but working to get the job done?
Carolyn Wales: (Liberate Technologies) It's something that I've felt for years. Maybe now that we've codified it, we'll be able to convince who those don't feel comfortable without a spec...
Terje Sandstrom: (Osiris Data AS)
David Kosa.
Ken Anderson: (K. Anderson & Associates Ltd.)
Natalia : my interest is about process developmet for web applications and I think that agiles methodologies are good to keep in mind
Neil Gall: A machine will understand anything syntactically correct. Our primary job as software developers is not to communicate with the machine, but to communicate successfully with each other.
Michael Neumann: ( I fully agree to all principles and will try my best to fulfill them.
David Freda: The manifesto says it so concisely - great work, folks!. Personally, I like writing meaningful tests, and then getting them to work. I like interacting with the customer to define what constitutes often-stated phrases like "the software is working" and "the project is done", ensuring that we are all on the same page throughout a project. I like incorporating previously-undiscovered information into the tests over a rigid, up-front design. I like that meaningful documentation is encouraged with due caution.
Sung Nguyen: (Borland Software Corporation) Agile goes on high!
Jeff Reiser: I am a heavy advocate of the AGILE process and it's potential to overcome typical IT development roadblocks such as analysis paralysis, requirements dilemma (how much do we need). I have been successful in building software teams that are able to productively utilize the AGILE approach. Press-on and build good software! -Jeff
John Fung: (Citigroup) Agile programming offers the best methodologies for web projects. It is the future of software-development.
Sébastien Pierre: (Type-z) I discovered patterns and unit testing while developing personal projects, and I must say I sometime regreted not to have spent more time looking for available patterns and writing tests. It takes time to really understand that good software practices are as important as coding efficiently! I like the idea of being "agile", which sounds to me as being open-minded, capable of recognising our own errors, and caring about others :)
John Manzo: (AgileTek) I've been developing software for over 35 years, and this just makes perfect sense!
Partha Mallikarjun: I am a Process/SQA person - and am looking to see how the End-User can be benefit from the process, rather than the practitioners. Agile seems to be an interesting concept - I will be actively following it!
Bret Givens: (Veridian Engineering) Let's make a difference!
gabriele renzi: (LiT group)
Kevin McConnell.
Fernando Brum: (CCC) A very clear summary of the best principles!
Robert Quinn: ...dogma is for people that can't handle reality
Rohitash Singh: (Apar Infotech)
Charles Edwards: (Processwave) Process varies according to certain parameters of the project. Agile as an overriding principal will make our projects more nimble. Other techniques and methodologies also have value, with the ultimate goal being our industry should strive become more disciplined and professional and less chaotic.
Kumail Razvi: It makes sense! It is logical NOT bureaucratic!!
Kevin Bonifield: (WilTel Communications) Good software, like good people, requires time, trials, and creativity to develop. The Agile approach puts the focus back on core elements that really make a difference.
Klaus Jagd: (UniqueBrains)
Henric Sjöqvist: (Sintercon)
Tom Van den Eynde: (VDE Projects) I follow the Agile Manifesto as I want a lover, not a fighter as a customer !
ilya lehrman.
James Bach: (Satisfice, Inc.) I've been working on agile methods since 1987, specializing in agile testing methodology. In 1990, I developed a seminar called Organic Quality Assurance at Apple Computer, which presented a primitive heuristic testing methodology. I wrote the article "Process Evolution in a Mad World" in 1993, and in 1994 wrote one of the few articles you'll find that criticizes the CMM. Most recently, I'm an author of the book Lessons Learned in Software Testing, which describes an agile way of thinking about testing.
Matthew Todd: (nanonation) I believe Agile Software Development is the next Evolution in Software Development. It is the approach that best takes advantage of today's tools and technologies for developing software. It an approach that best satisfies everyone's goals on a software project... in the most timely and cost effective manner. Initiative Owners get what they want; quick, quality solutions at the lowest possible price. Domain experts get what they want; solutions that solve their processing needs in the best possible fashion, based on how they want the solution to work, delivered according to their priorities. IT gets what they want; a flexible/ realistic approach for building software solutions.
paolo foletto.
Dave Garland: (MP Systems, Inc.) It's very nice to see these principles written down. Software development is and will always be part science and part art, and the art part is inherently human. Formal methodologies for the human part is a big step forward.
Erik Geurts: (Ordina) I support the Agile Manifesto
Rod Davenport: ( They used to call me a non-process following renegade. Come to think of it, they still do. But now I can munge all that noise and cruft to Agile()!
Laurence Wilson: (Skillsoft Ltd) Background in DSDM over many years. Agile is the natural way forward.
Stu Thompson: (Unit.Net AG)
Anjan Ghosh: (Core Technology) This is a methodology of best practise which can be utilised without compromising conformity to most other major methodologies.
jimmey: (DeepBlue Studio) As you see,we need this.
Vladimir: (Softline)
michael winner: (Conference Planners) Just spoke at Oracle World 2002 "Extreme Rapid Applications Development", an attendee recommeded I view this site. Regards
Derek Reilly: (Dalhousie University) Strong experiential support via work with GV Labs (once part of U S West). Out there it was dubbed "Value Discovery".
David Scott Stokes: (INMAN) It works for us.
Ilkka Korhonen: ( As a qa manager I see agility as good approach for achieving quality software.
Mike Dwyer: (3 Sided Coin)
Patrick Power: (Humanetix UK Limited) I run a company named Humanetix in the United Kingdom specialising in IT Project Management. Over the years I have seen large IT projects packed with talented and resourceful people not delivering on business needs or being canned. My focus shifted from 'what' was being done to 'how' it was being done. Hence my interest in agile and in particular in the Scrum process for managing IT projects.
Mike Thornton: I am very interested in Agile and the affect it can have on the Development process.
Alan Gladman: I have been practicing extreme programming as a project manager for the past six months. As soon as I read the first page of Kent Beck's book I saw the value and became a convert. It really does work!
Dan Dimcea: (IBM)
Paul Lipiec: (Universidad de la República del Uruguay, Instituto de Computación )
William Myers: (
Luis F. Canals: (Agile Spain) Agile Spain is a non-profit site to promote agile software devolopment to the spanish audience.
Paul Slater: (TU12 Ltd) Delighted to finally find a community of like minded programmers, united in their opposition of the costly "spec it to death" philisophy. While rules-based programming with Digital Equipment corporation, our departments philosophy was always to prototype. In doing this you both learn more about the problem at hand and have something to offer the customer. One day maybe all programmers will have the luxury of taking this approach. In the meantime a few more trees will be devoured adding to the piles of non-executable (and according to some, oh so necessary) specs. If nothing else, let's save a few more trees.
Scott Hodson: (Ubero, Inc.)
Albertas Mickenas: (MegaLogika) I'm happy that i found this manifesto as it expressed things that were in me all this time. Our company is in business only for 5 years, but all we came to understand these values during this short period of time. Following this manifesto is the only way to develop a good software these days...
Aniruddha Mookherjee: (GoldenEmbryo Technologies Private Limited) We are there for it. We follow & help others to standardise on this methodology thru our own product WebPros. For more information Visit our website For Demo Of WebPros Mail me if u hv some problem
Bradley Clark.
Heidi Coller-James: (Metagy Ltd) Excellent ideas and values!!!
Christian Sakrouge: (Windows I.T. Solutions Pty Ltd)
Tim Marks: (
David McElroy: With over 20 years experience in software development I firmly believe in your mission. The "Agile Manifesto" is a vision I share. I am looking forward to participating in a positive and productive way.
Fabio Kon: (University of São Paulo) Is there actually any good programmer in the world that does not think that this IS the way to develop software?
Krzysztof Swietlinski.
Steve Banks: (Object Partners, Inc.) Common sense should apply to software development, too.
Hussein Badakhchani: (Xensia)
Daniel Bishop: (Haestad Methods, Inc.) If only there were a better way to create software. Oh, Wait! There is! Skeptic? Watch, I'll show you.
Tom Lang: (Encyclopaedia Britannica) We've been incorporating the values of the Manifesto (and using agile methodolgies) for over a year now. They continue to work beautifully.
Matthew T. Adams: ( I appreciate the agile methodologies' concomitant acknowledgement of reality in the software development process. It is very reassuring to hear such well respected industry figures confirm values that I have held, knowingly or not, throughout my career.
Duke Gard: (Booz Allen Hamilton)
Konstantin Ignatyev: ( Agile methods really work!
Elli Georgiadou: (Middlesex University) Interested to see how the development of Agile Methods will impact (a) on the quality of systems produced and (b) on a possible re-classification of methods. I am teaching Methodologies and Tools for the Engineering of Information Systems to approximately 300 per annum. In the last two years I included in the re-designed syllabi Agile Methods and more specifically XP.
thuyen nguyen: To do anything extreme, one needs to be thin and agile. T.N.
Juan de Dios Garcia Diaz: (Organizacion Becerra)
James McGovern.
Miroslav Pavlovic: (KEPLER Technology S.A.) 100% agree. We apply and include agile in our development process ITDA-KT.
Ricardo Llamosa: (ITI Colombia)
Matthias Bohlen: ( It was time for agile practices! Takes quite a bit of courage to let go of old habits but frees a lot of energy to build software that users will happily accept. I highly recommend agile software development to my consulting customers and I am sure they'll enjoy to watch their teams succeed!
Howard Jiang: (SandS Software Studio)
T SnowWolf Wagner: (Wabunoh, LLC)
Ben K Steele: ( XP can and does work with formalisms such as CMM. Been there. Done that. Agile wraps them up.
Warwick Sands: (Sands Consulting P/L) Nice to see that the approach that I have been actively promoting and using for over 20 years now is becoming more acceptable to both the programming and managerial community.
Roustem Karimov: (Software Trenches) I support the Agile Manifesto!
Bob Bramski: (Ordinal Logistics) Getting it Done!
Scott Stirling: The Agile Manifesto is a much needed, much appreciated, experienced response to, and acceptance of, software project and development reality. I'm all for it.
Anders Clausen: I support the Agile Manifesto. I support Common Sense.
Bob Beecher: (ProQuest Business Solutions)
Chandra: (HealthPartners) Just starting to develop a methodology for software development, using Agile as a guide. Very excited in others experiences!
Ivan Vecerina: (
David Vydra: (
Gyanesh M Khanolkar: (ThoughtCircle)
rajkin: (NeST) There isnt a better method to track a moving and changing target as software product. I have a feeling that much of the fundamental concepts of 'agile' can however be traced back to Federick Brooks concepts in Man-Mythical-Month. Especially the chapter on Silver Bullet and after.
David E. Smyth: (Oak Grove Consulting, Inc.) So succinct as stated, so obvious once illuminated, so effective when applied.
Hassan M. Sharif: (ExtendEnt, Inc.) This is such a great movement. At the Senior Director/CTO level for Global 500 enterprises, for years I have been practicing the principles expressed in your manifesto. It is nice to know that we finally have a movement that makes sense not only from a common-sense point of view, but also from an economic, practical application. In a world where we basically blow $18 billion in failed software projects annually, the Agile principles are significant markers along the way to not only save money, but to apply the most common sense principles of life to our working life! I do wholeheartedly support your efforts and will continually strive to apply them in all aspects of my professional life! Hassan M. Sharif Chief Architect/Information Officer ExtendEnt, Inc. San Francisco, CA
Mark Interrante: (
Kovács Kristóf: (KKovacs) We programmers make the technology that enable people to provide better values to their customers by caring about individual needs, collaboration, and responding to change. Engineers do it with CAD software. Salesmen do it with their on-demand calculation software. Why would we deny access to these values ourselves?
Gary "Sponge-Bob" Gauthier: An eye-opener that has reminded me why I chose IT as a career in the first place!
Leonardo Ruoso: (Oktiva) : The only way to exist as a medium sized software house
Maureen Jensen: (Infinitie Possibilities)
Pankaj Kamthan: (Concordia University)
Ranoj Saha: I strongly feels the same. Need more articles about it.
Cori Dollette Peele: (Appsability)
Steven Deller: (Smooth Sailing LLC) A long while back, I had the idea of developing software using a defect tracking tool from the very start of the project. The idea was to start with a single defect, to wit "The system does not work.". Then using defect factoring, repeatedly refine the defect descriptions until they were specific capabilities, such as "The system does not synchronize with the satelite signal.". Once a defect was sufficiently factored, a test could be written for that defect. Then the defect would be worked on (and effort tracked by defect) until there was software that passed the defect-exposing test. That process seemed "obviously elegant" to me. After all, when there is no software, there is one huge defect :-). But this in the mid-70s and it was too radical for anyone to consider it. Imagine my delight on finding Martin Fowler's discussions on XP and then tracking the Web to this site. The "agile software" ideas all resonate with me. (Whether I write a defect and then write a test, or write a test and thus have a defect because the test fails is a moot distinction.) In my 30 years of programming, I have frequently used Agile programming principles and techniques. (I don't pretend that I codified the ideas as well as the Agile Alliance, but do believe I've been on the same track.) I've got some war stories where the Agile programming techniques used only partly and without the clear descriptions at this site, nonetheless resulted in extraordinary successes. I am curious though, how design and code inspections might fit with XP and Agile techniques. Inspections (Fagen-like) have been a mainstay in my successful software endeavors from the start. The interactions in a properly run inspection rapidly meld a group of programmers into a team with common goals. Perhaps "Test Inspections" might be appropriate for XP :-). Regards, Steve
Klaus Lieser: I agree with R. Buckminster Fuller: "Form always follows Function".
Bogdan Craciun.
Andrea Rodriguez: (NEO)
William G. Struve: (aaiPharma) Right on!
David Markle: (Optical Innovations, Inc.) Using this methodology we delivered an eProcurement solution in 6 weeks with 3 developers. The end-clients were ecstatic, the board of directors gave us a pat on the back, and we moved on the next project knowing we had accomplished something special. Agile. The failed project that proceeded this one lasted over three years, wasted millions of dollars, and alienated clients. Traditional. Enough said.
Fabio Pettinati: (Voreas, Inc.) I have been practicing the principles of agile programming for quite a while with increased success compared to status quo practices. In our company, we implemented a similar methodology, called "Wind Rose", that encompasses the main principles of agile programming, as well as in-depth client involvement and collaborative specification and reviews. In these times of economic uncertainty, agile programming can be a signficant factor in increasing a project's ROI, not to mention its chance of suceeding.
John Zoetebier: (Transparent Systems) How true the Agile Manifesto is can only be appreciated after having worked in many projects for many organisations. A saying in one of the companies was "For a good programmers the specs fit on the size of a cigarette box". I do not promote smoking, but agree with the spirit of the statement. I have seen project managers produce nothing but paperwork without any concrete result. I have seen managers driving companies insane by enforcing Service Level Agreements between departments of the same company. After many years I discovered one single factor for the succes of any project: the talent of a few people in a project. This more than anything else counted for the succes of the project and the organization. There seems to be an almost religious believe in many companies that procedures, manuals and contracts lead to good systems. Nothing could be further away from the truth. I have witnessed over and over again: the Agile Manifesto is what makes a project tick.
Jay Bitsack: (ACORE) Most everyone knows what God's first equation is. Now, we have an inkling of what His second is likely to be... Agility = Speed + Flexibility. That is, this type of collaborative thinking and associated team effort is capable of moving the world toward a new era in terms of elevating man's ability to translate information into action (aka leverage knowledge). In conjunction with the on-going evolution of Web Services, the potential here appears to be enormous. Consequently, I look forward to following and supporting the development of this revolutionary capability.
Olav Maassen: (Itis J-solutions) Software should do what it is intended for: it should make work easier. Agile is a step to keep developers honest about this goal.
Johnny Howland: (DoDDS Pacific) I'm behind you 100%
Vera Peeters: (Tryx) You may be proposing a nice xp-ish process you've seen working before, but if it doesn't click for this team, you have to change the process -because the individuals are more important- even though your contract with the customer stated 'introduce xp for us'. This is the true meaning of responding to change... :-)
Dorai Thodla: (iMorph, Inc.)
Sanjay Raghavan: (Masters Student) It's exciting. A focus on people is a catalyst for new ideas.
Jane Hao.
Dieter Eickstaedt: (deiCon Softwareservice GmbH) As an Open Source Evangelist, I strongly support the manifest as the basis for good and professional Free Software Projects.
Stefan Schuerger: (AMDOCS Germany) This is a "back to business" approach, very much agreeable. I've seen too many cases of over-regulation, where one couldn't see the woods for all the trees... With reduced procedure overhead, we can provide more value for our customers.
Jane Hao: I am a Chinese software engineer and my concerntration area was CMM in my graduate study. I am quite interest in Agile and support the Agile Manifesto!
Edgar Sánchez: (Objeq) We develop software in Ecuador, Southamerica. In cash-constrained environments like Latin American countries it becomes even more important to deliver as early as possible working software. Not to talk about the constant turmoil in the region, change down here more than a constant is almost a disease. Thus, I deeply feel that for countries like mine the principles of the Agile Manifesto more than a good option are question of survival.
Ann Godfrey: (Suncorp) I am a relative newcomer to Agile, developing and implementing the process into a banking environment whose general community are totally indoctrinated in 'heavy' process, methodologies and documentation. It's been an interesting year, but I am convinced that this is a valuable and practicable model for them - particularly in light of the trends toward Web developing for banking/finance.
Manoj Khanna: (Eversun Software Corporation) We have been practicing agile methodologies for a couple of years now. And we have been able to produce best results, were able to deliver on time and cut our costs and resources too. We believe that agile methods are the way to success, and they fulfill the stringent requirements of a large to mid-scale level software projects. Without it a manager would be handicap as they have been for many years now. Its time for a change, its time to be agile.
Volker Brandt: (develop group) I really appreciate the publication of the agile manifest. It should be learned by heart and followed by all developers and project managers out there.
Martin Leclerc: I have tried it. Never seen such happy customers :-)
Robert McMichael: Done right, with true commitment to these ideals, the results are a beautiful thing to behold. Done in half measures, a tragedy of what might have been.
Ali Kousari: (Algotech SA) I am supporting Agile. Tired of being inneficient and listening to the managerial bullshit (excuse the language but this is not a technical paper). Plz standby
Bruce Woods: (NOLA Computer Services) We have been using Agile methods, specifically XP, since January 2000. The way software evolves in an agile development is natural. Our customers benefit from seeing, touching and using the software earlier in the development process than a typical waterfall development. Also, our customers appreciate receiving a new release of software much more than a document indicating what software they may or may not receive in the future.
Jerry Smetzer: (State of Alaska - Department of Fish and Game) I'm very interested in your user-oriented approach to building apps, and am trying to apply the major features of it to our new projects.
George V. Woodrow III.
Mike Kenworthy: Please convey this to the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. They are operating in the dark, very dark ages, and their client, the US Government, is suffering because of this.
Antony Grinyer: Being a software developer in the industry I am at constant exposure to the many problems associated with the development lifecycle. In my opinion the agile manifesto is the most exciting and 'realistic' way forward for software development...I'm looking forward to adopting this methodology in my practises.
Jaroslaw Borelowski: (NEUROSOFT)
Mac Felsing: (ProcessExchange)
Paul Reynolds.
Ranjiva Prasad: Superb development methodology. Getting a lot of deserved recognition in my organisation.
John A. Kunecke: (self) I have utilized the principals of the Agile Manifesto in my work for years (~15), only a few of my peers and fewer of my mangement have appreciated it. Please note the award from my supervisor ( regarding the results of a process I developed.
fred stewart: (BAE Systems/Enterprise Systems Inc.) I strongly concur with the principle focus on persons and collaboration (i.e, individuals and interaction) vs. processes and tools, with the follwing caveats: 1) coherent processes subordinated to facilitating collective productivity are indispensable to effective collaboration; 2)tools subordinated to facilitating collaboration-friendly processes are almost indispensable to effective collaboration. I also see this principle as having a broader application than software development - e.g., agile approaches to process improvement (which of course should mean improved facilitation of collaboration!).
Karl-Heinz Werner: (Beta Systems Software AG)
Patricia Henao: (Enabling Resources)
Edward Stanford: (Microcosm, Inc.)
raghava: Productive,effectual and prompt conduct.
John Alvaro Ariza Escamilla: (YanHaas S.A.)
Bo Carlsson: (Posten Sverige AB) Throughout my years as software developer I've found that individual motivation and responsibility among all project members are the main factors behind a successful project. With close customer collaboration we become a team focusing all energy on fighting risks instead of each other.
Siva Kumar.
Cagil Seker: (Core Computer Security Group) As a 'hacker's style methodology, we are welcome, ready to support and use in our projects, the AGILE philosophy; as we have always believed in it since we've first met with a keyboard, even before it has given a name. Software Development is NOT engineering, it is ART plus EXPERTISE plus SCIENCE = "CRAFT" ! Cagil Seker (Ça??l ?eker [ISO8859-9]) Core Computer Security Group
Paal Kristian Levang: (Common Technology, Telenor mobil) Agile Development is a must if your wants to do alteration work on an internet system.
Martijn Elzinga: (believe IT consulting) We believe that IT works... Signing The Agile Manifesto is a statement not only for ourself but also towards the industry that "we" have a responsibility towards our clients ... to do things the agile way..
Ionel Munoz: "Responding to change over following a plan". I love that part of The Manifesto. It doesn't exclude having a well-defined strategy. "Responding to change" is about tactics, and still a strategy in itself.
Patrick M. Bailey: (Grand Valley Statue University) After 20 years, getting the job done boils down to this: motivated people who are trained.
John McEntire: (McEntire and Associates) These methodologies and philosophies work! The first time I tried to introduce eXtreme Programming, I announced it to everyone and bought each of them books. There was very little interest and we set it aside. Then throughout the next eighteen months period we quickly and ‘quietly’ adapted elements of the entire Agile approach. As a result a small group of developers with limited experience released six complex and reliable web based applications.
David Butt: (Project Manager) I have worked with and studied agile systems development for 4 years. My experience has taught me that this approach is clearly the best when it comes to delivering systems and business change. Through the British Computer Society, I hope to establish a UK centre of competence forum, open to all interested parties; to exchange ideas and raise the awareness/ understanding of ASD across the UK.
Tort Ren: I think the good design is also important and valued. Here, "good" design means fewer effort cost than the "bad" one while the change happen.
Alejandro Cuéllar Gaxiola: ( I'm complety agree with the manifesto. I have 24 years of software development, that is why I know when I tell all of you, that you are focusing on the right issues of software development!!!
David Harris: (EDS) Having worked as a poject manager for many years I have come to see the short comings of project effort necessarily falling into lockstep with rigid methodologies that are normally enforced by host organisations. I totally support standards, especially easily measured standards but am too often frustrated in my effort to satisfy client needs by needing to adhere to orthodoxy to the detriment of client satisfaction.
Holger Stenzhorn: (XtraMind Technologies)
Carlos Henrique.
William Nortman: (Setting Star Studio) Agile manifesto is the way to better software. It delivers what the customers really want, when they want it.
Terri Emerson: (WorkforceROI Corp)
Reza Rad: (EMC)
Arjuna Chala: (GE)
Innes Ferguson: (B2B Machines)
Franco Martinig: (Methods & Tools) As a software developper and knowledge transmitter for software development professionnals, I support all efforts to provide alternative processes for specific project needs and to consider people as the main factor of influence in software development project successes (and failures... :-])
Steve Konieczka: (SCM Labs, Inc.) We believe that the key to successful Agile software projects is the use of "effective" software configuration management. It must support constant integration, refactoring, and be 100% available in a way that's lighhtweight, low cost of use, and flexible.
Bruce D. Kyle: (Concord Mfg) This is a breath of fresh air for developers and customers.
Hans Molenaar: (Niobion B.V.) Agility in software creation restates once again the importance of the primairy rule of software architecture and engineering: ...separation of concerns...
Michael Goode: (FEDEX)
ILYA Levchenko.
Carl Mastyla: "Working software over comprehensive documentation" - you're damn right.
Nick Zdunic: (Strategic Systems) This is one of the most sensible things to come through in IT. To me this quantifies common sense - which no one ever does. It takes the EGO out of software development through the XP techniques and the principles have been something I've always felt but I've never felt such a unity as this, in that it reinforces my opinions on software development. It encourages me to grow and disregard the baggage of bulky methodologies and EGO centric developers and lets me get to the crux of the matter and produce good well crafted software that is easy to maintain. That's the important thing - THE CODE. I'm looking forward to growing with this movement - the positiveness I feel it is engendering has given me a new reason for being in the IT industry.
Mike Rowe, Ph.D. : (University of Wisconsin - Platteville)
Nick Jones: (LogicaCMG)
Jon Barnett: (Amity Solutions Pty Ltd) Managing software development without constraining the creativity of design.
Alexander Mamchur: To tell the truth (on SW development process), to follow that truth (in most natural manner) – that’s agile methods core!
Dan Pollitt: (IBM (UK)) I am part of a team practicing XP to deliver components to Enterprise-scale middleware products - acknowledging the different guises our customers appear in. I have also set up an XP special interest group to promote and coach the adoption of XP within the software lab - hoping to prove that lightweight methodologies can be adopted in a traditionally super-formal environment.
Bhanu Prakash.
Carol Shepherd.
Michael Sherman: (Viewlocity) Executive Vice President and CTO for Viewlocity's supply chain management applications.
Darren Govoni: (metadapt)
Alan Hopkins.
Jacob motola: (Security Services International) As an athlete agility drills were fundemental to the development and expression of athletic ability in the context of achieving success in a specific sport. Agilie Software Development as interpreted from our manifesto, describes the fundementals necessary for the timely, fiscally responsible and successful development of applications for business and personal use. ASD is a commonsensical approach to a complex and sensitive endeavor. It has a contextual appropriateness to the world and business environments we live and work in. I look forward to the changes and refinements yet to come.
Ryan Shriver: (Dominion Digital)
Humberto Perez: (Microsoft Enterprise Services) Great idea about new direcctions of development. but is time to put business view into development process.
DURAND Emmanuel: (
Oliver Kamps.
Dick Carlson: Agility, applied to every software engineering activity, has the potential of being what things should be in the first place – without the extra baggage.
Paolo Di Pietro: (Diviana)
Henrik Kniberg: ( Over the past decade I have started several tech companies and had the opportunity to experiment with various development processes. During the past 1 - 2 years XP has been my favorite toy and so far it has worked very well, although I have not yet tried with large teams. However I think dogmatically sticking to any one methodology is counterproductive - in the end experience, common sense, and an open mind is what counts. I fully agree with the principals of the agile manifesto, and I especially like the fact that is presented as a set of principals rather than a methodology.
Ponnurangam: (Language Technology Research Centre)
Oliver Senti: (OMS Engineering) Thanks for your great job! It's very helpfull to me and my team. Kind regards from Switzerland. Oliver
Patrick Hohmeyer: A bridge on your map just wont make your car fly over the river.
Carl Bacher.
Adriana Gasca [Mexico]: (NetApps Sa de CV) Que bueno que regresamos al placer de desarrollar software sin tantas distracciones y procesos innecesarios y latosos.
Matias Urroz: (Topystems)
Harold Meder: (NC Office of EMS) - I support the Agile Manifesto as a goal worth pursuing and act as a change agent towards achieving this goal within the organization while applying its precepts to my own activities.
Huet Landry: (Unisys / U.S. Customs) It's good to be able to reference established practices that are supported by the proponents of the CMM, but are less rigid than legacy practices. Our teams were approaching Agile practices, but did not know it until we found this site. Now we have some thing to fight off the bureaucrate who keep trying to shoehorn us into a waterfall methodology.
Cornel Fota: (Semotus Systems Corp.)
Miguel de Lucas: (Intesys)
Mylène Reiners.
Anko Tijman: (Van Meijel Automatisering) As being a professional tester, having worked in very BDUF organizations, I believe that being able to be agile in your development method is essential to deliver the maximum of quality to the customer.
Johanna Rothman: (Rothman Consulting Group, Inc.) Those of us who've been in the field a long time recognize these common-sense techniques are what works.
Ian Shimmings: A revelation! At last, all the feelings of frustration working within traditional methodologies and project management frameworks have just fallen into place. After years of trying to use many of these agile techniques in my own development teams and believing there had to be a better way I find there is and there are many others who think the same. I guess I must have just had my head in the sand all this time! Hearing rumours of 'other ways' and having time during long train journeys to a client I read Alistair Cockburn’s “Agile Software Development” and have since devoured every related book I can get my hands on. It has really rejuvenated my enthusiasm for this business!
Peter Vruggink: (LogicaCMG)
Steve Buzzard: (Anexinet Corp)
Chris Keever.
David Wible: Thank you for making an effort to use human beings in a human way. dw
Sidath Dissanayake.
Peter C. Ruth: (Adaptive Software Technologies) I have been a proponent and practitioner of much of what has come to be called Agile Software Development methodologies since 1972. I congratulate the founders and members of this movement for their leadership and courage in the search for "a better way" to build "the software of tomorrow".
Andrew Genduso.
lalit: (barra)
Don Nelson: Agile approaches have always intrigued me. I'm an early adopter of ZTM (Zero Time to Market) and disposable software philosophies. I'm also a proponent of agile techniques while maintaining the robustness of an architecture-driven development process. In any successful methodology or approach to a problem, the primary requirement is initial organization - more so with agile techniques than any other. I would like to contribute by helping to identify additional team and organization attributes that need to be identified and channeled into useful, strategic actions. Hope I can help, Don Nelson 303-816-9397
Ryan Geyser: (Bank Windhoek) Your methodology sounds great. It makes sense and sounds like this is the way development is conducted in any case, whatever formal methodology is being used. I can't wait to try it!
Jasper Blues.
Merv Hammer: (Software Sculptures) I am a developer working for a small Norwegian IT company. I am, however, in the process of founding a software company that seeks to achieve a number of things that I have found echoed in your principles of Agile Software Development. I envisage that my small company will attempt to encapsulate the communitarian ethos of the the free and open source software communities, specialising in re-cycled code, teamwork and the development of a "development bio-rhythm" which will be viewed as a kind of emergent property shared between the client and Software Sculptures where both contribute openly, freely and interpret the final sculptures continuously as it takes form. For this reason, I would like to try to stir up a trend of pricing software for the hours and creativity involved in its creation rather than for the code underneath. And of course, our code shall be open and available. Thank you all for the encouragement you have afforded me. And with your permissions, i shall certainly intend to make use of the Agile Software Principles in the creation of a genuinely creative and transparent environment at Software Sculptures.
V. Chandrasekhar: Amen!
John D. Peterson: (Barontown Software Services) I highly recommend Object Mentor's Extreme Programming Immersion Training - regardless of your methodological tendencies.
Frank S. Sampson: (Kipe and Associates, Inc.) People, not paper, makes the difference.
Shirley Shen: I hope to contribute as much as I can to the spread and prosperousness of the agile process together with others.
Luis Vasquez Kocchiu: To the future and beyond
J. Dave Sheremata: (IONA Technologies, PLC) Having been an XP zealot for a couple of years now, the Agile Manifesto is even more beautiful in that it is stated more simply than other contemporary development practices. Because it is concise and more refined, it is easier for the disciples of more rigid practices to begin to question and understand than the more elaborate web of XP or RUP. Cheers to evolution!
Jeff Cooper.
Donald Kretz: Over the years, I have wasted too much time producing reams of documentation that no one ever read, and building software that no one ever used. Customer interaction and prototyping has been the key to our recent success. This is the way to go!
Diogo Duarte: I liked this one "Simplicity--the art of maximizing the amount of work not done"
Bruno Navert: (Logient)
Brad Winslow: (Iris Graphics, Inc.)
Jonathan Logan: (Merant Corporation) Quality development and delivery requires an organizational and individual commitment to deep listening to the customers and to each other, to on going process improvement, an unending willingness and flexibility to learn & grow, and the full access to and use of only the best tools, resurces and practices. All the best of success! Jonathan
Heine: (The hospital of Holstebro i Denmark)
John Tangney: (JD Tangney & Assoc.) As a specialist in web-based applications, I cannot conceive of any viable alternative to an Agile process. For decades, we Software practioners have struggled with various Processes and Methodologies which purport to decrease defect rates and improve time to market. In almost all instances, those Processes and Methodologies impose artifical and unnatural constraints on all participants, stiffling whatever creative spirit we might bring to the defect and schedule problems. Simply put, Agile processes don't. Instead, they encourage what we do well and put in place safety nets to save us from those areas in which we [humans] don't do as well.
Paul Morris: It's about time we have an approach to software development that focuses on practical aspects rather than theories and academic wisdom.
Graham Menhennitt: (Menhennitt Consultants Pty. Ltd.)
Sharon Jefet.
roberto marinelli: (MTD Tecnologia) Do not automate bad operational processes
Uwe Kubosch: Hear, hear! Pragmatic programming is the only way programming can lead to prosperity and happiness. donV
Jared Smith: (White Hat) Thank God for this agile manifesto! A ray of light streaming out over the software industry. As a person who strives continually in an environment where people think these ideas are unworkable, I'm grateful to find a simple and clear place on the web to point people, adding context to my earnest appeal for user-centered software. Please note that software according to the agile principles is software in alignment with the great commandment to love our neighbor; other methods cause us to contend instead of search for the virtues of practical humility.
Mike Woodhouse.
Javier Smaldone: (
John Wolter: (Wolter Works) The Agile Manifesto's values offer to any development an opportunistic dynamic interaction that extends not just to technical work but to the business side of any product. Agile gives freedom from perscriptive plans and processes that strangle taking dynamic advantage of emerging technical opportunities and changes. Agile Development is not anarchy, it, for each project, defines a flexible fair playing field through declaritive constraints where the best results can emerge. It is creativity with focus, process when needed, goals with exploration, collaboration with individual accomplishment, and constant evolutionary optimumization of results to meet project needs.
Patrick Parato: (Compression Software) I have been meaning to add my name to this list for a long time. Agile methodologies make developing kick-ass software fun again. Giving the customer the control they deserve, letting the programmer just do thier job, and building a strong team of people who work well together, just makes sense. How come other methodologies don't realize this!
Raymond Salzwedel: Liberating!
Bill Holloway: I'm proud to sign on to the manifesto. I view it as a monumental milepost in the history of software engineering.
Cliff Gregory, PhD: (AgilityWare) We as a company believe that the only means to make software effectively and on-time/on budget is using the agile processes.
Pat Beckham: (AgilityWare) This is proven process!
Steven Wright: (AgilityWare) We belive in Agile Process
Colin MacDonald: (WestOne Services) We have adopted the agile approach and have reaped the rewards of working closer with our customers. Our only issue is converting those devotes of the waterfall methodology to the benefits of agility.
Jean Morgan: (Wilhen Associates Limited) The Agile Manifesto - the direction towards which we should all be moving
Paula Thornton: ( Let's do it!
Ronny Tocaj: (RytKonsult)
Stefan Roock: (IT Workplace Solutions) Agile software development means customer orientation for software development.
Sally Jenkins.
Charles W. Stump II: After many years of software development in both product and project environments, I am convinced that Agile is the key to success. I am also convinced that Agile development and monolithic processes such as CMMI can coexist if people recognize the benifits of both.
David Kavanagh: I'm glad others share the same values for software development. I almost thought documenting it went against "agile", but you did keep it brief and to the point! :-)
Jiri Cincura: (independent developer) Yes.
Rick Sline: (Custom Programming Solutions) Agile Development provides a much needed common sense approach.
Anthon Pang: ( It is fear of the items on the left under adverse conditions that the items on the right have dominated traditional methods of developing software. Complementing these values are those from XP: communication, simplicity, feedback, and courage.
Louis Garrett: ( Thanks for formalizing a way out of Dilbert's world for teams who can successfully produce software without first writing a novel or demanding one from the customer. I was previously frustrated by serial processes and the uncertainty that the industry could invent lightweight alternatives. I can now be frustrated by the knowledge that strong alternatives exist, but they're not understood or embraced by my clients or coworkers. After suffering under the label "cowboy coder" for so long, it's nice to find respected voices who confirm that it's possible to build great software by quickly building good software that evolves toward greatness. I'll contribute these tired refrains to the group from my limited bag of tricks: "They won't know what they want until we show them something they don't want." "We can't expect them to drive up and order software like they would a burger and fries. It's easy to imagine a burger with either ketchup or mustard. It's hard to imagine robust software systems. Let's stop expecting wildly creative visions in the early stage when they're not likely or necessary."
F. Andy Seidl: (MyST Technology Partners) I became an ardent "agilist" (is there such a word?) about two years ago when I read Robert K. Weiler's opinion piece in Information Week (
Arun Kumar: (ADP) This addresses to a certain extent the important issue of alignment between IT and Business. As an IT community, we haven't earned the trust from Business that we could not only deliver but could also drive the business. Agile methodology is the way to go and this has the potential to solve the productivity paradox.
Tom Godbold: Great work.
Iulian Ursache.
Juan Felipe Machado Guzman: (TES America) After a lot of tries with processes, I finally found a metodology for small groups, that guaranties quality and don't compromise delivery times. Thanks!!!
Eelco Hillenius: This is how it should be! In my experience though, it's still the commercial people selling projects to commercial people using commercial arguments (crap mostely) instead of realistic arguments. Dilbert's world is still in effect as long as the buying process does not change.
Joe Short: (AT&T Government Solutions) Agile engineering methodologies are a natural evolution from the current traditional framework approach. My hope is that we realize a concurrent transformation in the Configuration Management and Quality Assurance disciplines as well, resulting in transparent and complete product assurance that is woven into the product's lifecycle.
athinarayanan: I whole heartedly support the manifesto.
Gonzalo Quan: (Pixel Draw) You guys have just summed up in the manifesto my whole 4 years working as a web developer. Great stuff.. wish more developpers would think like this.
Syed Omer Jilani: I would say "Creativity" over following a Plan ...... but nonetheless Left hand sides are definitely more important....
Scott R Snider: (MacAulay-Robinson) Elegance of design - simple, powerful, effective and adaptable is essential for the true success of any system - software or otherwise. Elegance only arises through an organic rather than rigid development process.
Marimuthu P: (Satyam computers services Ltd) Striving for growing and improving myself, my team and my organization.
Anand yashwanth: (Satyam computers services Ltd)
Minkyu Lee: (Plastic Software, Inc.) I am convinced that Agile Software Development will be a dominant software development methodology. This manifesto will be a bold stroke in the software development and engineering history.
David Dossot: ( Just when I thought IT would unimpress me for the rest of my time down here, then came the Agile Alliance. Thanks for blowing these refreshing concepts on the embers of a dying passion, now fully revitalized.
Martin Schwartzman: I endorse the values present in the manifesto even though work needs to be done on how an agile process can be used in enterprise wide developement projects. There are just too many holes in the process to facilitate good cross department interface cohesion.
Scott Barber: (PerfTestPlus) The importance of these concepts are to often overlooked in every stage of the software lifecycle. I am primarily a Performance Engineer, not a developer, but I recognize the importance of these values and try to apply them on all of my projects and promote them to my clients both directly and through my writings.
Steve Tharp: (Devon Energy)
Tom Fahlberg: (Hewlett-Packard) Thank you so much for articulating these principles. They set us free to make (and keep) the customer happy.
John G. Blanco G.: (TECNYSIS - Costa Rica)
C.S.Sivaramakrishnan: I strongly support that - a good architecture and a versatile design, which takes into consideration the volatile nature of the software development process is one of the best ways to improve the agility. And as Mr. Dave Thomas tells, 'the design should also be reversible in nature'.
Willem Bogaerts: (Cardialysis) Couldn't have said it better.
matthew gambrell: I havent been in the industry long, but it has been long enough to teach me that common sense cannot be taken for granted and is rare and precious enough to be given a name: agile development
Spyros Villios.
Jaime Neira.
Bill Scharf: (Cross Match Technologies) Thank you for helping to legitimize these development values.
Luis Villarreal: ( I would like to understand and live with your philosophy made working software.
Carlos Leyva: (theB2Bdepot, Inc.) Happy to see a community growing around agile techniques!
johan delano taufik Msc,PhD: (Gatra Karsayasa, PT) As an individual businessman, I need a networking which will support me in running the business especially to prepare the online system with Agile's softwares development. The satisfaction will be araised as told by hundred to thousand people all over the world if we do the action as it be directed by Agile Manifesto development team. Lets start to joining with no doubt and be optimisted to face the future with success.
Jason Chaffee.
Craig Guarnieri: We used RUP with Agile/XP and the the results were very good
Jorge DeFlon: (NetApps Mexico) Me siento feliz porque nuevamente me siento emocionado por los avances en mi profesion.
Richard Blouin: (Imasoft Inc.) After having completed several projects on time and within budget, I can attest that Agile Development not only works, but that it works better than traditional methods.
Francesco: Simply great!
Robert Rae: (Application Programming Solutions Inc.) Excellent ideas..... The trick will be to convince managers at different levels that the agile methods are as good or better than the methods they have been using for years.
vietsoft: Way to go!
Ivor Fergus: (ContextWeb) Traditional development methods simply don't have a successful track records. In retrospect, the most successful projects that I’ve been involved in have employed Agile Software approaches, even though I might not have used the term to describe the approach at the time.
Jonathan Kohl: Experience and experimentation in software development and QA have shown to me that the Agile Manifesto is on the money. The Agile movement fills a much-needed gap in the software development paradigm.
Stephen Cooney: Think globally, act locally, and change the world for the better.
Emile Deen: (CKR International, Inc)
Gary King: (EKSL) It's about time.
Rafael Barros: (EAN University) Sometimes we just forget the real purpose of our work. The Agile Manifesto clear us the focus. Read it, learn it... live it.
C .Keith Ray: (MemoRanda) People write software for other people, so focusing on people as the most important aspect of software development is the logical place to increase the effectiveness of software development.
Mustafa YILDIZ: (ISIK University - Informatics Research and Development Center) We are experiencing the benefits of Agile Software Development Methodologies in our projects and we believe that every item of the manifesto are key points of success in software development.
Alan Eldridge: I've been developing this way most of my career, and I've yet to see a viable alternative.
Mohd Tariq Yaqub: (Wipro Technology) Hi, I have been trained to follow processes and process and beleived in what booch said that good people with good processes always outperform good people with no processes.But I have realised that good people will always perform whether process or no processes ,that is why they are good and have their own inernal way of doing things in a good way.
Mark Cawston: (MCA Ltd) I am based in Hong Kong, managing a development team in Malaysia.
ruud waij: ( The feelings of unease present while dealing with other software development methodologies, strongly surfaced when I started reading about Agile Software Development. Favourite quote: "The list of companies most succesfully climbing up the CMM ladder early in the decade [1990s] reads like a Who's Who of downsizing by the end." (Tom DeMarco in the foreword of Agile Development Ecosystems by Jim HighSmith.)
Govindan Chandran: I think the principles of Agile Infrastructure are essential today and in the future because software cycles today are measured in weeks and days instead of years and months.
Christoph Steindl: Take the best of both (or all) worlds. Know your goal and take the best way to get there - be it agile or more rigorous.
Lyle Snider.
Sriram Srinivasan.
Emilis Dambauskas: I Support the Agile Manifesto! :)
Toby Jackson: (United Health Group)
Michael New.
Drew Noakes: ( I've spent the last year working with ThoughtWorks as an Agile developer, during which time I've seen the possibility of realising such values through Agile methods within even the most traditional environments. The value that's delivered to our clients permits the counter-conventional approaches taken to software development.
Thijs Janssen.
Ulrich Vogelsang: (FJA) I'm that much infected by the agile way for a few years now that I finally feel the need to sign here. Thank you guys.
Richard Brodie.
Thomas Fihlman: (Callista IT-Partner) I fully support the four statements
Dan Means: (SRS Consulting, inc.) People always first.
Oles: (FMS)
Ashraf Awartani: (Estarta Solution)
James Cran: I used to work like the left side, until the process engineers began to take over our IT dept. The whole point of creating a process to follow is to limit the mistakes of the least productive. This, then, handcuffs the most productive, because more of their time is now spent creating documents to support the process and inform the micro-managers. Obviously there is a balance, because zero documentation means zero knowledge capture. I love the Manifesto, as it attempts to strike that balance - which is all that reasonable developers ever wanted anyway.
Jens Meiert: (
Michael Krumlauf: I wholeheartedly agree with the principles outlined here in the Manifesto. I believe that these principles show the value of the individual software craftsman. We are not an indistinguishable group of interchangeable parts, but rather a varied population of developers with individual strengths.
Dan Gosche.
Kim Jung Hyun: (Contela) Following this manifesto will ensure not only better softwares but also better developers
Ravindra. S: As Quality Manager for a reputed IT company, I wish to understand Agile process and implement the same for improving our product quality and customer satisfaction levels.
Andrew Peters.
Dan Drechsel: (eCodeWorks) The only way to really build software - manage it through people.
Bill Plummer: For those of us who have been there and recognize a better solution...
Susan Folkes: (Grandison Consulting)
Paul Rodriguez: (freelance, for hire) In the old days we had ssadm (five letters) we have 4 (jfdi) ;o) ;o)
Eric S. Raymond: (Open Source Initiative) It has become more and more obvious over the last few years that agile programming and the Unix/open-source culture are converging. A lot of what you guys are doing sharpens and articulates practices that have been part of the Unix inheritance for decades. Some of what you're doing challenges Unix assumptions in useful ways. I'm beginning to think that I see the outline of a mature, *humane* discipline of software engineering emerging, and that it will be in large part a blend of the boldness of the agile movement with the wesdom and groundedness of the Unix tradition, expressed in open source.
Bill Kasper: (Island Networks Ltd.) Terse is elegant.
N.R.Suresh: I , deep from my heart, feel that the Agile Methodology is the best solution for a software development. It overcomes the shortcomings of the conventional software development methodlogies. And from developer point of view, I like the way it gives importance to the individual rather than the designation. I hand my full support to the Agile Methodologies.
Sean Golden.
Derek Anderson: (
Robert Holler: (VersionOne, LLC)
Chris Danaceau: The simplicity principle especially caught my eye. I've always felt that was essential for producing a robust and maintainable product.
Nav Dhunay: I fully support the Agile Manifesto. The whole concept of reducing processes and focusing on communication and interaction is a breath of fresh air. It's like going back to the way we originally did software development.
Ricardo Gacitua: (Universidad del Bio-Bio) I join my opinion to the Agile Manifesto. From Chile, best regards
Nagaraju: (Independent Consultant) This is Atlas Shrugged in real life! It is good to see a community of people who think the same thoughts. Would like to add the following to the manifesto though: 1. The only index of intentions is the actions performed. 2. The only index of performance is the results produced.
Omair Hamid: (AgileAgility) I love Kris Read! He is the man! He introduced me to Agile Methods and my business, my life, my health have all improved. What genius. The way of the 21st century.
Angelo Pacifico: Keep it simple as possible. Agile sound also with pragmatic. I'm Working with .Net Platform from September 2000. This platform contains all ingredients to be agile in new application devlopment.
Phil Hsu: (IMT)
Jennifer Fortner: As a certified Project Management Professional, I highly value comprehensive project documentation. However, I firmly believe that a project that does not create true customer satisfaction is a failure. In that respect, I encourage all software developers to ensure that end users are involved in User Acceptance Testing. Far too many companies assume that testing against requirements is enough. Unfortunately, it is often during UAT that customers identify some of their most critical requirements.
Yannis Rizos: Go Agile!
Ludovic Hoarau: According to me, Agile Manifesto is within every developer. Agile is the way to express it.
Mike Hall: (Samsung) I believe that the Agile approach is by far the most appropriate software paradigm for a future filled with increasingly complex applications and dynamic business models. Samsung Telecommunications America will strive to continue using agile methods in our R&D efforts.
Donnal Walter, MD: (UAMS and Arkansas Children's Hospital) As a practicing clinician, nearly every day I see ways that computer technology could be used to improve the healthcare that my colleagues and I provide, or make rendering that care easier, or both. Rarely, however, does existing software meet the needs of the specific situation. Thus I have long wished for the capability to develop custom clinical applications that are effective, reliable, maintainable, and of course timely. The word I have often used to describe the custom (clinical) software development process is evolution. "Evolutionary software" is adaptive, responding to change rather than following a strict plan, evolving through incremental improvements, one step at a time. This approach values individuals and interactions over processes and tools, working software over comprehensive documentation, collaboration over ownership. And these principles happen to be those promoted by the Manifesto.
Robert Henrichs: (Sewanhaka Systems Corp.) Restoring the art to programming. If programming were only the mechanics or the methodology then computers could program themselves.
Pascal TRACLET: (Atos Origin Multimedia)
Babis Marmanis: ( The Agile movement is the natural reaction to a formalistic perspective of developing software. It resembles the difference between pure mathematics versus applied or engineering mathematics. Hundreds of years of experience in mathematical sciences shows that, although there is merit in strict formalism, significant progress comes from a more "agile" attitude towards the use of mathematics. Dirac's delta would have been postponed for decades had the physicists waited the formalists to sort things out. When formalism and processes overwhelm the development team, efficiency is reduced, innovation almost disappears, customer competitive advantage evaporates, and customer satisfaction transforms into customer aggravation. The mere existence and acknowledgement of the Agile Manifesto brings a counter-weight that balances the current perspective that dominates our industry today.
Shawn Ali.
Diego Gil: (Admin S.A.)
Maurizio Sapienza: The real thing is how to prevent people to hide their weakness behind too formalized processes and documents es well as informal relationship and lack of responsability.
Gary Ardito: (Novell)
Ashutosh Bijoor: (Reach1to1 Communications) Agile software development benefits are manifold. We have practised agile development methodologies for several years, and for every single project and product developed by us. Reach1to1 Communications delivers results - consistently, thanks to its agile development awareness. We hereby sign the Agile Software Development Manifesto as an earnest call to developers and users to use and demand agile methods.
Edward de Jongh: (Little Buddha Digital) There are no gurus only passionate mammals
Chirag Gandhi: (Apar Infotech) Agile Manifesto is the key to success and satisfaction in every business.
Cem Kaner: (Florida Tech)
Paul Umbers: I've always valued simplicity and flexibility in the software development process and I think the Agile Manifesto summarises those concepts for me.
Milan Popovic: I am a Univeristy professor in CS, and I am glad to see new ideas for better sw development.
John Tobler: ( I have experienced the full range from no "methodology" to far too much. From moment to moment, I seek the proper balance point along the dynamic continuum.
John Goodsen: (RADSoft) Agile is our middle name - wait, we don't have a middle name!
Kevin Cole: (Cole Consulting) This is an approach to software that would have made Buckminster Fuller proud.
Albert K.H. Kwan.
Derek Wade: "Simplicity -- the art of maximizing the amount of work not done -- is essential..." Right on! The physical definition of "work" is "force through a distance" (W = F * d). Pushing against a problem with all your might matters little if the problem hasn't "moved." Just because effort is being expended does not mean work is being done. Just because we're working long hours, or putting code into production, does not mean we're helping the customer, or solving our business problems. I have always been a proponent of results over effort. In a discussion with my former advisor, I mentioned the disparity between the goal of cranking out code vs. the goal of creating software that solves problems. He had this quote for me: "Industrious people create industry -- lazy people create civilization."
Peter S Ingham.
David Loeffler.
Christian Edward Gruber: (Israfil Consulting Services Corporation) I have lived this for over 10 years - it's a shame so few of my employers and contract holders realized it.
Lutz Hankewitz: (HR + IT) The people are the key to growth. If we treat them with high regard we find loyalty and power and in the end excellent software.
Wojciech Ganczarski: It is the most pure way of building software.
Terry Levings: (Australian Department of Health & Ageing)
Przemyslaw Skrzek: (Swiss Soft Poland) I love it! I would like to make it work in my company! Although I have tons of questions since I heard about Agile, I deeply believe it must work! We tried it for a while and the results are unbelivable. Conceptually, in 3 months we did more than last 3 years!
Abraham Perahia: (The House of Quality) Interactions and cooperation are the best processes ever. Correctly responding to changes is the best plan possible. Thank you for putting down clearly what we felt for a long time.
James Foster: (Fargo, North Dakota)
Jamal Anvar Parakandy.
Youngrok Yu: (Advanced Institute of Information Technology)
Michael Dalton: Finally, some people who "get it" are forming a community of thought about what software (and product in general) development is *really* about. Count me in in any way I can contribute.
Khoa Pham: (AgilityWare) I think Agile Develope will bring the business of making software into being real enineering..
Jiri Lundak: ( Each and every project not conducted in the agile spirit that goes overboard in time and budget (and there are lots of those), demonstrates the validity of the agile movement's maxims. Let's work together to convince managment of this fact.
Naveen Krishnaswamy: (Blueslate Solutions) Agile Programming & Agile Testing is the way to go. We have used Xtreme programming and found its very useful and customers love it.
j hutton.
Satish Pendse: (Godrej Infotech Ltd.) The idea sounds interesting and is indeed the need of the hour. How it takes care of issues related to CMM / ISO can be thought of. We are in fact piloting a proto-type methodology for faster SW development in our organization. With incresing interaction amongst SW developers, this idea is going to catch up fast.
Gianni Jacklone: A pragmatic methodology that embraces change, promotes communication, and produces quality.
Jan Pabellon: (Ecommsite Solutions) We have found its principles practical to work with and implement. It works for us in our project development efforts.
Christopher Meisenzahl.
Ken Riehl: (PC Rescue Computer Services)
Sunil Tadwalkar: (Satyam Computers Services Ltd)
Samir Kulkarni: (KPIT Cummins Infosystems Ltd.)
Brent Kinard.
John Hopkins.
Michael Ganss: (O&O Services GmbH, Berlin, Germany) Agile methods and Extreme Programming in particular have influenced my thinking towards software developments very strongly. I believe deeply in this new approach. Before I had read "Extreme Programming Explained" a couple of years ago I knew there had to be a better way than the frustrating projects I was involved then. Extreme Programming is that way. Unfortunately, up until now I have not been lucky enough to be involved in an "all XP" project, although I won't stop trying with every new project. The biggest hurdle IMO is customers who don't have a software development background, i.e. they don't know there is such a thing as software development methods, let alone agile methods. Going from 0 to 100 with these customers is very hard. Also it seems to me fixed scope contracts are deeply rooted in (at least German) business society. I'd like to thank the signatories of the agile manifesto for showing us a way of doing what I love with fun: developing software. I'm proud to be able to be a part of what I believe will change software development forever. Keep going.
surya: Agile software development is a good process which removes unnecessary steps in the "assembly line". The milestones during development has to be working software with incremental functionality and complexity that is developed in collaboration with customer.
Jonathan A. Smith: (Northwestern University - Academic Technologies)
Jeremy Suntheimer.
Kent Kingery: (
Fabio Ruiz: (Conavi)
Peter Lehman: (Applied Innovations Research LLC) Cooperative, articulate and considerate people comprise the best teams, the Agile Manifesto, like a compass, helps guide the team towards a common goal as any member can deviate in the fog of uncertainty, complexity and stress.
Paul Friedman: I wholeheartedly agree.
Eric Simmerman: (Tempest Strings Enterprises, Inc.) The best solutions are ones that upon explanation seem obvious.
iliana Giannousi.
Christopher J. Roberts: (MediaTech Consulting)
Leon Welicki: (
Jurjen Vorhauer: (LuminAce)
Joe Fisher: (Myriad Genetics)
Peter Prem: (Nihon Tetra Pak KK)
Louis Salvaterra: I have used both planned and (partially) agile development approaches. The agile approach seems to offer improvements over the planned approach, at least for smaller projects.
Abel Braaksma: Great value! In a while we will adopt and embrace this adage at the whole company and list our organization here.
Lee Peh Long.
Thaddeus: (BOSCO ITS) Interested in providing the right framework for software development to the students. I am also the Head of the Department of Computer Science in a Degree Collge
Tria Brindley: (CALEB Technologies)
Paul Simedrea: (ipt)
Fatih Ozcan.
Thomas Memmel: (University of Constance (Germany))
Raghu Havaldar.
Andrew Larson.
Shravan Bharathulwar: (Techspan)
Rolf Kulemann: Maybe this alliance is able to influence the use of modern software development techniques like eXtreme programming based on testing, refactoring, pairprogramming and frequently integration (etc.) in a way, that people are not only talking about those techniques, but also use them in real life projects.
Evan Wies.
Santhosh Nair: (New G System Inc.) New G System in an IT System Integration and Software Development company with HQ in Singapore. We are focusing on implanting portal solutions for knowledge and relationship management. The vertical industry segments we focus are the Telecommunication and Travel & Tourism. In a world where the only constant is change, our success greatly depends on such people centered development and implementation practices. Therefore, we practice and promote the Agile Alliances principles. We are also committed to equipping our clients to do the same!
Thomas Moedl: (DialogData) This manifesto sounds like the very best I experienced within 15 years of software implementation, design, teaching and applying methodologies. Unfortunately, in nowadays working environment, simplicity frequently tends to slip away somewhere in between defining processes and responsibilities. Thank you so much for this statement.
Kev Roberts: You know it makes sense...
Ragnarok Rocha: (Ingram Micro Brazil)
Gamaka Perera: (Virtusa) Easier said than done, isnt it. Applying these is a daily strugle. Hope to win it one day
Charles Lockhart Brooks: ( We must fight for our rights to tinker, to innovate, to improve upon previous work, and to advance the state of our art by "standing on the shoulders of giants".
Jerry Andrews: (JRAndrews Consulting)
Wayne Hulehan: (Washington Knowlege LLC)
David S Geving.
Regee K Chacko: I am a software professionel beleiving that things ought to be done differently to make satisfied customers
Michael Askew: (Raytheon IIS)
Kenneth von Rausch: (Workingmouse)
Naveed Baqir: (National University of Sciences and Technology)
Mike Griffiths: (Quadrus Development Inc) Quadrus supports the agile manifesto principles and employs agile methods to deliver exceptional customer value by focusing smart people on the real business priorities.
Ben Arledge: (Monkeon Inc.)
Michael Rutherford.
Gaspar Chilingarov.
Fred Kreuse.
Avinash Bhambhani: (Odyssey Ways) A large software project can be planned in details from the inception and documented, before the actual project starts, is a perfect misconception - if as a software company our interest is to provide solutions that strategically benefit the client organization and provide a true return on investment into software. I sincerely support the Agile Manifesto and recognize the fact that our intentions as software vendors have to be to partner with clients and provide continual solutions that change the way they do business today and realize the strategic benefits of technology to suit to their specific culture, competencies and agile environment.
mohammed qattan: to tell the truth i didnt use any agile methodology but i think that we suffered enough from RUP and i found many solutions for the problems we had with the last project i would like to thank you all for your thoughts and ideas and efforts in making the software development a real thing and not a myth
Andrew Medvedev: (Software Development)
Damiano Altomare: When I as university student, studied Software Engineering, I felt something didnt't work; When I was on job, working on real projects, many Software Engineering best prcatices simply didn't apply, moreover I recognized most of my successes were due to to the skills acquired on the programming field, and that programming was a central activity in the software development.
Joel A. Adams: (Devon Consulting)
Elio Landra: (Elio Landra & Associati Sas)
Roy Sutcliffe: (Telelogic UK Limited)
Ed Addario: (IFS North America, Inc.)
Willy Farrell.
Christian Sepulveda: ( Agile Software Development is based on tried, successful methods and experience, rather than a theoretical framework. It is adaptive and pragmatic, improvisational and effective. Simply stated, it just works.
Udayan Banerjee: (NIIT Ltd.) I have been developing software for last 26 years. I find that I have always followed the agile principle.
Attila Rist: I've seen too many mismanaged projects that could only be rescued by agile programming.
Ivana Marzura: (J.D. Edwards) The Agile Manifesto reminds us of what we are trying to do - work together to build great software that meets the customer need in an appropriate timeframe.
Clive Elsworth: (Endorphin Software Ltd.) I totally support your way of doing things. It's how I've been doing it, albeit on my own, for years. It's good to see people working on turning it into a recognised discipline.
David Berube: (Berube Consulting)
Tauasa Timoteo: I, and the developers I work with, are committed to and focused on goal-oriented, customer-centric software development. This manifesto summarizes the principles that we hold dear.
Steve Polyak: (Pearson, Inc.) Agile is working for Pearson Educational Measurement!
Vijay Tanikella: (Icode) I followed this Agile Software Development methods and found good output out of that. I adhered to 1. "Individuals and interactions" and 2. "Customer collaboration" mostly than the other two principles.
Diego Cánepa: (AdventurerLand Entertainment)
Harihara Subramaniain: (iSOFT Research and Development) I extend my fullest support to the Agile Manifesto.
Holly Sylvester: It's common sense
Jean Vaillancourt: (Agrafe Studio) We think we can develop software and have fun doing it. We started our company with this goal and we've chosen to practice Agile principles because I'm convinced this is the best way to do it.
Rick Obsitnik: (Northrop Grumman Information Technologies, TASC)
Lori Olson: (Java Dragon Inc) The processes should not define the team. The team should define the processes.
Matt Stine: (
Michael Bard: Phd student at LSU and working quality assurance tech.
Jason McGeachie.
Lewis Collins: ( Nothing impresses a customer more than working code.
Scott Mayo: Let us fix what needs to be fixed.
Pat Osborn: (Infinite Possibilities) The partners of our firm have been believers in this sort of methodology for years. We have seen it work time and again throughout our careers. Upon seeing it quantified, it seems only natural to become a signatory.
Vincent A. Wright.
Ted Blackmon: (Reality Capture Technologies, Inc.) Agility in thought ... agility in action!
Mike Ogle: Fine goals that are well stated. We couldn't do better than to embrace these principles in all of our day to day development practices.
klaus momberger: (igs) Agile programming: it's the path to survival as an IT consultant.
Carol Zimmet.
Gregor Mirai: Traditionally customer, solution provider and business environment are all separate entities. The point of view where they can all be seen as one living process, brings about the agility.
Daniel Pohren: (Naphta Informatica) We are paid to produce software, not documentation...
Keith Kibler: (CTDI) We have been doing this without really knowing we have been doing this!
Andrea Boschin: ( I think there is only a way to build well-working software. It is building step-by-step continuously, because there's no human brain that can imagine the full solution before it has reach.
Ziya Karakaya: (Atilim University) I support the "Agile" effort because of basing their principles on reality and humanity.
meade rubenstein: (IT Project Guide) I have seen GREAT benefits from the utilization of the Agile Software Development Practices. This is not only a 'theory' or proposed 'Silver Bullet', but a practical and usable set of practices that will transform your organization into one successfully utilizing IT resources.
Haisheng HU: ( From software crisis to software engineering, from structural languages to UML, from waterfall to agile, it's kinda regression, but all the more, evolution.
Steve Edens: (PerformanceBPM) Good stuff.
Alexander Slesarenko: It's an evolution of the process that makes the process evolutional.
Glenn Irwin: (Irwinideas inc.) Finally, someone has found a way to articulate that which I have come to know and understand during my last 15 years as a professional software developer. Spread the word.
Francisco Candalija: (Indra) I'm still a developer without responsabilities in taking decisions for the projects i have been working. But, reading the principles of Agile Development, I beleive it could have been the most suitable way of working in these projects, because of the lacks of well defined requirements we suffered and the size of the project (50 people during 2 years). I hope I could learn from the experiences of people who is applying this paradigm and be able to apply by myself in the future.
saif iqbal: (xiomz) nice try to change traditional way of software development methods, i hope it would vanish all those useless methodologies some day.
Paul Hodgetts: (Agile Logic) At Agile Logic, we've been successfully delivering agile projects since 1999. From our experiences we're convinced that agile processes represent a fundamentally better way to develop software. We believe the Agile Manifesto provides a foundation upon which a common understanding of agile development can be built. Agile Logic supports the Agile Manifesto, and is a proud Agile Alliance member.
Kert Peterson: (KP Consulting) Agile principles are music to my ears! I've suffered through 13 years of "conventional" software development discord; learning that has exacted a physical and emotional toll on my teams and myself. Agile is a common-sense, humanizing, and harmonizing approach to building software. It works!
Andy Lawrence: (Agileware) Agile Development's emphasis on people working together in an uncertain world puts reality back into software development.
Brook Riddick: (Rogue Labs Inc.) Don Box really spoke well on this thought process at the XML Dev Con in July 2003
Marco Tabone: The Manifesto for Agile Software Development represents a set of principles that can be applied to many software development methodologies. It's a "methodology's methodology". When extrapolated, it can also be considered a methodology for life!
KV Suryaprakash: Agile is the only way as of today that will yield good results for a given effort. It inherently promotes team building higher interaction across various roles and detailed indepth understanding of everything of the application. Everyone should know almost everything of the application - business req, technical knowledge, non-system requirements and an attitude to network and share knowledge. Good Software is built out of such comraderie.
Boyan Angelov: (Nemetschek OOD) People over process? Code over documentation? Agile is the way!
Sarat Venugopal: (Huelix Solutions PrivateLtd) Huelix Solutions underlines the messages propagated by Agile Software Development.
Ricky Ng-Adam: (Ecole de Technologie Superieure, Montreal) Humans and products before mountains of paper; I like it!
Edmon Begoli: (Laboratory Corporation of America) I believe that Agile promotes great ideas and software engineering practices that truly make sense. These ideas and practices are the result of long term observations by highly aware software engineers like Martin, Beck or Fowler. However, I believe that Agile works for a small, highly motivated teams. Since I am in position to define the type of the process that my company will be using, I am recommending Agile version of the UP for highly motivated, small team projects to help them produce excellent solutions in short iterations. Regards, Edmon Begoli Enterprise Architect Laboratory Corporation of America
Deepak Surti: Hi guys, I am a young kid in the IT Industry. I have worked in software for 4 years delivering software [forgive the 90% documentation that accompanies it.]. AFter every delivery, it was probably me alone who was happy as every time I uncovered what not to do. But then thats not what one wants, one wants the customer to be happy and maximization of his revenue. And one day when i started my journey into ooad, i picked up UML distilled and thereon my journey started. Still one thought lingered in my mind, that for software the best measure is working software. Then why innumerable secondary activities forgetting the primary one? Continous reading of Martin Fowler's books and XP Explained finally turned the tide. I am still trying to gather knowledge about a few skills like Refactoring, Continous testing, integration as I am pretty sure I have to join an agile organization. But i want to be prepared when i join one so that the overhead of becoming an agile woker is minimized. Great work guys. You have one more agile supporter and soon you will have an agile worker working alongside.
Markus Arikan: In my experience agile processes are the only ones that suceed over time. In contrast to the heavyweights agile processes deliver real business value in short time.
Wm. Loyal Pridgen: (IndigeTech, Inc.) Our organization has always believed in open communication with the customer and within the team, consistent incremental deliveries and delivering working software. Agile approaches do work and work well.
Sivaram: ( I am a proud supporter of Agile Manifesto Regards, Sivaram
Emanuele Cortese.
Emmanuel: (Changepond Technologies) This is a needed methodology which will make all our lives easier
Vladislav Dimitrov: (DAIS) The Truth is in balance
Wolf-Ekkehard Matzke: (Cadence Design Systems) The Agile Maifesto is the key step in reconciling theory and practice, wishes and reality. I am fully support this effort.
Rodney Ryan: (AppArc) Developing software should always be fun. When it is the highest quality is produced. I see the manifesto as creating an atmosphere high in enjoyment, humanity and having fun creating great software !
Tamara L. Cravit: (Taylored Software) I support the Agile Manifesto as an expression of the principles I value in software development for my clients and others to whom I lend my expertise.
Vipul Shah: (eGenietech) I am a software developer with 4 years experience in the industry.It will be my endeavour to master and apply agile software development techniques to the software I develop in my search for a more efficient and interesting process for delivering working software.
Peter Ward: (Pan Domain Ltd) All these years, I've been agile and didn't know it. Know I can be proud to be part of a growing community.
Raffaele Di Natale: (
James G. Olson: (Carlson Companies)
Rajeev Arora: (SystemSmiths) This is my commitment to the spirit - rather than formalities. Formalities are symptoms and not the root event! RA
Larry Nichols: (Spirati )
Christopher Meisenzahl: (The Student Loan Corporation)
Jonathan Crossland: ( Co-Author of Pro Windows DNA, Beg and Pro VB.NET.
Mohamed El Hanchi: (RMA) Enfin une méthode qui focalise sur le résultat plutôt que la façon s'y arriver.
Melvin Dave P. Vivas: (Philippine Society of Software Engineering Professionals(PSSEP)) We have come to realize that things change in the software world. Processes should rapidly adapt with these changes. Agile methods give us alternatives. Agile methods are the 'Bazaar' of software development methodologies.
Jochen Toppe: (CoreMedia AG)
Jeff Cohen: (PROCESSexchange, Inc) Keep it simple, focus on the people and never forget the customer.
Bil Kleb: (NASA) While surveying software industry practices to collaboratively develop software a few years ago (2000), I came to realization that I was actually a Software Developer! For 15 years I had been doing cowboy coding under the guise of "Computational Aerothermodynamicist". Since then I've co-authored some articles along the lines of "XP for Scientific Research".
Elijah Rajendra: (Tata Consultancy Services (India))
kingshuk paul: (Igate Global Solution) I want to know all about Xtreme programing & agile methodologies beyond some static processes.kindly give the exposure
Tim Lydon: (Selectica)
Dan Finucane: (Brookdale Consulting Group LLC)
Marian Caraiman.
Steven Gordon: (Arizona State University Software Factory)
Gerardo Ramírez: (e-Siglo)
Palak Mehta: (MS CS student at NJIT) I am not experienced in the industry but I have developed 5 to 6 projects during my study and my training and I found that I am the person who doesnt want to follow some processes of software Engineering.Those processes takes time and sometimes they divert your attention from your work. I like to work and develop softwares on my own way. and my only goal will be develop the software how customer wants and deliever it on time. Not much Documentation, No Processes and No Plan
Pennie Stringer: (Defense Finance and Acctg Svc)
Guharaman: (Tavant Technologies) Practical guidelines and lotsa common sense methodologies. Agile methodologies do not replace common sense like the traditional software processes.
Pearlie Tan: Cheers!
Tom Kedor: (Aperto AG) Agility is what drives our success!
Erik Boelen: (Gitek) Having experienced agile testing, I'm convinced about the possibilities within. Now, I'm trying to get other people in Belgium involved in the same way of thinking, especially from the testing side.
Fred Klein.
Francisco Guerrero Alba.
Kjetil Strand: (Computas)
Sean Pulins: (espressoCode Inc.) Uncommon common sense and a civilized way to do business.
Laborde Jean-Marie: (Cabrilog & CNRS) Engaged since 1983 (rise of Macintosh) in Direct Manipulation, user centered SW (Cabri). Founder and CEO of new company Cabrilog (started 2000)
Roy Varghese: The customer is always more agile, we HAVE to keep up or be left behind. Agile works.
M. Stradtner.
Yitzchak (Itzak) Ehrlich: (Dynamic Ventures) I have been following these principles for years before the name "Agile Software Development" existed. Following these principals has proved itself through many successful releases to market, consistently helping to reduce development time and create better products.
Jens Meiert: (Interface Architect) n/a
David Pazmino.
Shubin Cai: It's intersting to see how and what Agile Process will work in software engineering. I am interested in Agile Software Developement. I will try to use it when possible.
daryoush mehrtash: (mehrsoft) I find Agile Software development to have lot in common with eastern thinking such as TAO. With Design Patterns, and now Agile Methodology, I believe software development is moving in a healty direction. An organic evolution of ideas and process. As such, I am hopeful on the future direction of software. You can check out my Weblog for more views on the issues.
Alok Mathur: (Novo Innoavations, Inc.) I have been promoting and practicing the virtues of Agile Development for at least a decade without attaching a formalised name to it. It just seemed like the sensible thing to do. I am delighted to find a group deicated to it.
Gordon McCague.
Chris Hogan: (HMW Computing) We've been using agile methods for many years, under a variety of names and using different methodologies, RAD, DSDM, Modular Prototyping, XP, etc. We support the idea of drawing together the strengths of the various agile approaches, without fossilizing them into a ponderous method designed to reign in the agile Practitioners.
Pasquale Camastra: (
Terry Healey: (EDS) I was introduced to agility (XP) in 2000. I agree with Jim Highsmith that while process-driven teams can also be successful, once you work on a successful agile team you will never want to return to "the dark side". I work for a very process-driven company, but will continue to be a voice in the wilderness for a more sane, productive, and humane way of developing software. I am proud to endorse the agile manifesto without reservation or apology!
Paul Zabelin: (3Com) Time will show real value of Agile Manifesto. I applied it's principles with a great success during last several years, but was unable to express them concisely. Thank you so much.
David M. Pollack: (ADL Data Systems, Inc.) Our future is completely dependent on our ability to learn how to manage technology. And learning is a skill that depends on the cooperation and partnership with others. We need better methods of delivering quality software and solutions.
Curtis R Cooley: (RADSoft)
Nathen Grass: I'm a strong supporter of Agile Software Development and the concepts it's based on.
Joydeep Tripathy.
Mir S Akbar: this new and more effective then traditional method. i hope most of IT industry will follow this method
Quentin Pain: ( Ltd) Using AD, UML and OO principles to write a new class of business management software. Thanks to all those who helped me see the light (Fowler, Elliott and Martin in particular).
Sergei Anikin: (Hansabank)
Christopher Keaton: Deriving value is achieved through the combination of all four bullets of the agile manifesto.
Bernhard Albler.
Rosie Kitchiner: (Sun Microsystems)
Scott Weeks.
Jeremy Mayhew: (Lexel Software, LLC.)
Dan Dugal: ( After working in various software development departments for several years, I don't know how many times I have heard the cliche "It's exactly what I asked for, but not at all what I want." when referring to a finished product. When my partner and I set out to build our company, we started with a genuine desire to help our small to mid sized clients through the deliberate use of internet technology. The agile family of software development methods is the answer to what I've been looking for for a long time. I am looking forward to hearing our clients proclaim "It's not at all what I asked for, but exactly what I want."
Nik Kolev: (Drexel University)
Michele Marchesi: (University of Cagliari)
Tim Fox.
Rob Westgeest: (Agidem) Many people claim know good ways to write good software, on time, within budget. Most of them are plain wrong. I think you've made some important points and i like the way you put it.
Håkon T Sønderland: (Antares Gruppen AS) While no silver bullet, I believe that agile software development is the way forward. It would be good to be able to enjoy programming and not writing meaningless document for once!
Ola Mellgren: (ADI Limited) I'm very postive about these steps towards a manifesto you people are taking.
Charwick: ( Re-culturizing IT shops mired in heavyweight processes is hard work, but it's worth it. Enforcing agile values has a snowball effect that quickly becomes infectious.
Brad Grant: (Maritz Global Technology Services)
Serif Selcuk: (Softek Software)
Jaap Zwart: ( We do Agile with a smile....
Mahfuz Yousif: Go on keep the good work
JOSE MARIA: I'm agreed with the point of view of agile methods, it was necessary a bit of variety in the sw process development, like you can select a method that better adapt to your organization. Thanks.
Mike Kendall: (The DSW Group) Adaptation is a key for success, whether it is evolution or software. Agile embraces this core……plus I never did like “rules”.
Strijevskiy V.S..
Martin Ellemann Olesen.
Gale Stafford: Working with these principles makes all the difference in the world. I'm putting these up on my cube wall, to remember to keep all things in perspective. rock on, gale
Peter Schrier: (TriCAT Agileon)
Gurudev P Rao: (Netkraft) Extreme Programming Model when used with proper design and when implemented on modern platforms like .Net shall make life easy for both the customer and the developers..
Meir Cohen: (ITAssist)
Kevin Orrman-Rossiter: (Australian Unity)
Cohan Sujay Carlos: (Floranta - Once Upon A .Com) Working software, diagrams on wall, pencil sketches, just about anything NOW over building up potential on borrowed time for getting it right when we begin.
Mark Hanna: (West Marine, Inc.) Bravo! I've been in business application development and project management for 15 years, and I've seldom been impressed with the available project management or software development treatments that computer professionals are held accountable to. They just don't make sense in the business world. Your manifesto struck a chord in me, such that I am printing it out to share with my development staff and executive management as well. I applaud your efforts!
Mark Graybill: (EXB Solutions) I've studied human nature for a couple of decades, and the implications and affects human nature has on software engineering for many years. The Agile Manifesto is right-on when it comes to what should be valued on software engineering/development projects. Software is engineered/developed entirely in the conceptual realm of the human mind without the benefits of physical science that other engineering endeavors have. Therefore, the conceptual integrity of the software product throughout development is much more critical than any other engineering endeavor. The way to ensure conceptual integrity is focusing on people and human nature - just what Agile does. Electrical engineering has "gone Agile", only they didn't know it. They can design, develop, manufacture, and test electronic components before it even leaves the desk of the engineer. Therefore, why is so much of the industry moving toward bigger and heavier phased processes - as if they are making it more like other engineering endeavors, when those endeavors mostly have already abandoned the idea?
Bill Lattimer: (Microsoft Corporation) I support the Agile Software Development Manifesto as expressed in the foundation principles of the Microsoft Solutions Framework.
Javid Jamae: (Jamae Consulting) Good stuff..
Larry Bernstein: (Stevens Insitute of Technology) May the process fit the problem, may the development documents be read, may the software be easy to use and may the software neither crash nor hang.
Aslak Hellesoy: (ThoughtWorks)
Terrence Radl: I Support the Agile Manifesto!
Lobster: (TMaxine) We go further We are developing software AND through that, deveveloping an understanding of the solution Keep the Mind Agile and the language FLUID
Antonio Rosado: (WaveWeb)
Dipl. Inform. Dennis Conze: (conze {informatik}) Java & C++ Freelancer, Germany
Fiona Darroch: (University of Southern Queensland) Agile methodologies generally reflect my experiences of what constitutes effective system development methods.
Andy McNutt: (Level(3) Communications)
john graff: (Parlant Technology Inc.)
Mridul Gogoi.
Dennis L. Britton: (Quality Objectives) Inevitable and necessary.
Lucio Fialho: (Solucionar Informatica & Sistemas)
Pablo Daniel Cano: I fully support the Agile Manifesto. Let's enjoy programming!
Senthilnathan: (Hughes Software Systems)
Reddy Sanagala: (Sanagala & Associates, Inc.)
Alex Feingold: (Progma, Inc.)
Nancy Van Schooenderwoert: (XP Embedded Co.) For years I've been collecting software development methods from various projects, teams, companies that really work. I continued to use and refine them. When I discovered XP, I was already doing most of its practices! My engineering background had made me a 'true believer' in BDUF and specs. Goodbye to all that!! There is no going back. I co-founded XP Embedded Co. so I'd never have to go back to the bad old ways, and so I can show others how to do embedded development extreme. Years of working with software developers who sat all day like monks in their cells, never communicating until too late... Being marooned on Death March projects, searching for a way out... Working for managers who view software developers as galley slaves... ...all fueled the idea that people-centered AGILE software development is the answer. I went from Art major in high school to Computer Engineering major in college, and the common thread is creativity. Agile methods will reach far beyond software development - this is the way to do complex, creative work of all kinds.
Jaana Wayrynen: (Department of Computer and Systems Science, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
George Isabella: (TNS Media Intellegence/CMR) I have been programming for a long time and have always instinctively worked using the principles outlined in the manifesto. There have been times when I found myself burdened with management that was maniacal in their devotion to documents. Use cases became functional specs after 9 levels of review which were appended with Visio flow charts and graphs. The functional specs had to go through an incredible 14 reviews and were then converted to technical specs. The technical specs were subjected to another 9 levels of review. Then the “work” was assigned to be coded. After 6 months not one line of code or screen was done (although we did have storyboards that were pretty pictures). It was utter insanity. It is good to know that I am not alone.
Ken McClure: (Lumio) Careful, this could put Scott Adams out of business! Congratulations guys, for articulating what most of us have been thinking about for way too long. I'm starting to see a lot mnore job adverts daily which ask for experience in Agile methods, and I hope it's a sign that both managers and customers are seeing the benefit in this approach.
Manoj Sankar: (NEST Technologies Inc) Based on my 12 years of software development and project management experince, to me Agile manifesto looks very pragmatic and promising. But in the case of a large product development with multiple geographically separated teams, how this can be applied is what I am experimenting now.
ranjit sandhu: (sra) RIGHT ON!!! not that this stuff isn't obvious to intelligent people :) and has been around in academiea for donkey's years, but i would like to DOUBLE RATIFY this manifesto (and i'm using my real name on the web!!! sacre bleu!)
Paul Garvey: In the relentless pursuit of software methodology perfection the agile processes is a means to that end.
narasimharao vvr: (Gapvak) Want to know more
Joseph Bergin: (Pace University)
Steve Hall: (IntraPower/Hotspot Global) I've been using agile principles for several years now with good results. There is a need to strike a balance between what goes down on paper (e.g. design, process, scope) and what remains "agile" to handle the moving target of the delivered application. Using open source is great in this model because we can swap a software component out without needing to revamp a mountain of associated overheads. Good stuff!
Umaro: 2 keep it short - IMHO agile is the future. thanks 4 this gift.
Harshad Chandre: (Cognziant Technology SOlutions)
Mads Søgaard: (
David Kempster.
Scott Kravatz: (Kravatz, Inc.)
Giuseppe Delfino: (IBM Italia spa - Sw Group IT Architect) I fully support the Agile Manifesto for three reasons: 1) because it recognizes and provides the way to battle the new challenges that software development should deal with, like a wider 'COTS' integration, provision and reuse of sw components, a shorter time to delivery 2) it promotes human relationships and collaborations 3) it is very very pragmatic
Warren Burkholder: (NAIT)
Manfred Lange: (csUnit) We spend so much time at work. Why shouldn't we have fun at work? Using an agile approach will help towards that goal!
Pavel Timoshenko: (Sumix) Why nobody said this before?
Sridhar P.V.: I am a Business Analyst who has been propagating Agile methods in my organization.
Patrick Mc Neese: (RX Data Services, LLC)
Sukumar Daniel: (Mascon Communication Technologies) As quality Manager and ISO Assessor, I am tired of being told that processes are of no value, for me the Agile Manifesto is a Way of Life leading to quality
Fred Grossman: (Pace University)
Harshal Baviskar: (Axis Software Pvt Ltd)
Guangjun Ma: I think AGILE can liberate us programmers.
Rolf Riedlinger: (IBM) I fully support the Agile manifesto This is what I'm searching for. In its 4 simple statements it gives guidance for software development with a strong focus on the reality. It does focus on the right keys by keeping in mind currrent state of the art processes. This is the future
Michael Kelly.
Sivakumar Shanmugam: I am very impressed.
Andre Lockhart: (ObjectWare) Agile methods are the distilled essence of everything that is right and FUN about software development. The more time spent delivering value to our customers, the better!
liwei: (CDTT,P.R.China) As a 10-year C programmer,I firmly believe that Agile is the way to future and is the only way.
Sergey Kotov: (Enterprise Information Systems)
Aseem Anand.
Kasey Kim: (Samsung Electronics Co.) I have been a software engineer and software project manager for the last 17 years. Ever since I got to know this Agile Method in 2001, I became the enthusiastic supporter of it. I was tired of the heavy process of doing never-accurate planning and never-consulted documentation. I believe this is the real process that fits to the human nature and which can meet the need for this fast changing environment.
Anders Stolpe: (Independent) I couldn't agree more with the thoughts behind agilemanifesto. It seems to me as if there are two ways to go at this point in time, one is the process-formalized way and the other is people-centric. Its going to be interesting to see which model will prevail, in lets say 5-10 years time. I know where my money is! Keep up the good work! /Anders
Ian E. Savage, CSQE: (only as needed) As a 24-year veteran of software development and quality assurance, I've seen many approaches; met and learned from many significant contributors to the software industry; and consider myself a student - constantly learning. IMHO: The light practices hold considerable potential. I predict they will be the centerpiece in the continuing maturation of our industry over the coming 10-15 years. Thank you all for your bold, new ideas. I urge you to continue pushing the envelope. IES, CSQE
Marcelo Costa de Oliveira: (TakeNET - CURUPIRA S/A) I Support the Agile Manifesto! But I also value processes and tools, comprehensive documentation, contract negotiation and following a plan. ;-) In fact, I think that we should equally value both "the items on the right and the items on the left". And my experience is showing that it is possible!
Nauman Malik: (Softech Systems (Pvt) Ltd.) Full Support to agile manifesto.
Roberto Aguiar Lima: (Roma Informática)
Matthew Uhre.
Nigel Runnels-Moss: (1337 Collective) 1337 fully endorses Agile Methods as the leading-edge meme in software development, and uses Agile Methods as the de facto standard for all its projects. Further: 1337 applies Dispersed Agile as one its main business processes and believes this to be the 'kissaki' or 'sharpest part of the edge' for Agile Development.
chinmay kolachalam.
Anto Jeromes: (DigitaThink Inc.,) I would like to add full support to the agile technology wherein the development of the software which is done stage by stage, is beneficial and advantageous in terms of testing.Also this methodology helps to reduce the software delivery time and the minimised number of bugs and it also offers a positive impact on ROI.
Raja Sankar.
Pallav: (ISakti Technologies Pvt Ltd) I agree agile methodology and follows this methodology in my project and found it to be more productive and easily managable.
Akkala Maheswara Prasad: (Wipro Technologies)
Abrachan Pudussery: (Procize) A totally different perspective to look at software development as a whole. A more natural way of developing software.
Shivaji Chavan: (GE Consumer Products,Bangalore India)
Ramana Polavarapu: (SAP Labs, LLC.)
John Buccola: (Alliance Imaging, Inc.)
Michael R. Brazee.
Christopher Blunck: (
Sangameshwaran K Iyer: (Financila Technologies India Ltd)
Wesley Matlock.
Colin Rand: (Cyrus Innovation)
Michael Griswold: (Ingenix) I am a very firm believer in Agile- I have seen it work with my own team over the last 2 years
Kent J. McDonald: ( The more I read about Agile Software Development and live software development every day, the more the Manifesto makes sense.
Hany Kattow: (Scania Part Logistics AB)
Charles Scuilla: (Secure Elements, Inc.)
Greg Clinton.
Rob Sartin: (Omniscient Turtle) I've been applying Extreme Programming since 1999. Applying the core values of the Agile Manifesto yield a more productive and more pleasant work environment. I have found that working software makes customers much happier than a detailed plan and extensive documentation for a system that does not exist.
David Romine.
Craig Martin: (Freelance Software Architect) It's a simple framework of workable technology to help practitioners get the job done: better, faster, cheaper - the mantra of current-day Software Development.
Matthew Heusser: (Priority Health)
David Masover: The manifesto supports itself, too, at least in two respects: It works without having comprehensive documentation, and it is very simple.
Ananth Balasundaram: This is great stuff.
Kevin Dooley: (ASU Software Factory) The ASU Software Factory is a new entity providing professional software development support to ASU researchers. The Software Factory follows the agile manifesto as its operating philosophy, and conducts rigorous research on agile software engineering.
Patrick Steyaert: (ExMeX)
Steve Fulton: (Mattel Toys) The entire Agile Manifesto and all the Agile princiles apply to the work we perform every day. We are a highly mobile and agile workgroup dedicated to created the best possible web sites for Mattel branded toys. We did not even know there wasa nameforthe kind of work we do, until I found Larmann's Agile Abnd Iterative Development book. Now it is my bible.
Benoit Godbout: (Amadeus International Inc.) In software development, artefacts (models plans, code etc.) should always be at service of the comprehension and not at the expense of those who produce them. To often individual are slave delivering artefact to the process and not the client, equilibrium is hard to attain. Agile Software Development Manifesto is the most significant initiative I have seen in this field, yet.
Gunnar Eketrapp.
Arun Bharadwaj: I work for a major IT MNC and have spent a few years in software engineering domain. Of late, I have been a bit weary of the 'heavy' processes that are rolled out as organization standards (my role requires me to do that) based on de-facto industry standard models whose ideas germinated about 25-30 years ago. The world has moved a great distance since then (although in many aspects it has been standing almost still, but that's another story altogether!) but our (software developers') methods and tools have not kept up with the changes. Mind you I am not deprecating them at all. They made a great deal of sense when they were conceived. They have served their purpose and today we need an approach which I find manifest in ideas on your site. I think the executable model (aka Agile MDA) is a great idea. This is my first time on this site. The white paper on Agile MDA on OMG site led me here. And I am glad it did that.
Matt Wickham: (ProRules) We have incorporated the Agile Manifesto into projects over the last two years in the Business Process Management software field. The principles behind the manifesto were critical to the succesful implementation of many projects in this rapidly changing field. The challenge has been in providing structure demanded by the situation and in adapting principles necessary to the application and customer environment. The founders and leaders in the principles are to be thanked for the continuing evolution of these principles.
Tom Marquis: (Geo911 Inc)
Ray Massey: Glad to find a group of people supporting a development methodology which has worked for me for years but has traditionally gone against the grain. Ray Massey, GIS Analyst/Programmer, Brisbane, Australia.
Lloyd Alan Fletcher: (Institute of Physics Publishing)
Aniket R Bhatt: I support the Agile Manifesto
Wim Codenie: (Belgium)
Damon Carr: (Monetaire) We have developed a variant Agile method that has (we think) unique characteristics when compared to the other popular methods (which we still respect immensely). We are very strong believers in the Agile Manifesto. We wish 'Agile Software Engineering' practices were more a norm in our profession instead of the 'code and fix' environments that dominate today. The few companies like ours, that embrace the Agile Manifesto, use an Agile Method, and do proper Software Engineering (in an Agile way) are left to reap the tremendous rewards, while almost every other project fails (in terms of meeting budgets and timeframes – see the Standish Group’s studies). I know these ideas work in practice as we were just named one of the top three software firms in Europe in our 'space' (see: We did this against competitors that were usually better funded, with larger development teams. We did what many said was impossible. They were seeped in a tradition of bloated waterfall processes and project failures. We did the impossible by being Agile, having great people, and enjoying our weekends. Perhaps the days of the ‘cowboy’ programmer will never end. I can certainly see its place for a single person and an idea. However, for global, multi-million dollar systems, companies today rarely succeed and when they do it is far too often by the Herculean efforts of a few talented ‘cowboys’ who almost kill themselves in the process of 100 hour weeks (and destroyed relationships). How is our Agile process unique? Email me and I will be happy to share what we have developed ( Regards, Damon Carr, CTO Monetaire
Rahul Chitale: (Microsoft) Agile metholodogies represent the continuing evolution and finally a credible way to 'do' software after getting over the shock that there's more to software development than simply engineering it.
Viktor H. Levi: (BoyutSis Ltd. Sti.)
David Lillie: (formerly of Rockwell Software) I am a Development Manager who has used Agile Development techniques in a M$ .Net environment for the past 2 years. Use of open source technology - namely NAnt, Draco, NUnit, and NDoc made this a practical thing to do. Results proved the advantage of Agile compared to the Waterfall model.
Adail Muniz Retamal: (Heptagon Tecnologia da Informação Ltda) Brazil is Agile!
Yousuf Ahmed: The stress on the human factor is what makes this great. I would prefer 'Teams' over 'Individuals' though.
James Parker: (BestWebTechs.Net) I had been using this method by nature for years. It came natrualy after being Internet Information Systems Admin and liaison between IS and Dev groups at the worlds largest software reseller. After deploying my fifth distributed application in two years I was told that I should start “creating a thorough documentation/design/requirements agreement with the customer before any code”. This failed repeatedly to produce by deadline and satisfied nothing. I am returning to my former method patterns of build, use, update, test, document, collect. This life cycle involves the customer at all stages, and requires them to only decide on my fee before I start. It is a patern that fits the Manifesto and has Made several industry leaders good, although maybe not so well documented, applications that are used by thousands of clients daily. The other method has produced vapor ware and a windows service that may never be used by the customer even though it meets every requirement listed and re-listed, and has all the pre-documented business entities and rules. This experiance, along with Abstract State Machines have helped me find a new vision. "Development has not started until customer uses the prototype we built together."
Terje Bjørgum: (Bekk Consulting AS)
Prescila Amalraj: (IEEE) I stumbled on this site while reading an online book at the Computer Society web site... I am glad I did.
Tom Geyzen: (de dienstenfabriek) What we do in our company stretches beyond the development of software (and I mean this in the most positive way) but the agile manifesto still applies and is a great help to the inner working of our company Keep up the good work guys, this is definitely the way to go ! Tom
Peter van der Voorn: I would like to write it in blazing letters across the sky - "The customer value is in the software!". Having been personally involved in IT projects/programmes that generated volumous amounts of documentation with little software to show for it I fully endorse the values of the Agile Alliance Peter van der Voorn Software Requirements Analyst
Chris Schultz.
Simon Baker: (think-box) Being agile injects the fun back into software development and, in my experience, is the most effective way of delivering the right software at the right time.
Giuliano Morais: (Smarnet Brasil) This is not only "on more path", this is the correct path.
Luis Camara Manoel: (Novell, Inc.) I support this manifesto for eliminating processes where processes were not needed, taking communication where doors had typically been closed, taking innovative ideas where they can flourish, taking change where it can improve upon our work.
Sergey Shafran.
Paul Scofield: For years I have been using the term "Agile" when describing my systems requirements. It's only now that I find others support this idea! Agility is THE pre-requisite of not just software development, but of all effective business systems.
William Craun: (Financialware, Inc.)
Brian Kiser: (Kentucky State Government) I'd like to see Agile implementated where I work. It seems that everyone here, even those who profess to dislike heavyweight methodologies, seem to push more and more for "process" and documentation over the core things that really matter, like producing good software. It's very discouraging to someone who's been out in the field producing good software for many years.
Don Fleck: (Getronics)
Jeng Lamug.
Rafael Vacas: (Sinergia Consulting, A Coruña, Spain) Thank you Agile Manifesto. Thank you for putting down in words the truth about software development.
Sasa Milicevic-Sejfic.
Eric Kramer: (Wendy's International)
Aaron Lewis: (Axiom Shift, LLC) With our community hosting software, which has morphed over time based upon customer requirements, the people we answer to and communicate with during development are our clients. We've been following the Agile method for years, consulting with our clients from the moment development starts to the day code is pushed. The result of following the Agile principles in every aspect of our business has resulted in satisfied customers and better software.
Barry Forrest: It's about time that a better way of doing things was established. I'm not anti-documentation, but it should develop alongside the key deliverables, with input from both the technical and user communities. More customer collaboration over requirements and contracts is essential, we provide solutions to address customer needs, the customer needs to participate all through the development and delivery process. However, resistance from legal, contractual and purchasing departments will need to be overcome before we can move forward, and that will only happen with a move away from the confrontational management styles that have developed over the past decade.
Kaleem Mohammed: Agile Manifesto captures the vital issues of software development in a much better way than any other software process.Certainly uncovers better ways of developing software.
Niclas Lindberg: (Nillsoft)
Mike Stockdale: (Syterra Software Inc.)
Edward Daniel: (SalePlane Ltd.) I have never been more enthusiastic about the art of software design and engineering as now having benefitted greatly from the works of many leading thinkers represented here who share their knowledge for the benefit of others. Well done and thank you. Ed
Iain Stubbs: (Synoecy)
Cyrinus I Joseph: (Cyrox Networks Inc.) Information Security Management and Testing
Timothy Cook: (Open Paradigms,LLC) Results are what matters most.
David Warth: Agile Methods represent, today, the most realistic approach to Software Project Delivery available. As Director of a software delivery organization, I embraced Kent Beck’s work when it appeared in 1999, leading my group through many successful projects. As a Program and Project manager, I have led several large projects, applying Agile to both software engineering and project management – successfully combined with the CMM - and have been told by many of the project participants that these were the most enjoyable and best run projects they have ever participated in.
Raj Sundar: (Pronto Networks)
Jose Sandoval: (Sandoval Software Solutions Inc.) The better way to develop business applications is to keep the client's needs in mind. A client's need is a business objective to be achieved via technology. As Software Engineers our aim is to solve the business need and to add maximum value (Monetary, ussage of resources, etc) to the client while implementing such solution. Agile technologies strives to accomplish this goal.
Larry Cai: Agile manifesto really gives me a lot of good ideas and points me the right way for the further improvement of my work. Great done, all the big guys.
Ed Laczynski: (LTech Consulting LLC) We have used Agile methods with great success in our migration and new development work.
Wayne Allen: (Portland Consultants Guild) Continuing to advance the state of the art in agile approaches.
Jason Simpson: (Classroom Connect) So obvious once you see it in action. I cannot imagine developing software any other way.
Jeffin Jacob Mathew.
Ted Calhoon: (City of Seattle)
Riku Pirttijävi.
Sunil Kanojia: (Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.) We need to come out of analysis-paralysis syndron of "big" organisations and start working like 'entrepreneurs delivering values' through agile approach to both internal and external customers - I do believe that there must be a "customer-supplier" relationship with all the humans in this agile supply chain so as to have accountability and responsiveness. Sincerely Sunil Kanojia 610-213-0085 Cell
Josu Elorduy: (J.e Consulting)
Kim Fillo: (IdentityMine, Inc)
Robert G Smothers: (HQ SSG/ILRC) HURA!
Jean-Paul Gélis: (Appligenics) We always knew it was the right way to do it. Why were we lead to do it otherwise then ? Two questions then : - What about Agile CASE tools ? - What about Agile implementations ?
Jerry Wey: (Valtech )
Deva Mangal: (Valtech) One of the most important ideas I stress to my clients is that our goal is to build working software. Agile processes lets us explore different ways to achieve this goal without sacrificing the quality of our software.
Valerio Schiavoni: (Valerio Homepage) Agile developping is a milestone. Hope these criteria will be widespreaded all over the software world. Valerio Schiavoni Member of LugRoma3 - University of Rome3 Italy
David Moralita: ( I just found this site, and I support the agile manifesto!
Kar : (Lockhurst Ltd.) Though I never deny the importance of documented processes and importance of studying the standard litrature - I believe that purpose of all that is having more structured common sense. Following a plan is important. Responding to change by changing the plan and again following the plan.
Balaji Muthuvarathan.
Jason Stracner: ( eXtreme Programming is a wonderful concept. I also like a lot of the other Agile methods. The whole Agile ideal seems to work wonderfully.
David Hooker.
Robert Hurlbut: (Hurlbut Consulting) I have been using Agile methods for years, and I am glad to sign the Agile Manifesto.
André Luiz Montenegro de Castro.
Bill Mattox.
J. Mark Srebro: (RIT student) Plans and contracts have certain appeal to them but the value of software will always be in its flexibility. Processes and procedures do not lend themselves to shifting needs and technologies. Flexibility is Power
Abdusalam F. A. Nwesri: (RMIT university) I was building some systems in the way agile works. I didn't follow any of agile methods, but I was following some principles listed in this manifesto. It is great and needs more practice and research.
Kyle Morse: (RIT) Taking back software development from software engineers one signature at a time. Low overhead, less paperwork, quality products in less time and at smaller cost. How can you lose?
Vivian van Zyl: (Penley Inc.) A good team of 2 is better than a department caught in red tape and bad communication. And YES, the only measure for performance is a working product! NOT a looks good on paper product.
Shiryl L. Dean: (Organization: would like to say, but better that I don't.) Have I participated in failed projects? Yes. Have I felt there is something better? Yes. Do I think Agile development may be that something? Yes. Is my organization embracing Agile development? NO! Do I believe they should? Resounding YES!
Marco Pancotti: (
Dave Borgeest.
Eric Malm.
Baboo Kureemun: (EVault, Inc.) Thought-workers of today will have to embrace a malleable sphere with day-to-day practices that adjust to the pitiless business realities. The process of software creation demands talent. Without the agile values, talent will remain talent, and will never get converted into working software!
Christian Romney: (
Dylan Thorne: Working quickly and producing beta releases keeps the customer in contact with the development process without cumbersome meetings/demos, and reduces dependency on resources: either a module is completed or it hasn't been started, so there are no pieces for new people to pick up.
Suresh.A: (Azikewe Systems)
Martin Fuzzey: (Parkeon (ex Schlumberger)) At last some good common sense! Unfortunately selling this to some manager types is a bit of a struggle but worth the effort...
Matt Younce: (The Cincinnati Insurance Companies) Long time developer architect, coming to grips with the simple issues of teams of people not working together as well as they can. When collaboration degenerates into finger pointing and defensiveness, the PMs cling even tighter to their plans, handicapping response to change. We are seeking the next generation of team building activities that produce results in development team transformation and performance.
Christopher Corry: (TransAccurate LLC) Agile methods allow software developers to keep their focus on business requirements and deliver needed software solutions. This allows IT Management to align its developers with IT Goals, and distinguish valuable software professionals from those that offer little or no lasting value.
Crispen Scott: As a long suffering software development consultant and contributing author, I hope to find a level of compromise within the Agile world. I have 'existed' under various regimes of management & methods and worked with emperical and homespun toolsets during my 30+ career and have searched for a means to co-existance with the 'heavyweight' and 'lightweight' worlds.
James Pun: (PrintSoft Development Pty Ltd) I have just started hearing about the agile manifesto. Top effort for coming out with new ways of "skinning a cat"
Paul Epps: (EppsNet)
Mike Masino: (UW Extension)
Chris Ball: UK developer/consultant.
Ian Duffy: (ID Computing Limited) At last, a sensible software development manifesto. I have been an Agile developer for years without knowing the name for it! Bring on the day when I can say : "I just get on with it, check progress regularly with the customer, and document it at the end" as a respectable answer to : "So what software development methodology do you use ?". Every customer is different and I haven't met one yet that really knew what they wanted until it had been developed!
Upendra Kumar Singh: Really good process for SDLC.
Noel Azucena: (AICOM Solutions) Software Development is primarily: 1. Creativity; 2. Invention; 3. Passion. The principles of Agile Software seek to reinforce these discipline rather than curtail it with business legalise documents.
Matthew J Reider: (SAIC) After working as a programmer in government IT, I realized there had to be a better way. After climbing my way to middle management, I am now working on a master's, with agile programming effectiveness as my research thesis. Now if we can only convince the OTHER middle managers.
Salvador Nachamoulis: (Paradigm Software S.A.)
Ryan Dorrell: (AgileThought)
David L Kinney.
Ryan Dorrell: (AgileThought)
Andrew Matlock: (Financialware, Inc.)
Gerald F. Conklin: (Harvest Time Software Productivity Improvement) Working together, we do what I cannot do alone.
Alessandro Ruggeri: (Softcare Srl)
Abi Jabar.
Jack Varney: (Aftermath)
Ken Maier: (JK August Communications, Inc.)
Darren S. Ellis.
Christian Noack: (agile methoden) Working for several years with agile methods (esp. Extreme Programming)and certainly will go on!
Rainer Voemel: (Agilent Technologies) I am a CRM-Projectmanager that has written a lot of small tool to administer the database a check process compliance. I have used Excel VBA and my IT department always tells me that this can not work, although my users in the business love it. I have now started a new project with a consultant where we have only 1 page of documentation, which describes the goal and few details. When we program we sit at one desk and work together on one computer. That way we could program an application in 3 days (testing still to be done) where other suppliers wanted to do a workshop for one week to write up the definitions, then make a feasibility study to determine the cost for the project. I am very happy to have found people that think the same way.
Jesus Zavala Ruiz: (UAM-Iztapalapa, Mexico) In searching for a software factory model, I have found Agile as an organization model for create knowledge. Then, software is a partial model for a organization, a partial model for desision making and a partial knowledge model, I think. So, Agile concepts are the last hope for mitigate the software crisis. Maybe it may would being!
John A Thomson: (Roundtrip Solutions Limited) All through my academic and work life I've been searching for the truth .... Eureka! I've found Agile and the world seems a much simpler place to develop software and other products.
Brian Schultze.
Sean Chen: I like the Agile Software Development,for it's the simplest and the effective method I have seen.
Tolga Erdogan: (Cybersoft)
Jim Canright: (Canright Systems) 25 years of experience convinces me of the wisdom of these principles, approaches and methodologies.
Pedro Madrid: Do it, and do it now.
Peter Bals: (
Stefan Höhn: I personally believe that agile development establishes a more pragmatic and efficient approach to designing and developing software. If more people thought alike, then there would be enjoyment as well as results.
Janet Tokerud: (Tokerud Consulting Group) The MAIN reason I use FileMaker as a database development tool is the agility that it affords me. In the turbulent times we live in, especially, we need to be light on our feet. Also, I think we've discovered that people don't know in advance what they need so they need to experience software early and often in its very roughest and simplest forms so they have something to work with rather than just talk about theoretically. I work collaboratively with small businesses mostly and sometimes *independent from IT* corporate workgroups. They rarely want to spend their money on documentation. I put a very simple *help* file and help index into the database itself which provides a place to record notes on anything and specify which database tables that note pertains to. I write a few things as questions come up and show my client what I'm doing. I then encourage them to do most of their own documentation ongoingly.
Benoît H. Dicaire: (INFRAX inc.)
Tor Kleiberg.
shaleen : (IBIS technologies) first thing first I Support the Agile Manifesto! well i have read and applied a few agile methods and now i am bound to support them regards shaleen
Keith Harrison-Broninski: (Role Modellers Ltd) My whole working life has been underpinned by an interest in tools and techniques to facilitate and support human collaboration - the invisible, untidy, innovative work that in the end is responsible for delivering a project, a product, a business, ... until all software is written by machines, we need agile methods. And probably even then.
Andrew Forward: ( I worry that people out to sabotoge the efforts of being agile are actually those that profess to practice it. It took far too long for me to actually sign up.
Pär Hammarström: (IFS AB)
Partha Monge.
Luie Matthee: (IBM)
Chris Kelly: (Enigmatec Corporation)
Alistair Rees: (University of Durham)
Barry Huffman: (Logus Solutions) * processes and tools * documentation * contract negotiation * following a plan The above ARE important to software development, but they do not determine the success of a project. And when they are depended on over the Agile Manifesto values, they often LEAD to project failures. Like most developers I have worked on projects that have been considered a success because the documentation met the standard and the Plan was followed even when the clients were dissatisfied because we couldn't respond to changing needs. My fear is that we start depending on certain Agile processes rather than the Agile values. Success is not determined by us. We must let our clients determine whether a project has succeeded or failed. We need the humility to realize that all our expertise is only used to come up with a solution to THEIR problem. However, it is my guess is that I’m preaching to the converted.
Jayanti Patel: ( I really like the broad concept of software development proposed by agile group and I hope these concept will be world wide excepted in the year's to come
Michael Stuart: (Microsoft)
Pierre-Yves Gibello: (ExperLog) Agile processes exist for decades, but it's so hard to make people accept them... Thanks for helping pull them to daylight, and good luck.
Michael Paulenko: (TANNIN Technology Ltd) Often the best directions one can get are a detailed picture. A development approach must be agile to embrace and realize the vision of that picture. A team that is nurtured to be jointly creative, adaptive and adoptive will truly realize the ultimate solution. This approach goes beyond dealing with the learning curve, and allows for the value that comes from nurturing the creativity curve.
Thomas Strandenæs: (Norwegian Centre for Telemedicine)
Moshe Dayan: (Ariba Technologies India Pvt Ltd)
Daniel Raskin.
Dotan Dvir: I value sound principles and an open mind over rigid process definitions
Jacob Wei.
Kevin Rutherford: (Rutherford Software)
Parijat Bhattacharjee.
Max Hughes: I need to learn more but never had the time. Now maybe....
Geoff Pizii: (Allegis Group)
Juan Pablo Olguin: (Indra SI) I commit to spread the agile principles with all my effort, to respect and make others respect the manifesto.
Guilherme Lacerda: (APOENA Software Livre)
TARIQ ABDUL MAJID: (THE HOUSE OF QUALITY) I have been associated with ISO 9000 certification of software development companies for past 7 years, but now I feel that despite the benefits of documentation it is the indiduals (man behind the machine) who matter most.
Vijay: Maybe there is a Silver Bullet afterall and It is Agile Methodology.... Hurrah
Gastón Nusimovich.
Gerardo Ramon Espino: (Developers & Computers Associates) Thnx for giving us a better way to develop software.
Luis Grullon: In principle I'm in full agreement with the agile manifesto..
Jens Saxe: (Triton Funding Group) Great initiative.
Kuei-yang Lo: (ICSC) For a long time, we've searched for a better principle to manage project and product of software. Agile Methodology is not a evolutionary one, but a revolutionary one.
David Schroeter.
Henry Liang: (Innovapost) It's a excellent approach. You guys are doing a great thing
Robert Lazo: (The Beguine Group)
Andrew Higginbottom: agile != fragile
John Scumniotales: ( I have been using Agile approaches since the early 90's when I developed Scrum with Jeff Sutherland and Jeff McKenna. When its principals are adhered to and its values embraced, I believe there is no better way to build software!
Scott Seo: My own development principals exactly match what's stated in Agile Manifesto. I am so glad to realize there is such a movement among developers to become more practical and realistic about software development. I fully accede to Agile Manifesto.
Sai Krupa Sagar: (Cognizant) I believe Agile methodologies are needed to build quality software in this age of changing customer requriements and multiple dependencies by using optimal contribution of people and processes.
Nancy Polasek: (Decide Consulting) I agree!
Garry L. Booker: (Project Frontier, LLC) Superb concept, excellent execution. This community has opened up a new dimension in project management, not just software development, because it (finally) recognizes the value of discovery-driven Knowledge Work. I believe history will record that this movement is on the forefront of a momentus transition from Industrial Age thinking to Knowledge Age thinking. Good work!
James Radvan: (CodeRonin Ltd) A fine set of ideals to aspire to every day.
Alan Freedman: (MindWave) I support the sane and realistic principles of Agile Development.
Rich Tensmeyer: (EDS)
Allan Murota: (Modelsoft Consulting Corp) The Manifesto and Principles are very pragmatic.
Stephanie R Weber: (Communications Data Services)
Mark Glesener: (Time Warner Telecom) I've been preaching, practicing, and succeeding with agile methodologies as an architect and development manager at three companies over the past five years. I'm now working to bring my fourth company on board. As a student and practitioner of development methodologies and project management over a 20 year career, this is by far the most significant development in the IT field that I've seen. Finally, we are starting to mature as an industry.
Craig Perrin: (CollabNet) Ongoing collaboration on development between the people who use software and the people who make software should know no geographic or organizational boundary other than that agreed to by the participants!
Niels Kildeskov.
Marcelo Hernan Schenone: (AgEnD) I really agree with all the values of the Agile Manifesto and I think they will help our discipline mature.
Ravi Chamarthy: (Cellexchange, India) In these years of countinous changes in Customer requirements, Agile methodologies are must needed to build a quality software on-time.
Dan Kelly.
Najeeb Moosavi.
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Cheryl Magnuson.
Marcos Luna: it is very interesting that there are more open and better ideas to develope good software.
Noel I Kelly: (CLS Carrock LIC) Agile: for building systems in order of importance. Start with the must have functions and adding the extra function as volume and value demand.
david godec: Well I and most of the developers I've been in contact with have always worked that way so I don't regard this as being "Agile" (I think all this is totally out of proportions unless there is some degree of humour in it...). From my point of view, too many developers tend to apply the "stuck in the mud" software development method, but even if you can avoid walking in the mud, is it enough to call you an "agile" person ?...
John Howes: (Inetium)
Karim Khelifi: (S2K Technologies)
paul costin: (UBS)
mikeyu: (neusoft) I like agile software and want to study it.
Anthony Carnevale: (Sentinel Benefits Group, Inc.)
John Recktenwald: (State of Alaska) Every time I call up the Agile Manifesto and read it I become more convinced of it's simple brilliance.
Justin Tifang: (Lisol Ltd) This is absolutely great !! For several years, we've been developing software in accordance with the principals so succintly expressed here, but we thought we were alone. How exciting to see that there are numerous others like ourselves. This has got to be the way forward !! Justin Tifang, IT Director, Lisol Ltd
Greg Knowd: (3M Company)
Brian Marshall: (PlayTank, Inc.) The Agile Manifesto is the closest statement I have yet seen to the way I have always worked. I have seen the toll that traditional methods can take on individuals. This can only be detrimental, in the long run, to the products being developed. I believe in Sustainable Development, and believe that the Agile Manifesto supports this as well. Ultimately, no matter how important your software is, people are more important.
Larry Bernstein: (Stevens Insitute of Technology) Right on. Process can never correct for poor uniformed management.
Emmanuel Gonnet: (KING Products and Solutions Inc.)
Andreas Schliep: (WEB.DE AG) I appreciate the deeply humanistic approach of agile software development. It will turn obedience to understanding and pressure to power.
Bruce Cropley: Agile methodologies just make so much sense in the real world. As soon as I heard a description of the XP practices, I knew I had to find out more. I'm glad I did, as agile has changed my everyday working life for the better. Thanks!
Leslie Crandall.
Peter Rose: (Red Kite Business Systems) We have been practicing these principles for many years and are slowly bringing our customers around to the idea that solutions not contracts improve our customers business processes.
Murray White: (ThoughtWorks, Inc.) I first signed this two years ago. Since then, I joined the best Agile company in the world, and I now work with over 500 people worldwide who believe fundamentally in the values of this Manifesto. Clearly, there is business benefit to these values, as our business is *very* successful ;-) Agile is to process model as OO is to programming model -> in 5 years, almost everyone will be Agile...
Nicholas Toumpelis: (
Vladimir Efanov: (Troika Dialog) I voting for The Agile Manifesto!
Herb Isenberg: I am interested in Best Agile Practices relative to the QA/Testing process (both manual and automated_ I am a QA/Testing Manager Thanks, -Herb
Teresa Cannon: (International Paper) I totally support this effort!
Bas Bossink: (Bergson) These values become more and more deeply installed in my value system each day of experience I gain in the field of Software Engineering. Embracing change is in my opinion the only way to be successful in an ever changing world.
Louis Franco: (
Julien Dubois: (
Jennifer Trotts: ( It is great to see the way I develop formalized so well and see other people appreciating it. I love customer collaboration and the feeling of achieving things as a team instead of the battlefield approach of hard requirements docs and 6 week change requests.
Krishna Prasad Yerramilli: I read Kent Beck's articles when I was attempting to bring reality into the projects I was managing. The unfortunate fact is that customers are trained to expect nothing better. If the Agile Manifesto can help bring change, I would support it.
Bill Ingersoll: (The Casey Group) I am a Director of Software Development and have worked with many various developing and management methodolgies. I have been employing Agile Methods now on a consistent basis for a few years and have achieved great sucess in delivering projects to clients. On a few recent occasions I had to employ "traditional heavy" methodologies for a particuilar client and actually had more difficulty and problems in bringing the projects in. Hopefully the industry will pay more attention to the Agile Model and embrace the benefits it brings. Having actual experience, I most certainly have become a dedicated student!
gisela strauss: ( As a creative knowledge worker I believe that Agile programming allows me to apply logical processes, while remaining within the creative flow. This will solve the inherent problem webdesign was facing from its onset : A missing framework for managing the interdependent nature of creative and logical development processes. Agile methods render webdesign and development methods more effective. And these methods in turn can be streamlined with all-over Agile programming processes. Best regards, Gisela Strauss, Munich
Badri N Srinivasan: I support the agile alliance as I feel the future will belong to the agile methodologies. In a world of constant change, being agile helps one to stay agile.
Junrong Shen: (Peking University) I love it, The Agile Software Development:)
Jason Mule: Obviously a better way to do it
Anand Deshpande: (XNet Inc.)
Isaac K. Acquah: Today's ever-changing industry dynamics do call for life cycle flexibility to amend business requirments later down the development path - when knowledge and understanding of both developers and clients would have significantly improved in the solution domain. The Agile method's ability to take up such late but value-add changes provides a real winner in the race for competitive advantage. What a realistic approach to today's development work!
Prashant Shetty: (Patni Computer Systems)
Eliot Sykes: I'm proud to be an Agileist :)
Timothy Emiola.
Shriram Shivakumar.
Sastry Ramachandrula: (Indian Institute of Science) Software Renaissance in making...
Jon Lebkowsky: (Polycot Consulting, L.L.C.)
Tony Coretto: (PNT Marketing Services, Inc.) Agile software development is something my company has stressed, unknowingly, for years now; we have always believed in (1) the primacy of the user, (2) working directly with the user and showing results fast, (3) accepting change (has anyone ever really worked on a software development project where all requirements were known up front and no changes were made as the project evolved?), (4) allowing project, user, and people needs to determine team structure for best effect. We have always felt we were swimming upstream especially if we interfaced with large systems development organizations at client companies, who mostly adhere strictly to "analysis/requirements/development/systems test/user test/implementation" lifecycle planning, and it is refreshing and inspiring to see the agile manifesto organized as a viable and preferable alternative for better results.
Vladimir Kiryushkin: (Institute of Buisness Carrier) I support the Agile Manifesto, because It support the better knowing of the constantly changing World.
Cristaldi Antonio Massimo: ( In my exprience, the costs've been supposed fewer using a formalized method than thinking simple. But, no cost in development increase wether you use a method, expecially simple. I'd like to promote Agile Alliance as a method to think first, and to do then.
Yae Chan: (tdg)
Ovsei Volberg: (University of Michigan)
Yaron Berlinsky.
Senthil: (ESolutions Ltd)
Pavel Maule: (IT systems a.s.)
Delon Newman: (
Will Whitfill: (Motorola) We have successfully implemented an Agile Development project. I look forward to implementing this methodology in other software projects within Motorola. -WW
Mykola Paliyenko: You are 100% right.
Lim Fung Peng: ( I am an avid believer that developers are not only robots carrying out instructions in the assembly line of development processes. I see developers as ninjas, efficient at assasinating bugs and fixing problems where no by-the-book contract can do the job. A good developer is like a nimble ninja, able to respond to the situation, collaborate with other ninja-developers to efficiently and reliably produce software that just works. Delivering working software to customer satisfaction and doing what it takes to deliver on time has always been my goal and the goal I teach my team members. I feel agile development to be the answer to my "philosophy on development" and the calling of all ninja-developers.
Jean-Michel Le Roux: ( Working together for a common task is the most powerful tool.
Warren Baker: (Net4Ed) I've been doing this for a long time. I support it as the only reasonable way to develop.
Marv Miller: (Bridge Consulting) Having been born 3 days before Pearl Harbor and working with computers since 1959...including a 20 year stint with IBM, I've been skirting the edges of "corporate civility" (not) for a long time. I avoid working for most corporations wherein I cannot wear rubber gloves during my work day at the "factory" (to avoid contracting "the dis-ease"). In other words, as a C# .NET developer with weird metaphysical interests, I mostly starve. I LOVE working on projects, with and without others. I usually leave as soon as a big ego shows up who wants to control things because...well...they're in charge. My creativity flounders in such an environment. Thanks for BE-ing HERE-n-NOW...I'm happy I discovered you this day. (Thanks to , who, I suspicion, is an agile Agiler.)
Thomas Remaley: (TRAI) Agile techniques bridge the gap between customesr and developers, ensuring that the delivered systems do what the customer's need and can be readily adapted to the changing requirements of today's business environment. Applicable to large or small systems, I've successfully applied agile techniques to systems developments in a variety of domains.
David Angelow.
Matthew Margolis.
Greg Urquhart: (Agilent Technologies)
Luis Gonzalez: (N/A) WOW, Because of it's humane and individual-talent-oriented nature, "Da' Manifesto" is a revolution in today's cold software production environment!
Transparen Corporation: (Surrey Consultants) With operations in Surrey, British Columbia (Between Vancouver, BC and Seattle, Washington), our firm provides ways to improve business processes using technology. In our interactions with clients, one of the most valuable benefits we bring is quick response time and timely deployment of working software. The Agile Manifesto recognises priorities that our experience has proven true.
Anthony Ventura: (Ventura Web Design) Hello, I just became aware of the Agile Manifesto through a research assignment for Capella University. I am working towards my Master's degree in System Design and Programming. I have always felt that the customer should be integrated throughout the system development life cycle, however, after readying the Agile Manifesto, it seems that your approach goes to great lengths to insure that the customer is THE focal point of software development. Thank you, Anthony Ventura
Pieter Jansen van Vuuren: (Peter's Software House)
Kenneth R. Ward: (KRW Inc) I fully support the Agile Manifesto. My Goal is : " To utilize the Agile methodology known as Scrum, to bring in software development projects on time and on budget giving the customer the satisfaction in getting useable software in a timely manner."
John E. DeLascurain.
Steve Mobley: (
Ever Meza: Student
Glenn Cook: (The Object Factory)
Jeppe Rørbæk: (ITjek)
Antônio João Schwartz Soares: (Accenture do Brasil) I`am so glad to see that Agile methodologies are the answer to build quality software in this age of changing customer requirements, and, I appreciate the deeply humanistic approach of agile software development. I want to study it.
Carlos Beltrán Vázquez.
Yusuf-Rasheed Reed: Where have I been? I can't believe I hadn't heard of this sooner.
Vinod Varma: (Astra Infotech Private Limited) Software development is too early to be adopted as an engineering discipline though attempts in that direction is laudable. In the midst of such a drive, it is important to bring in a realization that craftmanship and people are central to the whole game and would continue to be so for long and that software is the primary deliverable and everything else is supportive, and that never to forget the customer
Marcos Lazar.
satish kamat: (Third Planet group) In my 20 years of seeing software development and enterprise applications I firmly believe that successful software evolves gradually rather than out of a big bang masterplan
Jonathan Harley.
Andrew Rothbart.
Kevin Vinsen.
Marek Kowalczyk: (adastra -- Project Management Training & Consulting) Common sense is not so common.
Satish Santhanam: (
Chuck Davison: (Solutions, Inc. USA) The Agile Manifesto is the answer to the client's, customer's, user's, and developer's prayers.
Prabhakar Kundurthy: (Altosys Software Tech Ltd) We commit ourselves to the agile manifesto and strongly propogate these menthods to our software development community. The case in point is that one large automotive firm planned its software application in the year 2000 and 3 well know firms went through the development and failed miserably since they have the faintest idea about iterative and interactive developemnt. We have taken up this project and today the client is convinced after 4 years ! that this method is the only way for any software or project implementation. All support and god speed.
Marius Ropotică: (The Red Point)
John Dougherty: (CIT)
Jaap Noordzij: (Netspeet beheer) I have been in charge on development projects for more than 25 years as a project manager. During that time I used most of the traditional development methods and project management methods. I have come to see that we, since we now live in a postmodern area, are no longer relying on the "big stories". Our world had become increasingly complex and thus we revert to the "little stories": Little methods, merely practices, that have shown to work in practice in the real world. We rely more and more on human relationships and practical results. In my recent projects I have applied the principles of the manifesto in practice and I fully agree with the stated values.
Scott Willson.
Ab Helderman: (Pheidis Consultants)
Pedro Costa.
Jason Tryon: (ComFrame / SAIC) For years I considered myself a prophet in the wilderness, preaching exactly the things that the Agile Manifesto proclaims. Since I first encountered Agile Development I have continued to preach it as the best and most sure way to accomplish the goal of my customers. I am very happy to be signing the Manifesto.
Giorgos Psaros: (Various & Diverse) Agile methods, Agile software, Happy customers, Proud developers!
Bahman Zamani: ( I've seen a lot of failures in software projects in my country (Iran), due to lack of knowledge about this agile methodologies and trying to use high weight methodologies for small (or medium) scale projects. I beleive that it really works and customers are better satisfied.
Senthilkumaran: (Symbol Technologies) Atlast there seems to be a methodology that adopts down-to-earth / useful principles.
Peter Bennett: (familus) Even Downunder and Way Out West, in Perth WA this makes sense, particularly to someone with a hard-work disability. We should all be lightening up. Of course it will also help leave more trees in the ground to do what they do best ... make oxygen, shade and mulch!
Don Alameda: (Integrated Automata, Inc.) We at IA have been practicing these principles for years, long before anyone ever put a name to them. We are so happy that the movement is growing and gaining momentum. This is one of the few methodology directions that I am not afraid to see codified, because by basic priciples the effort is not likely to go overboard and will remain flexible. I have been a lurker here for a while now, but (maybe because it is a political year) finally feel that the time has come to stand up and be counted.
David Hislop: It seems that this process addresses the all too human dimension of software development. How this process interacts with formal corporate structures (budgets, quality systems) and formal proof (of software) develops is something I would like to see mature.
Angelo Andretto: (CSFB) I'm using this approach since I was introduced from Frank Mondora, it works and it's great. Thankyou folks fot all of that
Gerry Miller: (Microsoft Corporation)
Tedi Zanfolim: That´s the way to build a more 'pacific' software development environment: putting developers and customers on the same side. Deliver working, high quality software as soon as possible should always be the goal of both roles.
Tony Zeng: (Nokia RNC R&D Site) Don't forget to Challenge the proven successful model. There is always a better way!
Sergei Plaxienko: (
Leonardo Martinez: (Grupo cubo)
Marc Campeau: (BNC)
Joe Morales: (Morales Computing Corporation)
Mark Striebeck: (VA Software) XP and other agile techniques helped us to separate the valuable assets from unnecessary ballast in our development process. The result was a highly motivated and productive team as well as a top-notch product. As a vendor of Software Development tools we are now trying to deliver the same to our customers.
James B. Phillips: (Gleason Works) I have done an exhaustive amount of reading regarding Agile practices and it's associative metodologies. Thanks to your hard work, shifting through and creating helpful and non-helpful thought processes, I have been allowed to better concentrate on what concepts might best aid our team. We have a road ahead of us, but feel we have direction, goals, and helpful methods for this development project. Regards, James Phillips
Alvaro Montiel: I believe that most important on TI is satisfy the real information necesity of the customers.
Alex Filonov.
Dick Maguire.
John Pepper: Finally a breath of fresh air into the room that is traditional software development.
Tim Hagemann.
Brandon Murdoch: (Internet Knowledge & Technologies Ltd)
sanjay singh: (4cplus) Agile-manifesto gives True approach to reach Milestone solutions
Kory Lovre: This is the way development should be... led more by the developers themselves than by the process.
ER White.
Wolfgang Slany: (Institut für Softwaretechnologie, Technische Universität Graz) My students translate the agile manifesto into German as a part of the final exam in my course on software development and knowledge management 8-) . IMO it is a good take-home message from the course: When translating the manifesto, they spend time remembering and reformulating for themselves the motives for agile software development methods.
Qun Lin: Agile development helps me do a better job.
Tony Isaac: ( My current employer has convinced itself that we must adopt heavyweight processes as soon as possible...meanwhile, development has ground to a halt. What a waste! Hire some tech writers if you've got to have books! I applaud this effort to debunk some of the old process myths, and lend credibility to concepts that every "real" programmer already knows.
Heinrich E. Seifert: (HESConsult Ing.-Buero Seifert)
ateeque: (Kamer Technologies) Quality Drive Quantity
Barbaros Gunay: ( I believe especially now, -after a market downturn- people will understand real value of agile methods.
Shiju Joseph.
Stephan Kämper: ( Processes and methods should be as simple as possible - but no simpler (Einstein said something very similar about physical theories). If a formal process is mandatory (manned space flight), then use it. But if it's not ('throw away script'), use something simpler.
John Beeman: (Financialware, Inc.) I've been involved in software QA for the past 15+ years but only recently became familiar and involved with agile development and testing activities. And while the shift away from traditional, ingrained requirements-driven development has been cumbersome at times (old dog, new tricks), the efficiencies and outcomes of agile methods continue to be self evident. Simplicity, forethought, and in many ways good old-fashioned common sense are affirmed through the Manifesto.
Zeljko Markovic: (Haefele GmbH & Co. KG) Agile is superior.
Alan Goodwin: (EDS UK)
Ed Wilson: I've been trying to do this for years! Let's get some momentum going.
Rob Vermazeren: (itvanced) I fully support and embrace the Agile Manifesto and the principles it describes. With Agility customers get what they want: quality software for a good price. And developers get what they want: something to be proud of.
Sylvain Chery: (Agile Partner S.A.) We support the Agile Manifesto and we are promoting its values and practices in Luxembourg and beyond!
Alfredo Perez: (Avon Cosmetics Mexico)
Ray Suliteanu.
SEGHROUCHNI: (STRAGILIS) The more you exercise, the more agile you become ...
Rajat Bhattacharya: (Wipro Technologies)
DureSameen: (Outreachdigital) Wanna to practise agile
Sarath Chandra K: (Quad One Technologies) Being Agile adds value to our customers, to our team members and us as an organization. Being a small organization we have learnt and responded to various situations in our organization life time. Many of these situations needed us to be 'Agile' and we found the returns of being Agile strongly over weigh the initial inertia to continue with older mechanism.
Thomas Pfeffer: (CONET AG) For several months I wondered why my way of PM works quite good despite the fact it wasn't according to classical standardized process models. Now I know what agile means and know I know why it worked and how to work on continuos improvements. The next step is to transport this to management and to convince them from the Agile Manifesto.
mufit sozen.
Cassio Camilo: Better quality and agility to development process is becoming soo important that anyone will use it. Not to replace the tradicional manner, but to agregate values.
Karl Moens: (Marsh N.V.) The bit about "helping others do it" is what we do at PerlMonks! (
Narong Wesnarat: I believe this is a good practice for software development. It will eliminate misunderstanding between developers and their customers.
Eric Dubuis: (Berner Fachhochschule)
Dan Buchanan: I am working on my master's degree in IT and have chosed to write my thesis on Agile processes.
David Medinets: (Eclectic Consulting)
Shanba: Interested in the Agile Manifesto. I am a strong believer of team interaction and customer collaboration than on processes and tools.
Francesco Frentrop: (Admiral Business Solutions) Way to go!
Hari Varanasi: A manifesto that I hope every software developer and IT manager reads and follows. If there is one document about software that folks should read often it is this manifesto. I was fortunate to have some smart people open my eyes to the agile ways. Discovering XP and the seeing it in action was the second best thing I experienced in my software life after my first successful program in BASIC. Keep up the good work.
Vijay Ruhela.
Behzad Sadeghi: (Internet Systems Group) This makes software develpment a "natural" process. It is natural to work with people, rather than processes. It is natural to get things done, rather than write about them. It is naturally to work with the people you are writing software for. And it is natural to evolve as things evolve, rather than stick to a fixed plan.
Leonardo Morley Braga: I want to know more and more about Agile Manifesto! To do that, i will study and pratice the Manifesto. Thanks a lot !
Natalie Vaslavsly.
Tim King.
John Madden: (Duke University) Recently discovered the literature on agile and XP development, and it's been a revelation. Software is about people, not about computers! Keep up the good work.
kathleen dorsey: (Lab Safety Supply)
DI Florin Ioan CHERTES: (DI Florin Ioan CHERTES) We all do some kind of agile development. It is time to speak about it and study it.
Mike Mason: (
Mohamed Irshan: (ITTI Private Limited)
Marco Romano: (Mobyt Srl)
Chandra Hundigam: (NYTP Inc.) Like Extreme programming (XP), Agile Methodology talks about handling changing requirements , Architecture, Design and quickly refactoring the code to achieve the changes. Since most of the managers wants prototype and then develop it into major product.. Agile methodology helps in turning the small idea into a serious project.
enrico villa: (an4a) finally !! this is real philosophy ! tnx
Song, Chi-hyung: (Seoul National University)
Andrej Kyselica.
Naman Mehta: (KPIT Cummins Infosystems Ltd)
Robert Bibber: (Northeast Laboratory Services) I am the only programmer - and until recently the only IT support - for a small company in Maine. This company is in a high-tech industry so the computer needs are great, but since it is still a small company the budget isn't so great. For five years I've been building software as needed with little or no thought given to the SDLC or other development methodologies mainly because of time constraints. This resulted in having to spend much more time testing, supporting, and maintaining my code. At first this wasn't such a problem, but as my code base grew it became more and more unmanageable. I have been looking for a development methodology that is effective but efficient and allows me to spend more time programming and less time documenting. I am hopefull that the Agile Method will be what I've benn looking for!
Sanjeevakumar Hiremath: (Proteans Software Solutions) Yeah, the manifesto is practical. I value Individuals and interactions over processes and tools. But the concept itself needs processes and/or tools to be useful.
Andrea Weisberger.
Merrill B. Lamont, Jr.: I am delighted to discover that the Agile Manifesto describes much of what I have been doing over the past 8 years in a small IT shop for an overseas operation, where I had sole responsibility to produce custom code (in Oracle) for our users, and the freedom to work closely with them to get it done. The attitude of, "Gee, let's pretend we own this, and want to make it work," makes all the difference in the world.
Kyle Willkomm: (Accenture) Heavy process is usually driven by fear. Fear brings out the worst in people. Thank you for attempting to combat it in my industry. I hope some day they'll join us, And the office will live as one.
James Lawrence: (AnnoTech Software Consultants) We have been developing to an agile methodology long before it was put to paper. This has been part and parcel of Annotech's RAD application Development process. We have been educating our developers in the Agile methodology and are hoping to fully adopt and play a part in this Manefesto
Vraiment Tredway: Amen
Mustafa KUBILAY: I'm a PG student in METU Turkey and I'll do a master thesis with agile development
k suresh babu: I liked this simple and short description of the development process.
Jon Stahl: (Independent)
Shen, Shenghao: It is wonderful!
Santosh Kumar Sahoo: (Wipro Infotech) I am fully in agreement with the Agile values. But the risk here is to be able to build the customer confidence. After winning the confidence of the customer, rest becomes easier. Communication in addition to credibility will play a major role in winning customer's trust
Aniruddha Shahasane: (USF) Agile processes is the need for the present and certainly future.
Paul Marrington: (Askowl Pty Limited) The manifesto is a clear description of principles I have been working towards all my professional life.
Paul Warren: (The Sheffield College) Agile is the way forward, having used the methods for some years now and seeing what others have done, makes my decision of being a Agilest the right one.
Alexander Papanastassiou: (Alter Eco) This is all a matter of working for results in the real world rather than for compliance with rigid and artificial methodologies in Bureaucratistan. The excesses of the industrial age must be put behind us. It is time to accept the near-chaotic nature of our world. People are not machines and the software we build is ultimately designed to serve people...
Greg Balajewicz: (GMB Consulting Inc.) I agreed and continue to agree with the principles outlined in the manifesto through my entire carrier – I am glad someone finally put those thoughts into words. In my experience, most people will readily agree to the manifesto however few practice it… what a shame.
Will Spurgeon: (Tech-It-Easy, Inc.)
Rodolfo de Paula: ( I came from the ground : from DbaseII/CPM/Apple to Java/OO/Agile... After some hard projects trying to be ISO/CMM/RUP/etc well polished, I had discovered Agile Manifesto effort and now I have my faith in software development field back. Hey, ho, lets go !
vijaygopal: (Translucent Softwares) WE are a startup company trying to analyze and adopt some standard process for our software development service as well as software product development.
Adventos LLC.
Kolawole Ogunlana: (Compute-rite Systems Limited)
Regis Costa Maciel.
Vimal Gupta: (Oracle)
Antony Marcano: (testingReflections) Agility is first a state of mind, then a liberating a way of life...
Henrik Thomsen: (CONEXP) Long track record of building mission critical systems. Project manager on larger projects. Bachelor of Computer Science (De Montfort University) Datamatician. Laboratory technician. Experience within the following industries: - Defence - Pharmaceuticals - Laboratories - Health care
Niels Bech Nielsen: (logical)
Mike Kenny: (inzanix) I believe that Agile Software Development has been around for a long time, though not in any formalized state. In my experience many projects were delivered along the lines of eXtreme Programming methodologies with the significant difference that the actual projects were terminated on time but followed by many patches, enhancements, revisions, etc. In effect they followed the principal of 'deliver often and deliver late' rather than 'deliver often and deliver early' which adhering to Agile Software Development would have allowed.
Philippe Ombredanne: (nexB) I guess I should have signed years ago. Agility rocks. Been a fan of it since late 1999. Simple beats complex.
Glynn Jones.
Paul gaetani: (Kronos)
Curtis McMillin: (Tomahawk Consulting, Inc.)
Devendra Joshi: (Summit Information Technologies Ltd.) Changing customer requirements or even understanding them has always been a problem with software architects. Making customer an integrated part of development process makes agile development process worth following.
Markus Rohlof: That is, what we have done successfully for many years!
Raghava: ( 3 things 1. Version Control Software 2. Issue tracking Software 3. Build Generation and Scheduling Software Everything else is a "bloat". Hail Agile!!
NOEL C BRANZUELA: I am very interested and would like to really lear at the same time would like to share whatever I learn. Thanks
Alejandro Di Battista: (Lexmatica) Los clientes demandan velocidad y flexibilidad. Por mucho tiempo me convencí a mi mismo que no era posible... Hoy no tengo excusas...
Christian Zagrodnick: (gocept)
Chris L. Cole: (Emination, Inc.)
Dr. James P. Davis: (University of South Carolina) I teach undergraduate and graduate course in hardware and software engineering, as well as carry out research, in the areas covered by the Mainfesto. The Manifesto represents an "organic" and "holistic" approach to the issues pertaining to project organization, application of project-related and artifact-centric methods, and the execution and subsequent tracking of effectiveness of the project team in meeting both artifact-related requirements and project-related objectives.
Paul Hathaway: (ANSTO Bragg Institute) There are those of us who are engineers and scientists first, and keen software developers second. To keep focus on the project goals, with the customer and team in an agile environment, is vital to our success and satisfaction that the work has been done well. This Manifesto is a guiding light.
Michael Schader: (Yellow House Associates, LLC) Recently I've seen a number of backlash articles that attempt to impugn XP and other lightweight methodologies by focusing on pitfalls in particular situations. They're missing the point. The Agile basics are fundamentally impossible to argue with -- who's opposed to working software or customer collaboration?
Silvia Lozano: (Avansoft S.A.) We need to learn about adaptative software process to improvement our productivity
Eduardo Pereira Habkost: (Conectiva S.A.)
Branimir Dolicki: (
Nigel Thorne: (
Arun: (SRC Software) What i like most about this is that it demands nothing that does not come natural to a programmer who love his or her work . It is on the whole a very natural and intuitive process .
Azhar: (4 Brothers) I Strongly support Agile Development methodology due to its fast, and quality steps in Software developement.
Navin Samuel: (Zensar Technologies Inc) I subscibe 100% to the philosophy of Agile development. But I also realize that "Processes & Tools", "Comprehensive Documentation", "Contract Negotiation" & "Following a Plan" are absolutely necessary for success in the longer run. The only way to bring about a collaboration among these factors is by automating as much as possible the non value adding activities involved in these processes. We at Zensar are working towards the same. Our Solution BluePrint framework is a step in this direction.
Claudio Quagliaro.
Ilias Bartolini.
Hafeez Abdul: (ip3 Systems Ltd) I am a new to Agile and trying to implement 12 core practices of XP methodology at my work place.
Wes Johnson, PMP: (Roadrunner Project Management Consultants) I've been practicing this for years and now I know its name
Brian Bishop: (Degree Student) Yeah, these principles are for real, let the pack organise itself, and a hierarchy will develop
Mahesh Mulchandani: (L10nBridge India) Agile Methods are not just methods but CULTURE to be sown and nurtured across organization, user groups and industries. For a IT Professional Agile is a WAY OF LIFE, which induces sense of participation, contribution and collabration rather than following rigid and outdated PROCESSES and TOOLS.
Thomas Purcell: The Manifesto captures the concept that we should work together. A good philosophy for life, not just programming.
Daniel Larson: (Larson Technology)
Ashikuzzaman: ( I am a java and open source developer.
lynn kelkeys: I think the "individuals and interactions over processes and tools" should be expanded to include "People before Corporations". While you may think this is outside the boundary of a software development concept or belief, it really is an extention of the value mentioned above. The corporate mindset is devaluing the individual's worth at an ever increasing rate. The simple statement "Everything is personal", sums up the idea. Please comment..
Zvonimir Dudan: (Capgemini)
Bill Edgar: (Hegemony, Inc.) Our company supports the Agile Manifesto.
Xavier Elizarraras: Simply and elegantly, the manifesto shows the way software should be developed.
Stephen Soderback: (Soderback Consulting Group)
Chris Kourelakos: (TIAA-CREF) I'm glad someone finally stated what I've been practicing since I first got involved in the IT world - nearly 30 years now
Dave Carlson: (DynoTech Software) "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." DynoTech Development Theory: Work together and trust them to get the job done.
Eldridge T. Martinez: I want to share my knowledge and at the same time cater knowledge from you experts.
Kevin Bowd: (tentendigital) encourage change to give the customer competitive edge....and measure progress by software and not documentation. That's what I love about the manifesto!!!
Robert Fancher: I support this manifesto. But how do we change? The whole team has to change. How can I convince management to support the change??? This is something for me to work on.
Raymond Wood: (Independant International Consultant) At last a pragmatic approach which goes back to the basics of customer facing interactive development! Let's hope people will see the light and we can move away from projects staffed with armies of people who know nothing about IT, Computers or the business, but can list a 1,000 reasons why you can't proceed with a simple, customer driven modification.
Rob Schulz: (AJAE Consulting Ltd.) Many software development methods and practices focus on trying to build a better bridge paved with documentation, between the two islands of software developers and clients. As a project manager, I prefer to be a boat captain, bringing one group to meet the other and work together on a solution. It has proven more successful this way! I agree and support this manifesto.
Matt Bumgardner.
Dave Dempsey: (Lastparty Ltd.) It's good to see such common-sense ideas acquiring a name and status.
Norman Sasono.
Vivek Vets: (Safenet Inc.)
James Schiel: (Siemens Medical Solutions) After too many years as a manager of development teams, it has become clearly obvious that software development is more an art form than a process and that defined processes would be no more effective for the creation of a new product than in the painting of "Starry Night." My organization is committed to the Agile Manifesto and in spreading that commitment as far in our company and parent company as we possibly can manage.
Patrick Notz.
Scott Cote': (Sentera Technology)
Marcelo Emmerich: (em|Motion)
Mahmudun Nabi Mamun: (Millennium Information Solution Limited)
Mohan Radhakrishnan: (Accenture) After having burnt my fingers working on a fixed price single-pass model for a ODC, I want to adopt a more flexible approach. I understand and like agility even though I am looking for help to introduce and gain experience in a real-time environment because I have to go to one country to gather requirements and code in another.
Jay Swann.
David Jemeyson: (Clear Channel Worldwide)
Nazim Pethani: Wow. This is a process that I definitely agree with. As a developer, using the agile process provides you with so many advantages. Even in school, the Software Engineering class introduced us to the Agile process. It is one of the best methods out there and one that encourages a lot of growth. I would seriously recommend anyone who has not tried this to give it a shot.
Marco Studer: The agile way is the right way software should be developed. We should educate our project managers.
Yannick Arekion.
Gene Camier.
Ernest Mnkandla: (Monash University, South Africa) Most software development practitioners say there are no best practices in software development, but I believe the Agile Software Development is nothing less than a collection of best practices in modern software development.
Robert Kreher: (IBM Global Services) Project Manager, PMP
Marcos Sciarra: (AON)
Mike Mahon: (Zia Consulting, Inc) I have been using XP and Agile Software development with my clients as often as possible for the past 4 years. I have had a difficult time getting new clients to work with an agile software development process.
Stanley Park.
Alexander Fedin: There are just few ways to MAKE CUSTOMERS HAPPY. I believe that Agile process is the most effective one.
Sabarish: (Bluechip Infoway) I find the agile methodologies very interesting. We are facing the challenges mentioned in the various documents that are intended to be solved by Agile techniques everyday. A combination of agile methodologies and a tool that will allow externalization of business processes will provide much better value to end customers. Externalization of rules will further reduce the time required for each iteration. Reducing time for each iteration is what can make Agile practice successful.
Dean Edmundson: (Intel Corporation) Thanks for helping us find the new path! "There's no question, follow and you'll be misled!" - The Kings
Shaik Pakeer Babu: (CoOptions Technologies Limited) I have read Mr.Alistair Cockburn's Agile Software Deveopment book.In deed it is a parcticle approach, which other wise we waste lot of time in documentation and coordination.Currently.
Dietmar Zilz: (ICCMW) All said!
David Nunn.
Madson Menezes Costa: (Centro de Informática/UFPE - Brasil) Do things in agile way is not only do the things fast, in fact, it´s do the things right.
Sahayaraj Soosainavis: I have seen too many software development projects get caught in the 'Process Quagmire' where eventually a few individuals defying conventional "wisdom" have to save the day in the end! To me this seems to capture the essence of what some of us have been doing secretly over the years anyway!. Is the world finally ready for 'common sense' rather than 'hype'! I am glad that finally we can concentrate on producing working software rather than producing reems of documentation to prove that "It wasn't my fault!". At the very least I am glad that we can at least openly talk about it now! And because of that I am all for it!! There is hope after all!!!
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Kevin Short: (OxMicro LLC)
Antonio J. Sucre S.: (Business & Information Technology Hi-Tech) I believe Agile Software Development is the next Evolution in Software Development. It is the approach that best takes advantage of today's tools and technologies for developing software. It an approach that best satisfies everyone's goals on a software project... in the most timely and cost effective manner. Initiative Owners get what they want; quick, quality solutions at the lowest possible price. Domain experts get what they want; solutions that solve their processing needs in the best possible fashion, based on how they want the solution to work, delivered according to their priorities. IT gets what they want; a flexible/ realistic approach for building software solutions. The rules of the Agile Manifesto formalize what happens naturally when people of good will do their best to collaborate and succeed in software developpement. Object developpers know it from the beginning, it's now time to educate managers. La metodologìa de la programaciòn extrema brinda a los Conceptualizadores de Sistemas la posibilidad de crear nuevas formas de hacer sistemas con un enfoque mas realista y ajustado a las necesidades de los clientes. Que bueno que siguen surgiendo nuevas formas de hacer sistemas. La gerencia, ingenierìa, procura y construcciòn de sistemas tienen otro paradigma en sus conceptos.
Alois Kácovský: I like things that make sense.
Amit Dalvi: (Synygy Inc.) Great thoughts! Would be keen to see how they work in enterprise projects.
Steven Schwell: (Bloomberg LP)
Sergio Bonato.
Johannes Dieterich: (sd&m AG)
Prashant Kumar: Had good taste of RUP, and feeling excited about using SCRUM/XP in my coming projects. Sometime back everybody was talking about PROCESSES and better PROCESSES(core aspect in CMM)..but Agile depends upon PEOPLE! May be after some time we move ahead to find another avenue for better PRODUCTIVITY!
Peter Valtersson.
Jérôme Layat: ( Spreading agile software development among my clients for about 3 years now... Altough it's sometimes difficult to convince some, I'm surely not going to stop today ;)
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Stéphane Tavera: ( Iteration #0 : throw away the poster from the e-something company ;-)
Paula Rust: (Progressive Insurance) Agile is a growing reality at Progressive Insurance. As a Project Manager, I would like to be kept in the loop of Agile information and updates.
Ahmad Lotfy Gomaa: (Integration Engineering Bureau LTD)
Alex Ostrovsky: (Trace Mojo Systems Corp.) Go agile or go home.
Ahmad Lotfy Gomaa: (Integration Engineering Bureau LTD)
leyon: I Support the Agile Manifesto!
Gustaf Brandberg: (Citerus AB) The more I study and practice the agile principles, the more I realize how powerful they are.
Sanjeevi.A: I find the manifesto more meaningful in real life situations to meet the challenges and also satisfy customer needs!
Omer Muzaffar.
Vinh Phuc Dinh: After the very first xp days in Germany, I now also want to be part of the movement to a better world.
Thomas Myer: (Triple Dog Dare Media) The agile methodology has really worked for us. Getting past the design document is a relief--and besides, working in this way is truely a triple dog dare. :)
M'balz Es-hari: can't wait to shave down development time!
Philippe Damerval: (State of Alaska) I wholly embrace the common sense behind these resolutions and in particular the continuous delivery, user collaboration approach which is the best way to both manage customer expectations and motivate development at the same time. I like the recognition of the importance of documentation and planning, while I appreciate the awareness of the limits of these concepts in and of themselves. This has been my trend and hope for years as a software development professional, and I am gratified to find it adopted and promoted at such high level, by a team of people whom I look up to.
Sudhindra Rao: (ThoughtWorks Inc)
Nynke Etk Fokma: (Moebius)
Eduardo Marquez: I have been delivering solutions for over 25 years in different capacities--developer, analyst, SQA Manager, Project Manager, Software Development Manager and user--while trying different methodologies and with different rigor in project management. With all this experience I can say that Agile Software Development summarizes what the majority of us in the software industry knows and wish to do. It is all about delivering working useful solutions to our clients, what a concept! I gladly sign the Agile Manifest.
Paul Sinnema: ( I've been an IT Person since 1970 and still am. Only 2 years ago got into Agile. Haven't been able to do a lot in current projects but still believe Agile to be much better then the way I've been doing things. Trying to convince people has become one of my prime goals but it's not easy, especially in those environments where there's a lot of management relying on old phylosophies and a lot of money is involved!
Scokart Gilles.
David Dexter: (Technology through Broken Parts)
Shlomi: (ECI telecomunication Israel)
Andre Gusmao: (CASTMETA Informatica) My company in Brazil deals with teh same problems on a daily basis: changing requirements, non-working software, unsatisfied customers, unprofitable projects and so on. To only way to we have found to resolve this issues is exctaly the principles of the Agile Manifesto. Count me in to spread the word in Brazil.
Satyadarshi Mishra: (ThoughtWorks) Agile techniques are specific to Software development and that's why they make more sense. These practices are not are adopted from other industries like construction and therefore are more effective.
Dave McMunn: (Digital Focus)
Ghent Lim: (University of Windsor) Go Agilefactor!
Teoman Delov: (D.E.Ü.) I absolutely agree to this manefesto!
Vladimir Levin: (Wireless Matrix) Agile development is not about cobbling software together willy nilly. On the contrary, agile development is about professionalism and discipline. But it is also about being practical, common sense, and getting real results.
Claudia Pozo: (Burger King Corporation) everything this manifesto stands for helps your IT team build better working relationships with the business creating a flexible environment for the users where they feel like they are getting what they need!!!! Working as a team and doing away with many of the processes, tools, and documentation required today to develop applications makes your IT Team more productive and creates a better environment to work in. Claudia
Jeb Himsl: (RxAmerica)
Richard J. Watt: (ThoughtWorks)
G. Ashok Kumar.
Rik Fischer Smoody: (smOOdynamics) Choir practice is fun, but there's still a huge amount of converting to do. I suspect that the revolution will happen by evolutionary processes: as individuals leave and are replaced by more enlightended young'uns. Would that we could speed it up, but too many people won't learn new tricks nor adopt new philosophies.
Mark Carter: (Dow Chemical) I find it amazing how IT keeps searching for "the answer." The Agile Manifesto simply makes it clear: listening, managing change, managing action, and managing feedback are central to being responsive(or agile if you prefer). Well done.
Erik Ableson.
jai pradeep: (Patni) I am supporting AGILE because i feel that a lot of time is wasted in the so called Six Sigma processes and if we could save our time and use it for adding value to the product. I feel that approximately, 20 percent of the time is wasted in documentation and another 20 percent wasted in reading documents. It would be better if someone could just show for 5 mins that this is what to be done instead of reading the document for some 8 hrs and yet not understanding it. The worst thing is trying to read the whole functionality before doing anything. Its hard for a person to understand the full functionality and from my experience, i found that its a waste of time to read the docs and all i learn is by doing it, right or wrong. when there are too many documents and too many places where they are found, its very easy for anyone to get lost in the maze of the knowledge documents just as anyone trying to search a topic on the web would get lost.
Kevlin Henney: (Curbralan)
Peter Svensson.
Nicolas Gosselin: Just regretting not having signed this one before! ;-)
Ellen Salisbury: (Yahoo!)
Mark Finley: (finley information Systems inc.) What can I say that hasn't been said better?
Loganathan Parthipan: (Virtusa)
Ahmet Urel.
Johan Witters.
Anthony C. Brewer.
Benoit Ouellet: ( Planning by two-week iterations has litterally changed our development perspective. What's most important for the customer is completely different from what's most important for the analyst. If you are still using MS Project for planning software development, think again: embrace change.
Ing. Ruben Carballo Macklis: I know RUP, CMM and other's, but that's burocracy, waste of my valueable time and resources. So simplicity it's the best way for good software.... A Crazy MEXICAN....
Agustin Gonzalez: (Townlake Software)
Jignesh Panchal: I totally agree with the Agile Manifesto. It is a very good and new concept in software developing world.
Aidy Rutter: Agility has improved my skills, knowledge and software that I have built and tested.
Mike Blake: ( This manifesto has helped focus my original passion for creating software. Software should make are lives easier not more complicated.
Uwe Hegemann: It is amazing to see how the people in our process build on the principles of the agile manifesto begin to deliver working software of real value that is driven by what seemed to have doomed out of our faces a long time ago: fun! It seemed to be a long, stony way (completely replacing an exiting old system - do i have to say more?) - but now, things rapidly become clearer to me, just like driving up a mountain on a foggy day and suddenly breaking through the blanket of clouds getting a perferct view around.
Scott Livingston.
Umer Uzair: (niit) i want to learn and practice Agile software development process as "Only the Change is Constant"
Dominique Plante: ( I believe that the underlying values of the agile manifest do in fact encourage producing better software than traditional approaches! I highly recommend everyone to try as much of Extreme Programming as possible - in particular Test Driven Design, Continuous Integration, Merciless Refactoring, Pair Programming are all *great* practices that should lead you to developing better code!
Chet Haibel: In medical devices, the FDA and other regulatory bodies have enshrined the "waterfall model" which assumes the requirements are known (or even knowable) before one starts to develop a product. This is a breath of fresh air to allow some reality and admit we learn as we go.
Jonas Ekstrom: (Sweden .NET User Group) When will they ever learn that time is the 4th dimension.
Eyal Ben Ze'ev: (IBM) "It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err." - Mahatma Gandhi.
Branko Jeremic.
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Bruce Hutfless.
Luca Botti: (Antlia srl) I think it is time for IT operators to deliver real value to our customers. I believe Agile methodology is the correct way to deliver.
Michael Branson.
Stanislav N. Samolenkov: (Enterprise Information Systems)
Flávio Leal de Siqueira.
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Karen Hackett: The ideas behind the Agile Manifesto strike a chord in most of us who have endured enough angst from failed projects despite our best efforts and felt the exuberance of successful projects.
Gino Marckx: (Xodiac) Focus on people, focus on a team. If the team is feeling good, the rest will follow... Do not dictate a way of working, let it emerge instead.
David Smalley: (Progressive)
Vivek Awasthi: (ISTS Worldwide Inc) We support and encourage the Agile development process. This is something that is practical for usage among real-world programmers, and can still maintain 'dignity' in the corporate world. Overall, agile is practical, and we would do all to help it's reach further.
Giovanni Caristi: (Vodafone Italy) Revolution, then evolution!
Darron Jennings: It's simply amazing how obvious this methodology is, and yet contrary to every management principal. Developers love it, customers love it. Managers and Executives WILL love it, eventually.
Jim Yarlett: (Thales) Bringing order from chaos!
Frank Peterson: This is the only way to fly.
Philip Bremner: (Visual SAP) The "Agile Methodology" is characterized by a pragmatic work ethic focussing on the customer and quality while respecting the synergy of a software team and the creativeness of a software developer. This methodology does not let the process rule the people.
David Batic: (Iskratel Ltd.) A thousand-mile journey begins with the first step and can only be taken one step at a time. -- An old saying
John Krol: (Square Mile consulting) my interest has been improving our own internal development methodology for applications. I think that agile methodologies have been good to keep in mind.
Paul W Woodman: To me this is the "one best" way to not only develop software or make any change.
Jim Watkins: (Texas Instruments) Jim has managed software projects for over 20 years and sees Agile principles and practices as the path to solving many fundamental problems with developing software.
Chris Patteson: (FedEx) I continue to nurture and encougrage Agile practices in both IT and "traditional" process worlds. As a degreed industrial engineer, I truly believe understanding the Human Factors (and constraints) behind delivering results on projects is key to improving and enhancing the delivery process.
Igor Dedough.
Jim Jones: (Tom Thumb Software) This is essentially the process I used on a NASA project 15 years ago. We even convinced the customer to have a representative at a desk near our desks so we could have close daily interaction.
James Caristi: (Valparaiso University) Nothing else makes any sense.
Dondy Bappedyanto: Agile development is the only way to make a piece of software that has good quality
Scott Worley: (Freelance Consultant) Agile Practitioner of various methods, depending upon the clients needs and screnario. Currently focusing on applying Scrum and MSF4 Agile/formal to Business process and project management outside of Software Development. Acting Mentor to various companies in US, Europe, Canada, Hongkong and Mainland China. Evangalizing Agile process in China, and anywhere else I go. Currently based in Shanghai, Frequent travel to HK, Beijing, Canada, US and UK. To be successful in Agile process eductaion, one has also to be agile in approach, knowing how to do Agile process is not enough, you have to become it!
Jun Du: (Atlantis Systems International, Inc.)
Thomas Quas: (Self-Employed) Most people do understand that planning life from baby-age to retirement is an impossible thing to do. Some people realize that life evolves in directions unpredicted with each decision made. A bunch of people recognized this is true for software, too. Hopefully, there will be more of those by the end of the day.
Mischa Christen: It is not perfect when you can not add anything, it is perfect when you can not leave out more. Perfekt ist es nicht wenn Du nichts mehr hinzufuegen kannst, sondern wenn Du nichts mehr weglassen kannst.
Rikk Carey: (plaxo) Been doing this for most of my career. Glad to find others that feel this way.
Stanislav Lisse: (VKK NVO) I am a beginner
Roy Osherove: (Team Agile) Thank you for making it all so clear and simple. There's a tough task ahead, but with courage, simplicity, feedback and communication we can accomplish anything. Israel is starting to realize this. We'll soon catch up.
Mituyoshi Kawabata: (Agileware) Test Driven Development is best!
Pere Villega: I support this, for SW sake :)
Abdel A Saleh: ( Its Agility not fragility. The act of moving forward while keeping your focus on the journey and constantly evaluating your path. Its not easy. I have never valued the words communication and feedback like I do now. Thank you.
Mark Van Tuyl: (Van Tuyl Software)
mark hesketh: (ip australia) I like the no-nonsense Agile Manifesto - it rings true with me most of the time.
Cédric Dupont: (SOPRA GROUP.)
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Bob Marshall: (Falling Blossoms) Capability development specialists, applying Agile principles to both Software Engineering and Enterprise Engineering alike. Experienced in harmonising Agile principles with e.g. RUP and CMMi.
Bill Wall: (Stonewall Software) To be agile is to evolve with the abilities of today's world. The software world is the most true of this concept.
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Joe Duncan: (Daugherty Business Solutions) Working on applying the principles if the Agile Manifesto to Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence.
David Kennedy: (Aspen Leaf Software) We should never lose sight of the fact that what we are trying to do as software developers is develop the right software at the right time, not produce documents that will be obsolute before we are finished writing them.
Jeff Winchell: ( My Inner Cartman says the manifesto should be retitled Getting to Duh: Realizing Humans Make Technology (not the other way around). Thank you to all of you making software soft and more wearable.
Uckun Emel: Thanks to the founders of human-oriented development.
FAYEN Daniel: (DFA) To be agile is to evolve with the changing world and, more important, to keep focus with the customer true needs. This no-nonsense approach should be spread over the community: both the (software) supplier and the user(the customer) should understand this approach is their best interest. Experienced in harmonising Agile principles with CMMI and PMI.
Karl Wilson: (Creative Technologists) I support the Agile Manifesto, because it makes sense. After two weeks into my study of agile methods, I am overwhelmed with the new directions and insight the book Agile Documentation, by Andreas Ruping is giving me. I am at the start of my business venture and am now at the documentation of the business and the last year’s hard work stage. The book and sequential learning’s have given my new hope in understanding what lays ahead of me, and the tools to manage and combat any further problems. For someone who suffers from dyslexia, but has no choose but to do the essential documentation themselves, I am amazed how easy my task has now become, and I do not say this lightly. Straight forward thinking equals straight forward solutions. Heaven. Agile thinking has removed many previous mental blocks, which other teachings have failed to do with dyslexics. Many thanks, Karl This book and method is worth every penny you could put in.
Jukka Lindstrom: Agile methodologies have changed the software industry a great deal more motivating to work in. Values of the Agile Manifesto place emphasis on bringing back the joy to projects while increasing productivity and satisfying customers.
Anthony Morenas: Hi All! Hands-on with projects since 1991 - was pleasantly surprise to find that the way that we practiced business - now had a name :-D Have evolved with the industry|technology since and still do - but some things do not change - Happy Customers for one! Fully believe|support this method that employs practical|common-sense approach to development!!! Cheers! ±
Theron James: (Common Technologies, Inc) We at Common Technologies are true believes in constantly and persistently finding better ways to create software and systems. Agile Development is one of those new ways. We are proud to use and support such a awesome method.
Jeff Oberlander: (Vykor)
Andrew P. Ho: (Medgistics)
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Alexander Gribanov: (IT-Studio) It's cool to deliver to customers what they really need in a way that really suits end-users and business
Özgür Yoðurtçu: (VeriPark) My favourite; "Simplicity--the art of maximizing the amount of work not done--is essential.".
Peter Misak: (Comarch s.r.o)
Marcelo Lúcio da Silva: (Pgcon Consulting, BRAZIL) Down with the Torpid Methods!!
Oliver Searle-Barnes: (Nutshell Development)
Ramprasath K: SIR, i am a student of computer science and engineering(B.E).i am an indian studying in india. i am very much interested to develope softwares and i wish to take it as my carear.
Dion Hinchcliffe: (Sphere of Influence) I am pleased to support the agile manifesto. Developing great software is one of the important ways that civilization moves forward. Solving the problems that prevent us from delivering great software is critical for our industry to move forward.
Jenny Smith.
Henning Wolf: (it-agile GmbH)
David Romine: (AgileThought)
Shaoshuai Shi: (School of Software,Tsinghua University, Peking, China) I am an agile software developer.
Richard: (Craesol) Breath of fresh air as I see failing project managers dissapear into the abyss under a sea of paperwork. Given the levels of business change that we are dealing with today, the Agile is increasingly relevant, and potentially moves us towards a more transparent working environment.
Javier Fernández Mejuto: (Telefónica I+D) Software development must change. The traditional methodologies don't work in the real world, where they have proved to be inefficient in terms of time and money. Now we have an alternative at our hand.
Dave Draggon: (Intel)
Fernando Rincon: (Open Systems Development - OSD) Our experience has taught us to believe not blindly in fantasy methodologies, considering them stiff, bureaucratic and little effective, but more well doing with open mind to find the real requests and the pragmatic solution.
Ryan Peterson: (Creek Systems) My organizatoin has been implementing Agile development practices within large organizations for years. The results prove the methods. I always ask my clients how do they measure success. If the answer is working production software that produces measurable business cost savings, then the Agile processes are for you. If the answer is the thickness of the documentation folder, then stick to a big "M" methodology. My organization has the proof to backup the claims, and we've proved it in the real world for numerous clients. The software is produced on target, but more importantly the group dynamics and culture produced are staggering. I've never seen a more tight nit, cohesive development team then the agile team.
Christopher J Taylor: (Infogenic Systems)
Rich Greene: (InSource)
Bernard Fraenkel: Agile works
Sudev Mukherjee: (Sapient Inc) Agile methodology is for the developers, of the developers and by the developers. It is great to know that industry recognizing the value of having working software over rims of paper. I wish more and more people recon the value of it and the whole industry get benefited from this approach of software development. Thank you all.
Francisco Uribe: (Universidad de Chile)
Dr. Ernest Wallmueller: (Qualität & Informatik, Switzeland) People make processes. People are the key factor. Who communicates, wins.
Emilio: I totally agree on the principles behind the Manifesto. Only one doubt about documentation: also working software needs essential documentation.
Igor Kavilovich: ( Corp.) We support The Manifesto for Agile Software Development.
Pollyanna Pixton: (Evolutionary Systems)
Steven Shaw: (
John McKay: (McKay Software Services Ltd) I am in favour of precise communication between people and moving away from techical jargon and buzzwords. I also support incremenetal development. AGILE seems to help me to work along these lines
Graham Mingst: (JPMC Chase)
Niranjan Sarade: Very good motive
Andrew Marks: (ResultMedia) Currently looking at overhalling the software process at work and the insights and direction I have recieved from researching Agile methods have been a tremendous help.
Graciela E. Mardones: (Universidad de Viña del Mar)
David Winn, M.D.: (e-MDs) We are developers of electronic health records. We espouse an egalitarian philosophy of building great software in scope of function and ease of use and thru this process creating tremendous value. We share certain intellectual property components with the Open Source commuity in the hopes of spurring electronic health record adoption. Should we succeed in accelerating adoption of this proven life saving technology, then that success will be our ultimate reward.
Madhusudhan Gattani: (iP3 Systems Ltd)
Pete Skaarup: Computers should work the way people want them to work.
Eric Anderson: (Magic Hat Technologies, LLC)
Rohit Regonayak: ( ) adopts a personal flavour of the “Agile Methodologies” which enables us to keep our eye on the ball at all times. Traditional development models fail consistently fail when customers are required to expend energy and resources on the processes, negotiations, effort estimates, documentation etc. instead of expending energy solving the issues at hand. The Trellisys way strives to find a balance between investing resources in processes and documentation which are essential in their own right and investing in productive time creating and adapting software. At, we understand that this is a fine balance to maintain and needs to be re-evaluated during various phases of development. With each customer a unique balance of resource optimization should to be reached. development teams keep pace with the aggressive business plans of our customers. We are continuously improving methods of software development by experimenting and helping others experiment. So here goes... "I support the Agile Manifesto"
Peter Sommerlad: (HSR Rapperswil)
Florin Marcus: (Gebsoft)
Helen Chesterman: (UBS)
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Akko Groenhof: (inspirIT consultants b.v.)
Pinaki Poddar.
Yury Lapis: (QA Guys Inc.) As a QA Director/Manager I always try to ensure that all strategic goals are achieved in a timely manner, while resources allocated to the project are used effectively and cost-efficiently. I ‘silently’ use Agile principles for many years. It is great that they are published now.
Ariel Erlijman: ( Extreme Programming and Agile Development are a natural evolution in software design. Continous Integration, Unit Testing and Refactoring are key elements in my daily work. I no longer accept any kind of work unless I can deliver and change priorities in a weekly or bi-weekly fashion. Iterations are also a must. Keep going with this effort.
Tricia Cherrington Ratliff: (CCPace)
Carlos Juan Martín Pérez: (University of El Salvador)
Christian Orellana.
Adam Sosnowski.
Emilio Suarez: ( Everything for building better code, faster... And completely stand behind the people who wrote the Manifesto... way to go!
Mark Clerget: (Consultants Guild) I continue to look for new and creative ways to be successful by implementing Agile principles in both private and public sectors. I'm all about project success and quite honestly, who can argue with success. Success is good for me and good for my customers. The diplomatic challenge is to help customer understand Agile and convince them that Agile is going to make them the most successful. If you would like to swap success stories on implementing Agile in private industry, local government or federal government, lets talk!
Jason Cohen: This is simple and extremely effective. The old world of large bloated projects is dead in my opinion.
Surendranath Mohanty.
Gunjan Doshi: (Instrumental Services Inc.)
Michael M. Butler.
Michael Leeds: (VersionOne) The results from agile development speak for themselves. Expanding the value over time will continue to demonstrate the impact of agile development.
Bas Vodde: (Nokia) Always forgot signing this. Finally!! Agile development is the way forward!
Karianne Berg: (University of Bergen, Norway) I strongly support the use of agile methodologies, after learning the limitations of waterfall methodologies the hard way.
Manoj Khanna: (Dextrus Prosoft)
Franco Rinaudo: I completely endorse your vision. It happens that it was the one I applied to projects I was responsible for and the motivation of the people involved was always very high and a major factor of success !!!!
Rob Bird: Truly the only way to develop the wise way.
Daniel Larson: (Portal Builder)
Silex Cubed, Inc.: (Software Development Company)
Bala: (University of Houston)
James Wheeler: (SmartArrays, Inc) The pleasant thing about this document, apart from its brevity, is that it affirms my own experience in what makes software projects successful.
Peter J. Rogers.
Sebastian Richter: I use these principles now since 6 years and they work!!! Try it!!!
Linda Larrivee: (Ultimate Software)
Kelley Johnston: There's no substitute for talking with people. I've been developing software since 1970. Competent software development has ever been there, along with instances of overweight process- and documentation-driven development. Today's iteration of the former is called Agile Software Development. I've never seen an instance where paying attention to, and reacting quickly to the customer's needs has failed to impress. Conversely, I've never seen an instance of overly process and documentation-driven software that has. I'm glad to put my name to this.
Ali A.Rad: (ChistaSG)
Yaroslav German: (AG) I think it's technology which works.
Richard A. Nichols: (RANWare)
Sudu Sankaran: (Hewlett Packard)
Albert Topitz: (IMAGE Kommunikationsdesign GmbH) We are offering communications design to our clients. How else could that be achieved than by communication with our customers throughout the entire work process? Your approach is the only approach that makes sense in our area of business!
Benjamin F. Lund: (BellCom Open Source)
Stefan A. Sainiuc: Working software over comprehensive documentation is what I support most.
David Corbett: This is a breath of fresh air. After more than 20 years developing software - the manifesto just feels right to me. Many of us have used these ideas surreptitiously. It's great to see them now being articulated and debated.
Ning Yan: Believe that agile has the true values toward solving software engineering puzzles.
Régis Baccaro: (KMD a/s) Process to the people !
Michael O'Brien: (Mbedthis Software) Mbedthis Software develops embedded web server platforms and solutions and has used Agile processes with great success. Combined with open source software, Agile is an excellent encapsulation of many practices that we have believed in for many years. We are delighted to add our support
Stephen Peront: (Xinnovation, Inc.) I have lived these principals since early in my career.
Chris McKinstry: (Mindpixel)
Jeffrey P. Vasquez: (Dagmar Ate Tokyo)
subramaniam Ramanathan: ( I have gone through the agile principles and completely accpect the principles, which is ture and same witnessed in my whole carrer.
Hans Graf: (HIS Consultants) This is the most important initiative in the ara of software development ever.
Victor Shalnyev: (NIX Solutions Ltd.) From my practice I see now that agility is the best concept for doing anything and not only for software development. It's time now to migrate from heavy and clumsy archaic methodologies to lightweight and agile ones because we are people which help people to do their business as people.
Lasse Koskela: (Accenture) I just realized that I had never signed this manifesto myself. I definitely subscribe to the values of the agile manifesto.
Daniel Quirino Oliveira: (USP)
Harish Raghavendra: ( Agile programming is a breath of fresh air to the slow and procedure driven programming for completion of projects. I definitely want to follow and adopt it to my style.
Julias Shaw: (ThoughtWorks)
Bill Knapp: (Technology Servants)
Praveen Reddy1.
Jawwad Farooqi: (Techno Beavers Limited) These 12 "commandments" speak for themselves. I don't see any two ways about it.
Kai Virkki: (Efecte) The agile manifesto has really put into words the thoughts about software development I've had in my mind for a long time. It's great to see that agile methods are gaining popularity also in Europe these days!
Jay Jackson: ( To live and die by.
Scott Delcore: (SAIC)
Anil Pathak: (Penumbra pvt ltd) :-)
Joseph Butson: ( It's an attitude! It's about people! It's about time! For too long, too much effort and money have been squandred chasing the next best thing. A more transparent, honest and democratic approach to software solutions does not yet exist. If it isn't an agile approach, don't even bother.
Craig Kaucher.
Vlad Lubarda: (Sybari Software)
Pascal Rulfi: (Windsoft sa)
Shyam Jandhyala: (Sundaram Infotech Solutions)
Amaury Pinto de Castro Monteiro Junior: (Companhia de Sistemas)
Joseph C. Fung: (
Jason Chen: (National Central Univ. Taiwan) I support the agile manifesto from the bottom of my heart. As a matter of fact, I have developed an agile method of my own based on extreme programming. The method is to be taught in the freshman class here in Taiwan. Through the education, I believe that we can make a better software industry - and a better tomorrow for us all.
Marek Fiala, MAF: (LCS International a.s.) As the System Architect of LCS Noris Information System. I follow the Agile Manifesto and I fully prefer good agile practices.
Jon Egil Strand: Software professional (MSc), Oslo. Database, web-application, datamining and statistical learning.
Vance McCorkle: I've converted from waterfall to swine. Be it fad or new religious zeal, applying Agile Software development techniques along with SCRUM, has brought about resounding success to our org.
Melissa Appleby.
Nikolay Kolev: (Portellus, Inc.) The only way to bring future closer.
Luri Darmawan: (KIOSS Project) At each milestone, we enhance and refine the software based on feedback and input, stakeholders and developers -- along with the results of testing and diagnostics code. This approach results in better end products that adapt to changing specifications and meet overall expectations.
Claude Monnard: (windsoft sa) After reading Kent Beck's "XP explained", all I wished was to try XP... Now we tried it for some projects, that were all successful. Agile methods are a great and valuable way to develop good software !!
fadil Boudjenane: (Algeria - France) Agile Methodologies is a step in the right direction to face the IT demands --> agility. I personally experienced two offshore projects using a methodology inspired from Agile Software Development and RUP. The both of them were a success project.
Anton Dimov.
James Johnson: (Xerox Information Management)
Brijesh Choubey: (Indigo Architects) I support the Agile Manifesto as in current world where time to market is critical and had maximum influence in any project development lyfe cycle. I myself has worked on such project and i feel its one of the better methodology of software development.
Marco Paone: (Government) I think this the future of sw development processes
Ace Jones: Rock on!
ILVER ANACHE PUPO: (Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicada (UPC)) It´s a right approach to focus in constructing and delivering the right software in an agile way to the customers
Andrew Gause: (WDS) Clearly, agile is the most sensible approach to efficient software production today.
Demetrius Nunes: (Interface TI Ltd) Agile is the way to deliver good software if you're smart and nimble.
Steve Henderson: (Acxiom)
Jonathan Roberts.
Jeyakrishnan Ramakumar.
Gabriel Gasparolo.
Medhat Helmy: (Protegra Technology Group) According to Plato’s Republic, everyone in the state should be responsible for decisions taken. Although everyone should participate, the ones who rule are the philosophers. And by "philosopher" Plato meant someone who is a lover and searcher for wisdom but he knows he will never reach it. That's exactly what the agile methodology tells us. Every team member is responsible for the delivery of the project; everyone should be very dynamic and continue improving the solution, the team and even the process itself. The methodology focuses on the fact that there is no absolute solution for all problems. No process is the best suite for all projects. Every project is different because of different clients, teams, technologies, domains etc. To me the word "Agile" in software is synonymous to the word "Wise" in life.
DUMOULIN Michel: (OTIS) Project Manager - France
Luciano Passuello: (Simplus Projetos e Tecnologia)
Oliver Irlam: Whether developing software, or designing systems and network architecture, simplicity and collaboration have always resulted in success. I am proud to add my name to the list of signatories to the Agile Manifesto.
Emilio Costa Giomi: (IBM) Change is possible!
Ray Schweighofer: (LiquidHub, Inc.) Agile Approaches work hand-in-hand with Service Oriented Architectures toward the continuous improvement of IT Economics.
Ted Gaunt.
Nathan Cornillon.
Clifford Johnstun: (Silver Star Consulting) Finally a concise statement of software development principles that makes sense. Having just survived a SEI CMM Level 3 DOD project (Nightmare), I'm pleased to see that others share my disgust with those who put process ahead of everything else.
David Griffiths: (Leicestershire County Council) Agile methods affirm that principle precedes process and that the true value of an organization is in the interactions of its people.
John Weathington: (Xlint Software Consulting, Inc.) Embracing change is probably the single most important lesson any software development professional can learn. Agile methodologies are the most responsible way to develop software solutions -- period.
Duane Blanchard: (dlb Linguistic Services)
Gene Pope.
Martin Salias: ( Agile principles embody and make clear the practice of what I've doing (or trying to do) over more than twenty year as a developer and team leader.
Mary S. Marrero: Excellent!
Jere Krischel: (KPIT) The funniest thing about this is that any project that truly succeeds is using agile methodologies, even if they're not calling it out.
Rana Singh: (Global Softech, Inc.) Agile Software development has been found to work best for the innovative companies particularly startups.
Darren Scarfe: (VI Engineering Inc.)
Arvind W. Kiwelekar: (IIT-Bombay)
Francis Shanahan: ( Recognizing that software engineering as a skill and in some cases an art and not a commodity.
Ravi Shanker: I have been practicing the Agile way of developing applications and products and have found it to be very effective. Although it becomes frustrating for my team to accept changes but following organizational goals we have to do it. I am able to deliver large projects in the shortest time possible with scarciest of resources by this method.
Mohammed Seyam: (Faculty of Computers & Informatics) I'm writing my Master thesis on "Agile methodologies in IS Development". It'll be great if i can find help from you.
Mark Pettit: The agile manifesto is great set of principles that can help us as developers, architects and project managers, meet the challenge of delivering software to constantly evolving requirements. From this point on, we need to consider how to build systems, that once deployed can also embrace constant evolution.
Klaus Merx: Muehlhausen (Kraichgau), Germany
Atul Kamat: (Visionael Corporation)
Michael James: (ScrumWorks) We subscribe to these values at our own company and those we advise.
Jim Kaupanger: (Facilitation Enterprises)
Sunil Kejariwal: (SoftwareWorkshop.Net) The Manifesto says it all. In the world of software so much is being made of Processes and Tools - this Manifesto is a refreshing change. Not surprisingly, thats what's working for us and our clients. Treat your customers as your collaborators, treat change as fundamental to software evolution - from concept to delivery, and you have a winning picture.
Eric Sedor: (Blue Collar Objects) I first experienced XP in (approx) 1986 working in a large consulting group on a Smalltalk engagement. Ward Cunningham and Alistair Cockburn were involved as project coaches & mentors so I had a chance to hear many of their ideas first hand. At the time, I believed that these techniques would be universally accepted quickly. Much to my surprise, BDUF waterfall engagements continue to be commonplace for very large projects and with large consulting groups. At this point, there are many developers and architects on board but still few project managers. Project Managers can accept continuous software integration and working software as the primary measure of technical progress. However, Project Managers cling to the BDUF waterfall (via early spec lockup & change control) as a technique to manage the client (not the technology) ... to state the obvious, if every little spec change has potential additional costs to the client, the clients will pay more attention to protect their wallet ... project managers know how to use this lever & don't know how proceed without it. As a practical matter, most of the time, this stuff is in the contract. AGILE has advanced to the point were there is a sustainable mass of technical folks on board & there are plenty of willing customers, but still not enough project managers. BDUF will always exist but now, so will AGILE! However, we need to more project managers; they need to see a way to manage (in an AGILE environment) many (client’s) very human tendency to never decide anything until the absolutely last minute. Great progress! Any ideas?
ganes: (Rynet Cipta Tenology good job keep it stick together team
Kyle Gabhart: (Gabhart Communications) I have found tremendous value for myself and my customers by employing agile methodologies. I look forward to the continued development and refinement of our trade.
Suresh Jeyakumar: (KenPeople Technology Pvt Ltd)
Neil Henry: (TheraSense, Inc.) Delighted to find a community of like-minded operating folks. I have defined and implemented many of these principals from the Product management/Definition side with success across IP Networking systems, eCommence Platforms & Services and Medical Devices.
John King: (Raytheon) Quite simply - it works!
Brian Egge.
David Laffineuse: (Bosch Security Sytems, Inc.)
Cicil K Abraham: I very much support agile manifesto . I think requirement changes in later stage of development is to deal more with human chemistry than processes .
Lassi Immonen: These principles I will keep in high value.
Thomas Krantz.
Korki Whitaker.
Pablo Cipriani: (TEDINCA)
Kwan Tan: Have been working with a modified version of eXtreme programming methodology in the last three years. The software development environment is evolving and people are also changed in a positive way. During the improvement phases, many difficulties bubble up reflected from company acquisition impacts (3 times in 5 years), the outcome and learning experiences are still very valuable and many funs. The agile manifesto does describe majority of the high values that I have experienced with. One thing to continue learning about is how to manage a required front design first software development step (like architecture). It may be hard but doable given existing and currently technology.
Marcin Zduniak: (Zduniak IT Group)
David Johnson: (Dimensional Control Systems) Our development team has been following these principals for some time and I am glad to see others agree.
Andrei Maxim: (
Pranav Kumar: I really liked the concept of the development process. It makes out the best from an indivisual and adds value to ones picture.
Gibson Chimukoko.
James Billingham: (IBM) I have worked on many large dev projects and its always the change introduced late into the development cycle that causes the most pain. Any manifesto that fosters the efficent handling of change sounds good to me! On the question of communication a more intelligent person than me said - 'Communication is only possible between equals' - technical people who create a 'guru' aura and refuse to work in a team only hinder a project (apart from the odd time when they answer an obscure technical question, although they never tell anyone where they got the information from ;-)).
John Wagner: (AgileThought) The people who sponsor/fund software development projects already believe strongly in these principles. They want to be more involved in the development process. They want to see working software early and often. Now we just need to convince the "old school" IT manager types to let go of their waterfall workplans and let the developers and the business sponsors create great software together, iteratively. Embrace Change!
Yeradis P. Barbosa Marrero: (Y-Soft) Cuban programmer
Conch Chow (Shankhabrata Chowdhury): (SIEMENS)
Harsh Thakar.
Alberto Corona: (ObjectWave Corp.) At ObjectWave we believe and promote the Agile aproach to software development: - Simplicity - Deliver frequently - Respond to changes - Work with motivated individuals - Customer collaboration - Meet the customer needs
Catalin Hritcu: ("Al. I. Cuza" Univ. of Iasi)
walter Idem: I am a Java programmer who would like to harness my skills to higher advantage.
John Gordos: I agree completely! We've become lost in process, and consequently, that drives up prices, and devalues individual skills.
Ram Dongre.
Buks Hanekom: (Kwikpay)
Jeff Brown: (
Kiran Kaukuntla: ( I strongly support and believe in agile process.
Michael Scudiero: Amen.
Paul Guyer: This is how it ought to be done!
John Kavanagh: From structured code to structured design, from structured analysis to Information Engineering, from Ed Yourdon to Tom Demarco, from James Martin to Clive Finkelstein, from JAD to RAD to XP. Where will it end?
Dan Schrimpsher: (Applied Data Trends) I use it. I love it. It has made my coding more productive, more fun, and easier to upgrade
André Lara de Moraes.
Andres Calviño: (TCS) I find very interesting the fact that for me these statements are the only reason that make software development a funny thing to do.
Arvind Handu: (Datavibes, inc.)
Narayana.D: ( Delightful to find a methodology which simple and robust.
Frank H. Ritz: (Software Engineering Ritz) Agile methods are less about software construction or software engineering and more about humans working together and communicating. Effectiveness - do the right things; Efficiency - do things right. No matter what field you're in, there's something to learn here.
saad rehmani: TDD delivers results.
Steven Bonacorsi: (George Group) I am a Senior Consultant and Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma. I have been propoting Agility practices for the past 2 years. I have learned that the Lean Six Sigma Quality tools (vs. the methodology) can be very useful in helping teams learn how to conduct VOC (Voice of the Customer) and VOB (Voice of the Business) requirements. Other tools that have been very useful have been FMEA (Risk Analysis), Pugh Matrix (Solution Selection Criteria tool), and QFD (Quality Functional Deployment) in prioritizing critical customer requirements.
Rodrigo Falcó: Im convinced that agile methodologies are the best approach for developing quality software(functional, in time & budget, simpler to use/mantain)
Mylene Trasmanas.
Rob Machin: (Concise) As an industry we always seem to make the same mistakes. And so many software programmes still seem to slip into “Waterfall” practices and the same old difficulties. There is no silver bullet… However, by adopting and applying the practices outlined in the Agile Manifesto, particularly: - Collaborative working (proximity and involvement) - Clear prioritisation - Visual modelling - Rapid & iterative working practices - Clarity on what we are doing and change control - Best use of Tools and tool best practices - Linking scope & features to cost & value We can deliver a step change in our project success ratio
Vinod Panicker: (Wipro technologies)
Ajit Dubey: (
David Chiang: (Avenue A | Razorfish) Utilizing Agile has completely changed the way our clients have delivered their own internal projects. As a team, we have been able to consistently over-deliver on our inital committments throughout all our projects. Our clients have been able to embrace the rewards and grow as an internal organization after working with us. This has aided our recognization with the client as a true partner.
Sam Owen: (ThoughtWorks)
Markus Hjort.
Robert Moskal: (Most Media) The manifesto describes the attitude and practices that make for successful software development. Take it to heart or learn through bitter experience!
Dave Waterworth: (Richards Bay Coal Terminal) It's refreshing to find a voice for the principles I've tried to live up to in my development career. I find that technology is too often chosen as the vehicle with which to drive the process, rather than the reverse, which should be the case. Developers need to deliver the simplest and most appropriate solutions to the customers' functional requirements.
Coray Seifert: (Large Animal Games) Great community you guys have here. Keep up the great work!
Cindy Sanders: (Novell, Inc.)
Deven Tolia: (ThoughtWorks India) I have practically zero experience in the IT Industry, in fact I am still in college.However, I have gone through training in Agile and XP methods, and that coupled with my reading has enhanced my confidence in these. The most important feature is the lack of bureaucracy.If this is ever compromised on, I fear that we will lose our effectiveness.
Shashi K. Sopirala: (Software Imaging Ltd) Best practice to deliver fast and effective project. Agile is great to apply in to small companies. I support Agile development. Works out great.
Guy Rutter: (Fabsec Ltd) The principles embodied by the agile philosophy are so natural when you work with them you realise this is the only way. Adopting the agile pholosophy as I set up the software development department for Fabsec transformed their experience of software development from one of late delivery and poor quality to one of timely delivery with greater than expected functionality.
Mario Gleichmann: (MG Informatik) 'Process' is derived from lat. 'procedere', which means to move forward to a designated goal. Thanks for showing us such important values, which could guide us to a right, clear direction of software development........ (I also appreciate: common sense over stereotype, personal responsibility over management, trust over supervision)
Mohammed Ansari: (ClearBrain Inc.)
Gabriela Martinez: (Universidad TecMilenio) I, as a software development and project management teacher, find sometimes difficult to try to explain to my students that they must "follow" a plan and requirements, when I know from experience, that most of the times what you once analyzed is no loger accurate, because of organization changes.
Ravindra: I am understanding Agile methodology and impressed about results seen by many. I have been using traditional development processes , now I look forward to change and embrace change...
Joel Montijo: (Little Duck Solutions) Im co-owner of a new Software Co. We are just seven member's in the organization but, we support the Agile Software Development. I go to Academy Groups around my comunity for talking about the benefits of the Agile Software. Im just a rookie in the ASD, but i can make the diference.
Masa K Maeda.
David Chilcott: (Outformations, Inc.) Agile collaborative design and development is simply more effective.
Antonio Reyes: I completely agree on the principles mentioned here. In fact, I have been uncovering and practicing these principles since I got hired by my company Norand Corporation, now Intermec Technologies, which is a leader technology provider for automatic data collection & identification projects. I work in the area of software developing & maintenance, and it is a fact that we are involved in a very competitive environment, working all around the Latinamerican market, and that we must drive our projects very agile, otherwise our clients are not going to take decisions on our favour
Janete Pereira do Amaral: (Faculdade 7 de Setembro)
Paul de Vries: (The Hague University) Good initiative the Manifesto! With AM a students quarter falls 10 times faster.
Scot Weber.
Rob Park: Agile processes are invaluable for producing better software. Agile makes sense and it's fun.
Shubham Nagar: (InfoAxon Technologies UK Limited) We have been using Agile methodologies successfully with our Projects. Its nice to see a formal charter to support the methodology.
Vincent Mulkowsky: Keeping it simple...
Luis Melo: (FINIBANCO)
Philipp Schumann: (mokka'logic Interactive)
Kaustabh Debbarman: (Nokia) Its all about common sense!
Markus W. Schneider-Kettiger: (Woodpecker AG) There is so much to do that we can't afford to lose time with bureaucracy. We have to change our way of thinking "wiki wiki" or mankind will disappear...
Cory Foy: (
Joseph Pelrine: (MetaProg GmbH) There's agile, and then there's Agile. We were here first!
Darin Archer: ( It does not take 6 months and millions of dollars to build systems.
David Wylie: (SolutionsIQ)
Bhushan Buchade: (AG Technologies)
Wolfgang Richter: I am currently (2004-?) writing a doctoral thesis about the relation between project management and agile software development methods. The work is based on my experience in participating and managing IT projects during the last 7 years. In my opinion the Manifesto describes the best, what software development is all about. Being flexible is one of the most important attributes of either an individual or a whole project.
David Parry: ( Pick right tool right Job
Rebecca Wirfs-Brock: (Wirfs-Brock Associates)
Scott Goodin: (CP Ships)
Marilson Campos - VP of Technology: (JP Morgan) Excellent way to provide structure without compromising innovation.
Morten Mertner: (
William A. Flynn.
Paul C. Anagnostopoulos: (Windfall Software) Eschew the "when in doubt, work on the process" software development methodology.
MUSTAFA ESER: perfect realistic
Gabriel Ciuloaica: (Intellisync) Hi, I'm in a learning and experiment period. I'm working to integrate the process in my team.
Tim Purcell: (Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services)
Jörg Kiefer: (objctive-partner)
Edmond Meinfelder: The argument for Agile is obvious to any software developer who has or is suffering a dysfunctional development culture. How to transform an organization's culture is the problem. Suggestions are welcome.
Måns Sandström: (Dynabyte AB)
Clarke Ching: (
Jan Snauwaert: (Information Quality Consulting) The quality of the (software) development - in ALL its aspects - seems a bit lacking to me in the Agile Manifesto, that, otherwise, I find very meaningful and intelligent.
Zeeshan Azam: (University of Leicester United Kingdom) I really appreciate the activities of Agile software developments,and i'm supporting its manifesto . i also want to develop new and useful software which are more powerful and userfriendly than ever. As i'm doing my Master of science in Advanced software engineering from University of Leicester in United Kingdom.The teachings of this university is excellent than any of the university in the world. thanks.
Lisandro: I'm interesting about taking more knowledge in this king of work. I'm administering some projects, but I want to know another methodology. Thanks a lot.
James Bergman: (SEGH Corporation) I have been a software developer for and now architect for over 25 years. I started on PDP-11's writing assembly code, moved up through Fortran and C then C++. Most if not all of my past projects have been at banks. The applications were developed using a form of Agile development methodology where we communicate face-to-face on aspects of design and development. Documentation was always produced, in parallel, using technical writers. First and foremost was always the delivery of a high-quality product (mostly for selfish reasons since none of us like production support roles). Recently the edict is documentation before development. The reason this has become some important is that since many of the development tasks are performed overseas with low priced labor. You always get what you pay for. In my experience, if its not spelled out on paper for these overseas developers, it will not be done. A recent experience proved this point. Error checking was not performed because it wasn't spelled out in the documents. Agile is awesome!
Alex Black: (the turing studio, inc.) We adhere to the sense of these documents for all of our client and internal projects. We've naturally found through experience that most if not all of these concepts are correct.
Joakim Holm: (Valtech AB) Valtech (Software consultancy) in Sweden uses agile software development as a company standard from now on. Keep fuelling the agile movement people!
Jorge L Mejia.
Alessio Saltarin: (
Luis C. Uribe: ( I couldn't agree more with the manifesto. Cut the red tape. It is really an acceptance that the usefulness of documentation has a limit and it always misses a large number of items that are only discovered during the development process. Agility and interaction with the user is what is needed, not increased processes, pre-development documentation and contract negotiation.
Ben Arledge: (
Mohamed Shamri Ahafurdeen: (Informatics Group) With the rapid changing of Softwrae and Technology i assume that the Agile methodology would work. This method more focus on Customrs needs in a little time scale(Time boxing).So i personnaly prefer AGILE.....
sisira: (RetailIT) I am interested in better analysis and design techniques with new ease of work
Leonel Auilo Espinosa: (PETROBRAS)
Eduardo Jose´Dorantes Becerra: (sigma tao software) Excellent methodology
Andreja Jarcevski: I'm a BSc in Computer Science candidate, and I've come to greatly appreciate the Agile Manifesto.
Marcello Pepe: (Tasker - Process, Project and Tasks Management) Every effort to bring more quality and more agility to software (and any project) development is also our main value.
Udita Singh: (Tekcno Creations Ltd.) Most reliable , realistic approach in today's World.
Dom Foulsham: (BrandTheory Ltd.) Customer driven performance and benefits over programmer objectives with people and relationships as the real objects of OOPS. Dom Foulsham Projects Director BrandTheory Ltd.
John Gómez (Colombia).
Mohamed Farouk Sherefudheen: Perfect
Khairuddin Azizi Mohammad: (King's College London) I support Agile Manifesto
Jesús David Cardona: (
Marjie Carmen: I've implemented many aspects of XP in previous companies with great and enduring success! Please add me to the list of people who support and believe in the Agile Manifesto.
harsha: (ckg group)
Sanjay: Agile/Effective Communication, Modeling & Development needs to be promulgated and practiced everywhere for the right reasons. They provide value to customers.
William E. SAM.
Diego Olivera: I think the code is better than the exhaustive documentation... code is the most real documentation!
Paul McKee: (Applied Minds) We fully support Agile Software Development. Furthermore, we see the application of semantic anf reasoning technologies applications to be beneficial to the agile processes by allowing change in business requirements to be rapidly reflected in software solutions.
Steve Moore.
Horst Fischer.
Liu Yan: (ICM China)
James Andrews: (Re-Cog) Good pragmatic principles for problem solving and delivering solutions. :)
Ramona Greenstein: I feel like I have just signed the 21st century's equivalent to the Declaration of Independence. Here's to more trust, interaction and collaborative software that works and carries us through the "age of information".
Prashant Shetty: (Hewlett Packard) Programming is an art & not a process. We need more such initiatives.
Charles Haines: (Bechtel Nevada)
luis pauperio: (I2S )
Michael Soby: Important process I want to be better at for company support and success
Paul Barry: Finally: the introduction of some sanity into the business of software development!
Barýþ Gökberi.
Srinivas Rowdur: (Cognizant Technology Solutions) I am working on agile for the last 3 months and I am very impressed by it. My client and my company are immensly benifited from it and I hope more people follow this new methodology to create better software
Anders Wilhelm: (ERWE) Agile for all Remedy developers!
Jason Edleman: (
Chris Tun: (SolidKode Solutions)
Django Bliss: (BlissTek) I wish more people in software took this kind of development to heart. Here's hoping more developers and organizations do in the future.
Marco Cardoso: Excellent approach. Keep up the great work.
Alexander John Batyi: (BuxCom.Net) I have have had a project manager refuse to let me speak directly to a customers technical people while the customer was preventing their techs from speaking directly to myself thus postponing a successful integration into the customers system for months. I could go on for pages about documentation, hard clad software specs., isolation environments, and various cart before the horse requirements. But the biggest advantage I have seen due to an Agile environment is a better product resulting from ideas passed back and forth between the customer and the coding team. Not creeping featurism, but little details either from the customers experience with the product or the coders experience with similar human interfaces and such. I fully support the promotion of these concepts as explained in the Agile Manifesto.
Philippe Back: (High Octane SPRL) Processes and tools are important to serve individuals and interactions; Working software delivers value, documentation helps the next team; Customer collaboration over contract negociation but contract must exist; Responding to change because nobody can think about everything up front.
Jurij Orehar: (PS Merctor, d.d.)
Jason Fried: (37signals)
Tristen Langley.
Magnus Månsson.
Jonathan Cook: (Valtech) In the UK, Valtech represent an oasis of people that believe in Agile and deliver against it's principles daily. Tel: 020 7014 0842
Ibrahim Uludag: (
Ian Brandt: ( I've been a proponent of Agile Development since I read the first edition of Extreme Programming Explained by Kent Beck in late 1999. The methodology struck a deep chord with me, and I've been happy to witness its growing acceptence over the years since. Here's to working smart!
Srinivas B T: Fantastic concept of making the client and developer interact intimately!
Bob Costello: (cgi-ams)
Kiran Jonnalagadda: (Seacrow) I have no previous experience with the Agile process (though I've been aware of it). I happened to find this site today, and your four points make a lot of sense with what I've observed in working with teams.
Lasse Lilja: (Within) Nice that emergent facts experienced by all true experts are given a name to preach about
Tara Simpson: (Instil Software Ltd) Have we finally got over the early adopter stage of agile development? I certainly hope so, but I fear that too many organisations continue to waste too much money, time and energy valuing the right hand side over the left. And many of those that do, are lead by people who are not today, nor have they ever been, practioners of the craft - if they were, then surely they would have the common sense to listen to those who speak most eloquently for the rest of us.
Michal Safranek.
A Aravind: (HCL Technologies) I have been involved in building teams and running projects. I have used most of these principles that are listed as 'agile' Great to see people get together to push people over process in this time of getting CMM or ISO certifications. Good job on putting some of those team interactions into concise writing.
Robert Stone: These are wonderful concepts! I hope that more people view this and that it catches on in the development community. Cheers! Robert T. Stone.
Sebastien Guimont: This is the way we should develop software in the 21st century.
Xavier Escudero Sabadell: (Opentrends)
Anders Lentell: (Dynabyte AB)
Nikhil V. Kapre.
Juan Pablo Martínez: (Juan Pablo Martínez)
Phillip Calçado Vilar de Souza: (
Taiwo Akinisho: ( we developed a softwar in my office and it was a great success considering the time of development. the development team were not bonafide computer scientists. an artist, physicist and an electronics major. we did this the way we could. responded to changes as they happened and bingo we had a functional software in 2 weeks. i thought we had done it all wrong until i stumpled onto the agile manifesto. i feel much better now. we were naturals.
Jeroen Schalken: (Everest) Knowledge is the essence in developping software for our clients. This manifesto explains our succesful way of working.
Jennitta Andrea.
Andrew McDonagh: As a huge proponent of agile (and XP in particular) I have and hope too, continue extolling their virtues.
Celio Santos: (Alliance Technical do Brasil) We are commited to collaborate with our customers, responding to his needs with changes, providing a software that really works for them, creating more value for our industry and enabling our customers to go forward, following the ideas of this manifesto
Claes Cramer: It's easy to sign a manifest wherein the people (both suits and blue-collar nerds like me) are favored and seen as the primary source for delivering robust and working software. Moreover, the view where the participants are allowed to make changes when needed instead of the old-fashioned and plan-driven processes where the requirement is looked and frozen before any design and actual implementation takes place is truly worth signing up for. I should have signed this as soon as I begun using XP back in 2001 but I guess I've been busy enjoying score cards, unit tests, pairing and many fun refactoring happenings!
Carl Garcia: (Puritysoft) Not only does it make sense in business, it also makes sense in terms of innovation, evolution and onshore opportunities.
Vaibhaw Poddar: During my education days I always learnt that software development and management was a art not a science. But all the tools and methods available out there made me feel otherwise. Agile has brought back the Art into Process of Software Development
Daniel Reyes.
roland baeslach: lifelong learner by doing
David Giglio: (Rise Up)
Luciano Kalisewski.
Michael M Huang: (NSCA)
Timothy Karoli: It works!!!
Jeff Foster: (Dynamic Aspects)
William Flow: Process is not just my business but every coder or QA'er worth his/her salt
Tarang Patel: When I first read about Agile methodology, for me it simply stated some of the things I'd found worked best for me. I've been fortunate to have worked intimately with few customers who value individuals and working software. Really when collaboration trumps adversarial interactions every one wins in time. An analog of Agile is that in nature one observes things seemed to be designed, contructed and contracted if you will with simplicity/utility in mind - no one sat down to write the documents first. This is the beauty of the Agile manifesto.
Piotr Muszynski: ( It's the second year since I joined an agile team and I didn't look back. Work is efficient and fun. Your ideas are so natural, I feel I knew the pieces instinctively before.
Rijk Ravestein: (Datraverse B.V.)
Rudolf-Paul Poels: supporting wholly and fully
mark jones.
mahmoud helal: (Intracom)
Enrique Pérez Gil: ( It is my hope to reach the level of power to be able to try to apply the rules we agree there where I work. Essentially I do believe it can be done, althought I guess a lot has to be done yet, looks a bit like changing from Windows to Linux...
ONORA, Tetsuro.
Troy Zimmerman: (UBS (O'Connor))
Michael Spayd: (Cogility Consulting Solutions, LLC) Geez, I guess I'm slow. Who knew you could still sign at this late date :) ??
DaShaun Carter: (OpenJack LLC)
Brian Turner: (BlackBox Insurance Consultants) The Agile Manifesto is quite simply the easiest most efficent methodology I have used
Michael John Mierzykowski: (MJ Mierzykowski & Company, Incorporated) Primarily interested in SQA Related Topics as it applies to Agile Methods.
Michele Smith: (Metagy Ltd.) We have used DSDM since 1996. We have lived and breathed the Agile Principles again and again (even before we knew they were the Agile Principles!) The benefits have been enormous: strong collaborative teams, satisfied customers and software that meets the business need and actually gets used. The Agile manifesto makes some deceptively simple statements that are in action remarkably powerful practices.
Tomasz Gajewski: That's why I enjoy my programming again!
Rob Rowe: (Fusion Labs)
Richard Beauchamp.
Alejandro Bedini.
Umesha Balasubramaniam.
Naim Imami.
Deirdre Saoirse Moen: ( As a long-time software developer, I've always wanted to see my software actually used. Which meant that I've always wanted to accommodate the needs of the client I was building the system for, even if their management didn't really understand why their workflow wasn't working. Finally, after years of "we're following the plan" thinking, I'm glad to hear that there's other people out there who share the values I have long held -- but not articulated.
Palmer²: Electronics Communications Consultant The way things should be done.
Jon T. Ilko: (BrandMuscle Inc.)
Carlos Damian Estrada Chavez: I belive in the agile software, I belive in the human, in their systems.
Stephen James: (dev7 media)
Tuan Anh Nguyen: (AAU)
Davide Panelli: (Byte-Code)
Muthu Raman S: I value the innovative approach of Agile Software Development. It would add another layer of creative mechanism to the ever evolving field of Software Development.
Roel Simons: (Conclusion ICT Projecten)
Vishal Shah: The methodology that management and business contacts must trust and follow more than developers. It then, surprisingly, works for all and in a wonderful way. vishal. <> <>
Antonio Franzese: (Retis) Analysis does not compile...
Michael Nenn: (Serco Group, Inc.)
Andreas Kress: (HOOD Group) Agree !
Garrett Smith: ( I've done waterfall and I've done Agile; Agile is the way to go!
Tony Campbell.
Yilong Teng: i will try my best to keep my team agile
Daniel J. Power: (
Giuliano Jordão: (G-Zero Tecnologia)
Macneil Fernandes: (Caritor India) I support the agile alliance manifesto because it supports working iteratively on a project and addressing defects on different granularities. It thus gives benifits to both the customer as well as the developer.
Sunil Kumar: I am a developer working for a well-known MNC. I have never practiced agile approach to development, though have done some test-driven development. My main objective is to improve myself to deliver results using aglie approaches.
Pierpaolo D'Aimmo: ( A student that wants to become a good manager.
Bahman Koohestani: The most valuable asset in any team is its ability to respond to change quickly.
David Collins: (Basequote Ltd) You know it makes sense.
Mael Caldas: (JFarm) I tried to learn software development before, and, only now, by following the Agile way, I believe software development can be productive! Thanks for open my mind!
Reto Jeger, Switzerland: ( For years, I have developed software by primarily taking care of my customers (not necessarily academic processes). And I made sure - together with my clients - that the final product worked. The mutual trust between my clients and me was the best sucess factor in all of the projects. Whereas, whenever a legal attorney defined technical deliverables the project failed miserably... Now, I just found out that this common sense has a name: The Agile Software Development Manifesto. I strongly support your manifesto!
Dean Wampler: (Aspect Programming)
Ashoka Ekanayaka: If one is to summarize decades of human experiance in software development and practical wisdom im few lines, one would arrive at something very similar to Agile manifesto. Probably the best and most important thing about XP/Agile is that that it make sense.
William Hurley: (whurleyvision)
Mary Bennett.
Luis Salazar: (Intergrupo)
Jayakanth "JK" Srinivasan: (Lean Aerospace Initiative, MIT) From both the academic and the practitioners perspective Agile approaches make sense. There is a significant challenge that remains in institutionalizing these principles within extant software enterprises - the next decade is going to be very exciting either through evolution or revolution
Obi Oberoi: (Paree Labs Inc.) As I see today, bigger software companies are evangelizing on the importance of Agile Software development using methodologies like Scrum etc. This will definitely revolutionize the software industry in the way the software is managed, developed, tested, used and released. Go Scrum Go!
Tim Haughton: (Agitek) Chief Methodologist at Agitek. Agile development practitioner and coach since 2001.
Mikko Sahlbom: (Finmill Microsystems) For my experience, when adopted and executed, this simply works. I salute this Agile Manifesto and its founders!
Brian Takita: Agile development encourages us to remove the overhead of cumbersome processes and software-based religion and think for ourselves. Thus, a humane culture is fostered in the software development industry. This makes us, and those around us, more effective and will continue to do so in the future.
Prateek Babel: (BOSCH) This is truly an better methodology of software development over the conventional project execution processes.
Kevin Leier: (tao interactive)
Rob Selvage, PhD: (US Dept of Education) Amend!
Richard Jonas: ( The main difficulties with developing software seem to be with customers having one idea of what things should look like, and not communicating their vision clearly to developers. It's not always easy to do this in a formal project specification, and requirements can change. When customers and developers can work more closely together, frequently showing them the software in its current state of development, customers can have more confidence that development is progressing, and developers know what they are doing is likely to meet the customer's needs, and can adapt if necessary.
Putseys Henri: (European Commission)
James Liao: (Digitware System Integration Corporation) All these light me up !
satish: (ITTI Private Limited)
Alex Toney.
Derek DeRaps: (Georgia Institute of Technology) A combination of Ruby on Rails and Agile Development have made my development dreams come true!
Luz G. Sánchez: (CAMBIOTEC)
Tito Mari Francis Escaño: For successful software development and deployment, commitment to relevant software solution excellence is vital.
Carlos Arturo Castro Castro: Me parece una propuesta muy pertinente teniendo en cuenta los reqrimientos de hoy día en cuanto a la velocidad y flexibilidad sin detrimento de la calidad
Matt Davey: (Finetix) In the fast ever changing world of developing financial applications, the Agile Manifesto offers key points for the success of software development.
Ranjit: (Accenture) I was deeply impressed by agile modelling practice and am starting to following them in my current project.
Max Dykstra: ( The world is a dynamic place. So are customers. So you should be also.
Barry Miller: (University of Alaska Fairbanks) I am a programming newbie, and the philosophy defined here is exactly where I want to go in a team development environment. Agile theory appears to be consistent with open systems theory, in that embracing collaborations, connections, and change diffuses entropy and promotes collective integration and growth. Way cool!
Eberhard Wolff: I thought I signed it but I didn't. I really strongly believe these values should be followed and I wished they were followed more.
Wagnières Michel: (Brainsoft Informatic AG)
Kai Jie, Neo: (NUS SOC) I support the Agile Manifeto!
Johnny Vartiainen.
Praveen Guggarigoudar: ( I have had the privilege to work on several different software development methodologies over a considerable period of time. However, I should say that only the Agile methodology has made the most sense and has given what my project, my product and my organization as such have needed the most: Results. Yes, results. With other methodologies, it might sound funny, but getting actual results is almost a dream come true. Even if we manage to get results, the turnaround time to achieve them is too long. But with Agile, it has been surprisingly short. Another area that Agile scores over other methodologies is its acknowlodgement of change, especially during the later stages of the project. With other methodologies, it is very difficult, if not impossible, to accomodate changes very late in the project life cycle. Thanks to the Agile team for giving us such a wonderful methodology.
Dave DeCaprio: (MIT)
John Wilger: (
mahesh manthapuri: (vedams software solutions vt limited)
Rob Lambert: (Zabada Technology)
Greg Lindstrom: (Novasys Health)
Shaji Venugopal: full support for agile software development
Mark Rance.
Mathias Meyer: (ASDIS Software AG) I'm fully supporting and helping to spread the spirit of Agile software development. It's _the_ way to work effectively as a team and to deliver successful projects to customers, and in a way that satisfies the customer's needs.
jaipal vallabhaneni: its a comunity work
Douglas Clinton: (Greycourt Software Ltd.)
Lizet Pena de Sola: (The Nice Web) I welcome/support the Agile Manifesto.
David Mendes: (Promosoft DS) Our team is starting to implement an SOA ESB using AD over RUP based on these principles which I have come to value
Staffan Liljegren: (Senior ICT consultant) Many years ago a read a SW Engineering book which used a division between SW projets as the Romans would do it and as the Greeks would run things. It was the first on-the spot book in this area. So of course I deeply value the four cornerstones of Agile Software Development
Martin Olson: (Visionpace)
Dave Milner: (Apollo Group, Inc.) As a software engineer with 15 years of experience, I have seen the pitfalls of waterfall methodologies and top-heavy processes. I have participated in death march projects, and have been on some small teams that defied the odds and overcame obstacles to produce quality products in spite of limitations. The tenets of the agile manifesto are solid and work. When you think about it, software really has no value outside of the context of helping people. That's why I wanted to sign this and promote the agile manifesto.
Terry Hampton: FINALLY !!!!! Some common sense in the over-hyped, over-dramatized universe of process management and software development. What a great breath of fresh air amidst the stagnant rhetoric of staid methodologies and preachy process platitudes.
Arnaud Meuret: (FOREVERSAFE.COM) Travel light and happy on the road to technical excellence well-equipped with these rejoicing principles.
Ed Pimentel: (AgileCO)
raji: (AMI)
Messaoud OUBECHOU: (OCTO Technology)
Abelmon Bastos: (Supernova) I'm applying XP in game development (looking eXtreme Game Design) with agile modeling. I can see the better results coming (project manage with risk analysis) and making the client understand what he want.
Hriadel Gabriel, Dipl. Ing.: (Slovakia)
Keith Sterling : (Keith Sterling Consulting Services Ltd)
Aric Aune: (General Mills) An Agile way of working makes so much sense, that it almost seems like common sense.
Rollo Sicoco: I support the Agile Manifesto. It defines what is important in any development effort - to manage the spirit of the deal. The project's success is accomplished by working together in promoting expectations.
Larry Boatman: ( The more I know, the boundary for what I don't know expands! Change, which is at the "heart" of knowing something, is the only constant!
Greg Greiner.
John Argo: Finally working the right direction.
Dee Bishnu: (NIKE Inc)
Silvina Danza.
Louis-Rene Poirier: (E.T.S) If only there whas an Easy Button for making a software or tailoring a process. Until then, start small and get bigger only if needed. Choosing the right agile process is a big enought starting point. Louis-Rene Poirier Soft ing graduate student.
BradWilson: (Microsoft Corporation)
Marco Vaz.
Vijay Anand.
Bharat Malik: There is a very thin line between Agile development and Slip stream development style. Agile encourages service delivery and customer centric approach whereas SlipStream style focus on working in patches overlooking basics of software development, and this lead to delay as there are more threads leading to individual dependencies and hence delaying Service delivery which marks the core of It Services in todays highly dynamic scenario. One thing i learnt over the period of time working in SDLC environ is Business Involvement and Communication which i think would be best explored by this style. So for me AGILE methodology supersedes all traditional approaches that were been used in the past.
Aaron Marten: (Microsoft Corporation)
Sudhir Hasbe: (Vakra Inc) I have worked with more than 55 customers in my career as a solutions architect. It seems that Agile model will fit very well in customer oriented projects. I have worked on so many projects where customers come just before go live and want to change the requirements. This sounds to be the solutions.
Luis Carlos Aceves G: I agree with the principes of the Agile Manifesto. We have to develop with speed and quality to build better software products
Denny Li: (Motorola) Strongly agree with Agile Manifesto from my experience of project management.
Reza Ghaem Maghami: (Eagle Datamation International) This methodology is so amazing.
Yury Kalnitsky: After all is said and done, the *only* thing that counts is the end result!
Peder Halseide: (Better By Design )
cool_ice: (UnicSoft) Agile is a more practical idea and more practical method for software development!
Raveendra Murthy: (Arisglobal Software Pvt. Ltd.)
Matthew Pretty.
Horia Chiorean: (ABISOFT)
Michael J. Donnelly: (CommSoft Inc.) Simplicity and elegance - what a concept!
Dimitri from Paris: (VMBC) New campaign new template for everybody. Good luck !!!!
Devan Govender: (
Hao Zhai.
John Ruberto: Customer satisfaction with our software is the primary importance. While processes, tools, documentation, and project plans should help acheive customer satisfaction, they are not ends into themselves. People who understand the customers needs working together build better software.
Venkataraman: (Logica CMG)
Ashok Singh: I agree to every word of it.
Benjamin Smith: Wow. I don't think I could have said better what you espouse. I've been working towards this for years, spending effort and time to make the difficult easy and the impossible, possible - but you hit the nail on the head! I support, and do everything I can to write, agile software!
Tomasz Andraszek: (
Dan Wilkinson: (Excella Consulting) I am interested in using the best techniques for project management and software development.
Phil Bennett: (Mid-World-IT Ltd)
Shahzad Bhatti: (PlexObject Solutions, Inc.) Agile development is only rational response to all software projects that are late, over-budget or simply does not meeting customer requirements.
Mary Lang: (Comadrona Communications, Inc.) communicate || collaborate || innovate || execute || evolve
David Ballantyne: (datanet design ltd) This is a natural extention from KISS
Emmaxu: I have some experiences on XD (Extreme Delivery), one of Agile methodology. And I love it very much! I want to become one member of agile alliance. Can I?
Irwan: (PT. GMN) I really appreciate this agile concept and practice
Steven B. Levy: (Microsoft Corporation) Insanity, Einstein said, is doing the same thing and expecting different results. Applied appropriately, agile software development may help forestall insanity.
Danie Roux: Agile Software Development is putting the trust back into the software industry. With trust, comes honesty. With honesty comes open channels of communication. Once you get there, you have a synergy where everyone wins.
Jeff Nadler: (Silver Ridge Consulting Group)
Ravichandhiran AK: ( I strongly support and believe in continuously delivering working software and responding to events or change with customer satisfaction as highest priority.
Victor Curalea: (Land Forces Academy "Nicolae Balcescu", Sibiu, Romania) I have developed a PHP based dictionary that one can access from a WAP compatible device using your principles. I am developing my dictionary continuously through interaction with my colleagues at the Academy and it is working great!
Jacek Kosiñski: (Polska KOrporacja Ubezpieczeñ)
Kelley Harris: (SourceCell) The more projects I see struggle, the more I see the wisdom and pragmatism expressed in the Agile Manifesto. Entrepreneurial stakeholders - heed the advice and prosper.
Sanjay: (GSSPL- Ahmedabad) i do strongly believe in Agile Methodlogies and its priorized values over SDLC rat race.
Michael Gillespie: (Agillence Software)
Alireza Khallaghian: I am applying Agile Modeling and Extreme Programming in Enterprise Applications. Martin Fowler’s ideas has the greatest impact on my thoughts. I like the tone of Continuous Integration, Refactoring and Test Driven Development. I sign "The Agile Manifesto" on 11th of August, my birthday, to remember it and live with Agile throughout my development life.
Matthew Downing: ( Although I am a new comer to Agile, where there is smoke there is fire and Agile is HOT.
Jeff Britton: (IT Linguistics Institute, Luxembourg)
Aaron Korver.
Markus Schramm: (compeople AG)
Don Burdeyney ISP: (WingSpan Software Ltd.)
Chris Fortuin: (OrangeFortune) Agile Rules!
James Hill: ( I see development as a process, not a cut and dry task-oriented flow. Respond to the customer, not the bottom line. If you keep the customer happy, there is no need to worry about the bottom line.
Dave Aleksandrowicz: (PocketDevicesInc) I have met and worked with many developers who value the technology over the product being produced. The product and the customer must be the primary focus in order to be truly effective.
Tom Cox: (Chicago Technologies Group, Inc.) There is finally a methodology that will quickly and accurately allow me to serve those who are most important -- the individuals of the organization.
Mark Barnes: (Concise Limited)
Steve Harding: (Concise Group Ltd) Keep the focus on the business project
Ajay Danait: (Valtech India)
Jose Luis Romero Camarena: (
Joseph Little: (Kitty Hawk Consulting) Fully support. Let us be careful not to become too popular a "buzzword", as poor "business process re-engineering" became. We still have much to learn (and to forget).
Paul Foraker: (White Feather Software) Outstanding! Thank you.
Ellie Skeele: (HImalayanTechies.) Thought I signed a couple years ago. Here's to an Agile Future!
Brock Gunter-Smith: (
Luciano Basile: (A2S Infrmatica Ltda)
Andreas Aderhold: I honestly can't think of doing software development the classical way again, ever.
Varuna Bamunusinghe.
Patrick Curtain: (SWDev, Co.) After years of teaching teams and observing the results, these principles match what i've found to work. Thanks for the concise and form and excellent community!
Raymond J. Harrison, MD: (Scott and White Hospital) Author of the Sequoia Practice Management System. We have used the Agile model to develop an electronic medical record system and practice management system for hospital and regional clinics. We have bypassed the traditional development channels and have created a very short development loop between end users and developer(s). We sometimes call it the "two-stroke" Agile model (develop-use-develop-use...).
Jack Krupansky: (Base Technology) Anything to make the customer happy, keep them happy, keep them coming back for more, and inspire them to encourage others to seek out your services.
Diego Olivera.
Roger L. Cauvin: (Cauvin, Inc.) As a product manager, I can attest to the value of agility in defining (and refining) the requirements for a product.
Daren Martin: (inspired innovation) I was the IT Director at Egg, the UK internet bank for the last 4 years. I built and managed the only large enterprise Agile community in the UK, using parts of DSDM, XP , early RAD methods and the best practices of many of the software development leaders in my org. who could go back to waterfall processes agter the freedom of true Agile working !!!
Adrian Bryksa.
Stuart Donnelly: (Infinite Apps Limited) I guess I've been using Agile methods since before they were called Agile. The Agile movement is popularizing a great set of processes, tools and techniques for software development and I fully support that. However, experience tells me that the World isn't clear cut - I see Agile methods as an critical set of tools in any software development toolkit but they're not necessarily there on their own.
James Velasco.
GS Rao: I have constantly observed the different software methodlogies emerging over years and worked with many developers who value the technology over the product being produced. The product development and the customer must be the primary focus in order to be truly effective in delivering precisely what is expected in a timely incremental manner. This Agile methodology is of great help in software product delivery.
Ricardo Bendoraitis.
Tatiana Moruno.
Charles Letcher: (Mountain Software)
Jeff Fisher: (IntraPrise Solutions, Inc.) Finally, validation for the way we've been doing software engineering for years...and with many happy customers!
M. Edward (Ed) Borasky: (
Michael Osuna.
Garrett Wilkin: (Masterminds Unlimited) I am impressed with your posted values and whole heartedly support them. Technology is about the user, the human. Therefore is it necessary to use a development process that mor e closely reflects the human element.
Steve Meyns.
Thijs van der Vossen: (Fingertips)
Domien Holthof.
Maxi Reitz: (cromactiva)
Loganathan: (Valtech) We are following the best agile practices and interested in exploring more about the same. Found this site gave me a good look around it.
Jose Manuel Capaz Formiga: I bring into line and sign in absolute the terms of the manifesto. I see myself again in the quoted problems
Rajeev Dixit: Agile development focuses on the individuals - Customers and Developers. Over the years, I have realised that ability to respond quickly while recognizing the fact that change is inevitable is key to successful software development.
Malay N D: (IBM) This Software development methodology is the best way to match client expectations by delivering the right mix of requirements within the phased time frame.
Mickaël Andrzejewski.
Amy Larion.
Pete Behrens: (Trail Ridge Consulting) The Agile Manifesto represents an evolution and maturity in software development that recognizes the human factors required for true innovation and quality. However, that does not make software development any easier - it is still a very unpredictable and complicated process. Recognize that agile transformation takes patience, experience and strong leaders.
Petur Agustsson: (TM Software)
Thomas Westerberg.
Ritchie Grijaldo.
Marcos Macedo.
Philip A. R. Fennell: Customer collaboration and responding to change are the key factors in good customer relations.
Chris Hudgins: (Gaslight Computing Machines LLC)
Cody Shive: (The Arrington Group, Inc.) Traditional software development has failed. Forced processes, over-documenting, litigious negotiations and rigorous plans have conspired to create not only underwhelming software but a bad perception of the Information Technology industry as a whole. Customer Service took a back seat. The Agile Manifesto merely accepts a common sense approach to software development embracing our world of never-ending change. Process, communication, documentation, and planning are essential elements of balanced software development and delivery; but they are a means to an end: high quality software with phenomenal Customer Service.
Richard Werner: (Apollo Group, Inc.)
Wes Weeks: (AgileWise)
James Naylor: Having managed many software development projects that almost as soon as they started turned into "out of scope discussions", I'm eager to apply the Agile methodology!
Pradipta Guha.
Alexey Kalmykoff: I Support the Agile Manifesto!
Bill Kasper: ( Terse is good.
Fabio Armani: (DIFFERENT LANDS) Agile development focuses on the individuals - Customers and Developers. I agree totally with that.
Adarsh Kumar S: (Satyam)
Greg Heck: (PSC Group LLC)
Stephen Bobick: I advocate using Scrum, with a sprinkling of XP practices, and judicious use of Use Case Modelling and UML. The results have been phenomenal: better products, and a better working environment!
Josh Hone.
Rolly Dimaandal: The agile manifesto is plain common sense for developing useable software. You guys nailed it right on the head. Agile is the way to go!
David Smith: Software development is development by compromise. Wake up to the agile world and smell reality!
Ettore Berardi: ( Italy
Sachin Sharma: I am working as an analyst in the clienr centeric environment of a software development company. We have been trying hard to fulfill the customers expectations by using out of box methodologies but that didn't prove to be very fruitful.Thanks to the Agile methodologies,we have succesfully competed a project by truly beliving in the spirit of Agile Manifesto. I see a very bright future for the methodology as well as the people using it.
David Petzel: Some people think that if 2 different groups of people use the same process, you will end up with the same results. Another way to look at it is if two basket ball teams practice all the same drills for the same time, the best they could hope for if they played each other is a tie. But we know this is not the case, because it depends more on the capability of the individuals on the team, and less on the type of drills. The same is true for software. A classic that should be read is “The Mythical Man-Month” by Frederick P. Brooks. I coined the saying “Does it generate revenue?” In other words, my daily activities must in some way generate customer sales. Because after all, this is how we get paid.
Zvonimir Durcevic: (I-New Mramor) Communication, flexibility, goal oriented approach, but at most belief that people can and will do the job done, are some of the values and principles that Agile Methods brought to me. Supporting Agile Manifesto is supporting a way of doing the job with the customer for the customer. Let us deliver.
Reinaldo Santos Jr.: (Aplinet Sistemas de Informação Ltda.)
Phil Lascelles: At last, an approach to development that has the user needs and therefore addressing the requirements understanding as a priority over technical elegence and ego. It might not "cure world hunger" but it will succceed where I have seen failure of custom projects again and again over my 30 years in this industry. The customer wins for once !!
Christian Hellsten.
Jason Punzalan: God bless the agile process!
William Briggs: (Briggs Technology, Inc.)
Shepard Towindo.
Stephen Ocean: IT projects have historically had a very high percentage of failures. Many IT professionals have responded by trying to plan things in finer detail. All this results in is enormous efforts going into a specification that is frequently out of date the moment it is published. What's needed are better communication structures and methods, not more planning. Agile programming depends on frequent feedback loops that keeps project members in synch.
Rajeev Vashista: I think this is the best idea ever struck in the software development arena. I am greatly influenced by your manifesto and principles
Petur Orri Saemundsen: ( I believe Agile values and principles will eventually be dominant in all software development.
Simon ALEXANDRE: (CETIC) Working since almost five years in the field of software process improvement and assessment I strongly believe that Agile methods bring fresh air and innovative ideas in the SE field.
Jan H. Hansen.
John Dubach: (PIPC Global Project Solutions)
Mike Reid: (SmartSimple Software Inc.)
Satyanarayana N Allamraju.
Javier Loucim: (BASF) First time ever that I read something that we at our work are also discovering and trying to build (an Agile Methodology). What I wanted to share with you, is that in our experience is not only important the relationships between people (developers and clients (that is different from a customer!)) but also is important the relationships and commitment to the methodology between developers, analysts, managers and the clients. All in all, we are trying to get down to reality level a methodology that help us develop and document at the same time in order to have "live" documentation based on the changes and developments that arises within the development process itself. Things are not easy, but at the end I think that this is (the Agile Manifesto) the only way to adapt the IT industry to this ever changing world.
Charlie Rogers: Wish I had come across agility earlier!
Aditya Ghosh: I can see agile principles working in real life even in highly process oriented organizations
Lars Kruse: (KruseControl Inc.) I signed the Agile Manifesto because I believe that people's competence is more important than anything else. Tools are just …well tools! And a fool with a tool is still a fool. To me the Agile Manifesto is all about education people to enable them to maneuver freely – to not being fools. I’ve been working with processes and especially Configuration Management processes for many years now and as a paradox I’m actually also a tools-expert (IBM Rational ClearCase) myself. But I’m on a mission! My mission is to bring simplicity and education into the system development process. My mission has a name too. I call it DORITH. DO the RIght THing!
Tilemahos Manolatos: (LogicDIS grp, Greece)
Bastiaan Los.
Michael Savedge: (Whirled Web)
Lian Liming: (Xiamen University, China) Agile is an efficient way to develop nowadays' huge and complex software to satisfy the keeping-changed customers' requirement.
Jim Dawkins: ( Believe it, Use it, Benefit from it.
Jennifer Driscoll.
Sean Patrick: (Monkey Head Software) AGILE Works! I was burned out on the processes many Government agencies enforced... Crash and Burn development methodologies...
Ashok Pai: Amazing Method
Solomon Thompson Jr: (Blue Collar Objects) Our company is built based upon Agile principles.
Richard Langlois P. Eng.: (Nokia) I see Agile as the result of the natural selection applied to the Software Development process. I strongly support the Agile Manifesto!
Daniel Morrison: ([i] Collective Idea) The Manifesto is radical because it works. It takes diving in and trying it to understand that there are better ways to develop software.
zulker: (BrainCabin) i am a happy agile
Pavel Szalbot: (
John Orr: (
Ritesh Rathore: (TATA) I support.
Artur Kaszak.
Christoph SIKULA: (Siemens Transportation Systems) The approach evolves at the right timing -- since getting rid of complicated development-processes and their vague value are discussed in these harsh economic times. Apart from this, i favour the matching of customer needs AND employees/creators day-2-day needs! The Vision is - more fun at developing better systems with less effort. Thank you!
Ignace Saenen: (10Colonies) Please keep pushing the ideas of XP and Agile programming, so that one day the debug hell of today transforms into a productive environment tomorrow! Great work guys!
Nayan Hajratwala: (Chikli Consulting LLC)
Riaan Snyders: (Private) In the world of software development it seems as if quality has taken a back seat to generating money. I think agile will put things back into perspective and put the focus back on quality and not quantity.
Morten Jagd Christensen: (jCAPS) Experiencing that process driven software quality assurance is now done by grey haired men who 'used to be a programmer' (15 years ago) i find the Agile Manifesto refreshening and very much in line with my own thinking. I would like to advocate for automatic unit testing, preferably coverage based, as this is one very usefull and Agile way to guarantee the 'working code' codex.
Sundar Kasimani.
Imran Patel: (Valtech UK Ltd) Have a look at
Keith Klundt: (EnvironMax, Inc.) I've seen agile principles in practice result in greater quantity and higher quality of working software, and in an increased level of trust and confidence between the customer and the development team.
Alan Gater: (Deanwood Solutions)
Lance Rushing: (Lance Rushing)
Walter Neal: (Neal Project Management)
Rufino Rabin: I've worked on med-large scale project for almost 6 years and had encountered a lot of software development practices both its flaws and advantages. Id like to get involved to learn and both share my experience on this manifesto. --- Raffy
dave savage.
Anssi Piirainen: (
Rohit Namjoshi.
Matthew Fowle: (Voodoo Warez Technologies)
Koryn Grant.
Narendra Naidu: I totally support the Agile Manifesto. I believe in all its tenets from the heart.
Luis Fraile: (Renacimiento Sistemas) Just try it and benefit from it as much as you can
Isra Maya: Working with humans and for humans is something that has been fogotten by some software developers, however you have promoted an important interaction among them.
Craig Jones: (Wells Fargo) I've always been a proponent of the Agile Manifesto principles even before they were listed here - simply because they make sense and strike the balance between the various project development considerations. I also think the AM works because it is centered on spiritual principles, which is something unfortunately you can't teach. An engineer who is just out to make a buck, or is too absorbed in creating their own archaic world of wizardry (rather than doing what's best for their customers and peers) won't "get" the manifesto or even bother to search for it. At the least it brings together those of us who lead with our hearts AND our heads.
Alexander Estupinan: (10:02 Software Engineering) Very helpful bunch of best practices..
Bradley Landis: (Idea Integration)
Arthur Billingsley: Over the past 28 years of involvement in the computing and information technology business, much of my personal and professional success can be attributed to the adherence to the principles of the agile manifesto. While I was not aware of this articulation until this year, I support and validate these principles as integral perspectives to innovative and collaborative work. My professional work, has to date, been primarily in national defense information technology and adjunct teaching in academia. While I was aware of extreme programming initiatives, I had no awareness of the agile manifesto. In 1994, using DoD acquisition reform initiatives, I formed and led an Integrated Product Team, to collaborate as a team with the prime contractor, in reviewing and understanding the Mil-STD, Mil-SPEC project performance specifications. Since the initial performance requirements had changed since project initiation, the integrated project team (IPT) proposed and implemented changes to the performance specification. The project was then baselined and the integrated project team worked to deliver a commercially baselined unit within 18 months of rebaselining. The commercially baselined unit demonstrated superior operational performance against many requirements and met all requirements. We leveraged an open systems architecture (OSA) with commercially available components and reused software (ADA and C) from the previous development efforts. The principle, used at that time, to enable sweeping project changes to all elements of the project was “build a little, test a little.” The collaborative development of the rebaselined performance specification allowed the prime contractorto deliver units that met or exceeded project requirements while reducing overall acquisition costs. The principles of the agile manifesto are repeatable, manageable, understandable and effective. From my experience, these principle should be considered “best practices” for innovative and collaborative environments.
Momodou Sanyang: Based on my field experience, I concur with these values.
yuval Kossovsky: (YKnowledge Consulting Network, LLC)
Taco Tijsma: (Centric) I welcome the idea that our industry is less and less compared to the building industry and that our industry is done by professionals only. Respecting them and their skils is crucial.
Jaap Schreurs: (DVNdesign)
Julie Bunkelman.
Leon Katsnelson: (IBM)
Vikas Sood: (BirlaSoft)
John Broomfield: (Quality Management International, Inc.) Interacting individuals (including customers) who are working to a plan but responding to change to produce working software are engaged in a process!
Simon E Davis.
Jason Divis.
Paul Long: It just makes sense.
David Nguyen.
Davor Babic: Lund
Alberto Basurto: (Baspe Software) Good things come in a small package
Soursos Anastassios: (Orama Hellas) I support agile methodology, i work with XP.
Keith Watson: I've been writing computer software since 1973. Over that time (unconsciously) you get a feel for what works and what doesn't. This is the first time I've seen it quantified so succinctly. Take it from an old lag, this is not some theoretical construct. It works.
Yves Hanoulle: (
Bianca Geiselhart: (IBM)
Marvin Corea: (Esenai Corporation) Agile it!
Sarah Townson: (Circumference) The Agile Manifesto is directed at creating action. It's basis is about finding a flexible balance between order and process and chaos and creativity. It's about weighing risk against advantage. It's about communication and clarity.
Robert Morrison: (Komercni Banka) As a software professional with many years of experience in both development and IT services I endorse the customer focus of the Agile Manifesto and welcome any collaboration with my international colleagues towards integration of the concepts presented here and ITIL Service Management concepts, particularly in large banking environments.
Michael Zwicker: (Lockheed Martin)
Raymond T. Pronk.
Adam Swidler: (Vendavo, Inc.)
Constantin Syridis: Excellent site and Manifesto ! I couldn't have said better what I have been practicing for years. It is time that this approach gets better recogntion by professionals. Congrats ! IT Professional / Consultant / Entrepreneur
Jeremy Chan: (The Jonah Group, Ltd) We support agile methods because we have to if we want our projects to succeed. In the software consulting business, if you don't value customer collaboration, agile change management, and the knowledge of how your individual team members work together, you're lost. We probably value documentation a bit more than some of the folks here, but are in line with the concept of "as much documentation as you need to be successful." Working software is always the trump card.
Daniel Scott: (EDS)
Bill Kervaski: (HeavyLogic, LLC.) Agile works. Deliver fast, show benifit, change when needed. Hacking software evolved to professional results. Small and medium sized businesses can really take advantage of custom software using partners who practice Agile.
Ryan Tomko: (Tomkorp) Dynamically changing the code to meet the clients needs ensures that you will eventually reach the energy minimum for the system
Swarup Kurella: (Prosecon Inc) I believe Agile is a great methodology to bring in Business Value.
Arturo Caballero: (IIDEA SOLUTIONS) Better software throught agile and better process.
syed kashif shahab: It seems to be a powerful methodoloogy but i am not very well sure if its secured too. I am looking for security measures what agile provides.
Matias Pelenur.
Steven V. Morgan: (BD Biosciences)
wangyanda: (hatl) i work with thought works ,and i find i can learn many things,and i found agile is a very efective approach to develop.
Kalju Ruutli: (Trigger Software, Ltd.) There is nothing to add. Period.
Alexander Salamanca: (Universidad Nacional de Colombia)
Najla: computer master
Narmeen Adnan Ansari: (buyUae) Trying to get around it, sounds very much practical.
Joaquin Fernandez: (Felguera T.I.)
John F. Gnazzo PE MBA Green Belt: (Datacard Corporation) Datacard is dedicated to being the undisputed leader in secure identity and card personalization solutions through innovation and commitment to our customers. At Datacard, we believe that quality is defined by our customers. Therefore we are committed to providing products and services based upon our customers' perceived value, and resolve to continually improve in order to exceed their expectations. At Datacard we are using Agile Development methodology to produce high quality software for a state-of-the-art products.
Jack Frosch.
Kent Smith: (Smith Developing) I have been floundering in a sea of "process " and have been attracted to Agile methodology for months. I finally am going to put the principles to work.
Josh Charles: (Yggdrasil Solutions)
David Harris: (Harrisoft) Ultimately, customers know more of what they need than the developer does. Only through interaction with those customers and continually updating code can we ever reach a point where software actually HELPS business and personal practices instead of hindering them through a great learning curve. Agile development is the only way I can see software technology progressing as things move toward simplicity in design.
S.K.Simhalu: (Valtech) The branching in the line of thought is essential for the sustenance of the thinking process itself. Agile has stepped-in at a moment when software is being boxed into rigid cages. Agile 'am sure if researched upon would liberate the software world from the clutches of the tyrant and show us the path to freedom and liberty.
John Monroy: I been working with XP for a couple of year without know it, now is time that the good software developers share our experiences for every one
Jim Fuhring: (Amgen) I have been developing applications and providing process mentorship since 1988. I can tell you that this manifesto is absolutely spot on.
andrew kirby: (Blast Radius)
Walter Flaat: (HTTProjects BV)
David Porter: Great stuff guys. Agility IS key. You couldn't be more correct.
Obinna A. Kalu: (URS Corporation) Firstly, permit me to state that I'm a little bit amazed that those principles outlined in the Agile Manifesto, are only coming-out/being promoted only now. Bcos I would think they should have been obvious all along.
Raja.D.Singh: (Sirius Microtech Pvt Ltd.) We always believed in smaller, surgical teams that can deliver against high intertial teams to develop cutting edge technology. We think Agile Programming suits perfectly and matches our thought process. We at Sirius Microtech are prooud to be identified with agile manifesto.
Rob Biedenharn: (Agile Consulting LLC) I truly believe that there's no better way to deliver value to a business via software than to embrace these ideas and inject their spirit into every task.
Gerald F. Ehmayer: Good things come to those who wait.
David Adame-Leyva: (Infosoluciones de Mexico SA de CV)
Artel Devries: (St. Bonaventure University)
Dario Vonäsch: (HSR)
fCh: (CoSeMa)
Joao Jose Carvalho Pedrini: (Cop-Jr)
John L. Lopez: (International PDM Users Group) We are involved in the engineering PLM (Product Lifecycle Mgmt) / PDM (Product Data Mgmt) market segment. It is our desire to create better, more integrated, and more "intelligent" PLM environments for the full lifecycle of engineered product definition management. It is our hope through involvement with this forum, the International PDM Users Group, and other such efforts that as our involvements become increasingly international, we can capture the opurtunity of rapidly developing good, honest, and robust systems that meet the needs of a "moving target" global economy.
Vedprakash Mehndiratta: (TCS) As a project manager, I find Agile principals completely aligned with practical clint interaction and development environment. It surely leads to success for both client and vendor.
Jeff Fry.
Petro Verkhogliad: (Tanrei Software)
Steven Willems: (Delaware Consulting) As a software development consultant, making my way into the exciting world of software engeneering, I can only agree with the principles stated in the manifest. Most of them seem so straightforward and obvious, but unfortunately, reality learns me every day, it's not that evident. I'll continue applying them in my daily job and I hope I can convince some of my colleagues that don't see the necessity of it yet.
Bryan Davis: (Roll Coater, Inc.) Always looking for the best ways to develop software. Just learning more about the Agile approach.
Chingmin Jim Lo.
Francesc Pla: (qDevel)
Richard Lawrence: (Avanade)
Jakub Pawlowicz: ( I think there's no better way of writing computer software than following the principles of Agile and XP techniques.
Jorge Alvarez: (Informática 32) Aunque la mayoría de puntos del manifiesto parecen de la más elemental lógica, que poco se ponen en práctica.
Amitav Chakravartty: (Tavant Technologies) I support Agile way of developing application. Its gives us a prior idea about the weaknesses of the application.
Aurelian Urzica: (QuestaSoft GmbH) Now I know I'm not alone!
Wenmeekers: (JWES Solutions) Effective : do the right job. Efficient : use the right tool. It works.
Kelvin Meeks: (International Technology Ventures, Inc.)
Sree Yellayi.
Alexandre Vernille da Silva: (Assembléia Legislativa - SP) The more I am agile, the less I fear not finding what I need, because I know I will end up finding it or helping to build it.
Walter Macorig: (MACORIG ASSOCIATES) We have been using development methodologies since the glorius time of the structured analysis and the CASE systems in the 80ties. Nowaday we find the new agile approach is much more effective and we are successfully and heavilly using it into all our major projects for government institutions and big manufacturing firms.
Serdal Metin: (Komtas)
Ashkan Pourafzal: (Compuware/Morgan Stanley)
Saif Khan: (Speedimpex USA, Inc.) I like the manifesto. I must say this recent craze of "Patterns" is getting a bit out-of-control and perhaps one day we may have too many "patterns" than the .net framework. I missed the days of simplicity.
Emmanuel Gonnet: (GEM-UP CONSULTING INC.)
Bob Mixon: (
Syed Rahman: (The Free Software) I believe in agile. Agile acknowledges the four key attributes of software engineering (maintainability, reliability, efficient, and offer an appropriate user interface). I am also a big supporter of TDD method.
Pete Farmer.
Satish Penmethsa: (Valuemomentum) Often people miss the very purpose of why we create software, it is to enhance and support our capability to produce results. There are many good methods and practices out there to create quality software; however while practicing them people seem to get bogged down into the details of it and miss the whole point of why they were created in first place. What I like about the Manifesto is its simplicity and clear statement of the values/goals that we ought to have to deliver what we make best, software.
Idalgo Cantelli: (GESP srl)
James Riis: (Technology Parnters)
Gary Krall: (VeriSign)
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Dennis J. Jackson II: anything that is done in response to a competitors actions must be done in an agile way.
Bilal Ahsan:
Peter Macpherson: (Consulting Services) We, the project managers, are faced daily with walls that stop personal development - by embracing Agile we that PM outside the restrictive box into the true would, that world includes our customers and clients. It IS (way past) time to re-learn what we need to do. Peter Macpherson
Doug Farmer.
Anthony Cimino: (
Althaf K Kandi: (Arwano Corp.) I truely agree with the Agile Manifesto & will be very much glad to be part of it & practice it at my work.
Aaron Holmes: (Gurix)
Jeb McIntyre: (AIt Inc.)
Matthew C. Valencia: (JHU / APL)
Tharun: (IBM) Yes in todays emerging IT Business what really makes the difference in new development initiatives is the People Involved..People make the difference..and thats what agile methodologies are driving forward..
Timothy Odell: I totally agree with this philosophy and for the most part have practiced this style of development for years.
Chun Wu: (Arithan Technology Inc.) The concept is simple, the practice is long overdue. It is time, we move from complex and cumbersome methodologies to a simple and straightforward process.
Dhanesh Khatwani: I have defined, designed, taught, implemented 'predictive' methologies and see no difference in quality of software / software development. I strongly support the efforts to innovate software development methodologies.
Gaz Collins: This method neatly ties together the way in which I've worked for years, and gives me some assurance that I'm not the only one.
Andreas Gut.
Zoran Milanovic: (AnaSoft Inc.) This is a recipe for success.
Ward Van Looy.
George Jucan, PMP: (Open Data Systems Inc.) Living in an age of incredibly short time to market, increased focus on partnership with the customer and highly skilled technical experts, there is no other viable option then following the principles stated in “Agile Software Development Manifesto”. While processes and work framework are important to channel the creativity towards achieving the goals, they have to enable innovation and “out-of-the-box” thinking to produce significant advancements.
Lucas Machado: (Borland)
Gunther Verheyen: (Cronos - 4C Technologies) - As a certified Scrum Master I fully support the ideas and philosophy expressed in the Agile Manifsto. My initial acquaintance with Agile methods was through the use of XP-practices (eXtreme Programming) in a highly critical project. Because of the short elapse time I was given the freedom to experiment with the methodological framework. The results were so overwhelming that both my management was convinced and I became fully devoted. After my certification as a Scrum Master I specialized in combining the Scrum process with XP's practices (as engineering standards). I consider myself as a 3rd level practicioner, according to Cockburn's scale, with the addition of some custom elements to our Scrum/XP approach, including a flexible Product Backlog tracking tool (lightweight Excel).
Jeff Marcus: As a refugee from PSP/Waterfall/Chaotic processes, I can state with heartfelt certainty that agile is more conducive to the business of software development and more in line with reality than any other methodology.
Bruce Thomas: The more we can all be agile, open, and free, instead of just being "assets" for a few, the more value we each offer all of humanity.
Dem Pilafian: (Center Key Software)
Rob Sanheim: (
John Jones: (Pathfinder) I didn't know that Agile Software Development was its name, but I have been doing this and establishing teams like this since the mid 70's. Naively I called it the 'No Plan' approach. While not strictly true - there is always a plan - the important concept was flexibility and agility in reaching the destination. Also, when the destination is remote accepting as you get nearer you need to become more precise about exactly where you want to touch down, tested anal planners beyond their comfort zone. Choosing people, suitable software, and appropriate tools to support this mindset often felt like a lonely road. Interestingly using the same approach in general management has similar benefits to those sort using an ASD approach in software projects.
CaoWu: Agile software development is a new technology that whets my appetize! I really look forword to mastering it
Bill Hammen: I have found the disconnect between business and development to be amazing. By using the processes the group preaches, it has helped me communicate with both groups effectively and build a better team spirit. As I learn more about agile processes I am more convinced this is truly the way to go.
Andrey Platov: (xored software, Inc.)
Cagatay Catal: (TUBITAK) I support Agile Development & manifesto which simplifies software deployment.
Michael Scharf: ( The Agile Manifesto contains a lot of truth. I have seen time and time again, that highly motivated developers acting responsible can be very productive. Software engineering is a social act done by humans with individual needs and motivations. Organizations that ignore the human aspect of software development are much less efficient.
Ekkehard Gentz: (Gentz-Software) Software development and architecture is the heart of my work since more then 20 years. Agile software development and agile project management changes my work since 5 years now. and I have to say: its much better then before now ;-) Its really fun to go the agile way... togehter with MDA and MDSD even very complex business software can be developed with less people in less time and customers are also satisfied. let us see what the next 20 years will happen...
Maruis Marais: (Orbiz Ltd.)
Blaine Wishart.
Mauro Talevi: (Agilesque)
Steve Maldonado: (CyberGuard Corporation) Director, Global Information Technology CyberGuard Corporation
Jim McFarland.
Jason Pettys: (Pettys Consulting, LLC) Working hard to press on.
Pranart: (ThaiSoftware Enterprise)
Nihal: (EuroCenter DDC Ltd)
Christian Schultz: (BenQ Mobile) Gogogo! Best initiative ever. I support it completely.
penicela: Agile modeling is very interessant!.... I think everbody should use it!...
Clarence Wooten: (CollectiveX, Inc.)
Mike Smithson: (Ford Motor Credit Company) After using Agile Estimation/Planning/Development/Testing techniques on a new project, I went from skepticism to a fanatic supporter! Agile Practices just plain work, period.
Arman Kamran: (Ontario Teachers Pension Plan) I have used modeling in Software application design since mid-80's and have always sought faster and lighter ways to do it while maintaining its matching level to the real world. I have been involved in over 30 Enterprise level solutions from Oil Industry to Municipalities. The level of burden of life cycle spent on modeling in those volumes are beyond belief! Agile is revolutionizing the industry and I am so happy to be in the first wave of its practitioners. Huzzah! on a job done so good!
Anna Rodeghiero: (KlinK srl) Great! I really like the Agile Approach.
Ronnie Barker: (Vitec Group Communications) Inspiring stuff - These are the beginnings of a true industry. Software development enters puberty...
Stefan Linecker.
John Sturgeon: (Hewlett Packard)
Rami Habal.
Tim Gifford: (Gifford Consulting) After years of internalizing the concepts, I realized I hadn't signed the manifesto...better late than never.
Sharath: (Mafoi) I will support..and will try hard to follow these principles...These will bring out the best out of any individual..
Tiran Dagan: (6FootMedia) The value of direct interaction with stakeholders and simplification of the processes that take place in development is one I wholheartedly subscribe to. Tiran Dagan, Sr. PM 6FootMedia
Lafsihi Said: (ETS - High School Tech) I think that the agile methods can be adapted to the developpment of video games.
Arvid Svensson.
Colin Scroggins.
Tobias Mayer: (Agile Thinking) I like the simplicity, and non-judgemental wording of the Agile Manifesto. As an educator, facilitator and Certified Scrum Trainer I work with teams and individuals, encouraging exploration of IID and Agility. The Manifesto and Principles serve as a solid pivot point for such work, guiding and informing each stage of development.
Luis Contreras: (Webidata) Develop customized software, integrate solutions using (CAD) geographic systems and/or Business Intelligence applications
Stefan Ogonek.
Paul Lester: I've used this method before, and believe me, it works! When I used it, though, it was in a form by Peter Coad and was called Feature Driven Design, where we delivered, frequent, tangible, results, not documentation.
Phil K. Scott: (Neudesic, LLC.) Neudesic is a Microsoft Managed Gold Partner, specializing in business software solutions in Southern California and Arizona. We support the Agile Software Development Manifesto, and work to educate our customers and software teams in its values.
shatanfar: (shatanfar Ltd.) I am a agile fellow.. and want to be more..
Derrick Fountain: Heard about this on WE05 podcasts. Keep up the great work!
Sushil J. Cherian: (
Andrei Oprea: ( Every day I meet some programmer doing things he never though he'll ever do - customer negotiations, meetings about meetings, plans to fix an issue rather than actually solving the problem. The Manifesto comes in handy, it is the way to a better, more creative and ultimately more fun life.
F.S.Chowdhury: (Shatanfar Ltd.) It's really great...Feeling proud to be an agile signatory..
Fahd Shehzad: (Student(Researher)) I accept it that it is very difficult to collect the rqiurement very early and understand the project, and rather than gathering the reqiurement i will prefer to work sitting client next to me and other developers as well and having the quick discussion and goes through the problem.
Edward Garcia: (Alliance Enterprise) Is time to think in the people before that in the result
Charles F. Munat: (Munat, Inc.) Finally, a software development system that I can get behind. As an advocate for user-centered design for many years, I believe that the Agile method is the closest thing to software nirvana yet discovered.
John D Hill: (Manugistics, Inc.) I'm a "Certfied ScrumMaster" and certified "ScrumMaster Practicing". I’ve been involved in Software Development projects in various industries over the past thirty years. I have experienced numerous methodologies. I've finally been weaned-off of traditional SDLC methods and have swallowed the Agile Kool Aid (several gallons). I have successfully used Scrum since January of 2004 on several major projects, incorporating other aspects of Agile development. Agile methods work!
Alex Piner: (Rails Forum) I came across this from reading the pdf version of "Agile Web Development woth Rails". Very human centric and usabale. Many tenent to go with, hope it grows.
stefaan lazoore.
Manish Pratap Singh: Its a very good initiative.
Victor Rosillo [Mexico]: (Fractalgrafics, s.a. de c.v.) Individuos e interacciones por encima de procesos y herramientas. Programas que funcionen por encima de documentacion comprensiva. Colaboracion del cliente por encima de la negociacion del contrato. Responder al cambio por encima de seguir un plan.
Christophe Louvion: (Shopzilla)
Ado Salada.
Peter Buitenhuis: (Isah b.v.)
Ashish Joshi: (KPITCummins Infosystems Ltd) Hoping for a matured Software Development community across the globe. Sharing vision and best practices across.. may we able to estimate correct and able to educate and indulge the customers for a collaborative approach towards software development. Make everyone understadn the importance and necessity of Agile Softeare Development techniques and philosophy as a whole.
Tim Purdie: (Entertainment Publications)
Miguel Merayo: (Aiqei Software)
Eric van den Hoek: (NVT CornerSoft)
S.RAMANATHAN: (Mastek) It started with a small consulting assignment for a client of ours on a SCRUM project. Amazingly the traction and amount of interest is very high from both internal and external customers. I am proud to be part of this group.
Akhil Jain: (CSC India Pvt. Ltd.) I am in total accord with the above mentioned Agile Manifesto! and truely beleives that it will definitely bring a change and a kind of revolution in the way softwares are developed.
Kanwei Li: A small step towards greater success.
Dennis Faust.
pnreddy: (Ergonomics)
Dr. Kofi Nyamekye: (Nyamekye Research & Consulting) I am very interested in creating the scientific principles for creating an adaptive distributed enterprise system.
Dennis Faust, Zenteka.
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Gerry Nesbitt: (UCSF/Immune Tolerance Network)
Jonas Muliolis: I realize now that this is the methodology that has been used in all of the most successful development teams that I have worked with in my career. Nice to know there's now a name for it!
Angel Ferrer: (
Michael Sandberg: I gladly add my "John Hancock" to this manifesto!
Ernie Leseberg: (Emphasis Development)
Cosmin Bucur.
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Steve North: (ThatFish) In this Digital Age both IT and web services are now a critical component of any successful organisation. An organisation needs business agility to react to the changing landscape of this exciting age. Agile Development should therefore be considered a 'no-brainer'.
Max Murphy: ( The agile manifesto has changed my professional life!
Jean-Marc Lagace: (m2i3) It's amazing that it took so long to go back to the basics... we claim we do software engineering altough our methods are closer to those of the master and apprentices. I read this manifesto as one of the base stones that will help our craft develop into something we will call engineering some day. Jean-Marc Lagace,
Gautam Wadhwani: (Infosys Technologies Ltd.)
Eric Kubitz: ( Yes, I will support this manifest every day in every project. First of all: "Individuals and interactions over processes and tools".
Kavitha ShanmugaSundaram: (Premier Evolvics Pvt Ltd) We are working on Embedded Software Development. We are currently using RUP for incremental and iterative approach. I wish to be a part of the Agile Think Tank!
Olivier Albiez.
Greg Tutunjian: This is where it's at.
Kay Stanke: (Valtech GmbH)
Murali Krishna Devarakonda: (Crystal Ball Corporation) The Agile manifesto to me is akin to democracratization of the software development process. Instead of unrealistic edicts (i.e. requirements and timelines) to be followed that have been issued by the powers that be, Agile lets a process of "democratic" interaction between all concerned parties, who all have a say in it. Thus, the Agile manifesto leads to a system that has the greatest chance of achieving the best results for all stakeholders, all the while focusing on attaining the highest quality within a practical amount of time. The Agile Manifesto has my whole-hearted support - both in spirit and in deeds. -Murali Krishna Devarakonda Crystal Ball Corporation
Alison Vincent: (NDS Ltd) I have always been passionate about people and the belief that given the correct support engineers can do amazing things. The Agile Manifesto fully enables these beliefs to translate into the software development of my organisation. Early days for us in terms of implementation. But for those teams who are trying the techniques, their faces glow and their energy levels have increased !
vinayak: Agile value add to just do it processes
varix patel: (Par infotech)
Siddhartha Khullar: (Bisgen Ltd.)
Bernie Berger: (Test Assured Consulting)
Jorge L Mejia: I have and continue to practice the Agile Software Development Manifesto. I support it 100%
Jay Conne: (Jay Conne Consulting) With over 40 years in the software business, I rejoice in this Agile alternative to a history of institutionalized self-deception in software project management. It's the simultaneous humanity and productivity that is the appeal. -- Jay Conne -- Lean-Agile Coach and ScrumMaster
Marc Dostie.
Erick Dovale.
Markus Buehler: (bbv Software Services AG)
John Ladino: (PSL S.A.) We have to change the way things are doing in our industry. We need to ask respect for our work, our profession and for our time. We are here to help our society, but at the same time we need that our society help us to do an excellent job. We cannot forget our responsibility and the fact that software not only involves money, but people's time and dreams. We need to keep in mind that software is made by women and men who have a life beyond the computers.
Bas Kok: ( I've seen too many mismanaged projects that could only be rescued by agile programming.
Richard Burrill: (Neumont University)
Jordan Leung: (Neumont University)
Alex Laburu: (The LSD-Meth User's Guide) I hereby endorse the Manifesto for Agile Software Development.
Bill House: (Apollo Enterprise Solutions) Having been an advocate of lightweight development methodologies for many years, it's good to see the emergence of Agile. Now, rather than dealing with heavy processes that are obstacles to be overcome, we can embrace a process methodology that actually helps us create great software! At last, we have something in the software biz that actually deserves its exclamation points! :-)
Martin S. Weber: (Many :)) I agree; especially to #1. This has to be repeated because it's so important. INDIVIDUALS are more worthy than processes!!!
Richard Bourner: (UBS) Requirements solidify as a project proceeds. We must accommodate change, within budgetary constraints, in order that we deliver customer satisfaction and high quality systems.
Bibhas Chatterjee: (Siemens) This software process orientation will be helpful for all the participants who are involved into the software development process. I wish this will create a new environment where all the participants will be happy as they are valued and they can deliver a product which will be valued. Thanks to all.
Rawitat Pulam: (Department of Computing, Silpakorn University) Coming from the Complex Adaptive System (in short, Complex System Theory) studies, I can see its value immediately in application to Software Development. Simple set of rules, interacting individual agents, flowing information ... and then the self-organized, emergence, adaptive patterns as the result. It's dead simple, flexible, adn as-it-should-be.
Mauricio Magaldi: (Direct Talk) We were trying to implement our own version of the PMI where we ran into the Agile Manifesto on Google. It is soon to be the guideline to our project methodology.
Rana Kundu: I cannot think of any other set of values and principles in software development, that I feel this strongly about. I have long been an advocate for "intent based" processes, but have always felt challenged in trying to present a coherent set of values. The elegance of this manifesto is overwhelming. I feel honoured to be a part of this wave.
Norberto Ortigoza: (
David McManamon: ( Agile development saved me from law school.
Jafar Mirzaie: (Pegahe Aftab )
Lee Eldridge: (SplitStream Industries)
Justin Bell: Amen.
Baoqing Li: This is great practice!
Richard King: (Wired Up And Fired Up Ltd)
Suresh Batta: (Subasoft Ltd) More and more it is clear that customers will do projects this way and no other way. Doesn't matter how vast your organisation is or how great you are technically, if not agile in software, there is no survival in this custom software development business. When I came to this site a while ago, the concepts looked utopian at first glance. To me now they are hardcore reality.
Steve Morris: (Collaborate vA.i)
Mark Wusinich: (Bank of America) 'It is better to light a single candle, than to curse the darkness', however you guys are putting a flood light on the subject. Thanks and keep it up.
Amer Hatoum: (Netways)
james: (birlasoft) hi
Maciej Jankowski: (TETA S.A.) I agree witch all values that contains manifesto. Doing software in this way is easier for developer and more valuable for customer.
Joel Anderson: (SpeedNet Services, Inc) The Agile Manifesto represents the best embodiment of entrepeneureal, small-team software delivery available today. Coupled with a focus on the capabilities of properly motivated people, the Agile methodology can and does prove to be a competitive alternative to heavyweight processes.
Purush Manickam: I fully support Agile method of project management.
Satish Agnal: (Impulsesoft Private Limited)
Sunil Kumar Sharma: (LogicaCMG)
Manish Barman: (Adobe Systems India Pvt Ltd) It is indeed a valuable effort being put in by developers and customers worldwide to embrace software development from a totally different perspective. I like to think of Agile as a revisit to the chemical-classification-of-elements problem. There was a time when Atomic Mass was thought of as THE way to classify elements. A whole school of scientists struggled to design a framework based on this axiom to classify elements...running into a host of problems...devising workarounds...exceptions...even intuitions!!! As it turns out, our chemistry books tell us today...successful classification simply required a change of the Atomic Number. Innumerous efforts have gone into creating and establishing processes to attain supreme quality standards in virtually every business and in training people to use those processes effectively and efficiently so as to produce quality output that sells. The software industry, however, has experienced a greater deal of difficulty in maintaining a balance between minimizing development time and cost (to provide more frequent upgrades) and keeping up quality standards all the same. We need to realize that we’re an entirely different kind of industry, and require an altogether different approach towards quality. Agile processes provide software engineers with that new perspective.
Brett Norris: (LogicaCMG)
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Christopher Mann: (Infopol)
Bryan Hunter: I've been a software developer for almost 14 years now. In that time I've been involved in a lot of failed projects. Projects that took entirely too long to deliver value to the customer. Projects that produced reams and reams of requirement and design documentation that no one ever read once produced. I've been involved in an Agile project for over a year now and I can honestly say that I wouldn't want to go back to the 'good old days' of waterfall methodology. Agile is not a silver bullet - it will not solve all your problems - it will, however, allow you to find your problems earlier and adapt.
Cliff Pearson: (CAP Communications) Without realising that the manifesto exists, I've been employing it's principles for many years now. Engaging the client and keeping things simple are key ideals for me. Long live the Agile Manifesto!
Barrie Callender: (Pinnacle Management Systems) As a project management practicioner, I have been excited by the Agile movement and believe the elements and philosophy can be applied to a number of disciplines apart from just software development. I should have signed up years ago!
Jim Taliadoros: (Cantons Consultants Ltd) I strongly support agile development methods. Practices that lead to development processes that allow the client to react to market needs are imperative to the success of a project.
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Ronnie A Morris: (53CSS/SCC USAF) Thanks for allowing me to be part of this effort. The Agile Manifesto elaborates what I've been feeling and thinking for years. Thanks!
Doug Fleming: I have managed many projects and have always worked to bring the business and technology groups together to ensure a clear and concise understanding of the requirements. The Agile methodology as stated seems to be a common sense approach to bridging the gap between technology and business for N-Tiered development.
Paul Gresham: (Paul Gresham Engineering Ltd) Having now managed (always hands-on) various projects, from small financial applications where developers have extremely focussed business knowledge, right through to six sigma telecoms projects with over 100 staff, I fully support following the agile manifesto. For me, following an agile approach has been particularly important when delivering software with teams that are distrubuted around the world. Go agile, deliver stuff!
Daniel Lindwall: (IT university of Gothenburg)
Maxwell Heidegger: Using a dynamic and productive language throughout a project is essential for agile software development.
Sanket Naik: (FairIsaac) Adaptive software always intrests me.
Cameron Wolff: ( Agile methods continue to work well for me and my business partners. Measuring and adapting frequently is a key component to successfully delivering complex software to meet ever changing business needs.
Bob Dionne: (/ROOT Markets)
Jonathan Stark: (
Nitin Sharma: Hi, I came across ASCI and was profoundly impressed with its directive principles and guiding vision. Hence,would be delighted to a be a part of this beacon of light for Software-IT vertical in the country.
Kenneth Petty.
Frank W. Klucznik: (U.S. Government) I'v been using Agile Development methods for two years now, and didn't even know it had a name. I just applied principles of Quality Management to software development and developed a similar process. I just spent the past 24 months developing and deploying a 12 month software project b/c of the 300+ pages of documentation required for system approval. However, b/c of agile processes, application development is running 8-12 months ahead of the documentation and actually driving the approval process. This is not popular among my contempories, but I have set an organizational record for bringing an enterprise wide system from concept to full deployment. That accomplishment has done more for the end-users and organization than any amount of documentation can. I am fully on board w/ Agile Software Development b/c I arrived at the same conclusions through a separate path.
Marftin Lewis: (Specify)
Praveen Pipara: (Sopra Group India (Momentum Technologies))
Anthony Mathis: (Sallie Mae Inc.)
Carl Clarke: (Floret Limited)
Danilo Castro T.: Many people thinks agile means hacking. They are mistaken. We agile developers strive for quality while keeping an eye on the human factors of software engineering.
Adrian Marcu: (Océ Software) I 'm project manager and I have been using Microsoft Framework Solution like methodology for coordinate my projects. After I read some articles about Agile Software development I begin to use principle from MSF and Agile Software development.
Kees Broenink: ( After being 16 years in software development I couldn't agree more. Nevertheless most organizations implement only one of the principles. Then they call themselves agile to be part of the hype. But in fact they are still working the same way as ever. Maybe a good idea to add information about the fact that the principles are closely related. I am a real believer in these principles. Get in touch if you need votes or if I could play a more active role in agile community.
Gail E. Harris: (Instantiated Software Inc.) Learn, Do, Teach
John Barbieri: (Qwest Communications / Barbieri Consulting) Growing up with Dod-2167A and the associated rigorous processes and documentation, I found XP to be a breath of fresh air. The co-location & interaction of the customer with the software development team not only led to a better quality product and quicker delivery, but it knocked a few bricks off the wall that separates the "Business" from "IT". Thank you!!! Enjoyed meeting Kent as well.
Ashish Pathak: ( Having tried "process heavy" way of working, wish to try the Agile way of working. Ultimately, take the best of both worlds.
Dave Peterson: (EMA, Inc.) There is this age-old discussion of whether programming is an art or a science. Being a perfectionist I used to think that the goal was to deliver elegant and high quality code that would, upon review by any intelligent observer, stand on its own merits. While this may still be something to strive for, I have learned it is the journey (development process) that is more important. To this extent, perhaps software development is more an art than a science; artisans working together with the consumer/user to deliver executable code that provides the desired behavior, much like an artist who might engage the buyer in discussion while painting a mural and arriving at a result that pleases both. It is how you make the journey.
Yaniv Shmueli: (Texas Instruments)
Louis N. Kolivas: (Chordiant Software)
Baruch Ben-David: Agility in a business setting - a worthy goal, perhaps Quixotic.
Randy Menna: (The Newport Avenue Group) It didn't take me very long in my career to come to the realization that something was fundamentaly wrong with the traditional software development model. I've spent the last 15 years defending my development philosophy. I'm glad to know I wasn't alone.
Cedric ROUVRAIS: (Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking) Bearing in mind these points has always helped me bringing developer & client satisfaction.
Cheryl Davis: The principles and values of this Agile Manifesto are absolutely critical to the successful application of information solutions and the actual realization of the promised solution results.
Kambiz Khadem, Ph.D.: (SMLG Corporation)
Michel Parisien: Agile development is simply the next logical step in where software is going. We now realize that we can trust ourselves as long as we know more about software than just the coding of it.
Fabrice Plas: (happy baby A.S.B.L.)
Robert Beals: (Southwest Airlines)
Amit Jain.
Tom Raffa: (Atlantic Software Technologies, Inc.)
Bert Bril: (dGB Earth Sciences/ Unbelievable that we discovered most of this 'meta-methodology' the hard way. It feels like coming home; finally found a 'justification' for the way we work.
Shashank "Shanky" Tiwari: ( The traditional heavyweight processes tend to divert effort from software development to process compliance and too much documentation. Agile processes are both practical in emphasizing on people and keeping the focus on building the software. This also leads to better accountability and avoids the alibi of time consumption in creation of unnecessary documents, for delays and sometimes incompletion of projects.
Mohamed El-Refaey: (EDS)
B Ajith Kumar: I believe Agile Methods is the future of software development. I would like to be part of this great movement.
Evan Yin: (aspire-tech) software development is different from architecture, so i think " Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan " is keystone.
Fabrízio de Royes Mello.
Kathleen Stead: (CC Pace)
jos De Roeck: (FadeIn) I have been involved in the design, implementation and test of Software Development Systems for the last 20 years. Part of that work was also to lead a team of developers for ‘normal’ business applications. It has been a very frustrating experience. Apart from the religious discussions about procedural and OO, there is nothing new under the sun the last 20 years. I learned to be more result and client centric, and I oppose the coup d’état of the project governance people that absorbed so much budget and time that little is left for those who do the real work : the developer. I hope it’s not the case, but what I see in the industry is (again French) “quand les embètés s’en vont, les ambètants restent” I hope that Agile programming can bring relieve
Hugues Lamy, Ing.: (M2i3) For many years I was the advocate for large specifications. I didn't start working until I had tons of paper on my desk. Each time I asked for paper, I felt that something was wrong and I wasted my time waiting for the specifications. Agile show me a way that fit with my style of development. From that I change to a faster, more reactive development. Now, I feel that I can create, deliver and stop reading/writing papers.
Luiz Mendes Almeida: (XtremeCode) I always had the same idea when building software for my customers. This make happens.
Tomasz Gabrowski: (
Jeff Meszaros: Being in the Info Tech industry for over 20 years and providing consulting and software engineering skills and services for over 15 years has given me the opportunity to work with the full spectrum of solution delivery for a business concern. As an architect (Enterprise, Solutions, Software), the art of effective communication and collaberation take precendence in achieving agility. Whether a business concern is reactive, tactical, strategic, and in most cases a little of each, agility comes from awareness. What better way to do that than by helping others and raising the level of awareness. Sometimes the best solution may not even be a software effort but a process change. Communicating this effectively to a team of software developers as well as the developers having the opportunity to assit in determining the best solutions is a process change is a win for the teams and business. I like where you are heading and would like to assist and support those efforts. Thank You, Jeff Meszaros
Margalit Gur-Arie: (Purkinje)
Shalini Sanyal: (Zensar Technologies) I fully support the manifesto I come across business cases which demand focus on solutions to address Global needs and collaborate with existing solutions. Hence, Software development process will need to have collaboration interms of GLOBAL TEAMS with huge complexities on interaction and integration of human intellectual capital
Tom McGraw.
Ram Arthanari: This is the wave of the future, and I whole heartedly sign this.
Ashit Kumar: I have been a regular practitioner of AGILE methodology for the past 1 year.I would like that more and more software developers follow this excellent methodology.
Alex Radu: (Center for Information Services)
Bill Fielding: (Alcatel)
Christophe Dupriez: (DESTIN inc.) The only sustainable attitude for knowledge workers...
Antoinette Burkett.
Richard Tews: (Asynchrony Solutions Inc)
Pablo Straub: ( After years of doing software, I became convinced of the need for agility, as a way of balancing the process, thoroughly tilted towards creating documents and following the method.
LYBAERT JOHAN: (ARDATIS) We at ARDATIS have choosen to apply the agile manisfesto on one of the biggest J2EE projects in Belgium (100 manyear) in building a complex administrative application for 8 social security funds
Kiran Kumar Patel: (eCommLink) Agile covers everythings and there is nothing remains beyonds it. It's simple, smarter and have base on grounds.
John Forbes: In its pursuit of a CMMI Level 5 certification my organization has added many layers of continuously changing guidance, procedures, policies, and boards. Despite four years of 'process improvement' we continue to experience repeated budget and schedule overruns. Our backs are now against wall, and we must innovate or perish. In a couple of weeks I will be participating in an XP demonstration project. Wish me luck!
Sebastian Pereira: (Fulfill Technology) These agile principles were some points that I was presuming while I was working and reading some material about agile. But the other day I listened an interview to Alistair Cockburn and I thought this is a great manner to gather the "feeling" of working agile. I try to apply it every day at work. Thanks
Ian Corper: (ABS Technology) I get comments like this from customers now I am Agile.......... 'Thats great, it's exactly what we needed. Not quite what was originally planned, but then our business has changed so much in just the few months since the plan was made'   Remember : The customer is king, Software is an art!
Satish Kumar: (BT UK) Hi, I do believe in agile process. We successful implemented in our project and found it very effective. Regards Satish Kumar Ipswich UK
Nagendra Sastry: (Patni Computer Systems) I believe in the principles of Agile. I am trained & certified in RUP. However, I have neither executed nor was in any team that executed projects using agile methodology. I believe Agile philosophy is more natural in more ways than one. I am interested in collaborating with other 'agile' individuals & groups to experiment, analyze and further the cause of Agile community. Hail Agile! Nagendra
Ivaldo Carvalho.
Claude Needham: (XxaxxSoft)
Sajid Mahmood: I do agree with the Manifesto and have completed many projects in the past in this way.
Olivier Lallier: Object-oriented architectures for cooperative systems.
Kobi Vider-Picker: (KVP)
Joey Mullen: (Molecular Epidemology Inc.) The Agile Manifesto embodies the guiding principles that have used for successful software development for more than 20 years. Through movements such as this, the future of software development seems bright, fun, and exciting. It is great to start breaking down the stereotypes of a developer going through the black hole with the customers wondering if they will ever emerge again, and when they do, emerging from the other side with software that is broken, outdated, and doesn't fit the need anymore.
Donald W. Schiek: ( Thank you for the opportunity to be a participant...
Guillermo Villavicencio.
Salah N: (cccengineering)
Niket Etambe: The Agile Manifesto truly provides the fundamentals for building enterprise solutions crucial for ensuring business stability, enhancement and continuity by encouraging a collaborative thought-process through out - from visioning through deployment. Personally, I feel that Agile Software Development Manifesto provides the right approach to address issues pertinent to design and implementation of highly accurate enterprise-wide solutions
Oliver: I'll soon start my journey on Agile development.
Rick Urban: (Chicago Web Site Design )
Fabus: Harmony combines tone, balance, interval, frequency, relative scale, and natural sustain. Blend is the collective signature that produces identity and dynamic intensity. Great teams are like perfectly struck chords. In tune, clear, simple, absolute and beautiful.
R. Sankara Narayanan: ( The next generation software development process is nothing but the Agile Process. I somehow feel that this Agile Process has very much close relationship with Context Sensitive Development Process. Anyhow, that is debatable...
Christophe DUVAL: (CEPASIKON) Share what you know, learn what you don't. Thanks a lot for your work, you have a very interesting human approach.
Francesco Saverio Profiti: (Laziomatica S.p.A.) Working software first of all
Leandro Esteves Barion: (IME - USP)
Satish: (betterlabs)
Jussi Hannunen: (Tampere Polytechnic) To me, Agile development is about knowing the rules well enough to forget them. This allows me to concentrate on understanding the problem at hand.
Bill Dorman: (Semantic Circuit LLC)
Desiderio (Jun) Bueno: (NETELLER) The best way to go....
Hashim Abbasi: (Kalsoft (Pvt) Ltd.) We have been following a philosophy that is clearly related to the Agile software development. Since my team is involved in product development where we are the customers and the developers and requirements come from within. Following the formal SDLC life cycle, there is no way we can adjust new features such late in the development process without cost over runs.
Victor Manuel Hernandez Alarcon: (Instituto Tecnologico de Chilpancingo) Yo tengo el pleno convencimiento que el desarrollo ágil de software es el futuro en el desarrollo de software y que es la manera de organizar adecuadamente los equipos de trabajo con mayor eficiencia y eficacia para obtener un producto bien logrado.
Ritesh jain: (CA(Computer Associates)India) Hi all, I am really interested in implementation of agile methodology in my projects i find its really great. Thanks Ritesh
Alicia Yanik.
Peter Kalmijn: (LogicaCMG) I learned to value Agile principles and techniques during my career as ProjectManager, Software Architect, Systems Engineer and TestManager. The principles are easyly integrated and flexibly combined with established Methods like Prince2, DSDM, TestManagement (LogicaCMG), RUP, etc. And it does combine really well with NLP which I use every day working with people and organisations. Peter Kalmijn, TestManager LogicaCMG and NLP Master.
Balazs Borbely: (Yak Communications) I support the agile alliance manifesto because it can give valuable benefits to the customer and to the developers as well.
Kent Smith: At last!!
Sami Baig: (SiliconChips Limited) Always have to accomodate the customer's need at any stage.
zhenlu zhang: Agile Manifesto is great!
Mika Piirainen.
Rodger Delp: (The ESP Group, LLC) Im in. I look forward to the future.
João Bosco Lamarca Vitral: (Unisys)
Vaclav Pech: I agree with the ideas in Agile Manifesto and support them.
Robert Norton: (ThoughtWorks) Craig Larman has likened the acceptance of agile methods to the Copernican Revolution in terms of adoptance patterns and importance. Trying to build software that needs to readily adapt in a plan and process-driven environment is simply primitive and misguided. Here's to a heliocentric software universe!
Jeff Rodgers: (MiTek Ind. Inc)
Ravi Brahmbhatt: (Capgemini Consulting India Pvt. Ltd.) its a gr8 and revolutionary concept :)
Stefano Altieri: World is complex enought to see it in a simple way. I loved UML distilled by Martin Fowler
Petr Steinbauer: (Logos a.s.)
Jason Southgate: ( Excellent common-sense ideas... Finally bringing software development out of engineering or conveyor-belt thinking. Convincing management is another story however. Good luck everyone.
Alexander Petty: (Jaxara) Agile practices have been a big part of Jaxara's operations for years. This is the way software was meant to be done!
Rafael C. Alvarado: (University of South Carolina)
Chris Tinker: (Magic Enterprises.Biz Limited) I am a Project Director (Siemens trained) now running my own business providing Business Analysis and Project Management services to the European Union. As an SSADM, DSDM, Chestra, PMI BOK and Prince 2 practitioner, I have been battling against the paper trail of Prince 2 methodology for some years. AGILE provides my business with a great new approach to fast track and quality development. Well done, I will certainly get my company to join the AGILE Consortium ASAP!
Clark Wise: It just makes sense. Why should things have ever been any other way?
Jaime Agudo: (Terra Networks, as signed in 2006) I've been an agile developer for all my life, even without knowing it! Developing applications for the internet and managing teams of developers since 1996 has made me realize this is the only way to do it in the fast-evolving constant-changing internet applications world. Finding this manifesto and all the people who support it proves that we are not alone.
Cuong Nguyen: (champasoft)
Hector Correa: It's four simple ideas but they are so powerful, simple to follow, and results are fantastic when used appropiately.
Edvard Bjarnason.
rajasekhara yennam.
Kaan Altunterim: (Pargesoft)
Marc Alier Forment: (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya) I usualy behave as a project manager, software enginnering teacher and lead developer and I suport this manifesto!
Tony Blanco: There is beauty in the simplification of complex problems. Agile development allows me to simplify complex issues within my projects. I would not want to develop any other way.
Mohd Ekmal: ( I support Agile Manifesto it helps a lot in development of software.
vadim: (IBS)
John Wafula: ( This is an interesting perspective in Software development. It is certainly Business-centric and provides more versatility; an ingredient that has been wanting in the previously methodologies.
Graeme Mathieson: (Rubaidh Ltd) Rubaidh Ltd produce all of their products and services using Agile and test-driven development methodologies, working closely with customers to deliver exactly what they are looking for in the shortest possible timeframe.
Greg Newman: (Unity Information Systems) Unity will be actively using and promoting the Agile principles.
Robert S. Kearney: (Delphi) Amen, brother.
Alan Richards: I have tasted the kool-aid and have become a real fan of Agile/Scrum methods. Having highly interactive teams over micro-managed teams is truly the key to success!
Viktor Jensen: (KVJ) Independent PLM and ECM business consultant! Supporter of the manifesto!
Nigel Barker.
John R Diehl Jr.
Guruprasad S: (Coreobjects) I am impressed with Agile way of doing things. My project is following Agile methodology
Satish Narayanan: I extend my support to the Agile Manifesto.
Wong Chin Shin: (Nascence Technologies)
Gabriel Shirley: (BigMind Consulting)
Kley Reynolds: (TurtleFire)
Ivan Aaen: (Aalborg University) A much needed wake-up call for the software engineering field
Stéphane Cardin: (Ubisoft)
Kevin Williams: (Bantam Technologies LLC) Time is money. Technology changes quickly. How else will you keep up in this world unless you are Agile?
David W. Curry: What took me so long?
Edwin Beasant: For the creation of a statement of principles to help those at both ends of the value spectrum to work according to their preferences, and most importantly, so that we can work WITH each other and use our best aspects to produce a productive and performing team. Balance in everything, as extremes just try to fight each other.
Emran: (Hasib)
Nicolas Mommaerts.
Ivan Klianev: ( I am happy to express my support. Manifesto's values led us during the design of our platform for process-centric Web. I believe the best way of support is to create software, enabling and promoting implementation of principles of agile development, or identify such platform and promote it among your colleagues. Let me propose one addition to principles: Show business people that agile software can produce processes beyond their imagination, open to accomodate non-existing so far business models.
Dennis Stephenson: (Insyt Management Consulting Inc)
Martin Read: (Deloitte) In the Software world, we often rely on rigid processes to achieve an outcome. We focus so heavily on these processes, that often the outcome fades, or is left in the background, or is forgotten all together. Agile is an outcome focused methodology, which is why I like it so much. It focuses all the time on the required outcomes. It may be scary for old school traditionalists, who often see this as an excuse to skimp on proper analysis or documentation. Believe me – it is not; rather it is a process by which we are usually more likely to achieve the desired outcomes for our software engineering projects. And the best bit? End users benefit more than anyone else from this process.
Jose María Alvarez Rodriguez.
Martin: (LogicaCMG )
José Soler: (COM-DTU)
German Dominguez: We needed some change. We need to continously evolve. In a changing world, we need to develop an agile way to work.
Pierre Feldbusch: (
Gilbert Martinez: (Ticketmaster)
Bruce A. Conklin: (EDFUND) Agile methodologies have smoothed our development process and allowed for more rapid development. I am also teaching my students the principles of agile development even though the curriculums still cling to the waterfall. We CAN do better!
Erik Peterson: (Wind River)
Richard Griffin.
Chuck Crowell-Taynton: (Computer Engineering, Inc.)
Tanton Gibbs: (Harrah's Entertainment)
Paulo Eduardo Tuasca: Is there any other way to build software? I gave up on methodologies a long time ago. I think best practices are the key to a good software developing organization. I don't agree with many practices on many agile methodologies, but the core concept and principles stated by the manifesto's authors are the base for any software development effort.
Claudio Biancalana: (Università degli Studi Roma Tre) Build projects around motivated individuals... I Agree.
Mike Barone: (Nontoxic Group)
Mehmet Karabiberoglu.
Professor John McManus: (University of Lincoln (UK)) Those involved in Agile Development Projects may be interested in reading some of my papers in this subject area - they are based on my 15 years experience in software engineeing and development. Papers include (1) Agile development - Opportunity or Threat (2) Agile Development -A point of View and (3) Team Agility. You may also like to read my views on project failure in Agile to Extreme. My book Information Systems Project Management looks at software development issues - Good reading to you John McManus
Ivan Florentin: In the end it is all about being happy with what you do most of the day...
Daniel Guimarães Ferreira: (UTFPR - Ponta Grossa) As a student I'm a very entusiastic of this Manifesto. I hope you get more midia and this "dream" come true =). Hope and Luck. Daniel
Jimmy Ipock: (Federal Government) Bravo.. I think what you're saying might be revolutionary. This manifesto could cover far more than just software development however. The software development methodology that you're trying to overcome didn't just happen, it was driven by a business thought process that is far worse than what it did to the software development process.
Dennis Heaton: (Softura, Inc.) With over 25 years in the software development industry, I've been exposed to much of the challenges development teams are faced with. Fortunately I was involved with manufacturing applications at an early age and explored the agile manufacturing methods which I immediately corulated with software development. I've gone the waterfall route and then the MSF route...agile is where it is at now as we all have matured as software developers.
Hans Kull: (Informatic Technologies)
Christiano Milfont: (CMTech)
Bob Diss: (Follett Library Resources)
Melvin D. Protacio: (UPLB Mathematical Sciences Society)
Hans Stevens: (Pecoma)
Keith Braithwaite: ( It's taken all too long for the wheel to turn and these ideas return to the forefront of the industry's collective mind. Let's not have to do that again!
Rodrigo Ortiz: (SMB Consulting) This has given us the key to unlock a much needed and long awaited revolution in our market. Let us all support the waves of change.
Monang Setyawan: (
Nathan Clark: ( I work as a java programmer in Texas. The Manifesto just makes sense.
NirmaR: (Yahoo)
BAELI Dimitri: (Prima Solutions) Pour encourager le partage des idées, méthodologies et techniques a travers le monde. Tout en espérant pouvoir faire de même.
Harish Tejwani: (Nagarro, Inc.) I have been practising Agile Concepts in Current Enterprise Appliccations Programs I am leading and found the productivity gains accrued using these far outscores traditional waterfall models even for large projects
Elias Wyber: (Exploratory Technology Group) As I see it, Agile methods offer an approach which results in successful delivery, as opposed to documenting exactly why successful delivery was not possible. The surprising part is how hard it can be to sell the idea (even after all these years).
Berke SÖKHAN: It is the reality...
Rhowella Macay: (Deltek Systems Phils. Ltd.) We must dare to think 'unthinkable' thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world.
Vishwa Kiran: (Dell) Software development from the heart, thats what is needed
Jaimee Spencer: (SirsiDynix)
Rocky D Souza: Believe it or not some kind of methodology / process has been followed for every software development project, when it combined and shared by many it becomes a standard methodology, out of many methodology Agile is one and probably becoming best today and next couple of years, so lets use it and get best out of it.
Tim Coulter: (Florida Tech)
Mirela Cukovic: I have been Agile SW development 'evangelist' ;) for almost 2 years. It's not always easy to get people believing enough to really give it a try; however, those who do, see many benefits in it. Cheers, Mirela Cukovic
Fábio Augusto Falavinha.
HOUDAS: (Alcion Group) I like this concept. it 's the real world.
Christopher Idell: (Pursuit Software)
Mark Windholtz: (ObjectWind Software) Agile all the way !
Janne Lavia: (SenseBase)
Tim Babbitt.
Manne Laukkanen: (Fifth Element)
Saurabh Birla: Its Awesome...
Clark Valberg: (Epicenter Consulting) Thats the way we do it!
Theysan Kasirajan: Hi, Thank you for the privilege of writing to you. I am a software quality practitioner who believes in the The Agile Software Development Manifesto and Extreme Programming as a meaningful software engineering culture for non-safety-critical software development.***End***
Doug Carter: Agile development is the most unique, creative concept in IT today. The idea of self-directed/organized team is in itself the natural way of a team ecosystem. The organization and project management concepts used with my Dynamic Development Zones (DDZ) is based on the concepts that a team develops in a natural order i.e. a DDZ team is a living, growing organism. In summary, the DDZ is an Agile organizational methodology.
Paul Villanueva: (Intelligent Designs NY) No guts, No glory. The iterative process helps ensure that we do not deviate.
Jarkko Viinamäki: (TietoEnator Corporation) Agile practices are the way to go!
Samant B. Jain: (hp)
Patrick Ewing.
Christopher Mahan: (Health Net, Inc.) * Individuals and interactions over processes and tools: It's about people. * Working software over comprehensive documentation: Working software of high quality rarely needs a lot of documentation. * Customer collaboration over contract negotiation: Involve the users, not their lawyers. * Responding to change over following a plan: If the plan is obsolete, and the software follows the plan, then the software will be obsolete.
Phillip Shoemaker.
Timo Rantalaiho: (Reaktor Innovations) Agile values make my work as a software developer more meaningful and better. Thank you!
Morten Gregersen: I have just completed my first agile development project and have found a new perspective on the entire process. I hope it will not be the last one!
Bo Huge Andersen: 10 weeks ago I tried XP for the first time, I know it won't be the last!
Aram Gharib: Big old good ideas love to appear bigger new better innovations. There is a constant need for B2B initiatives to moderate. (B2B=Back to basics)
Daniel Smedegaard Buus: (RHESUS B) An eye-opener!
Richard Skellam: (University of Gloucestershire)
Ton Biegstraaten: (Haagse Hogeschool)
John Wingate: This is very interesting. Who started this thing?
Martin Rygaard Nielsen: I am still a new-comer to the agile world, but my journey so far has been great. I believe and hope that I will get the opportunity to keep working with agile methods in the future.
Santosh Belagaje: I wholeheartedly support this manifesto.
Michael Hüttermann, Cologne, Germany: It works!
stephen Mallett: (L3) Customer collabration is the search light for proving the usability of a design. Keep it turned on and you can appreaciate what other want. Pointless milestones, delivering known bugs is my present but that will change.
Farshid Zaker.
balaji venkatesan: Always felt close to the manifesto and the principles. Never before have I have seen this summarized so crisply. Cheers, Balaji.v
Brad Nordling.
Delfi Ramirez: (Segonquart Studio)
Mike Sampson: (
David Hazel: (Enchaine Informatic) I thoroughly support the Agile Manifesto. It is an approach that I have been taking to software development during most of my 23-year career as a developer. Enchaine Informatic (my own company) also prefers this approach, where customers are willing to work like that.
Garyl Hester: (
Dr Vincenzo Trignano: (Kingston University London)
Fred Leise: (Intuitect)
Jan Lewis: (VR Software, Inc.)
Martin Kropp: (Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz)
Om Sonie.
Jamie Dinkelacker: (The Sunarcher Organization) Agile software development returns humanity to the humans engaged in software creation. Coupled with pattern languages, an effective means fo software production is now ascending.
David Pallmann: (Neudesic) It's about time the important things in software development were distinguished from the less important.
Shane Rodbourn.
Mir Faheem: (University of Strathcyde) I have used Rapid Application Development methodologies in leading my IT projects. However, after having a look at the Agile Manifesto, I am convinced that in essence I have been following the Agile way! Being Agile is the way forward for delivering successful projects. Projects that work for the customer!
Navneet Kumar: (AdventNet Inc) I think this method is developer friendly. It does not sees developer as a machine in a software factory but a designer who wants to create great software. I think software development is a creative work and the process model takes that creativity away. However I do not know how well this method will scale for large projects. We work in small teams so this method suits us.
Dino Cacciola: (The 9thXchange Inc.) Agility is key key key to even coming close to maximizing and matching internet speed.
George Bozocea: I use it and I love it
Vitaly Dubravin: (GRT Corporation) Simple but very efficient way of building a quality product that meets CURRENT customer needs and keeping friendly environment within the delivery team
Stein Kåre Skytteren: I believe!!
Peter Anderson: (ACD Systems) Scrum on!
Kar Wai Wong: (Information Managers, Inc.)
Matthew Fidler.
J. Asante-van Laarhoven: (CSC) i have always wanted to expose this way of working, so now that it is here i would love to simply join! Agile is "a way of work", and not just a set of principles that is to be followed. Most people already apply Agile to the work they do, but most of the time they are not aware of it. I believe any one can adapt to this way of working to deliver better quality products much faster! That is the nice thing about Agile, lets bring the awareness to those that are not aware and stimulate those that are aware to better it!
Eden Crane: Anyone who is successful at the 'items on the left' is more then capable of being successful with the 'items on the right'.
Naum Kopman: (N. Kopman & Son, Inc.)
David B. Hon: (Univ. of Florida Astronomy) Keep up the good work. Fight the Good Fight. Cheers, --davidh
Thijs Cadier: (80beans)
Sadegh Alavi: (iLedge) I am a chief software/application architect in a software company and we are developing and packaging a ERP solution based on .NET technology and I'm so eager to apply Agile methods to our development environment because Agile development focuses on the individuals - Customers and Developers.
Laura Fillmore: (Open Book Systems) Having practiced traditional publishing since 1976, I can say that Agile Methodology finally introduces a fresh wind of change to an industry struggling from its very rapid, and largely involuntary, online metamorphosis. We move from a product-based industry to one that is process- and information-centric and need to understand how people read, learn from, apply, share, and store ideas online, and then build a system of floating values to reward participants in the new meritocracy of mind. Interdisciplinary Agile Methodology offers us a welcome framework.
Brian Aherne: (CombinedMedia) Just what I have been waiting for, for a long, long time...
maya: (Polycom Israel)
Abhishek Sharma: (Impetus Technologies)
Clenio F. Salviano.
Gunnar Heldebro.
Jeff Brady: (Brady Consulting,Inc) I think we need to emphasize that, although software development is a discipline, the result of which is a logical entity, there is a strong element of art and intuition that must be present for success. Software development is, after all, not vastly different from building construction or music composition or any other creative process, and in each of these activities the wise practitioner learns to embrace the random occurrence of events that transpire to bring a creation to reality. The process is ultimately guided by the force of experience and creative passion that emanates from the team and its leaders.
Angelo Lanuza: ( I concur with agile's principle, I've been doing that for years...
Leif Olofsson: (FMC FoodTech)
Adrian F. Ruffinatti: (
John Skinner: (Configuresoft, Inc)
Victor Tso.
Naresh Jain: (ThoughtWorks Inc)
Alex Pinsker: ( For software development with "a human face".
Aaron Schaap: (Elevator Up) We support and are extremely interested in the future and further understanding on agile development.
Oguz Bayrakdar: ( Agile is the best way of making work for now. What will be next ? Time will show it ...
Shekhar Yadav: I have worked in startups and I see the difference in innovation and engineering clearly being how agile the process and team is. I vouch for the agile manifesto for all teams and all companies - however big or small. Going back to the basics, software is for customers and if we can not fit their requirements we are fooling ourselves. Don't deny change - accept change in any phase of your release. Don't make customers accomdate your release cycles, change your release cycles to accomodate early and frequent changes in requriements.
Raman Agrawalla: (TCS)
AHMET ARTU YILDIRIM: Hi. As a software developer, i agree with you. we should spread the mentality of agile development all over the world. And as a result... more success in the projects we gain.
Paul Schapira: (Vertigo Software)
Joshua Messer: (Iron Mantis Studios)
Paolo Arvati: (CSC)
Peter Flynn: (White Wall Web) Let's keeping finding better ways to build software that works.
Thirumalai Kumar: People are more important than process.Agile method will certainly result in a Quality Software
Juan Palacio: (Navegapolis) For efficient, humanist and common sense based management.
Russell Healy: (Cadence Technology)
Bruno Iecker: Dynamic code over boring paper.
Rodolfo Hernandez: (Freelance) Really important being a developer it is to have this moral code of behavior. The simple fact of knowing about it means start changing the patterns.
Sarit Kommineni: (Satyam Computer Services) It is a very good compilation. It should be on every teamlead's desk.
Daniel Gąsienica.
Kenas Kong: (WLCTS)
Naren: I have around 8+ years of experience in the web application development in this industry and i strongly feel that Agile methodology is the way to go.
vivek sharma: Your manifesto is a real world manifestation of the Business world. The beauty is it being devoid of the associated hoopla, which is so common in this space.
Frank Gilroy: (
Sunil Padmanabhan: (First American Real Estate Solutions)
Philip: ( Attended the "Lotusphere comes to you -2006" in Singapore and had the opportunity to hear about this initiative from Alan and Steephan. Its a refreshing change to hear this initiative rather than the same old marketing stuff that a company tries to drill into our minds. A different approach towards looking at problems and hopefully achieving results in a better way. Cheers.
Mohammed Qattan: This is my second time here, my first time was someone who really liked the idea and now i am some1 who is changing the community i have done my 4th XP project in less than 2 years i moved from Senior developer to Technical team leader to a project manager, and in less than 6 months i will be the section manager. Why? thank you XP, XP has made me able to deliver successful projects. my customers are always happy and they are willing to give us more work and project now i am spreading the knowledge for the univeristies and what do you know i make sure to stand up for the Document Oriented processes it is not easy, and it is much fun when the people wish that the they had eggs and tomato and i feel so proud that i follow the XP and i make presentations about XP i call them "XP When success is a mission" you cah check it on Thank you all (XP inventors and Implementors) next time i will submit a support it will be when i am on my own company doind XP to the bones thank you very much
Gary Bergeron: (CCI) The hardest issue in implementing Agile that I have encountered is in the sales cycle. Most people (especially Project Managers) are not ready to hear: - The overall project will probably never be done - Sorry but your customers desire to have their requirements conveyed in a few sessions is really just a pipe dream - Agile is a fundamental shift in the we think. The process itself is not revolutionary, it's in the attitude. Kind of Zen like. To get the sale we often sell out the principles of Agile only to try to work them in once we have the contract. Not good.
Eduardo Mercovich: (GaiaSur inSpiro) After years of trying to force predictive (traditional engineering) methods with variable results, I discovered the agile, or adaptative, circa 1999. These agile methods are useful not only for software development but for almost any project in which the first order variables are not predictable. Since I usually work with people in projects that are new (because of it's ideas or because they were previously not done by their organization), I have found this view very useful and invaluable many times in the last years. I do support completely the agile methodology and it's primary values. Thanks a lot for your inspiring work... :-)
Ernst Kuschke: (
Fabian Wolf: ( I've been practicing these rules under a different label called 'fair play for/with the customer' since about 1998. In Deutsch: Ich wende ähnliche Regeln seit ca. 1998 an - allerdings nenne ich es 'Fair Play dem Kunden gegenüber'. ;)
Luis B.Chicaiza: (Dexon Software)
Kevin L. Flanagan: (Technology Continuum) The Technology Continuum - From Inception to Reality… Technology starts as an idea: a new way of doing things, a new product, a new application, a new market. It then progresses from your idea to your customer’s hands. We facilitate your journey along that continuum.
Pedro Galvan: (Software Guru magazine)
Chris Hackett.
Robert Sturim.
Sandeep Tyagi: (Inventa Technologies Limited) Our company is a supporter of agile software development manifesto. We believe that people should always come before the processes.
Michael Mahlberg: (independent consultant) To me the agile manifesto is the essence of all the "common sense" practices that made projects successful in the past decades. It's one of the best ways to strengthen practical approaches in software engineering and establish a new understanding of the field.
Rajalakshmi Balasubramanian: (Infosys Technologies Limited)
Peter Walraven: (NEC Philips)
Thierry Cros: (Abylsen)
Jackson Miller: (
Nitesh Agrawal.
Lars Hansen: (NSW Department of Lands) The Agile manifesto reflects why most of us are involved in the software development process.
Petr Gangnus: ( In a motivated community it could work well. But what if users are not motivated? Are we to use the method anyway? How?
Anthony T Davis: (Noridian Administrative Services)
Claude Aubry: (aubryConseil)
Dinesh Mohata.
Claudio Perrone: (InnerWorkings) How do you create a strong, positive culture within a team/organization? I considered this problem several times throughout my career. In fact, I think about it all the time. At some point in my life, my habitual focus on self-improvement gained a whole new dimension as I realized that I could achieve something really amazing only with the synergistic cooperation of others. As developers, we are used to consider software development in pure technical terms: we focus on various technologies, we master the tools and we improve the processes. While all these elements are very important, there is one fundamental omission; we often forget about the people we work with. No, I'm not referring to the resources we allocate in a project plan; I'm rather thinking about individuals like you and me, with their cultural differences, their talents and the ideas that they bring, the ones with their struggle to keep up with endlessly evolving technologies, but also with their pride for a job well done. I recently had a conversation with a developer who told me that people have to earn his respect and trust. He was pretty surprised to hear that I assume people are totally trustworthy unless proven differently over time. I can understand his point of view. It is the result of a self-preserving mechanism that is unfortunately very common in too many corporate environments; in fact I, for one, have been poisoned by years of the worst corporate (anti) cultures, witnessing people fighting against each other on a daily basis; it’s within enterprises after all that I learned terms such as deception, hidden agenda, blame game, scapegoat, etc. It does not have to be like that, however. It takes incredible courage, passion, openness, integrity, determination, respect. Incidentally, I can also argue that these are the same values at the core of all agile methodologies, with their emphasis on individuals and interactions.
Rajiv Sundar: (ETS)
Alex Felipe II.
Mohannad Ismail: I totally support the agile manifesto, and support the simplicity in software development.
John King: (Event Inventory) I am Scrum Master for a team that supports and enhances multiple eCommerce and eBusiness Web sites.
Daniel Vasquez Lopez: (Microsoft)
Robert Xeno: (Indicative Data) Sensibility of Agility
Christian James: (Noir Consulting)
Dhandapani Natarajan: (eFunds International India Pvt Ltd) We, in eFunds Prepaid Solutions team, extensively follow the scrum methodology to reap the benefits of quicker ROI. Our teams are built on a mix of on-shore and offshore associates but yet we could effectively follow scrum methodology with a small overlapping window for the daily scrum meetings and sprint planning meetings.
Ofer Deshe: (Simbiosi) I totally support the manifesto. This is an efficient an effective way to produce customer centred systems, addressing changing needs and promotes simplicity. And more selfishly it brings back the enjoyment of innovation, responsiveness and productivity when creating interactive systems.
Jeff Cooper.
SALINA BT. MOHD ASI: (Northern University College of Engineering of Malaysia)
Augusto Sansoni: (ASG) I agree with the principles of the Agile Manifesto and I am sure they will pave the path for an increasing business with our customers.
Dylan Hogg: (Fairfax Digital) Just makes sense.
Mark Walker: (General Atomics)
xuefeng chen: Agile should be the future.
Lasse Junget: (BEC)
Laurens Bonnema: (Xebia) At Xebia we strongly believe in the capabilities of our people. By bringing together the best in class consultants, with various disciplines and expertise, we have explored a huge intellectual potential. This has resulted in a company and a supporting culture in which experienced and knowledgeable people find their match, are able to strengthen each other and facilitate personal growth. Xebia’s mission and vision are tightly linked to a number of corporate values, which are strictly followed. Both externally and internally. Our corporate values reflect The Agile Manifesto.
Alejandro Mitaritonna: (KHU Technologies S.A.) Our company use Agile method in order to develop software. Beside ,we are developing a new method based on Agile Manifesto to work in virtual environments (Off shore development), so, this method is named Capa-3, and we will send it in short time for your consideration.
Dmitry Tysh: (Intercom Business Group, Inc) Agile software development is about proper communication between developers on the project. Such a standard eliminates several common development risks and promotes a top notch product at highest standard economically and quickly.
Luca Padulazzi.
Larry Cohen: ( I definitely support The Manifesto for Agile Software Development. Interestingly... for the past 20 years, I have been an advocate of Test Driven Development (TDD - one of my favorite agile practices in eXtreme Programming). I still have a large button that was given out at a conference in the mid-80s, that said in large letters: "TEST, THEN CODE" - which people at that time thought was a joke... Finetix, where I am Director of the Software Quality Practice, delivers high quality systems through the application of agile development principles. Over the years, we have delivered numerous, complex, technical solutions for Wall Street firms, and are now formally utilizing SCRUM to produce even better software.
Reagan Thomas: one of the best methods. n our organistion has been using this for quite sometime..
Alvaro Vilela: (HP) The approach is actual and better than traditional management. In my opinion the client and the supplier will be satisfied with this method. Congratulations !!!
Steve Carton: (Retrieval Systems Corporation)
Pankaj Jetley.
Jason Rogers.
Jerry D. Odenwelder Jr.: (Borland Software) This is what Software Development is all about.
Arun Joseph: (Siemens) Agile Development Model and its emerging methodologies are most relevant in today's customer savvy scenario , as the customer is known to all technological advancements.. As in software organizations the utilization of creativity of the developers this model provides a near-perfect solution
Katchy Benni: (LakeVal limited Lagos Nigeria) I subscribe to this manifesto.
Andrew Fedoniouk: (Terra Informatica Software) Agile Development Process is the most, I would say, humanistic way of creation of end user software in this rapidly changing world. In fact such a software must not be something carved in the stone but must be a constant dialog between Software Designer and User.
Jonathan Rayback.
Marcos Almeida: (A&D Sistemas) These Manifesto shouted out everything I felt about software development.
Adhish Gupta.
Caroline Smigocki.
atif bilal: (wells fargo)
Greg Damian: But the waterfall method worked so well! - Any effort that is not value added to the customer should be minimized if not destroyed.
Alvin J. Alexander: (Mission Data) We use eXtreme Programming, Scrum, and have developed other customer-specific agile processes to develop software applications, and wholeheartedly agree with the agile values.
Jon Meads: (Usability Architects, Inc.) Doing what's reasonable and remaining flexible while recognizing the importance of knowledge, process, and experience.
N.Somasundaram: (Mindlogicx Infotech Ltd)
Kiran Nataraj: (
Vincent Fong: (ACNielsen) All rules are meant to be broken. It's not the breaking of the rules but how the rules are broken, when and why.
Chris Winchester.
Amber Mikesell: (Solution Delivery Partners, Inc.) Continue driving forward.
Erick Rivas: (Web 2.0 Labs) Having been involved in the Object, Components, and Frameworks business for nearly 20 years, I can attest to the benefits of incorporating Agile+XP+RUP+SOA+Scrum best practices into our software development methods. Especially important for the rapid, iterative development and management of today's Web 2.0/AJAX-style Composite Applications.
Daniel Peters: (Mirabeau B.V.) Working in Project Management in a company developing Web applications, I often face the problem of dealing with late-emergent/changing requirements. Dealing with these in a way which keeps my customers and the developer team happy can be quite a struggle. I strongly believe adopting the Agile approach and principles is a major step towards achieving that goal.
Paul Bartlett: (signed as individual)
ashutosh pratap singh.
Sanjay Dhar: (Veterans Health Administration) Agile process is actually something that can get stuff done in big and slow organizations. I have practiced it and now believe in it.
Bron Davies: ( be an advocate of progress - wherever you are, whatever you do.
Numaan Chaudhry: (Imperial College London) After our lecturer enlightened us with agile methodologies, I was converted! Keep me updated please! Numaan.
George Goodyer: (Thawte Consulting)
Kerry Buckley: (BT) When the board of a company like BT mandates agile development (, you know it's become mainstream!
David Sullivan-Nightengale.
Kashif Choudhry: (XActQA) I welcome this open approach as the new frontier in software development. As we build better and more efficient tools to facilitate software development, the need for automating mundane documentation processes in a more effecient manner becomes obvious - and which cannot be met by traditinal documenting. Being a champion of QA - I have always searched for more efficient ways of documenting and have been developing and practicing some ideas to keep pace with rapid software development methodologies while not compromising on quality and documentation. Bravo for being the torchbearers in this new concept. Kashif.
John Paul Ashenfelter: (Transitionpoint)
Jeffrey Morgan: (eXPect more)
Bernard Apolinario: (Solutions Inc of California)
Craig Steffler: (SeaPerl Development) Funny how logic answers more questions than just those for the programmer. Our motto should be "the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few or the one". It just make sense. The trick for programmers is to still be able to communicate outside development circles.
Richard Munroe: (Cottage Software Works, Inc.) I certainly subscribe to the individual items in the long as both parties are trustworthy. Tragically (and I've found this out the hard way) the manifesto breaks down when the parties disagree. In this country (US) it seems to always come down to liability.
Battistel Fabrice.
Keith Toler.
R.S.A. van Domburg: (
Kamaljit Singh: (R Systems International Limited) Hats off to u all
Andre van Selm: (thawte Consulting)
Pádraic Brady: ( A relatively new convert seeing the light...
Stefan Kyntchev: It Just Works!
Michael W. Barnett: (Gensym Corporation) Over the years we have seen all sorts of best practices for software development. Good software can be created in many different ways, but behind the success of all our best projects are the practices outlined in the Agile Software Development Manifesto. Thanks!
Fabio Lessa.
Irakli Nadareishvili: (Picktek Ltd.) Agile methodologies are the best (if not the only) way out of the stagnation that the software industry has fallen into during/after the Bubble Burst.
Jibonananda Sanyal: (Sasken Communication Technologies)
Itai Hochman: It works for my team....
Yaton Bowens: (Virtual Premise)
Frederic Minne: (
Mahmoud Al Gammal.
SHAJI JOHN: (SHALEM MEDICAL SUPPLIES, INC.) I support the Agile Manifeto!
Moti Abudi: (RADCOM) Making efficient and effective mehtod of software coding and development, is really about harnesseing the development team and each developpment individuals into a common company target with an ongoing confrontation with both the success and failures of the team along open face-to-face team conversation.
Mark Easton: (AGILE 4) We have embraced a balanced approach to "Agility and Discipline" in the delivery of software development services out of China and India and into New Zealand and Australia. At the heart of all that we do is the Agile Manifesto. Thank-you to Beck, Cockburn, Fowler, Jeffries anf others!. I first attended seminars by Grady Booch (about 15 years ago) where he provided a free copy of Rose Solo and talked about the coming of UML. From that time I embraced RUP and then later became a keen observer of XP.
Carlos Alvino: Agile is a great!
Sajin Kokkad Jose: (Ophyr Technologies) I would like to add my signatory in support of the Agile Manifesto. Using the Agile developement model, we can have people working together, delivering fully-functional frequent builds, incorporate requirement's change even in the later stages of the development, thus by obtaning a quick release meeting the Business requirements, all within a short span of time.
Krzysztof Borkowski: (Noktrim) I really like the idea that software development should be based on people, especially programmers, interaction. I believe it is the only way to get the software quality, customers' and programmers' satisfaction, and, what I value the most, good relationship with coworkers. I'm grateful to all Agile methodology Inventors and Supporters for bringing Agile methodology to light.
Delia Maria Castro Rojas: (Universidad Regiomontana) I believe user center's methodologies are the next step in software development. The use of prototyping is a useful way to improve use and reusability. Is one of the better way to assecure a final product that satisfy the user requirements.
Andrew Brown: Yes yes yes.. I have been looking for an organisation that is finally attempting to bring together all agile methodologies.. Well done guys.
Rodrigo Andrés Salinas Ojeda: (D&T Systems)
Thro Gottwald: (it-berater) New ways of developing software will be found in the upcoming century. One very important step into this direction has been made. Movement, life, agility. This will be important concepts in the new century.
Padmasankar Jadu: (Accelrys)
Bart Hansen: (Mobile Innovations) It must be clear that software development is a team thing .. Failing management that push or delegate their problems over to ICT must be stopped ..
Orlando Paz Berrocal: (Independant)
Srinivas Rallapalli: (Reliance) I have recently adapted to the agile pratices, liked the approach. I think it more interactive than previous approaches. Try to learn more and more and making other people aware of this.
Allie Gentry: (SwiftKnowledge)
Sunil Kashikar: By defining these principles you are putting the software development activity on higher ground. Certainly, very motivating and helping to remain focused on key things like quality, customer and cost.
Jacques Botha: ( Agile makes me realise how human software development really is. It more closely matches our thinking process and the way humans prefer to do things.
Matthew Bass: (
Mike Bennett.
Daniel F. Twum: (SecureData Co. Ltd.) We support the Agile Manifesto, and have been using it to develop software for the past 6 years.
Dave Braseth.
sanjeev shrivastava.
Wolf Johansson: (TRIII) I believe through experience that good software cannot be developed when creativity and constant change is removed from the development process. I have also found that constant review of the teams own method is also a success factor. Adaptability is the key for both people and software projects. Thank you for taking your time to write and publish this manifesto! This is one movement I support 100%.
Bhaskar V. Shankar: (Impetus Technologies) I'm in a very nascent stage in my career as a software engineer & have already realized the need to be open to changes & be good at adapting. I realize process are important. But if people are good, the can outperform the process hands down. Agile is a fantastic way to entrust quality people with good work & get a get amazing results !!! Giving a gree-hand to software engineers can only prove produtive !!!
Johan Tibell.
Harish Gururnathan: (Virtusa Corp)
Jens Riis: (
Célio Santana: (ATI - Pe)
Krzysztof Supinski.
Sofia Pizarro.
Ivon Lewis: OMG! I found intelligent life!
JJ Smith BEM: Having worked in software development from 79 through 95; I felt I was forced to move to data administration (codasyl and relational), if I wanted to remain at the coal face of software development. 10 years on I see that programmers have, in the main, been replaced with tool operators with an extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word and the ability to quote 'Codes of Practice' - and at the same time struggle to recall the basic constructs of a computer program!!. There is all too often a layer of non-technical management between the software producers and the software consumers resulting in software below expectation and a protracted process to make good to the clients satisfaction. Although I'm a bit wrinkly now and I don't wish to undermine this movement; in fact I fully support it, I have to say though - that I think we have come full circle to getting back to the main principles of yesteryear programming: IF A USER CANNOT UNDERSTAND YOUR SOFTWARE OR SEE BENEFIT IN IT'S USE - THEY WILL NOT USE IT AND IN EXTREME CASES WILL SEEK TO UNDERMINE IT. Certainly not a win win scenario and I personally have no pride or sense of achievement in producing such a product. However I gotta eat!
Sujan Kapadia: Humanity has a history of underutilizing the most valuable resources in favor of something that is supposedly more available and cheaper: it is no surprise that we act the same in software development. The customer is the most underutilized resource in software development... People think its cheaper to look at contracts and requirement documentations, which are out of date the moment they are written. Why build a product without any customer input? Let's stop building software in a vacuum. Let's stop reinventing the wheel. Let's stop placing our egos between us and the end goal. Let's stop assuming people are dumb. Let's start valuing humanity.
Ravi Kishor Shakya: ( I support Agile practices for Software development.
Etienne Robillard.
James Witt: As a IT Manager the Agile Methodology has enabled me and my teams to deliver concise applications that meet our clients needs in a quicker time frame. This has led to a a better client satisfaction and repeat business since the team used the client as an integral part of the process. The clients know and understand the product that is being delivered.
Bernd Schiffer.
Neil Tiffin.
Horia Slusanschi: (Essence Networks Ltd)
Arpit Gupta: (Self Employed) This is a good and more natural human way to deliver software products. This jells well with highly intellectual teams and nevertheless cuts the hipe and hoopla aroun a lot of processes. This is the way I like 2 work and most who r not used 2 this might also like 2 work out this way. regds Arpit Gupta Group Program Manager (Telecom) New Delhi India
Allen Hurst: (Valtech Technologies)
Yuri Vrancken: (QNH) Development is done by humans. Software is written by humans. Humans like an easy way of living and working. This way of working clears all the fog around the Software Development process. People who are afraid of this approach simply aren't human.
David Gageot: (Valtech)
Bob Tabbiner: (BayRidge Solutions) To my surprise, someone had documented my beliefs in software and architecture development. The most successful teams I have been part of have lived the principles of Agile Software Development for years prior to it's formalization. I called it taking a pragmatic approach to meeting customer needs. Now I'll call it the Agile approach!
Arval Headrick.
Carlos M. Recalde: (Successful Technology, LLC) I've taken too long to sign this agreement (but that's mostly because I was stuck in a Dilbertesque organization for most of the last few years.) Now I have no excuse. I'll be asking all of my development partners to at least review this site. I know where to find new enlightened partners if any of the existing ones don't feel comfortable with this Manifesto. Keep on changin'
Bernad Pakpahan: (PT Netway Utama) I'm very intereset with this manifesto. I glad to recieve more information from this community
Konrad Pawlus: ( Agile works, it is proven.
Nick Coyne: (Glasshouse Multimedia) Agile processes and Ruby on Rails. What a great combo!
Nate Elston: ( Sweet.
Ogun TIGLI: Today, the software requirements are moving targets, everything is dramatically changing and yes, they are changing so fast. Expectations are quite high. I believe the Agile process is one of the important cornerstone in software development that can help us with these on going challenges in the software development process.
Kevin Spencer: Big things are made up of lots of little things. Complex things are made up of lots of simple things.
Vinod Kumar Dorairaj: (Vcustomer technologies) Agile software development is where software development started from, we must accept that. Plainly because of the fact that everything that starts starts simple and gets complicated due to hte growing demands of diverse groups. It has today given birth to intensive software development practices, the cmm, itrix, iso etc and surprisingly is being treated as a new comer, which is sad, not bad though. When we want the best we must get it from several worlds, why worlds, even universes. Good wishes to all the people in all their drives to make software development great.
Marc Stock: I'm a strong supporter of Agile practices and, more specifically, XP software development.
Raj Kamath: (Youngsoft Inc.,) Agile keeps software development simple...
michelle sheiman.
Reeve Fritchman: (Ayers Rock Software, LLC) Software lives and grows. The Agile Manifesto is the best way to nuture that growth.
Søren Weiss Hansen: (ACURE, an IBM Division) I have implemented scrum in the project.
Rohit Ravi Bhat: Change is the only Constant in the world. So it is better we accept the reality and act in time to adapt to the change . Time to Market is what makes a company different from others so i think time has come for the Agile development to become a standard in the industry.
Marcel Heemskerk: (
Mohammed Qattan: ( Allow me to share with you the true story about user stories. Warning, User Stories are nothing but addiction. once you get used to them , everything in your life is just another user story. clients just LOVE it when you take notes. they also ask you to write things down. i used to do it on a laptop, instantly, and agian the customer had doubts that i did. but now I go to the client with User Stories. another note and another user story. Use Cases are a waste of time for the developer. and it takes 5 minutes to do something that you can just do in less than a minute. User Story ..... this is my story with the user story
Colin Goldberg: (MacMicro Inc) Since the growth of complexity in software development (when did that begin?), Agile Development, under its various names (Spiral Methodology, Rapid Application development,...) is the most effective (and only) way to provide solutions these days. Having subscribed to these ideals for many years, I was pleasantly surprised to come across this site.
David Cancel.
Alexandro Dias de Almeida.
Lucas Rodriguez Cervera: (Nevant - The process documentation company) Trying this approach for the first time...
Jonathan Lindsay: The principles are so obviously correct and no one would try and argue with them. However, getting management to sign up to this new paradigm and change their dictorial habits is exremely difficult. Perhaps i should just take Max Plancks advice and simply wait.
Terry Oswald: (Pathfinder Systems, Inc.)
John Lovell: (CodeValve)
James Gutholm: (The Evergreen State College)
Tapasvi Mehta: (India transportation) I have spent about 16+ years in the technology field, and had never seen such wonderfully crafted language, that even a novice would understand (Including the business and product teams :-) Thanks to all for making it esthetically and linguistically clear.
chaitanya Narayanam: Agile is the positive process to reach customer requirements
Luis Artola: ( Nowadays this manifesto has become a standard for software development. I´m a newbie on this discipline but it´s giving me incredible results!
Dariusz Klupi.
Sajith Kumar: (RMESI) I believe in this methodology more than any traditional SDLC models - provided I have the right set of people with me.
Anthony Vranic.
Roy V Wilkes: (WTFC Ltd)
Connie Mitchell.
Tyler Black: (PiXPO Inc.) Consumers rule the world. If one cannot respond to the changing needs of the consumer, that person will be left behind. We do not create software for process, we create software for people. I'm proud to be a part of the Agile Proletariat, and thank you for creating this manifesto.
Vincent Bakker: (Miranet Webdesign)
Greg Hutchings: The Agile Manifesto acknowledges the criticality of people, results, collaboration and adaptation in our work in software development, and I am glad to be a signer and an Agile practioner. Thanks to Gregor Hohpe, Matt Short, Martin Fowler, David Rice, Robin Gibson, Aman Bhutani, Merhdad Rashidfarruki, Tom Looy, Craig Larman and many other practicing agile developers and team leaders who I have learned from at ThoughtWorks, Valtech and independently.
Oli Young.
Larry Thomas: I support the Agile anifesto to the tenth degree. Larry
Viswanathan Subbarayan: (Posdec Technologies) Iterative or Agile development is a way to get a working software. It gets us the key problems at early stage than developing everything over months and stuck on the problem when integration starts. Now loads of companies are trying to get into agile methodology stands as vindication for the process itself.
Julie Gardiner: (QST Consultants Ltd)
Don Hussey.
Robert van der Meer.
dror levin.
Ben Rigas.
William F. Nazzaro: (IconATG )
Adam D Bachman: (Independent) Everythin that is really great and inspiring can be created by the individual who can labor in freedom. - Albert Einstein
Danilo Toshiaki Sato: ( I'm a brazilian supporter of the Agile Manifesto.
Aaron Stover: (The Boeing Company) Myself and a small group are working hard to bring these ideas to software engineering in the defense industry. I know we're not alone, but sometimes it feels like it!
John Bennis: (MGA Systems, Inc.) Great concept, story of my life. Thanks,
Piergiorgio Grossi: (
Karl W. Chester Jr.: (LP Consulting)
Kyle Reed: (ARCap REIT, Inc.)
Jean-Claude Manoli.
Michael Stogner: (Unitas Consulting)
Sanjay Minni: (Planage) Having developed large business applications for over 20 years, I cannot agree more. Fixed Processes & Pre-decided Tools, elaborate documentation, detailed contracts (scope & terms), end-to-end planed development program really donts work in real-life and almost all effort gone into this has been a sheer waste 1. No process for development has ever been followed 2. Detailed software technical documentation could seldom be developed and never referred. Only short notes of when we found workarounds, or action sequences have been useful 3. Orders have never been referred to after receipt (60+ orders) 4. Resonse to changing scenarios (mostly change in requirements) was always extensively required had to be done regardless of any plan anyways Inspite of breaking all rules in the book the systems have been very successfully have undergone mutiple versions and only in 2 cases (out of 100) have projects been abandoned
Alfredo Pinto: (Proteo5)
Eduardo Steinhorst Damasceno: (Banco do Brasil S/A) The Agile values give back to the individual the autonomy and responsibility of sustainable software development, in a natural and humane way. The Agile Movement is a commendable effort from which we all benefit, and one that I seek to support and disseminate, both among my peers and my clients.
Jorge L Matos: ( I've used XP practices for over a year and now I can't imagine developing software any other way. Gone are the days of developing software in a silo where only a few developers have all the knowledge. Agile development is all about the team.
christian berthelsen: (fourth hospitality)
Daniel Dyson: (Contractor) I have been programming for 7 years now. The Agile Manifesto makes prefect sense to me as it reflects almost exactly the way that I was already working before I read the manifesto. I like the way it puts the customer first. Business is fundamentally based on trust and that goes both ways. Getting bogged down in tight specifications only really benefits lawyers in the long run. Well, that's my two pennies worth. Viva la change!
Tom Grimshaw: (Just For You Software)
Srikanth Shreenivas: Agile manifesto is all about doing things which we always wanted to do, but could not due to already established methodologies/processes. I am from Bangalore, India and being employed in for a software services organization, I realize that we are in greater need to get agile today than we were in past. This is because of the way business is changing. In past, we saw more and more sustaining/maintenance of legacy software type of projects, and now we are seeing more of fixed-priced projects where we deliver a agreed set of functionality in a fixed amount of time. Becoming agile and cutting down on waste is the only way to do a success delivery. Agile Manifesto and principles are really what we need and will be ultimately adopted by everyone.
Vagelis Monochristou: (GNOMON Informatics SA, Greece)
Shalini Modi.
Alfonso Gonzalez: (Gr Soluciones Computacionales, S.A. de C.V.) Nosotros concidimos con la Idea General del Sofware Agil.
Robert Gorlitsky.
Domenico Delle Side: A new way of thinking software
Adam Lane: (AgileTrack) I believe it is essential to understand that each individual has unique talents, skills, and problem solving abilities. Providing the environment where each individual is able to perform in the way he is most effective leads to quality results. To me, Agile Development means having confidence in people's expertise and professionalism to approach problems together and solve them in the best way they are capable. The Manifesto emphasizes simple values and relies on professionals to adapt and solve problems to create the best working product.
Shrikant Reddy: Agile methods have always proved to be result oriented.It achieves short term goals with speed & efficiency and infuses the practitioners with the skill of quick adaptability on the changing scenarios. Not only does it provide opportunities to the practitioners,at regular intervals,to celebrate their achievements and success ,but also ponder over the right steps to tackle problems !
Roy Britten: (NIWA)
Ali Habbak: I have always believed in similar philosophies. Thank you for making it formal.
Eric Pugh: (OpenSource Connections) Agile concepts bring back sanity into the overly complicated field of software development.
assan jallow: (university of The Gambia)
Ashok C Mohankumar: I have been a software developer for 3 years in Bangalore, India. All these years I felt that something is not right in the way we do things. I was never happy about the way things were done in the industry. At the end of 3 years, I decided to quit the software industry and then I had a chance to learn about Agile Software Development. Now that I look back, I feel that this was exactly what was missing in software development. If only my organisation would have put an end to the conventional ways and used this technique, I may not have even quit. I strongly feel that agile software development is "THE" answer to all the problems faced by the software development industry. I hope that everyone will realise this someday and implement it.
Gokce Mutlu.
Eric James Johnson: Down with the gods of process and their minions! They've enslaved the creative class with trickery, guilded cages, and phoney security. Reclaim freedom, and diginity.
Tiago Campos Simões: (OutSystems)
Sri Prabu Vontlin: (General Solutions Ltd) Making the work style as a Life Style!!!
Rui Figueiredo.
Jeff Tschida: (GDAIS) The Manifesto and its principles apply to systems engineering in general, not just to software engineering in particular. They ought to serve as the INCOSE bible!
Rajat Jain: (Quantilus, Inc.) Agile gives early results to the customers.
Ron Mombourquette: (Software Engineer) Flexibilty without learning has no value, learning without flexiblity has no purpose. Be Agile.
Kevin Bergin: (PC Solutions) (cosmobic) a great idea!
Bronson Silva: This thinking is a breath of fresh air to software development.
Pascal Linares: Make customer dreams become reality.
Michael Ticknor: (IBM Learning Systems)
Hendra Haliman.
Himath Dissanayake: (hSenid Software International) We introduced agile software development in the form of XP to our company in 2002. For the past 4 years we have reaped its benefits by delivering quality software on time consistently and meeting customer expectations. It was not easy moving from traditional approaches to agile and we faced many hurdles. It's difficult to change old habits and there have been situations where XP was not followed properly. There have been situations where difficulties in projects were attributed to the process however, upon closer examination it was evident that these were due to not following XP properly than due to a fault of XP at all. I have seen companies that have started using XP but later switched back to traditional approaches quoting it a failure of XP. However, this is due to not following XP properly. At hSenid we overcame this pitfall by introducing a metric which calculates how well each project has followed XP. Time after time we've seen a correlation between good results and a high score in this metric.
Hasan Ozgan: (netology developer community)
Jose Talusan: I give will my full support to the alliance of the agile manifesto! This is a move towards success! "Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there" More power! Peace!
Ben Bateman: (Borland)
David Crone: (AOL (UK) Ltd)
Thomas Koch: (neuland GmbH ) Büro für Informatik, Germany, Bremen
Kanwar Narendra Singh Jodha: (Second Foundation (India) Pvt. Ltd.) I have been a software quality professional for 12 years working with various MNCs in India & abroad. All these years I felt that something is not right in the way we do things. I was never happy about the way things were done in the industry. While during these years, I decided to gain more expertise into Agile Software Development. Now that I look back, I feel that this was exactly what was missing in software development. If only my organisations would have put an end to the conventional ways and used this technique, we would have been process compliant in a true sense. I strongly feel that agile software development is "THE" answer to all the problems faced by the software development industry. I hope that everyone will realise this someday (soon) and implement it.
Anandbalaji Sundararaman: (Tata Consultancy Services) TCS follows Agile Methodologies
Sanjay Kurundkar: (Textura)
Juan Bernabo: (TeamWare) I support this manifest and the agile movement as I firmly believe that we have the oportunity of delivering more value by unleashing people pontential, talents and creativity than by controlling, creating rules, defining specifics tasks, etc. Agile processes are an "Information Age" response to the limitations that "Industrial Age" inspired processes have had on software development.
Thomas Gebauer: (neuland GmbH - Büro für Informatik)
Vamsi Chemitiganti: Agile is truly the way to go to deliver world class software within schedule.
Michael Stuart.
Chuck Burgess.
Abhinaba Roy: (Xponse Technologies Limited) I prefer agile as the methodology used in our company.
Florin Baiduc: I am an open-source programmer, Linux (with it's many flavours) supporter.
Oscar Claros: Agile and Xtreme Programing leads customers and management into thinking what the REAL requirements are and what are their ACTUAL needs and thus aids me in creating better unit tests and developing clear and concise code.
Rishabh: (Sapient Corporation) Agile IS the way to go... in today's time when customers demand dizzying speed to market and business value out of their solutions to the maximum extent possible, it is undeniable that conventional methodologies have been recently failing big time in meeting these objectives. AGILE is here to stay, and fine people like us are fully committed to constantly make it happen and embed it in the IT community as a discipline and definitive direction.
Michael Leaphart.
Thomas P. Fuller: (Coherent Logic Limited)
Jawed Nazar Ali: (Global Northstar Technologies, Inc) I would like to know more about this manifesto; and also would love to support in any means to achieve this goal. I have observed that we are lacking such methodologies, which is causing lots of problems when we have to deliver large functionality in limited amount of time. Thanks, Jawed Nazar Ali
Xavier Warzee: (Valtech) Software Automation Group leader at Valtech and ScrumMaster ! I used CruiseControl, Maven, FITnesse, lightweight containers (Spring, Hivemind) on several projects in combination with agile methods such as Scrum.
Ken Leong: (LexisNexis)
Bill Busch: (Blackstone & Cullen) Good stuff...
Simon McClenahan.
Prabhakar Karve: (Impetus) It makes lot of practical sense.
Brad Bollenbach: Less is less (and that's a good thing).
Douglas Carpenter: (State Of Alaska)
Jeff Luminais: Software by its very nature was designed to permit flexibility and adaptibility. Too often, the paradigm for designing large, physical entities is applied to software design. Although up front planning and thought should be given to any project, it should not be the only design constraint. Planning and design documents are important, but more so for historical perspective rather than "the bible" for a software design. A document can never represent the sum total of human thought and experience.
Kurt Pattyn.
Gurkan Nisanci: (Software Developer) I believe in the power of Agile methods and use them heavily in every software development work I am doing.
Peter Antonov: Agile Software processes are organic.
Andres: (cromactiva)
Mark Scrimshire: (EKIVE Consulting, LLC) I have been an advocate of iterative development with early and often feature releases over the traditional big bang release.
Dirk Maes: (IBM) What other options do we have?
Paul Massey: (Absolute Software Ltd) I think the Agile Manifesto is great. I'd like to see it applied more to embedded programming.
Paul Lorett Amazona: ( sometimes we just can't avoid change... at least somehow, we respond to it in the best way we can...
Tai Truong: (qnamic - Intelligent Resource Management) It's unbelievable. We (from qnamic) thought we are the only one believing that: - (fast acting) on changes goes over contracts - working software goes over documentation - the believe in the people and the team and its dynamic interaction goes over static, defined development processes and tools - rather an evolving prototyping fulfills customer acceptance and requirements than any contract can guarantee Many people, theorists and know-it-alls doesn't agree with us, left us or rely on their old-fashioned, waterfall model approaches. BUT our customers have such a faith in us (it is sometimes even scary that they think of what and when we are capable of). AND there are other people making EXACTLY the same experience like we do! We support the Agile Manifesto!
Richard K Cheng: Deliver value, eliminate waste.
Akhil Bhandari: (Wipro technologies) I am getting into Agile and looking forward to it, its methodologies do entice me to embrace it for my further developments, as i want to get away from the RAD model, where the Customers wait till the end of the project to get a real feel of the App, in my last project, it took the users an year and a half to get the feel of the s/w and by that time, they had brand new requirements.
Budi Mulyono: I am interesting in this new method, and want to apply for my team.
Claudia Schmid: (Qnamic) Absolutely brilliant!
Dirk Pfeiffer: (Qnamic) ... How to be successful in the software business!
Rodrigo Godoy M.: (Usach) Hi. I'm working in my title process and believe that the best development methodology approach for this time is here. Thanks.
Robert Nash: (Enigma Technologies) A good philosophy, that our company will always try to follow.
Charlie Dibsdale: I have a strong belief in the principles. I have used DSDM and read a lot about XP
Anirban Bhadore.
Ricardo Venegas Noriega: (Best-UP) I have been looking for this kind of thoughts, to improve better software prcesses in an no-painful way. Good I found you
Ilia Mogilevsky: After working with the strict Waterfall model, I have come to realise that Agile methodologies are better suited for projects with quality developers. This should be outlined in course at Universities so that graduates understand the principals and can judge for themselves which methodology is better for their needs.
Liam McLennan: (Eclipse Web Solutions) Eclipse Web Solutions supports the agile manifesto and agile development generally.
Luthfy Ardiansyah.
Stephen J. Cherin: (Genesis Software)
Abhinav Behari: (Cranes Software International Limited) Hi. Agile is what almost any software development co. does. Being the first to give it a Brand is commendable.
Janet Stone: (Washington University) The ability to positively bend with change allows a team to increase their strength without fracturing and eventual failure.
Andrew McElroy: I really hope this becomes as obvious, to mainstream soon, as putting on your shoes in the morning.
Jamie Roche: (Offermatica)
Angelo Nicolay: (DBA Engenharia de Sistemas) Think Agile!
Wong, Jonathan: (Jonathan & Associates) In addition to the human factor of which is quite emphasized in the manifestonto , would like to stress that, as of viewing from the machine asset side perspective, it is equally important to have an effective SDK platform or software development facilitation platform.
Manfred Pérez: (Metodus) I’m greatly influenced by this common sense for developing useable apps. Particularly today, where time to market is critical and had highest influence on any stage of the project development life cycle. Yes! I support the Agile Manifesto.
Giovanni Riccardi: Agile Development = A solution to the complexities of our modern world
Lorenzo: (SRP-MIC)
Rhommer Varilla: (SysLogic, Inc.) If I were king for just one day. I would give it all away.
Katriana Hutchison: I work in a very agile environment as the Lead QA and I'm also looking for better ways of testing and developing and project management.
Hari Bawa: (Sallie Mae)
Steve Banks: (Salenca Ltd)
Mark Jaeger: (CNSI - MI MMIS Project) On my last engagement, I had a role in helping IT staff at the Toyota Technical Center better appreciate how the Toyota Production System functions, and how it might apply to them. [Think poke-yoke as a proactive alternative to debugging.] As my current employer seeks to become agile, I am hoping to assist them in seeing how TPS can provide a roadmap to making the Agile Manifesto work for them.
Allen Lenth: (SentryTEK, Inc.) Hooah!!!
Mike Lloyd: (Carbonflame) For the last 20 years, IT has let business down by delivering insufficient returns for the investment it absorbs, creating uncomfortable long-term constraints and taking management focus away from what is really important. Agile is the most promising restorative to ensure IT dependably delivers flexible solutions that enhance the businesses it serves. We at Carbonflame are dedicated to delivering exceptional IT solutions, and we have consistently used agile methods for seven years now.
Benjamin Ferrari: (blog) This is not a new religion or hype, but the most pragmatic, natural and efficient way to think about modern software development.
Alan Cyment: (
David Moye: (CC Intelligent Solutions, Inc.)
Ryan Hadd.
James Cook: (Mitchell1) Fantastic! I didn't think of all these points myself, but I have been minimizing work, developing iteratively, and delivering customer satisfaction for years, without knowing anyone else was interested in doing it. It's good to realize that in your art, there exists a center of satisfaction and accomplishment.
Roshan: (Wipro Technologies)
Jens Himmelreich.
Naresh J. Hirwani: Would like to receive if there are any regular sharings being done by you,
Chaley Warne.
Michael Pape: (Intuit, Inc and Instructor) I think agile development, implemented correctly, is the perfect way to work in the current age emphasizing "time to market" actions within IT.
Stacia Broderick: This is unparalleled in innovation. I thank you guys immensely for this!
Hananiel Sarella: (
Cyril Adrian: ( I work for a big French company that is totally impervious to such obvious concepts. Evangelization will be long.
Peter Adriaens: (Abp)
Daniel Mihalache.
Victor Kane: (AWebFactory) Building software must be built around real human needs, and neither the product nor the process shoved down people's throats. The need for software and the need to produce that software must be framed in a process (the process mirrored in the product - Hudson), is optimized by open, flowing structures reflecting those very real needs and their most excellent solutions. Obstacles imposed by greed and the need to defend privilege must be removed. Working people who produce and use software must together manage that process themselves, worldwide.
Kimberly B Clements: (Chesterfield County Department of Building Inspection)
Ward W. Vuillemot: (The Boeing Company) I have worked as aerospace engineer, software engineer, and Japanese interpreter for Shingijutsu consultants. I am also a certified lean improvements facilitator at my current company. In this light and with my many opportunities to work in a variety of production environments, I have observed that the same core set of principles guide us all. I believe this manifesto, at its core, contains in it the same set of core values that guide any lean production system. I am proud to sign this manifesto. I believe it is the right thing at the right time for our industry. (My endorsement of this manifesto is, while both professional and personal in nature, is not meant as whole-sale endorsement (or to infer, rejection) by my organization.)
Emilio Le Mener.
Dan Mork.
David Duckworth: (WorldRider (Independent Contractor)) Finally, trust that allows great developers to thrive.
Greg Alvord: (Knowledge Architect) Agile practices add dignity to the way one treats the people of your company and the people of the companies that are your customers
Vinko Tsui: ( I had always believed in the iteration process of software development. Over the past 17+ years, first developing software for the Mac OS platform and publishing articles about doing so in various Macintosh Object Oriented Framework magazines, then managing teams of developers on web enablement applications. I had practiced these values stated without formal designation. I support these stated values and would assist in spreading the spirit of their meanings for the whole.
niranjan kumar pandey: (STMircoelectronics) Hope the drive succeeds in achieving its goals !! Best of luck . My sincere best wishes . Hope more material on methodology are available on web so that it spreads widely . XP,SCRUM,Crystal etc .... Community participation build Linux where it is today !!
Clemens de Leeuw: (DaVinci ICT Development BV) follows (SCRUM RAD XP iCase code-generation optimization)
Prasanth Nath: In my 5 years of industry experience, I gained the following wisdom. I noticed: Clients were never clear about what they want. Clients are finicky, their needs and wants change. No amount of brain storming could enable one to come with a plan that would ensure a successful product in the predicted timeframe. As Holmes would have it; "When you have excluded the impossible development methods, what remains, however improbable it sounds, is the solution".
Charles Prakash Dasari: (Schakra Inc.) Passionate about the values, and keen to implement them.
William Doyle: (Dexter Systems) I support the Agile Manifesto. The authors have succinctly captured the concepts that I have believed for years. First, software is a means to an end, a means of solving business problems, not the end itself. The practitioners of heavy methodologies often lose sight of that. Second, it's not enough to have "satisfied" customers. Successful developers want "happy" customers. And nothing makes a customer happier, or amazes them more, than seeing their needs, wants, and change requests delivered in working software in days and weeks, rather than months and years.
Yongming Duan.
Dominik Wei-Fieg: ( Having worked as a programmer for 7 years now,I have had my share of failed projects due to ignorance of the basic values the agile manifesto proposes. I have switched to development using an agile process about 3 years ago,and though it is no panacea, besides improving the projects it is used in, it also greatly enhances my work-satisfaction, since less friction increases the time I can spend in the flow of programming.
Joseph Kim: (Moody's KMV)
Francis Sanger: (Freelance) I claim to be agile, I advocate being agile, I help others to be agile. It's time I signed up.
M. Xane Alam Raabid: ...the way I have been thinking for last couple of years......almost same thing i found within the Agile Software Development Manifesto.....let us uncover, develop and go further....Thanx to all.
Brandon N. Burk: ( Embrace Change!
Don Bresett: (Global Project Results, LLC) Somewhere in between always lies the truth. I believe you can have both sides of the equation, but to do so the organization must be mature and well led. I support the Manifesto as far as it goes, but I believe there is never a perfect way to do something, only ways we can incrementally improve over time. At the core is proper systems thinking, understanding cause and effect and taking appropriate action at the correct time to make the system better.
Tilak Sarkar: I am a recent convert to agile development methodology and an witness to the triumph of prgmatism over conventional wisdom of 'processes set in stone'. To identify projects suitable for agile development and to facilitate the ones that are identified and got buy-in would be my most cherished goal and to convince the managments that one needs agile qa for agile projects would be my most-cherished goal.
Doug Mills: I’m in complete support of Agile and will promote it wherever possible. It’s the best of both worlds, cutting out the formal methodologies to focus on fast effective results while empowering the developer with more responsibility and creativity.
Mauro Jose Ferreira: (ESATI)
Brian Cary: ( We are united, we won't back down. Agility in life, business and pleasure will bring us lasting rewards. Stay true and keep it real - we are agile now and forever.
John Grygorcewicz: (Bispro Consulting)
W. J. Walters: My goal is to integrate Agile Development with Project Management.
Rajeev Arcot: Please add me
Mark Berger.
D. Shtainer: (Crytek GmbH, The Entertainment Engine)
Kristof Buts.
Rich Liu: (Ashton Development Group)
Adam Bullied: (
Justin Ricaurte: Its great to know there are many others who know how great flexibility and decentralization is for productivity, customer satisfaction, and increasing overall business value.
Randal J. Leistikow.
Anoop Nambiar.
Vehbi Sinan Tunalioglu: (Istanbul Bilgi University) I see that many problems which arise during software development are mostly due to obsession to tools and complicated and long planning. On the other hand, agile programming needs a broad understanding in programming which is acquired by a long period of training. Anyway, keep producing...
Damien Moody: (Audiodef)
Ilyse Kazar: (Datatude Ltd.) re "Individuals and interactions over processes and tools" ... my philosophy as the owner of an application development company is: The success of a development project is staked not only on what set of features is included and how well they are programmed, but also to a large extent on the willingness with which users will adopt the new application. "Usability" is a facet of application development that ought to begin at the outset of the process, with sensitivity and intuition on the part of the consultant to all kinds of issues — human as much as technical, cultural as much as organizational.
Mike Fitzgibbons: In my current software development position, the management clearly values the items on the right (especially comprehensive documentation over working software). The result is a development process that is slow to respond to change, inflexible, and burdensome. I look forward to the day when I can return to an agile development environment.
José Moura: (tabularium) This is, in my opinion, the only form of creating continuous and sustainable grow in software development. Like this the customer is part of the solution, not part of the problem.
Christopher Yarde: (Dexter Systems, Inc.)
Daniel Sullivan: (Concept Dynamics Ltd)
Galaga Gal: (
Seyit Caglar Abbasoglu: I learn and experience agile ways to build better software. I encourage my team, my friends and others I met, to do so.
António Morado Ramos.
Leandro Torchinsky: (VMBC Corp) I am currently undertaking a course on Agile Methodologies at UADE, and after researching on the subject I must admit I fully support it! I will start implementing it at work. We can certainly give a boost to our development team's productivity. Leandro
Thomas BAECKEROOT: I hope that these initiatives will have enough influence on some big structures who have left themselves attracted by the sirens of the industrial standardization. Please, no more "strict" PMBOK for the IT projects, be open to other project management methods!
Rao Kachibhotla: (Inova Corporation)
Luis Sergio Oliveira: ( From my short experience I think that the Agile way is the way to go in Software development and even in other areas. Thanks to the authors for putting it so clearly and succinctly. Its also great that this website was and still is kept as pure as possible.
Bryan Thatcher: (Fusebox) We have been practicing Agile development for sometime.... unfortunately we still get caught in the overly documentation for some projects, generally due to client "requirements" we hope to eventually change that. A good example is a recent project a presentation system that we launched about a month ago, since then we have responded to the requests of the users and now we have a weekly push of all the modifications and enhancements of the site.
Saif Shahid: (RESPEC / POD) I am working on making a bridge between Agile and CMMI. Others with similar mindset are welcome to contact.
Chandra Gupta.
Joseph Savard: (Nexplore Technologies, Inc.)
Andreas Schreiber: (German Aerospace Center (DLR))
Edouard de Castro: (Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics) It’s nice to see that sanity and common sense are trendy! Like Monsieur Jourdain with prose, it looks like we're often doing "agile development" without even knowing it!
Krishna Kadali: (Nimaya) These principles and practices are natural and intuitive. Anything against it is more of bureaucracy.
Justin "J.D." Doak: (Los Alamos National Laboratory) I work on a team that develops tools to detect, analyze, and respond to attacks on LANL networks. I am actively promoting Agile development principles for use by our team.
Pirmin Braun: (BRAUN Unternehmenssoftware)
Jim Webb: (Solutioncom)
Rajashekhar Durgadmath: (Wipro Technologies)
Lucinda Khalu.
Frank Falla: (Finalit-StoneCare GmbH & Co.KG) Steinreinigungsmittel, Imprägnierungen, Alles für den Naturstein und Fliesenbedarf
Finalitti: (Finalit)
Ray Yu: ( Through respect and courage, with developers and customers, we shall make sweeping changes in our organizations to create world class software!
Mihir Panchal: (TechMahindra Pvt. LTd ( India)) I fully support the approach to involve people rather than processes. Instead of developing through documentation, software should be made through discussion with individuals, implementing the discussed ideas and testing them. Documentation takes the fun out of development, it makes for a more paper-work oriented work culture which serves little purpose.
Ruchith: (hSenid Software International)
Srinivas Ramshetty: I really impressed with Agile process, hope usability in agile process overcome challenges and Amalgamate to give usable product.
Federico Ferreri: ( I fully support the Agile Manifiesto. Simplicity and effective communications are the key for succeeding in any software project.
Sergej Jundt: ( I am a very firm believer in Agile- I have seen it work with my own team over the last 4 years
Tim Cox.
Jorge Polo Contreras Paredes: (UNAM - CATED) Considero adecuada esta metodología ya que (como muchos otros) la he estado adoptando y desarrollando sin un sustento formal como es que ofrece este manifiesto.
Walter Hesius: ( Added value lies in working applications, not in documentation
Joe Pennacchio: (Infousa)
Arkadiusz Labus.
Stefan van der Horst: (actOpus BV) I'm working as a professional software developer since 1986. I am founder and former owner of Class-Act BV, a firm that has always been looking for ways to enhance the process of software development. In 2005, after selling Class-Act BV, I founded actOpus, which offers agile software development and process consultancy. My personal understanding is that the focus of any software project should be the business process. I aim primarily at the dutch market.
John Tunmire: Agile the only true way to build realiable software.
Paul Parker: (Guidewire Software)
Frederico Gomes: (GVT) When I read the manifesto, I got really happy because we share the same vision.
Marc Gustafson: (Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation) Agile practices emphasize communication and people above all, and this is always the source of the greatest difficulty in creating a satisfying customer product. By aligning with the agile manifesto, not only are chances of success by ordinary criteria improved, but satisfaction with work is greatly improved since you can actually deliver what people want. As a developer myself, this is perhaps the most important aspect!
J. Leslie Booth: (NET500.CG) How could I have missed this movement for so long?? Beyond me. Maybe I wasn't ready - no matter - I've found it now. Great to be a part of it = in whatever way I can.
Tejinder Singh Virdi.
Sreemannarayana Kasi: (3M HIS)
Fayez Al-Naddaf: (COMPUWARE)
Jim Graehling: (State Farm)
Xeno Campanoli: (FreeSCOTER) I like to do good productive work. If software is reduced to "keeping positions" rather than making a product for a customer, then I'd rather not do it.
Nazre Imam: I fully endorse the Agile manifesto and looking forward to an agile future!
Daniel Wildt: (WareIT - Ready Solutions Made Simple) The, is one of the UserGroups supporting XP in Brazil.
Andy Kriebel: Spreading Agile concepts to anyone that will listen
Mark Tallman: This looks like the ultimate milestone driven methodology! WOW!
Nigel Davies: Agile is the only sensible software practice in todays market. Anyone that disagrees with it doesn't know software development.
Carl White.
Murat Tunaboylu.
Ray Fraser: ( With over 33 years as a developer peon following methods driven by tyrannical overlords, a more productive future spent pursuing four common sense values in Agile Manifesto is but a wish. Sadly there are way too many MBAs and PMPs trained to follow nonsensical processes creating pitiful piles of rarely read financial fiascos.
Anand Sankaran: Agile software development is the only sane way of doing software development!
Mike Fechner: (Consultingwerk Ltd.) We do support the manifest, cause we believe in the advantages of the agile aproach in modern software development and integration projects.
Martina Bach: (Inquiring Relations)
Scott Newman: (reed construction data)
Marcos Silva Pereira: Really, really, really "Individuals and interactions over processes and tools"
Paul Lear: (Paul Lear & Associates Inc.)
David Burke: (Xyea Ltd) People have worked with (enterprise) building materials for about 5,000 years. We have worked with complex mechanical systems for about 200 years. Software alas we worked with for only 40 years. We need to look to models of production excellence in other industries. A superlative model for total production brilliance is the TOYOTA WAY, a model for engineering management that relies on, in the main, on two principals, excellence through iteration and management courage. Both principles promulgated by the extreme programming paradigm.
Chakravarthy V Sayani: (Valtech India)
Rosie Sherry: (DrivenQA) Software test consultant finding new ways and approaches to testing.
Andreas Schönfeld: (Bitaro GmbH)
vic serafica: I support the manifesto. ;)
Richard Cariens: (
Andreas Larsson: (Programvaruindustrialisering AB)
Aad Smid: (Dutch Railways) In ths way it reailly works !!
Ben Wilcock: ( Surely Agile practices should be compulsory by now? :)
Robert Cikan: (RFE/RL, Inc.) An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
Scott Lewis: ( Agile development will emerge as THE way to reliably develop quality software.
Gordon Rees: Teamwork and better processes are always going to work better than the solo artist
Mark Woyna: (Argonne Technologies) People, process, and tools. With the right people, just enough process, and practically any tool, great software can be built. After nearly 20 years in the software development field, I've come to appreciate the power and simplicity of the agile principles and practices through first-hand experience. I strongly support the manifesto.
Gordon Schneemann: (Kaman Software Consulting)
Alexandre Magno Figueiredo.
unmesh joshi: I find agile manifesto as the first document listing principles that really work in practice and make software development an enjoyable collaborative activity.
Aaron Harris: (Intacct) This is our engineering culture.
Adam Wiggins: (Bitscribe) I and the rest of my company have practiced the agile approach for years. About time I got around to signing this!
Werner Keil: (Creative Arts & Technologies)
Giuseppe Alemanno: I experience day by day what the agile manifesto proposes, and I confirm that "it works". Personally, I use an "Extreme Programming" approach.
Tim Browne: (SyntaxWeb Limited) I have been following these principals for many years with great success - I am delighted to see so many sign to the manifesto and hope to see many many more.
Rob Foxx: I've been a huge fan of Aglie / eXtreme programming I am a college student and have been using eXtreme since I started programming Java. To me agile / eXtreme programming is not based off of want but need.
Jorn Mineur: (é-accent ict) Wholeheartedly supported and a daily source of inspiration.
Martin Kropp: (Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz)
Colm Smyth: ( Agile principles simply make sense, provided they are balanced with appropriate levels of design and pragmatic documentation to support the project scale, risk and technical difficulty.
Alpheus Mokgalaka: (UP) I welcome change even in social development environment,I do!
Kirill Yatsenko: (United KTB Group) People over tools, not vice versa!
José Vega: (my-xML) I subscribe to the Agile Manifesto because we have found it is a very interesting approach for developing software projects. We are currently analyzing the Agile Modeling (AM) in the framework of our activity…
Andrea Tagliabue: ( I'm both software developer and software customer. As a customer I'm fed up to spend hours to validate tons of documentation and every time you change even a comma re-validate, and when they put the software in the preprod environment re-re-validate, and if you have to change a label in the sw you have to wait months and spend ten times the time in checking documentation than the time they need to change the code (as well as money). And now has arrived also SOA to make things worse. As a sw developer I don't want to oppress a customer in this way. I comprehend them if they prefer to continue to use paper and pen.
Charles H Irwin: (Boeing)
Sherri P. Pennington: I whole-heartedly agree with the manifesto. Most of my recent projects have been fast paced and in need of this methodology. The collaborative efforts of the businss, vendor and IS from the very beginning and throughout the poject has been pleasing to all.
Ram R. Kumar: (BellSouth Telecommunications) As a software developer and a manager, I strongly believe and subscribe to Agile Manifesto. We are currently transitioning from traditional waterfall model to Agile based development. I am truly excited and looking forward to highly collaborative software development teams than the current process heavy methods.
Judi Copler: (CSESolutions)
Ahmed Abd-ElHaffiez: I liked the manifesto. it is cool and quite expressive.
Venkat Srikumar: If you have ever worked on a project that took more than an year to finish and had the company fold because it was too late to market with the software you will appreciate how carried away people can get about processes over real business needs
Stefan van der Horst: (actOpus )
Prabhash Shrestha: People over tools!! Prototype development, Better change control, changes towards the late of the project management... Great!!
David Carver: (STAR)
Michael Marth: (Marth Software Services)
Jeff Louella: (Vivifly)
Diana Criser-Burns: Agile Development is the way to keep people productive, and for companies to keep the good employees they have!
Sean Burke-Gaffney: (Cleverguy Development)
Mario Alvarez.
Michael Domino: I have been quite naturally practicing the Agile Manifesto values throughout my entire career in software development. It's nice to be vindicated after resisting bureaucratic overplanning and reporting for so long as a lonely voice in the wilderness. Now, I can hit people over the head with an authentic Manifesto! Thanks.
Abdulhakim N. Khaled: (itexsolutions) It's just about time for Agile.
Alexey FIlippov: (DataArt, Inc.)
Yuvaraj.N: I completely support the principles of Agile Manifesto.
Josh Hudson: Our world has changed and so should our approach to that world.
Justin Ryan: (Gnudyne) I've been excited about Agile development for a long time, and use this methodology as part of my sales approach for Agile tools. Within a year of my first job as a developer, I played a crucial role in converting us to an Agile methodology and increasing the amount of changes we were able to implement by an order of magnitude.
Tim Lowrimore: I've experienced no better development methodology yet. Agile trims the fat and delivers the meat!
Pedro Gonzalez Jimenez.
Bill LyndPMP: (Ameriquest) We all need to work to make software deliveries faster, and more complete. Our Software must keep up with Today's "Velocity of Business."
Olivier Lafontan: (the agile company) I support the Agile Manifesto and I support individuals and organisations who are working towards these Values.
Boumediene Four: Been a Tester and been involved with software development processes that have a high failure rate, at least now we have something that works beyond any expectation. with no experience with the Agile approach, I have found that with these methodologies it is easier to write code that is more simple, more testable, and more defect free, all in less time . I really believe success will be more likely.
Michael Larbi: (Valley View University) I think i share in the light of the manifesto.
Gurewitsch: ( Wisdom starts where knowledge ends.
Jim Samonte: (
Brian Silberbauer: (Brian Silberbauer)
Michael Beddows: ( You simply can't have an agile organization without having an agile approach to developing products and services.
Ganesh kumar: (EGS-Tool Team of Robert Bosch India Limited) Ideal way of developing software applications/system in any kind of execution model..
Sunitha J. Kumar.
Dr. Charles A Suscheck: (Suscheck and Asc.) As a certified scrum master, OMG certified UML professional, and a certified specialist in RUP, I can attest that agile development is often the best route to take.
Joe Caropepe: ( The Agile Manifesto gives voice to what has long felt like the "right" way to develop software.
Charles J. Bandy III: I believe in the principals of Agile development. I think that Individuals and Interactions, working software, customer collaboration, and responding to change are the key principals that all projects should aspire to provide.
RuleSphere International, Inc.: (RuleSphere International, Inc.) RuleSphere supports the latest methods, tools, platforms, and training for agile software development, compliance management, The Business Rule Approach, continuous auditing, Business Rule / Process Management, and Straight Through Processing.
Wes Hester: (OTEE)
Sagun Dhakhwa: (Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya) We have been using agile methods and XP in sambad project. We are finding it useful specially because we are doing a research project and requirements keeps changing as we proceed.
Muhammad Shaheen: (TietoEnator Corporation Finland)
John J Gwynn: (First Notice Systems)
Jan Szumiec: This is THE way to develop software.
Jitendra Joshi.
Rodel Quemado: The pendulum has swung from ad hoc process to heavy-weight process to more sensible, balanced center.
Leilani Morgan: (NIETECH)
Nicodemus Chan: (Nicodemus Chan) The only constant in life is change. Agile methodology frees us from the shackles of bureaucracy and concentrates on getting things done. Spread the word!
Conversión Magro: (Athelia Solutions) To control and manage software teams is just as hard and dynamic as software development. Agile provide teams a guide to collaborate in a creative and free environment, making everyone's life easier, from developers to managers. It helps people commit on their own goals. And of course this produce better software.
Pradeep.N.Kaushik: I am a professional and also a student trying to learn Agile methods and am very interested in the same. It truly overcomes some of the basic flaws in traditional waterfall driven approaches.
George Haden: As a business analyst who has designed several systems, I have yet to find a customer who would rather have perfect UML artifacts than a system that meets his needs. The key to this methodology seems to be customer-oriented thinking - success is defined as a working system at the end of the project, not just meeting the required deliverables list. As long as a customers understands that significant change can mean significant cost, and the cost metrics are agreed upon in advance, then the iterative process can succeed in delivering true value - a system that morphed into what the customer wants as he watched and guided its growth instead of an exhaustively designed system that gets implemented like a boulder rolling down hill, right over the client's needs.
Abhishek M Gupta: (Induslogic) I have been a great fan of some of you guys, you are doing a good job to find better approach for s/w development than stiff "my way or the highway" processes, keep it up.
Joe Peck: (NCSULiving - Apartments near NC State)
Burak Çelebi.
Duncan Mewherter.
GV: (MMSS) All product development companies should follow Agile Software Development methodolgy to meet the customer expectations and maintain product costs.
Ebrahim AlHashel: (University of Canberra) I am conducting a research in software systems engineering and interested to explore Agile development process.
Roberto Lauriola: (Scuola Superiore di Informatica di Gestione - Switzerland) Agile models are not only useful in software development but also in software engineering teaching.
Alexander Zakharchuk.
Fakher Halim: (Task Performance Group) I love Agile Manifesto and actually practice it in my company
Jens-Christian Fischer: (InVisible GmbH)
Nitin Kadam: (Capgemini Consulting India Pvt Ltd)
David O'Brien: (FEXCO)
Ilja Preuß: ( I hope we, as a community, will always remember those values and principles, and won't allow Agile Software Development being watered down to "just agile".
Krishna Reddy: (Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.)
Michael J. Tardiff: ( Inc.)
Ralph Henze: In the end, it's running software that decides whether a project was succesfull or not. Agile principles support getting software running quickly and help guaranteeing continuous quality.
Kotesh Veludhandi.
Lee S Young: Twenty years helping intelligent, motivated people deliver tangible business value, at the fastest point of evolving business need, using only the appropriate technology. Ten years helping good people learn to make better mistakes, within the international community of next practice.
Jeffrey W. Owen: (Software Engineering & Magic) "Agile" has been the way I've developed software (and managed staff and companies) for most of my 25+ year career. Now it has a name! Thank you.
gian paolo ciceri: Yes, indeed. It's the way to go.
Greg Tutunjian: (Brightcove) As organizations grow and team size increases, it's a challenge to maintain these values (imho.) It's also a challenge to support the individual who is new to these values. Cheers, Greg
Hassan Shabbir.
Dan Thomas: (Moov2) Bridging the gap between requirements, learning and evolving and acceptance to change is still key to product development
Richard Knowles: (Inception) Support - wholeheartedly.
Ernest Rider: (Various in consulting) Has worked adapted to Very Large Systems down to the smallest project when common understanding is reached.
Samir A. Aljaiban: (Futureware) A balance between the left phrases and the right phrases is needed. However, the left phrases are more important in the long run.
Deepak: (Siemens) I have realized that agile is more that just bringing intelligence into software development.It can be thought of as a set of philosophies.It is simple and sometimes funny, yet provides a definite road to success.
Nagesh Deshpande.
Oliver Haag: (Oliver Haag IT Consulting)
Bart Hansen: ( My everyday experience as an agile developer
Augustine Hermann: (Birlasoft Ltd) I wanted to implement Agile software Development Frameworks to all software products in my on going project proposals and religiously follow the framework.
Ron Manders: (FEI Electron Optics) Done this for many many years, without knowing it's name. It's a natural way of working for me. Natural is good :-)
Todd McGrath: (supergloo, inc.)
Alun R Parry.
Nell Samaratunge: I have been reading Agile Project Management with Scrum written by Ken Schwaber. This book has been well written for beginners like myself and I am planning to learn about this project management system further.
Hitesh Joshi: (eFunds/Wildcard Systems) I support the Agile Manifesto totally. I have been working in Scrum since past 2 years now and strongly believe it is the way to achieve maximum client satisfaction and best optimized performance from scrum team members. Because of Scrum the team gels up very well and can 'self-manage' themselves.
Martyn Cutcher: (CTC Technology) CTC stands for Cut The Crap, and I have been a champion of Agile methods since before the phrase was coined. The original objectives of the Xerox Parc OO teams were very much in the same spirit.
Roland Ettema: (LogicaCMG)
Adil Hamdouna: (eVision inc.) When I found out about this Manifesto, I was thinking that I was alone doing Project Management the way I do it. Now I know there are others who know that this is the right way to conduct an IT project. Thank you all for backing me.
Rajiv Perera: (Spinnaker Edge Consulting) Love it! It is great to get back to the basics and what is important - developing great solutions!
Andr[es Brey.
David J. Koba.
Tom Rue: (
Constantijn Blondel: I can say only one thing : A M E N !
David Hickerson: (Boeing)
Jason Perry: (Independant) This sounds great, sign me up!
Russell J. Friery.
Simon Martinelli: I completely agree with the Agile Manifesto!
Lei Guo: (Ericsson) Agile makes a software development organization as a whole work smart.
Paul C. Waldeier: (PCW IT Consulting, L.L.C.)
R Moresmith: (Tradeco Wholesale & Trade Network) Previously delivered waterfall projects, but for my own venture, an agile approach has been, and remains the most appropriate. Start-up organisations adopt agile without necessarily knowing it - they are forced to because of the need to deliver revenue generating opportunites quickly.
Geir W. Rogde: (GWR) and it must be said, this is the fun way of doing a software project
Chris Walker: (Independant) It's simple, it's elegant, and it makes sense. The Agile Manifesto, implemented enthusiastically, will add true value. It's not a methodology; it's a philosphy.
Anita Nadkarni.
Sindhu Menon: Agile Software Development is the way to future.
Paul Brady: (Amadeus Trading) Wonderful! and Long Overdue !! Been practising this at the coal face in various forms for over 20 years - this is the best description I've so far found of how PM in the world of IT (and any fast changing environment) needs to be responsive to change. I've been involved in project delivery that required detailed project management without the time for "project management" (as understood by those hung up on formality). Those having difficulty understanding APM should try taking a good photograph of a sunset! In that last 90 seconds the colour opportunity gets richer and deeper as the seconds tick away ...
Robert Dodson: (topbop!) This is a good and useful perspective.
Rajeev Paul: (Sopra Group India)
Clemente Garcia: (Self) (QP) X (QP) = Quality People Quality Products
Thân Quốc Lâm.
Ali Vahed: (Radman ITD Co)
Dennis Vroegop: (Detrio Consultancy b.v.)
Paterno V. Siazon.
Sebastian Dau: (Carl Zeiss MicroImaging GmbH) I'm looking forward to the day when I made most of my collegues work the agile way. It's a rocky way but I truly believe that it's worth it!
Karl-Johan Ståhle: (LunarWorks Holding AB)
Peter Dean.
Pedro M. J. Farinha: The use of tools is to support our native human laziness. That is the only reason we spend so much effort making things to save us time.... to do more things to save us more time .. to do ... more. Only when we are busy doing something, we realise there must be a better way of doing it. But then ... there is still a better way for it. Agile method just match that. The best way to adapt to make more to have more time to make more.
Nithin Rajasekar: (Sonata Software Ltd)
Simon Laub: (Aarhus, Denmark, Aauug) Even though I'm a bit worried that some will think that the Agile Manifesto is a silver bullet to solve everything (you need to know more than the manifesto itself, obviously) I support the Agile manifesto. Certainly, the Agile Manifesto should not be mis-understood as an 'undisciplined way' of doing things. That said, it is a good thing to embody the insights of complex natural systems. Systems are not "engineered", they "evolve". Programming is the dialog between engineer and the software. It is an art form, where through the process of continious refinement a beautiful and correct software emerges. Attention on Communication is obviously also a good idea. Communication between development and end user. Communication is indeed the Achilles heel of most projects - and everything that helps here should never be underestimated. Even though software development is a technical field I think it is also a very good thing to put people first. People should be treated as highly-valued. I certainly agree 100 % that it is a good thing to "Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done".
Daniel Rios Beltran: (UDABOL UNIVERSITY) As a Systems Engineer who has designed several applications and systems and actually conducting a research in sofftware process movement I have realized that agile development is more that just bringing agility into software development. Agile techniques bridge the gap between customesr and developers,ensuring that the delivered systems do what the customer's need and can be readily adapted to the changing requirements of today's business environment. Applicable to large or small systems, I've successfully applied agile techniques to systems developments in a variety of domains. Agile methods and Extreme Programming in particular have influenced my thinking towards software developments very strongly. I believe deeply in this new approach. Before I had read "Extreme Programming Explained" a couple of years ago I knew there had to be a better way than the frustrating projects I was involved then. Extreme Programming is that way. Finally i totally agree on the principles behind the Manifesto, and I think the agile way represents a change of paradigms, due to its values and perspecitves.
Christian W. Paproth: (whydata IT Services)
Zhivko Tabakov.
Steve Cresswell: (
John Zenkus: (Major Financial Services Firm) Agile development's value is best appreciated via comparison to concurrent non-agile development projects. My pilot agile development project with my current firm has been to date a major success. All parties (developers, BAs, business partners) were involved in requirements generation and collectively decided scope for the initial release and subsequent plans for future releases. My team's business partner is actually thrilled to be constantly involved, especially as we moved to requirements to prototyping to actual development, as incremental changes were constantly seen. When compared to software developed using my firm's traditional and rigorous "application development process," where the agile methodology's principle that business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project is not followed, the result is the classic us vs. them mentality that hampers my firm's ability to generate usable software in a timely fashion and creates an unhappy business partner.
Kasper Sørensen: (Independent Software Consultant)
Chad Alderson: ( I support this pragmatic approach to software development!
Jeremiah Stroup: (First American Residential Value View) Implementation of agile has helped me cope with the high level of changes that come from our customers and business employees. It has allowed me to manage multiple tasks more effectively with use of iterations and stories. It truly does create a high level of visibility with the stake holders to offer early business value.
Voir Hillaire: In 21 years of developing software and hearing the latest and greatest "fad methods" this is the first methodology that nails the ideals that work.
Emanuel Lowe.
Anderson Ferreira: Definitely, we usually get better results when we have capable users from the beginer to the end, with a systemic knowledge to support a solution for an Organisation, who has end users to deal with day-by-day business operations. However, depending on the sort of Contract, to manage the project scope as well as the product scope, is a fact that could demand some extra effort.
Mark Zontak: Best thing since sliced bread.
MÃ¥rten Haglind: (Haglind Datakonsult) An agile proponent for a number of years I finally got around to signing the "constitution".
Makis Olympitis: Horizontal collaboration and customers participation is the key for delivering quality software instead of endless planning and negotiations to obtain strict commitments for timely delivery of the inevitably unknown final result, heavy audit oriented processes and useless documentation produced for no-one to read. I wish agile initiative every success!
Ive Verstappen: (BIT IT Consultancy) I studied both XP and SCRUM. I apply SCRUM in different project-teams with great success. People work together, are motivated and feel in control despite the chaos which surrounds them. I suggest to anyone who wants to be "agile" to really study the physics of "agility" before implementing it. It is easy on the surface but the dynamics are really deep! You will never stop learning about people and technology.
Ricardo Maciel: (Home Office) Because Agile captures the nature of good software development: Teaching computers to serve humans through a continuous, evolutive, dynamic and interactive human process that turns computers increasingly valuable to the customer.
Yury Rest: ( Quite a long time I was using this methodology and can totally sign all the Manifesto principals at last.
Kris De Volder: (University of British Columbia)
Ola Ellnestam: (Agical AB)
Oscar Guindzberg: (Latbrain) I share the principles expressed in the manifesto. I think the waterfall already proved it's not only a bad methodology, but also an unrealistic one.
Tim Zheng.
Barry Burd: (Burd Brain Consulting and Drew University)
Jimmie C. Blair, II: (Empower Architects, Inc.)
Sreedhar Solleti: (ADP Private Limited) This way we can have better communication among different groups of software development process and also quick turnaround to our customer requirements.
Matthias Hayn: (EDV Beratung Matthias Hayn)
Daniel de Oliveira: (ProFuzzy Consultoria e Sistemas) Good job! Lets do it. :]
Bogdan Stępień: ( Simplicity often yields in the most beautiful and effective solutions. That is also true for the Agile software development method itself.
Dave Buckler: (ESOS Limited)
Sam Dushkin: ( I have been managing Web development projects for the last eight years. I recently completed a project using the Agile development process. It was the most profitable, successful and rewarding project I have ever managed.
Jason Cochran: (Dell Inc.)
Nguyen Tien Dung: It's inspirational software development.
Alastair Calderwood: The satisfaction of using Agile, to me as a developer, is to witness the enthusiasm of end-users in contributing to projects. Software engineers are no longer distrusted, as is sadly still the case with some projects, where rigid requirements are set in cement before development has even begun. Agile is also one of the keys to the success of open source, where software is already widely used before its official release; positive criticism and suggestions for new features lead to a cycle of continual improvement.
Daniel Hurley: (Hurley International Holdings, LLC) Agility is not an inescapable law of purity, but a pragmatic principle of effectiveness. --Marc Hamann
Shyam Kumar: (Wipro Technologies) I feel proud of to be the part of this.
Rick Ray.
Vinayak Kulkarni: Wonderful methods for excellent
Maxime Boulin: (Maxart-Design) Excellent work! Agility is the key.
Paul Ardeleanu: (Rubynia) Give the development power to the user.
bryan allott: ( delivering accurately and sustainably through a combination of education and pioneering [agile] has increased the pure joy of software development
Hisham Sharifdeen: (Virtusa) We have seen more advantages (than disadvantages) of using the methodlogies in Offshore software development.
Razvan Gliga: Scrum supporter.
Victor CG Erofeev: (
Yves YANG: (Soyatec) Our product eUML2 has already lined up completely with the Agile spirit.
Ary Sulistyono.
Vivekanandan M: (
Martin Ostrowski: ( Change is world-intrinsic. Only an organic system can stay the challenges of an ever-changing world. Software systems must be designed with change in mind to become organic.
Martin Rudolfson: Wow, this is how I managed software projects 20 years ago, but I didn't know by then that it had a scientific name. I always had to fight the bad guys and their detailed plans. Now I understand they were the Waterfall guys, and they were wrong!
Rob Grady: (
Franky Redant: (Nonillion) Software development is about people after all! It's just common sense.
Christine O'Dell: I only hope that I am given the opportunity within my working environment to act on these principles.
Daniel C. Horsey: (Innovim, LLC) This is truly "the way".
Winston Lee.
marc schwartz: (Helptronica) Before reading this, I have lived it. Thank you for articulating it so clearly.
will Casey: (UBS ag) I never again want to be involved in a project where the users dont use and want to improve the product on an ongoing basis. Happy user = Time well spent
Radin Yousefi: (Pluginlab Inc) Adapting to Markets and Customers needs, this is marketing. Innovating new user interaction processes, this is leadership. Breaking throw the frameworks of tradition, this is vision.
Anand Amalan: Awesome....Really good information.
Vince Gregori: (Microtest)
Ajay Jadhav: (ITcube Solutions Pvt. Ltd.)
Rob Augustinus: (OpenSolutions) As I am gaining experience every day, I find the agile principles more valuable every day.
Lawrence Salberg: (Brevard Web Hosting)
Walt Sully: (Saint Clare's Health System) Sanity and pragmatics over dellusion.
Jens Bucher: (CDP)
Marcin Maciejewski: This makes a great difference. It might be hard to adopt the ideas in huge corporates (like the one I work for). However if more people talk about that, and what is more important, prove in real life that it is working it can come true. Anyway one should be prepared for hard time at the beggining:)
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James Suchy.
Aaron Buchanan.
Michael DePuy: (Upswerve)
Eddie Creech: (Beyond Loj.ixs, Inc.) My attitudes in a nutshell! Live it; promote it; become it. Agility is a basic attribute of life. Being flexible is to rigid; we must become more fluid...
Muhammad Latif: (DataFocal)
Timm Gebhart: (h2m Kommunikations Agentur)
Walter December: (Ilitha Software Solutions) Agile is the way forward. With change we grow. Our customers are the key, not the problem, their problems are our challenges, their success our solutions.
Álvaro Martínez Negrete: (INITE - UNITEC)
Darryl L. Pierce: (Red Hat, Inc.)
Senthilkumaran Ramaiyan: (Symphony Services)
Andy Leitner.
Doug Rude: (BusyBrains Inc)
Haim Deutsch: IMHO the biggest break since the trsnsistor discovery
Craig Knighton: Agile is closest to the perfect balance between the needs of the customer, the business, and the humans that build the products.
Stanimir Stanev (Stanley): (Momentum SI) I am a fan of the agile development. I've done successful projects using agile principles and clients have been very pleased. However, never implement blindly any principles. Think about them, learn from mistakes and win the next battle. (Stanimir Stanev (Stanley)
Dan Leggatt: (MITeam Ltd) 30 years in development. Returning after a three year break, I discover that Agile is gaining momentum. Having spent the previous 8 years attempting to introduce DSDM to large corporates with an historic tendancy towards Waterfall, I live in hope that sense prevails . Most experienced developers have understood the problems with Waterfall and that Agile is the solution in many cases - lets hope that businesses see the light. Good luck to all.
David Sayre: (Battelle Memorial Institute) I am the leader of a software engineering consulting practice at Battelle Memorial Institute. I have made the decision to transition our methods from classic waterfall or spiral development into Agile methods.
Scott Delcore: (SMS Data Products Group Inc)
Massimo Scorletti: (Klever)
Lisa Morgan: (Lairhaven Enterprises) I only have a week on an agile team behind me and I already know that I want to follow a career path that leads to becoming an Agile project manager. In all my years as a developer, I have never seen a philosophy of work so well-designed to *enable* the development team. Please consider me a sponge prepared to soak up as much as I can!
Huw Peregrine-Young: Common Sense in IT, well worth a try.
Brian DSouza: (Cyber Korp Inc.) Having used an Agile approach for the last 2.5 years on a number of projects and seen repeated success appear out of apparent chaos, I am a strong advocate of the same. Though some 'things' are common sense and would appear advantageous to use on every project, experience has shown the need to be agile even with my own perceptions of the Methodology and to allow it to be tailored to every team and environment. The 'satisfied' feeling that all stakehoders have on completion of a project and even during the maintenance cycle is a testimony to the approach's strenghts.
Scott Delcore: (SMS data Products Group Inc.)
Vesa Saarinen: (University of Helsinki) In a rapidly changing world it only makes sense to empower and encourage people, concentrate on goals and value, increase communication and understanding and adapt yourself and your attitudes. This is the new way of not only making but seeing things.
Rigas Parathyras: (
TARANG: Its the Future of Software through which we can help industry develop better software throuugh better processes and procedures
omran badarneh: (
Shawn Battista: (CPM United Kingdom Limited) I'm relatively new to the agile world, but looking back through my career, I cannot recall a point where something felt so natural - its simplicity, wrapped up in the Agile Manifesto, is the root of its success !!!
Konstantin Mitrofanskiy: (Luxoft)
Manick Rajendran: These methodologies are signs of the times, the Pandora's box having been cracked open by the early developers in the client/server arena. The generation that plugged and played entertainment equipment with scant regard for instruction manuals is now at the helm of affairs, demanding and developing products and methodologies that deliver magic at the finger tips of users.
Jason Mundok: (IT Solutions Consulting, Inc.) We're using a variation of Scrum for workgroup level database development projects in platforms like FileMaker. The shift to an agile process has been extraordinary.
Alan Maciel: (ubernetics)
Charles D Robertson: (CACI International, Inc.)
Koen Roevens: (FfluidD) Being result driven, pragmatic and no nonsense myself, Agile Software Development felt like coming home to me. Since 2 years I'm enjoying being a team member/coach on an agile project and since then I'm continuously experiencing that it just works.
Joseph A Nyirenda: (Zainco Ltd) Doing agile in Lusaka, Zambia
Carl Lovitt: (HCA)
Erwin Hoogzaad: (id43) I don't need to change my approach to programming. I just did not know the name ... Agile Software Development.
Fraser James: (Bridgefield HOUSE) I was so pleased to find out about the Agile Manifesto. Everything else is so totalitarian. Some software methodologies are themselves the primary cause of project failure.
Marcelo Boezzio Paulino.
Brijesh Jain: (Efextra eSolution Pvt. Ltd) Hi, This is Brijesh Jain, a Software Tester.I found the Agile Testing really helpful.
Graeme Douglas: (Sapient Corporation) Agile really works. It is the better mouse trap!
Jeff Anderson: (Deloitte & Touche)
Sanish: (CareerXperts Consulting)
Pierpaolo Pernici: (
Sohel Merchant: (Northwestern University) I firmly believe that agile software process leads to a highly desirable software system.
Andrei Loskutov: ( I hope "agile" would not bekame something like just another kind of RUP - it is not a fixed "process", it consists of daily learnings & changes of process, it's continuous movement forward, it is being *agile*.
Jamie Douglass.
Arvind Kumar Bhardwaj: I am very keen to know more about Agile method of software develoment.
Chatarjee: (Singularity) I wish, I could implement them right in my next tasks..
Chandrabalu V: (SYSCOTECH-INDIA)
Jochen Krebs: ( After years of practicing agile techniques...
Ruud Rietveld: (LogicaCMG) Agile is the way to go. People have to do it. Customers ultimately want something of value.
Sunita Parmar-Rea: (Mochee Limited)
Delroy Llewellyn.
Yuvraj Bhalla.
Dr. Eberhard Steinbauer: (Fourth Project Consulting)
Kandrical Anil.
M. Erhan Yigitbasi: (Telenity) A good approach to rapid application development for business projects.
Robert Volkwyn: (In-Depth Data) Helpful in verbalising excellent principles.
M V Muralidharan: (ePrama Technologies) I believe that the software development methodolgies continue to evolve due to the reuse of the knowledge gained during various projects and is a natural phenomenon of continuous process improvement. This truely represents the highest level of process maturity in CMMI terminology i.e, Optimizing. Looking for the day when the umpteen number of methodologies that are floating around will condense into small and manageable number of methodologies. This will benefit the Software Project Managers across the universe. I will be keen to participate actively in this initiative.
Luca Maistrello: (MaiSofT XP)
Arie Borinski: Agile Methodologies is the only way to go in modern computing. The traditional SDLC has never worked unless it’s been supported by responsible individuals inconspicuously using agile approach instead.
Eddie Merkel: The more I learn about Agile, the more I realize that I have been agile even when I didn't know what agile was! I longed for structure and process when I worked in environments that didn't have any but when I learned what Agile programming actually meant, I knew I was where I belonged.
Fiona Darroch: Still the best thing to have happened to software development!
Chris Cheng: (MAD Technologies) I support quicker software development as opposed to a long and drawn out process. I support usable software as opposed to cumbersome everything except the kitchen sink unless the customer needs it. I support K.I.S.S (Keep it Simple for Success! I know what its suppose to mean but no point being negative) I support and embrace change. I support the Agile Manifesto
Vaclav Provaznik: (Hewlett Packard) In computer science from 1971 (yes 1971) in IT/IS delivery. Credo today: 1. the life = agile 2. the driver = business/customer 3. the infrastructure = enough power, reliability and flexibility 4. the chance = optimal price/performance with style, elegance, culture, trust in co-operation and trust the people 5. the entire life = Knuth's "art" 6. Appreciate in working within Agile Manifesto community.
Marek Grygier.
Paramentara Ruckwong.
Bora Demircan: (
Alexander F. Holzer: (plus4u) If you want the work done, you have to do it.
Erik Sacre: (Captor) We believe in the values of the Agile Manifesto. I would like to add that software development can only become successful if all parties involved dare to be honest, even if the message is painful. Sometimes it is necessary to take some short-term pain to get some long-term gain. We enjoy the rhythm of red-green-refactor, and the beat of short iterations.
Roland Wilczek: Can't live without it anymore.
Cedric Lecuret: (Parkeon (ex Schlumberger))
Eirik Mangseth.
Wolf Schumacher: (Schumacher Partners, Sydney Australia) Based on our own experience, I am more than ever convinced that the Agile Manifesto should be in the minds and hearts of anybody who is somehow linked to developing business software.
Mark Zecca: (Mitchell 1) Understand, Build, Test, Run (UBTR-You Better!) An interative rhythm of software and product creation. The rhythm is fed by people interacting with people, not specs, building for change and not for posterity, building as a response to customer/user questions that have been funneled to their most basic level, honest communication between engineers, customers, and product managers, and constant tweaking for efficency.
Md Shariful Islam.
Steven Schiroli: I have just graduated from the University of Kent, in my second year I took a course on XP Programming that was given by Ian Marshal. I remember thinking that this was a great way to develop software and when I did get a job as a developer I would like them to use XP. I liked the idea so much that on my third year project I wanted to use XP but unfortunately was advised against it by my project supervisor. I have just recently applied to Thoughtworks for a job and was very pleased to see that they use an agile methodology in thier development.
Darius Sidlauskas: (UniBz) I couldn’t agree more!
Anton Jason: ( Being in the competitive world of software development, I believe agile development methods will allows us to deliver software on time and on budget. Getting buried in the comprehensive documentations and very detail designs will significantly lengthen the project time. With frequent changes of requirement, the project time will easily get amplified; by being agile we should be able to reduce project time and shuffle around tasks and plans.
James Nakasone Wong: (AMS)
Jennifer Hunt.
Farhaan Mohideen: (Valista) Couldn't agree more
Joseph Castillo: (Custom Business Solutions Inc.) Since we've adopted Agile life has only gotten better. Thank you all for putting your heads together and getting us back to my favorite part software development (people, collaboration, and customer satisfaction.) Agile has revolutionized our development department, and our company. Case in point, our Sales department has begun to Scrum Daily, imagine that. Again thanks.
Abdul Rouf: (Musky Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd.) Mission of Musky Software Solutions is to provide top quality, cost effective,and timely information technology solutions exceeding customer expectations, engineered by high quality professionals and managed by matured processes.
Anjum Nisar.
Craig Edmunds: (Comtec (Europe) Ltd)
Scott Meade: (Synap Software)
Arvind Komarla: (BMC Software) I believe in the Agile development methodology since the results are measurable in shorter timeframes. It helps build strong buy in from the team members and management.
Charles Clark: I am a Program Mananger of 15 years. Over this period I have been an advocate for Agile Software Development Philosophy.
Leonardo Cezar: (Host Systems - Hexa Solution's division) We would like be free to develop quality software spending little time with documentation. With the Agile Manifesto we finally reach this. Thanks to Agile's Hackers.
Gert Van der Straeten: Software development isn't only about machines and code, it's in the first place about people.
Ronald Dohrn: (Delta Technology) I'm a Project Manager who values the Agile Development Methodology. It's an important tool in my toolbox. No single methodology satisfies every need. This approach is tailored to situations where 'to-be' process and requirements are unclear and you have a small, less than ten, extremely capable development staff.
Grzegorz Galezowski: (student at Technical University of Lodz)
Jesper Christensen: (
Daniel Spica: After few years of working as IT specialist I am now sure that there is only way of getting success in IT Projects - by respecting customers, by respecting your own company's business and by respecting members of the team. I find this elements in Agile Manifesto.
Steve Sexton: As it turns out, I've been a proponent of agile philosophy for awhile now, I just didn't realize it. It is such a common sense, realistic set of principles... I just didn't have a name for it. Now I do! More importantly, I've been able to help out other folks who would tell me "we don't really hae a process." It wasn't true, they just didn't use a process that conformed to traditional approaches! Now they have a name for it too, and a sense of 'belonging' and realizing that are other folks that share their beliefs.
Carlos Neves: (LusoSis) Starting programming in the 80s, in Assembly and C over Unix, I left regular programming in the 90s because of the complexity of different technologies needed to construct an application (different programming languages, Databases, Web, GUI, OSs, etc.. – I have written some simple OSs and Databases) and because my work move more to network, VoIP and security projects. Today (2006) I am back with a Data Mining project, and because I believe in the Agile Manifesto and the pragmatic approach needed to improve software production and maintenance, and decrease is cost. Learning first, doing next and if possible I will contribute.
Paul Ardeleanu: (Saperas) Agile is the way forward for developers working together with and for their clients. It does work and the results are above the expectations. Prepare yourself to be amazed!
Nicolas Connault: (Connault Solutions) I have always tried to adhere to similar principles, but I have recently discovered better ways, and a more concise and parsimonious philosophy to support my practices, through the agile manifesto.
Dave Teare: (TSS Inc.) I never understood Agile until I meet Ruby on Rails. Now I'm actually able to put Eric Evans Domain Driven Design into practice.
Kwan Hon Luen.
Venugopal B.
George Nauman: I have recently moved back to a 'Dilbertesque' environment after almost seven years helping to build an agile group within our (much) larger corporation. While it has only been to weeks since the move, I have found it to be an excruciating experience to this point. I know that is my attitude and perspective and to change it quickly, as well as to 'infect' parts of the larger organization with the agile way of thinking.
Betsy Stockdale: This just seems like common sense...
Gulsharan Goraya: I'm all game for an Agile world!
Mickel: (
Luke Melia: ( I'm passionate about creating great software, and I do it by letting the values of the manifesto guide me.
Arber Gashi: (
Yücel Dağlar: (Sürat Technology)
David Livingstone: (Office National Limited) This is an essential methodology to achieve the business outcomes for simple survival in a rapidly changing business environment.
Mads kristensen: (.NET slave) Becuase it create results
Alberto Brandolini: ( If you do the same thing twice, in the same way, you're already losing something. Thinking about what we're doing and being ready to grasp the essence from the context is what makes this job interesting.
Flavio Vit: (Ericsson) Since the first time I was aware about Agile Methods I became an enthusiast on how to apply those simple and basic principles at my job.
Leonid Taouz.
Tom Erickson: (Lockheed Martin) Rigor and agility are not mutually exclusive. Capability maturity and customer responsiveness are not only compatible but necessary. Much sweat over the past 50 years has gone into evolving the development of software-intensive systems from a black art to a process-intensive profession, and the pendulum has swung about as far as it can in that direction. It is time to shine a light on the antipode, and bring the professionalism back to bear on the product. The Agile Manifesto is such an illumination.
Mike Jones: (Lockheed Martin Aeronautics) Successful software development will always involve iterations of development because requirements capture is never 100% complete with traditional approaches. Agile promotes moving through those iterations faster and as a team to produce usable results sooner for the customer. Early success breeds enthusiasm and high team morale which results in elevated productivity. DEATH to the WATERFALL!!!
Surya: Want to be member of evolving Agile methodology which is more efficient and result oriented process.
Claudius Souza Ramos: (Autonomo) I accept this concepts and will make this happen in my work. Its very strong and concise.
Joseph A. Bandoy: (BPO International, Inc.) I think this is the best way to pre-empt the negative effects of Murphy's Law in software development. Its proactive way of doing things involving all parties to create the software desired is the best working methodology that cuts across any known software development processes.
Parag Shah: (Adaptive Software Solutions) The agile manifesto has been made after very clearly understanding the forces that act on a software project. The principles proposed by the manifesto take a very humane and "let's roll our sleeves and get to work" kind of approach rather than a theoretical approach (that would be difficult to put into practice).
Johan Söderström: (Elva)
Hla Kyaw (Mr): (SoftComm Technology) Although I studied some information about CMMI processes and applied some of them, I also learn some information about Agile processes and applied some. I appreciate and value both of these processes. Both of these processes are very knowledgeable depending on different situations. In some situations, some parts of these processes can be combined, mixed and applied effectively. For faster software development, Agile Manifesto seems more effective.
Mark Thomas: (ThoughtWorks Ltd.)
Andras Ludanyi: (
Kara Hewett: (Greenwich Capital Markets)
Luiz Filipe B. A. Santos: (Ética Software)
Naveen C Joshi: (ASMLabs) Its great help for a new bie to learn ins and outs of programming Thanks
Suvajit Gupta: (Cigital)
Larry S. Dooley: In my 20+ years of software development and design I have seen this industry become more interested in process, bureaucracy and dates than in quality, commitment and customer satisfaction. Agile is the most promising process I have seen since the inception of object orientated design. I am honored to indorse this methodology.
Thomas Nilsson: (Responsive Development Technologies)
Nicola Canalini: (Quarantadue SaS) <<...Look out the window, not in the mirror. No matter how successful we are, the world changes faster than our awareness of the change. Let’s keep our eyes on horizon and act on what we see...>> The ideas exposed in the AgileManifesto have the "human touch". I want to work and live in a human world.
Karen Milligan: (Capital One)
Predrag Jovanovic: (Infinite Solutions) Definitely the Ultimate Software Development Methodology
Sabin AK: (iTTi Pvt Ltd.) The habitability priority is an important part of the crystal mind-set. Alistair's quest (as I see it) is looking for what is the least amount of process you can do and still succeed with an underlying assumption of low-discipline that is inevitable with humans. As a result Alistair sees Crystal as requiring less discipline that extreme programming, trading off less efficiency for a greater habitability and reduced chances of failure. Sabin.
Amsmams: (Sinti-Group) I discovered Agile Web development when working with Ruby On Rails...
Chris Kapilla: (Kapilla Consulting) It is heartening to learn of a whole movement that is espousing what my own experience in 15+ years of software development and consulting has led me to believe. Well, more than believe, it is simply a matter of direct experience. Flexibility and rapid iterations of working software is where it's at!
Jim Allred: (CS&Co) There is no difference between The Business and IT.
David J. Weston: (AST)
john Weeks: (J2EE consultant) If you care about your client these priorities will make themselves evident!
Alex Jennings: (CSC) A few years back I developed a development methodology based on Lean Design. The core elements are similar to these and I think it's terrific that you have developed an easy to follow manifesto that people can understand and get behind. Well done.
Michael McGarrity: (Minnesota Department of Human Services) I started used the Agile approach with Scrum on the last two software/systems development projects I initiated. Finding that people of all roles like the inherent efficiencies of clarity, communication, consideration and results the approach brings, I have since applied it to other product development endeavors such as major system software upgrades and Request For Proposal/Contract development. So much has change been afoot in the last years. To name a few; Agile, BI, CMMI, ECM, ITIL, OPM3, PMBOK, PPM, PRINCE2, SCM, Six Sigma, SOA, RUP, W3C. Challenges and opportunities of change sometimes seem overwhelming and Agile is good way to bring some stillness and focus together and help people act quickly to take a piece out and see the results, a short feedback loop to adaptation. How does a process like this fit or is there value to bring it into Business/IT Strategic Planning? Hmm..A new play think. Thanks to the authors of the Manifesto for capturing my sentiments, I have read and learned from many of your works over the years and applied the knowledge in practice. Thanks to fellow signers for contributing. All the best! Michael McGarrity Business Analyst/Project Manager Office of Strategic Planning and Implementation
Ludovic Blaas: (Parkeon)
Phil Yandel: In my 30+ years, I've seen my share of projects fail following traditional methods. Even those that try to follow newer, iterative methods seem to get caught up in producing the right documentation and CYA materials that the project loses sight of the primary responsibility to producing working business software for our customers. The Agile movement looks to provide alternatives to these approaches with common sense advice to the many aspects of software development for the professional developer.
Mike Sutton: (Wizewerx) This manifesto speaks what I have felt so passionately about and thought I was alone in thinking for the last 10 years!! Thank you for giving me a voice!
Christian Champenois: (Héma-Québec) Better software comes from better understanding. Better project management comes from improved communications skills and direct contact with your team, your sponsors and your customers. The success of a software project is that people use what you have created not because they have to but because they want to and because they are able to build on it.
Devendra Shinde: (OM Software Solutions) I had chance to work on project which had used agile practice. I liked it and would like to get more information and such project to work with.
Jeroen Valkier: (JINZ) Finally, we realize that we're not building houses, ships, parks or anything alike (no we were not). In the past decades, development of software has suffered too much from such comparisons. To my opinion, the Agile Manifesto is probably the first, comprehensive approach to software development which is practically devoid of these traditional influences. Hurray!Still... it seems we're just starting.
Peter Mount.
John Keith: (Kavi)
popo: Keep it simple and straight, our life will be easier and happier.
John Lomnicki: (ELCA Board of Pensions)
Jose Luis Perez: (XDSoft) I´ve been (intuitively) trying to follow these principles for years. Now I see there are many others doing the same. Customer involvement, sometimes hard to achieve, is the cornerstone for good systems, as a combination of human procedures, plus supporting software(or viceversa?) Thanks for the opportunity to be part of a community sharing such values and practices.
Kelly Anderson: ( Wow, I can't believe I haven't signed onto this before. An Agile approach clearly results in happier programmers, more stable code and greater predictability in the process. I do believe this will also eventually result in happier customers and more satisfied management as well. All that being said, the difficulties of implementing an Agile approach within an organization where people's jobs depend on maintaining the status quo cannot be underestimated.
Hari Narasimhan.
Vikram Lashkari: ( I feel this alliance has just done and outstanding job,because I think it's one of the most powerful movements in the past, combining technical excellence with a humane perspective. If we understand that work is not (only) technique but living together with other humans, professional life would be much easier Hats-off for this alliance
Henrique Meira: (H2A) I believe in Agile Manifesto. This is the foundation to build softwares for humans by humans!
Shantha Kumar: (JavaINXS)
Uma Nath Tripathi: I am using Agile methodology since August 2005, and i am really love to work in Agile Menthodoloy.
Chuck Eder: (Systems & Software)
Josh Maloney.
Juan Carlos Lotto: I love it, help me, and help people working with me! i love sign this paper.
Daniel Qu Li: (IBM) May agile methods make software engieering a fun and rewarding activity again for bright, passionate, devoted IT professionals.
Steve Wideman: (DST Health Solutions, Inc.) Charles Darwin said it best: "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but rather the one most responsive to change." Nimble was good, but Agile's better!
Sam Kern: Agility makes a lot of sense. Good to see collaborative thought still works.
Mani Malekmohammadi: ( Be Agile! I support the agile Manifesto, I also have a blog about being Agile!
Marek Slowinski: ( It is necessary to simplify life and Agile it makes.
Daniel Cukier: (IME-USP) I believe in people and what they can produce with great relationships. The Agile Manifesto came to show developers that coding is not an automated machine work but a lovely human activity.
Patricio Rojas: (NorteWeb) I'm very glad to found in your manifiesto many of ideas that i think are so revelant in the SW development process. It's like the Hypocrates Oath for medicine. Thanks.
Lenandlar Singh: (University of Guyana) I like the ideas presented in the Agile Manifesto even though i'm yet to be fully convinced about the extent to which the purists are 'biggin up' the Agile way of doing things. Maybe this is because i'm yet to work on a project that has practiced agility. In theory everything is perfect.
Carlos Antonio de Oliveira: (JTeam) Social engineering it's the key to all software developments, the agile method it's the mechanism to achieve quality software and low cost
Juan Carlos Olivares Rojas: (Instituto Tecnológico de Morelia)
Oleg Puzanov: (IKEEN Group) Agile Software Development is the way to bring software faster then customer's business value changes. And this is fun! I fully support the Agile Manifesto and we keep trying to make software development more qualitative.
Reza Arbabi: After close to ten years of software development, I come to the conclusion that Agile methods are the only way for a headache-free development of a software system. Fuzziness and evolution are keys to the successful development of a software application, which both get lots of respect in an agile process.
Max Kosyakov: I do support the agile development, and I train my team on agile methods. However, there is always a doubt over the limits of applicability of agile principles.
Carlos Vargas: ( I has implemented agile methods for 5 five consecutive years in sucessfull projects.
Clinton Keith: (
Noam Rettig: (OpinionForge)
Harold W. Taylor: (FedEx Services) Agility and Flexibility are key to survival. I'm an ardent supporter and creator of Agile Software Development!!!!
Sharjeel Aziz.
Louis Sun.
Michael Franken: (Xebia) I strongly believe in the Agile principles. It is being effective as a person, team and organization. It puts people first and makes work meaningful. I am inspired by many of the authors of the manifesto. Thanks to Toyota (see: the Toyota way: ISBN 0071392319) for their groundbreaking work. Thanks to Jeff Sutherland, Craig Larman and Tom Gilb for making me really understand the principles.
Qasim Ahmed.
Henry Chan: ( I have experienced the benefits agile methodologies can bring and became one of the believer.
Balakrishnan Thiruvadi: Real Technical Skill Matters
Raphael MARVIE: (LIFL - University of Lille 1, France) Satisfying the customer as main motivation, bringing value to his or her business through proper software, and training others to do so: The software is a means not a goal.
Paulo Sousa: (Edinfor, a LogicaCmg Company)
Ade Ayonrinde: As a Solutions Architect, for many years I have practised and believed strongly in the principles of Agile software development; and the value it brings to enterprise software development. I feel proud to be associated with the Agile movement and fully support the Agile Manifesto.
Gobi Rajakumar.
Zahid Rasool: (Agile Technologies (Pvt) Ltd.)
Kevin Barnes: (Code Craft Consulting LLC) I've always felt this way, although what people frequently call "agile" doesn't always reflect this manifesto!
Brian Faskin.
Jan Sandbacka: (F-Secure Corporation) I have been using agile methods for several years now and I think agility is one of the best thing that has happened to software development ever. Agility really unlocks the full potential of people and let them do wonders.
Nisal Kooragoda: (Polaroft Inc) Agile methodologies has been a simple way to manage and deliver specially complex Systems in a simpler approach. In Polarsoft( and many Other projects the agile techniques has given edge.Specially Using java,J2EE and Web Frameworks and parretns; the concepts and applications are effort less and delivery is high quality and with in budget if you intergrate the Agile with proper Project management Nisal Kooragoda
Sami Kannan: Utilized Agile methodology for product development.
Blake Graham: (Lockheed Martin / Purdue University)
Mathias Bogaert: (Memenco Consulting)
Dhiren M Bhanushali: (Dhwani Enterprise)
Tim Krofchik: (Markrof Systems)
Krishanu Kaushik: (Ford Motor Company) I had experienced more success in terms of efficiency and customer satisfaction using these principles compared to using proven and time-tested structured processes and methodologies which have been commonly followed in enterprise IT development.
Jack Broad: (Thetica, LLC) As a developer of large front office systems for Wall Street firms for over 17 years, I'm very familiar with the concepts of agile development as presented in the Manifesto. Look forward to learning a lot from this site.
Olexiy Strashko: (Negeso) Very positive approach to software development. Looks very nice for our development team. We gonna use it! Thanks!
Randy Helms.
Asif Qumer: (University Of Technology Sydney) Agile Manifest is a great effort. I learnt a lot from this source. And always acknolwedge this source in my work. keep it up.
Bruce Robbins: (de Poel semiotica)
Ray Shakamuri: I agree completely with this. Of late, functional software has taken a backseat to processes and documentation.
Tudor-Andrei Pamula: (
Aviram Eisenberg: (Ignite) Ignite strongly support the Agile Manifesto! Our team at Ignite practices Distributed Agile Development in an onsite-offshore delivery model. For us, Agile Development is a natural evolution of Software Development Methodologies that best reflects the reality in Software Development projects.
Sezhian: (Business Objects)
Dnyanesh k. Bendre.
Matthew Gorton: (Gap Inc )
Ujwal Reddy Malipeddi: ( [ Uj:Labs ] ) be|do|go| Agile with Scripting (Perl/Python/PHP/Ruby/Tcl) and OSS ;)
Ibrahim Mohamed: (EME International) I am proud of being one from the first people sign on this manifesto. I am a junior software engineer and i consider myself a lucky man to be an engineer in the era of agile methodologies in software construction. Really i am working in a team usign Scrum one of agile methods. I believe that agile methods will develop software developers faster than business needs changes.
Reiner Schindler: ( In then years working as a project manager i had have the possibility to make (only) two projects with agile mehtodes and they were the best projects i have ever made. It's a pitty, that the ideas are often misunderstood by managers and customers.
Neagul Marian: (Sc SolSys SRL) Agile is one of the best project management practices in use today.
Luis J. Murgas: (Serranilla, LLC)
Lyndon Washington: (Novell, Inc.) It is worth refreshing your memory of the manifesto and its principles, to ensure that you do not stray from the path for too long.
Chang Li: (CrossView Solutions)
William Shaffer: (Waysys LLC)
Dan Calloway: I support the Agile Manifesto in my coursework and will do so in my career goals in the future.
Mz Omarjee: (Standard Bank Group - South Africa) Agile development practices has proven itself to be a success almost in every way. An agile strategy can alleviate many of a software project's intricate an unknown complexities early in the development process. In our organization, Pervasive(Mobile and Voice Banking) software solutions were implemented using agile approaches, resulting in project delivery on time, within budget, and more importantly meeting all requirements. Finally, the Agile principles is analogus to a constitution. If an enterprise believes in it , its entire domain - business, IT, logistics and operations will flourish.
Denis Arnaud: (
Carl Erickson: (Atomic Object) Should have signed this in spring of 2001 when I first read it.
George Dinwiddie: (iDIA Computing, LLC) I don't know why it never occurred to me to add my name to this list before. I was certainly convinced of the appropriateness of Agile Development when a bunch of people I admire first wrote the Manifesto.
Mark Naudé: This is a welcome approach, and it's pleasing to find other like-minded persons. I work in the pharmaceutical environment, where GAMP holds sway, and am - slowly - changing minds concerning the slow, waterfall-type approach espoused by GAMP. This will be a useful addition to the arsenal.
Pankaj Dwivedi: (Avaya)
Tor Murvold: (Objectware) I absolutely support the Agile Manifesto which welcome creativity and focus even more on each individuals participation in teams.
Sotiris Giannaropoulos.
Vanessa: (Apartments near ECU) I am all for Agile Software Development!
David Van Overberge: (DVO.NET Solutions)
sharad hegde: (Bear ) I started experimenting with Agile methodologies after reading Kent Beck's seminal book on Xtreme programming. Since then, I haven't looked back. I have used different doses and flavors of it depending upon the situation and constraints. But we still have miles to go...
Low Chin Chau: (RelyAS Pte Ltd) RelyAS is a Singapore based software developer. We believe that agile practices is key to our delivering real value and making a real difference to our clients.
Rocky Smith: ( I love agile development because it's natural and the emphasis is on delivering an amazing product to satisfy a customer, not a piece of paper. Developers who justify their crappy software by stating it "meets the requirements" are only justifying the need for this development process.
R.S.A. van Domburg: (Nedforce Informatica Specialisten)
Boris Gloger: (SPRiNT iT)
Tim Lauer.
Paulo Gomez: (Software Developer)
Devin Gray: ( I completely agree with the manifesto. I love ruby on rails! Keep up the awesome work!
Rainer Thiel: The manifesto is truly a thing of beauty. Its brevity belies its depth.
Tomas Kejzlar.
Brian Lee: (ABL Consulting) It is wonderful to see so many people focused on their customers!
Ghen Jiang: (Huawei (IT co. from China)) I have worked for several companies. And Huawei Technologies is the biggest and famous, but when we reached the CMM level 5, and prepared for CMMI level 4, we found the ability of the software development is not very good actually, the documents so heavy and useless, just document for document, not for the project aims. Agile, the balance of the CMM and the undefined, give us more hopeful. When I having worked around developer, tester, QA, I felt the Agile was very power for including a variety of area knowledge, such as project management,human resource management, technical and so on. Thank you, Agile!
Zsolt Trencsényi: My teams practice the Scrum methodology to be able to meet the frequently changing requirements of our clients and deliver high-quality software on time.
Vani: (
Woosung Jung: (Seoul National University) I've noticed the miracles in the Agile Software Development and I believe in it.
Javed Shaikh: (Tech Mahindra) I wanted to become a part of this manifesto currentlly i am working with Agile methodology . I find it very useful for the software projects.
Paul Klipp: (Agile Activist) You guys really turned the industry around. And you made my career possible (not just tolerable, but enjoyable). Long live Agile!
Rogor M. Light: (AgilityWare) With growing trends of aligning the focus' of business units toward the common needs of the customer, Agile methodology is finially getting the recognition it has long deserved. Fast paced development environments with requirements of doing more with less are well armed with Agile in their corner.
Ben Hoskins: (WDSGlobal)
Nishant Aggarwal: (HCL INFOSYTEMS) I thoroughly support the contribution of AGILE in setting up all new dimensions in Software Development World which leads to more reliable and more compact end-user product.
Fernanda Menezes.
Michael Gat: (GreyBridge Solutions)
Konstantin Bulenkov: (Stalk Software) I completely agree with authors of Agile Manifesto. Agile helped my team and me make things faster. I'm happy that my customers and I chose Agile as a base for our relationships. Thanks
Craig Demyanovich.
Bart Spedden.
Edward San Pedro: Fostering an environment that promotes continuous change is rooted in trust. We can only have that with teamwork. It's also very challenging to try to incorporate this type of thinking in an environment that isn't used to it.
Neil R Pitt: Sign here to help stop "Agile Erosion".
Manny Segarra 3: (iLevel) Greeetings All ! My agreement with your tenets led me to say hello and offer my services as a software developer and new student of the Agile Manifesto ! Sincerely, Manny Segarra
Wojciech Krawczyk: (INTERIA.PL S.A.)
Stephan Burlot: (Coriolis Technologies) For years, I've been doing Agile development, without knowing it. Having this manifesto shows me I was on the right track. There's always room for improvement.
Faheemullah: (Datafocal)
Oskar Lissheim-Boethius: (Acoustic Pond media productions) Life is too short.
Bob Lawson: (Lockheed Martin) I'm catching the vision. Its a big change, but one that we must make. I am indebted to many of the agile leaders for the contributions they have made in object oriented development practices and principles, particularly the design patterns. They are awesome!
Levent Gurses: (Jacoozi) People-centric methods are pivotal to the success of any project, not just software projects. The software community has long debated the merits of process vs. lightweight human-centric approach. I think moderation and balance are the key to achieve great results. I support the principles of this manifesto.
Christophe Addinquy: I do support the agile manifesto. People deliver software, and the way they work together and focus their energy on the real goal is the real success factor.
Steve Bonacorsi: Keep It Simple Software
Seroy Akpan: Quite interesting approach
Peter Baungaard Holmelin: (Danware Data A/S)
Sandeep Rathod: (Zycus Inc.)
Eusebio Resende: ( We can't deny the nature of Software Development. It's mutability and changeability behaviour along the project's lifetime, favour this agile methodology. It's the future. There is no doubt about it.
Roberto van Amstel: (Quasar IT) It is time. Let Agile come to us, for what I've been doing and promoting for long has a name indeed. "AGILE Manifesto" it is! Thank you for making me feel less alone.
Alexander Holmberg.
Iwein Fuld: Great work. Becoming more Agile makes me feel better every time I spend time on it. The whole point of IT is to let the machines do what they are good at so we have more time to do what we're good at: be more human, not more mechanic. Agile promotes exactly that.
Theo Deen: (Ministry of social development) Great supporter of the Agile methodologies. Have some experience myself managing Agile projects with a lot of succes and work enjoyment.
Brett L. Schuchert: (
Abhishek Pandey: (Online Business Inc.) I agree that agile software development is a comprehensive way of developing softwares in a holistic view, with emphasis on tools and processes.Documentation is some area where , the axe of Software development resides.
Rudra Kamal Sinha Roy: (iViZ Techno Solutions)
John Conway.
Maxim Chernomaz: (Eleks Software)
Jonathan Holloway: Agile methodologies provide exactly what is required for software development in a frequently changing business environment where few things can be nailed to the floor... keep it simple...
Victor Tsonkov: Well formulated, these principles are the foundation of good teams and effective work. I think the Manifesto should be extended with some new guidelines which have to be well understood by all participants in a project. To me the key points are Simplicity and Formlessness.
Andreas Hausleitner: (
Ian Warner: (Triangle Solutions Ltd) I fully respect the aims and policies of the AM and hereby add my support. Ian
reddy PRK: (Techmahindra)
Jan Rosenmeier: (Attractor) I' m going to bring Agile Project Management with SCRUM into other kind of business too. Bedt Regards Jan Rosenmeier
Raja Vaidyanathan: While working on both the heavyweight and lightweight methodologies, I have had first hand experience of the benefits of "Agile Manifesto". I hereby extends my support for the Agile Manifesto
Joe Wroblewski: (StretchCom) Thanks for helping bring a new level of clarity to software development.
Prashant Dathwal: Agile requires discipline.Hard to come out of waterfall mindset, but as you practise agile, benefits are immense..
Ali Muslim: I firmly believe & strongly suggest for the favourable reception of Agile Methodologies. It is the more natural direction to get the things done right in effective way.
Somnath Parida: (Siemens Information Systems Ltd.) I'm a software tester and I completely support Agile Manifesto. It is the new revolution in the Software World.
Bob Clewell.
Alejandro Gil: (INDRA)
Heitor Roriz Filho: (FPF) I fully support the agile manifesto as we should always think of better and simpler ways to accomplish tasks and solve problems.
Jeremy Nicoll: (Alaska Satellite Facility) Agile isn't just for the business world; we use SCRUM, and it has been extremely effective in getting us to work on what matters to our users. By developing an order interface that had to go live with minimal functionality we pared down the overkill that goes into mostuser interfaces in our field. Remote Sensing could use the Agile revolution.
Caryn Burke: (Verizon Business)
Nicholas Becker: (JPMorgan Chase & Co.) The works of Alistair Cockburn and Martin Fowler have changed my life as a software developer, and have enabled our project teams to increase their ability to respond and adapt to change.
Paddy Healey: Agile Methods work!
Grant T. Moyers.
Torbjørn Frotveit: (Agresso R&D AS)
Ashutosh Pandey: (Tech Mahindra Ltd) Like the Scrum methodology of Agile practice.
Sandro Jorge de Oliveira: (SJOIN Tecnologia - Brasil) Srs, Here I am to surve this cause. My point is to coach in Brazil people to developer the right way. Here I am. Best Regards, Sandro Jorge.
John M. Greene, Ph.D.: (Complexigen, LLC)
Wisam Daoud (Sam): Agile software development techniques are the only real way to get projects into production. They are highly based on our natural human tendency to want to start working and getting things done.
António Melo: ( We've been following these practices for several years. I can't even compare the end-results with other methodologies.
Jeff Heinen: (Qpass) We've been practicing agile for a little over a year and a half. I'll never go back.
Navin Sinha: (ReInvent Software Solutions) The Agile Methodology is a great step in turning a dead body of knowledge, process and tools into an active, alive interaction between individuals, aimed at causing the fullest expression of every individual's potential. I appreciate the efforts of The Agile Manifesto whole-heartedly.
Jing Gu: (StarCompliance)
Tom Mellor.
Michael Smale.
Jafer Ali: Simple and practical.
Bensi Massimo: I can't think of no other way of doing software than agile.
Jörg Gelfert: (
Lloyd Cogoi: (LVA Consulting Pty Ltd)
Mark Damayo: Agile is practical. Agile is intuitive. Agile makes sense.
Chip Dickson: (XCaliber Software, LLC) The only way to deliver reliable software that meets the ever changing needs of the customer. We have been using Agile methods successfully for over 4 years.
Colin MacKenzie: (Prudential)
George Meng: very interested in the Agile
Simon Gate: (BEUNO) Agile manifest is the attitude you need when you develop great software.
Nathan Moon: (footnote) I agree!
Mohsin Nadeem: (Compuware Corporation) I totally support this form of software development and have been apply same kind of development practices for many years. It produces better products, without large overhead of tons of documentation which really, no one cares about.
Thomas Anderson: (Custom Business Solutions) Using agile techiques has really helped push our company into doing things more for the customer rather then the contracts. With earlier customer interaction, the software has met thier expectations much faster then plan, develop, release, adjust.
David A. Koontz: ( I've worked in many organizations in my twenty years in IT, some really good, some bad. One commonality of the good organizations was their ability to promote an organizational model based on people. A core belief that people are the developers and business users of software; that collaboration to solve problems within the domain was the ultimate goal of software development. I've looked for a software development process that stems from this belief system - Agile is that process!
Prakash SAMBANDAM: (Silicomp) I agree with the policy of interactions withing the team, among the users, business and technical people. Need more real life stories to float with tough situations taking into account the human behaviour in such a situation. Appreciate the effort you guys are doing.
ViniciusAC: (UFS) Oi!
Raymond Kroeker: I support an Agile approach because it rewards the people working on the project. It provides a framework that values people; allowing you to reach farther.
Doug Mackey: Agile development sounds like the key to project delivery in an environment of continuous strategic and process change. Much better than the traditional project paradigm of building to static business requirements developed early in the project life cycle which assumes that a project can be built and will exist in an environment which doesn't change through the life cycle.
Sherry Bibiana.
Frans Jansen: (NXP Semiconductors BV) Excellent initiative, very stimulating!
Adrian Kosmaczewski: (
Ruchi Gupta: (J K Technosoft Ltd.) I have been working on Agile Methodology based Xtreme Programming since more than a year ... and highly appreciate it as a new approach to Software Development.
Bob LoCicero: (Inside Edge Software)
Zaidoun al-Zoabi: We are an IT development team wrking in the Ministry of Finance in Syria (middle east).we ahave successfully used XP agile method. Although we are using PRINCE2 as the managment method which is known for its rigidness, we could find great values in doing so.. We strongly recommend XP as a method for achievments
Anuradha Vijaykumar: (TechMahindra Ltd.)
Ronak Shah.
Lynn Noel: (
Zach Dennis: ( Agile principles have improved how I've been able to develop software and interact with people along the way. I've been applying these principles everywhere I can to make a positive and hopefully a habit changing impact on the projects and the people I've been and will continue to become involved with.
Neeraj Kumar: I extend my support to Agile manifesto. In a collaborative environment, self motivated teams deliver business values and respond to change better than conventional development environment.
Oscar Yu: It works great
Carlos Sandoval: (Sharkbyte Studios LLC)
Antony Marcano: ( It's about delivering value...
Christopher C. Hoffman: (Center for Educational Outcomes) Following the Crystal Clear agile development methodology, our team has created highly cogent code, which is well tested.
Moustafa Mahmoud.
Martin Kearns: (Renewtek) I am a member of agile alliance and an Certified Scrum Master.
Ajaykumar Raju: (CEI India Pvt Ltd.) Agile software developments makes everyone satisfied with what they did, what they delivered, and what they received.
Néstor Salceda: Simply amazing.
John Hwang: (Mutually Human Software, LLC) This is long over due. I've been a believer of the Agile Manifesto since I was in college. Now, I've started a software development company to put the money where my mouth is.
Jason Cook: (Tuesday Creative) ...and the people said "amen."
Aashish Shahade: (Citigroup Global Services Ltd) I support the Agile Manifesto. Following are evident as a part of practising the disciplined Agile Methodology: * Customer Satisfaction * Value for Money * Quick Quantifiable Visible Solution Delivery
Giuseppe Bonaccorso: ( I do believe this is the only effective way to develop software which isn't only a pure abstraction of customer's needs and ideas.
TOMM: (E.C.) a philosophy I have been looking for;
Lev Elbert: Was doing this since I started programming. All Manifesto principles look absolutely natural.
Carlos Carbone: (espherika)
Garth Tissington: (Keen Edge Solutions Inc)
Dennis Comninos: (Quanto Strategies (Pty) Ltd.) Really keen on Agile and want to actively promote the principles in South Africa
Michael Winkler: ( Being agile is essential in the daily struggle of survival. Its sitting duck against the swift fox. Embrace change or the change embraces you. Period.
Dan Larkin: (Internetmarketing)
G U I Ramadasa: ( Agile development methodologies fills the gap resulted from other complex inflexible architectures. I've worked for some small projects having varying set of requirements. I noticed that many conventional methodologies are not suitable for such context. To be or not to be Software Development is commercial industry, and as developers we should be limit our duty to rigid modelling & coding. We should respect to the our customer requirement, since we are involving in businesses0 And we should satisfy them. The succeed of software industry depends on that. Then, what we should adhere other than Agile Manifesto.
Aleksey Aristov: (
Pablo Cuadrado: (Estudio Quadra) The human values promoted by the Agile Manifesto should be taught on the very first years of superior education. They also stick more to reality than the abstract axioms we often heard.
Murray Bishop: Recently, I've been working with people who seem to me to value the things on the right more than those on the left. In conversation with them, I can point to the Agile Manifesto and echo a couple of Martin Luthers: "Here I stand; I can do no other. God help me. Amen!" and "I have a dream ...".
Paul Baugher: (Digital Skyline Studios) The most efficient methodology available today.
Michael Phillip Wong.
Balakrishna N A: (Wipro) I support the agile manifesto b,cos this is way i was/want to work, but the culture, system, standard did not allow me. Now i have a say in the market to prove my point.
Christof Binder: (Freelancer) enforcing other thinking is mostly self-deception
Peter Mourfield: (AllHoursIT)
Dean Morrow: I firmly believe in the Agile values. I believe continuous feedback is critical to refining design. I believe in eliminating waste in all its forms, and that the software industry is in its infancy in this regard.
venkat: (HCL) This is good to help for all
Bob Cimprich: ( I would share my favorite quote, attributed to then General Dwight D Eisenhower:"In preparing for battle, I have found that plans are useless but planning is indispensible" - reflecting the dynamic conditions on a battlefield and the need to adapt and be agile and not "stay the course" when good sense says a course correction is demanded.
Jagadisha G: (IBM Rational)
Janet Fuller: (Perot Systems)
Aseem Saxena: The Agile Manifesto will change the face of software development from Documentation and time consuming processes to the neat software development process environment and ontime delivery. Best Regards Aseem Saxena
Anita Salem: (SalemSystems Inc) Based on my experience working with agile teams, I would ADD in the following qualifiers: (COLLABORATIVE) Individuals and interactions over processes and tools. Working software (AND MODELS)over comprehensive documentation. Customer (AND USER) collaboration over contract negotiation. Responding to (AND PLANNING FOR) change over following a plan.
Jack D. Martin: The Agile Manifesto, and the methods originating from it, are brilliant. This methodology has been a long time in coming. It will harken an era of software development akin to the "enlightenment", succeeding the dark ages of reason.
Kevin Blackman.
GAV Prasad: I Support the Agile Manifesto! A Practical and customer oriented Developement Method
Anil Divekar: (Manas Solutions Pvt Ltd) I am quite sure that agile will not only improve the way software development is done,but also bring a philosophical change in the organization mindset.The focus will slowly but surely move from complexity and hype, to simplicity and effectiveness.However making this journey will require people to move from being "managers" to true "leaders".
Sujith Nair: (pepper square) I support this great Idea
Joel Derstine: (Groundwork Solutions, LLC)
Jorge Maestre Martinez: ( Let`s Rock!
MK sharma: (Amrapali Institute) I want to work with this team , to produce working software
Brad Oyler: (W3Portals,LLC) Attempting "dispersed" agile.
satyavardhan reddy: (Huper LDT) Believein in SCRUM totally
Premdevi Star: (NetExperts Pty Ltd) The customer is always right, and as software development professionals it is our responsibility to deliver real business value. Whatever we do, we should NEVER forget this.
Panos Athanasiou: X-llent
David Fenimore: (Insurance Technologies)
Josh Peck: (
Michael van de Ven: (Sioux Embedded Systems) Many colleagues in my current project at ASML are unaware of already 'doing it the agile way' while the technical board prescribes the classical approach. While demonstrating the many advantages of an adaptive approach in any reserved organisation, do not immediately tell that it's XP or Scrum. After acceptation and adoptation, they will find out themselves. Another excelling point: now software engineers finally get (more) soft skills and improve their social capabilities.
Robert R Millward: (CAS IT) This is refreshing!!!!
Forrest Humphrey.
Jace Wieser.
Rahul Gupta: (Covansys) Agile is the way to be! It is great to work in a project following agile methodology. I think that Agile not only helps customers, it also helps the developers to become better coders, better testers and above all, better human beings.
Bonnie J. Preston.
David Retterer: (Ohio Northern University)
Bill Bin Li: (Goowen Inc.) Agile approaches are the keys of future computing!
Nick Boucart.
Kelly Waters: ( I've just started a blog all about agile development and am keen to contribute to the agile community from my own experience.
Wei Fang.
Andrew Morrison: (Site Outsource) Count me in.
Pascal Gugenberger: ( I firmly believe that the principles and values described in the Agile Manifesto are the foundation of a profoundly better way of executing projects and developing software. The Agile Manifesto publicly marks the beginning of a paradigm shift in software engineering and project management.
Jeff Turner: (BoomBoat) If you truly collaborate with your customer you never really have change, you have continual design.
Gideon Rozin: (Metaform)
Vasant Avhad: (Goldman Sachs)
Idris Mokhtarzada: (Freewebs)
Ruud Steeghs: (Sogeti)
Husein Choroomi: (Yucca Intelligence Development)
stefano corsetti: I deeply believe that the right way is to enhance communication and good relationship between users and IT people. Agile in on this way
Baruch Chaikin: Never too late to start afresh.
Tom Kennett: Following the Agile Manifesto tenets has improved by ability to develop exceptional software ten-fold.
Julia Novitskaya.
Linda Walters: (Labrys Systems) I have used Agile Methodologies since 2005 and they are far better at producing workable solutions on time and on budget than any other methodology that I have used in over 30 years in software developement
Carol Sue Haney: (Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS))
Dragan Zakic: (Derceto)
Tajudeen Yusoof.
Edson Yanaga: (Ínsula T.I.)
Pradeep Peethambaram: (Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.) Just started following the agile principles and found it very effective. The best learnings is that it gives importance to individuals and therefore encourages fresh ideas.
Kendall Demaree: (AREVA T&D Inc) I thank the contributors for their advancement of humanity.
René Schumacher.
Artur Świętanowski: (Gamma Consulting (PL)) As management and controlling practitioners, we concentrate on usability and practical value of our consulting and education services. We offer effective, yet simple solutions - based on agile principles applied not only to software development, but to all kinds of projects. It is our belief, that good management practice has to be based on understandable, common-sense methods, which prove their value every day.
Jaime Jornet: (Avanade) All innovation begins with creative ideas. The Agile Manifesto opens a new way to the embodiment, combination, and synthesis of knowledge in original, relevant, valued new products, processes, and services doing emphasizing in the software developers experience as the best manager to ensure successfully projects.
kevin li.
kaveh: (Emkan IT Co.) very nice idea, but We msut get it work for dispersed development methods. thanx
Roberto Bettazzoni.
Teddy Mwakabaga: (TisaKumi) It is like Newton's laws of motion. The true freedom in software development and customer satisfaction is be obtained from quote unquote * Individuals and interactions over processes and tools * Working software over comprehensive documentation * Customer collaboration over contract negotiation * Responding to change over following a plan
David Cleghorn.
Raju Pathmeswaran: (SCRI)
Julien Palmas.
Mauricio Moreno: (SOLUSOFT S.A.)
Lee Goddard: (Server-side Systems Ltd)
Joel Archambault.
Faheem: (Datafocal Systems) Software Engineering is a very complicated process, and so is nascent domain. It still has a lot of unknowns. The trickiest part is extensive human involvement, which causes a lot of problems. Before agile, this fact was greatly ignored, but Agile makes an approach towards this fact. Agile do also address some other key points which are valuable add to this field. I agree to agile manifesto and consider this as a valuable step towards better Software Engineering.
Matthew Kear: (IBM Rational Software)
Kevin Williams.
Igor Milovanovic.
Edward C. Horvath: (Massey University)
angela patarroyo: (USB)
Kishor Jadhav: (RMSI Pvt Ltd.) Ours is rapid development environment for small application/customisation delivery for assisting Production Team.Therefore looking towards Agile.
Tony Shi.
Shakhruz Ashirov: (Deter Technology)
Lenworth Henry: (Nefertitiware) Results over process is always a way to succeed.
Mohit Garg: (Satyam Computer Services Limited)
Otto Behrens: (FinWorks) We have been doing agile development for some time and have attained tremendous success from it. We always have lots to learn and improve on, so the challenge remains.
Bill Bobick: Agile development is the life blood of sensible development these days! Save time, money, headaches, and most importantly - develop a product that the client actually wants and can use.
Leandro Féres Ribeiro.
Samuel Méndez Juárez: (
Mark Guadalupe: This is really proven, I have utilized it ever since I started programming 5 years ago professionally. "Agile" made my life in "Application Development" so handy. A big thanks to "Agile Methodology"!
Shilpa Gupta: (Satyam Computer Services Limited)
Rob Humphris: (VEMS UK)
Jan Ooms: (Hogeschool Utrecht)
Adeboye Dare: I support Agile Manifesto
Dimitri Vratsanos: (Psybergate) Agile approaches keep you honest and true to your craft.
Indir Jaganjac: (....) Hello, I fully support Kent Beck's Extreme Programming and Agile Software Development Manifesto. In fact, I have been doing it unwittingly for a long time. Few years ago, I read a few articles on Extreme Programming and I realized that I have been doing it all along. Good Luck ! I. Jaganjac Bosnia and Herzegovina
Alastair Bathgate: (Blue Prism) I like your views and blogged about them here
Jabi Aberasturi Larruzea: (LANTIK S.A.)
Alexandr Kalenuk: (Perpholenta project) Being agile is good for mental health.
Dmytry Mykhaylov: (Odessa, UA)
Andrew Meiklejohn.
K.R.Jayakrishnan: I find the principles and process followed in agile methods is 100% fruitfull
Evelyn Valdeiglesias Lopa: I need to develop agile software. And thanks for your help.
Vinayak Hegde: (Enterprise Software Solutions)
Rustam Lee: (KTH Stockholm) I am truly convinced. No turning back!
anthony minstein: (WellPoint) How could you argue? I have personally evangelized some of our teams in adopting these methods to good result.
Michael Rawling.
Frederic Madre: (Pleine Peau)
Ruben Badaró: (Práxia, SI)
Paolo Gazzei.
Chang Geng Li: (IBM)
Ron Le Blanc: As in previous venues the light dawns. Prior venues and methods were found wanting in some way. Hence we moved into the next venue learning from our past errors thus modifying our methodology. Thus we have arrived at Agile programming. Is this an end point? Not likely! We will learn here also and then move on to ...
Tsvetan Bogdanov.
Mr Pavel L Lechev: (PLSB Ltd) Quality of software over met deadlines. That is, not diminishing the importance of timely deliveries, but realising that going for the deadline for its own sake is not a good solution neither from business nor from development point of view. AGILE has the streamlined approach to achieve this. I particularly like the Customer Collaboration concept.
Jay Smith: (Tenanji Systems) Agile saved my life!
Fred Warren: (Trinityhorne Consulting Ltd.) Agile is definently a better way of developing software. I have spent years trying to refine ways of improving the certainty of the waterfall method to now real benefit. We use Agile in conjunction with Prince 2 for Project Management and find the two entirely complimentary and able to work successfully to deliver on time and to budget. Sign me up...!
Antony Colvin: (Unicorn Light Industries) I have 20 years of experience and success in the management, research, planning, development and implementation of leading edge technology based solutions. These solutions have consisted of upgrades, migrations, integrations and development. All of which have improved service, reduced costs, increased return on investment and/or facilitated new acquisitions by reaching or surpassing their targeted goals. I and my manufacturing clients have greatly improved our development efforts by the use of Agile. Even my clients whose primary business is not manufacturing have benefited markedly. So, I am an enthusiastic signatory of the Agile Manifesto. Sincerely, Antony Colvin Program Manager
Dan Theade.
Steve Quinlan.
Bill Davis: (Solium Capital Inc.)
Ritchie Kashmirian: (BitsInGlass Inc.) The Agile Manifesto, in its simplicity, represents the fundamentals of human creativity. In a dynamic world, just like in software development, human creativity is the key for success.
Michael Kramer Rilau: (Sybase Danmark) I have seen many, many projects in my 20+ years in the IT consulting industry. The agile manifesto sets words to the rules of thumb I continue to follow to ensure my projects end on time, on budget with no unpleasant surprises. Pragmatism over fanatism. /MicK (Services Manager)
Perry Reid: (Chesapeake Energy) I have been developing and delivering software solutions for well over 26 years. Trained initially in waterfall approach, I began using agile practices about 4 years ago. I strongly believe in the agile values and principles described here and I am convinced that they promote the best approach to consistently delivering high value to my customers as well as creating a positive and product environment for my developers. Agile ROCKS!
Daniel Bullington: I support and encourage the use of Agile practices in software development.
Suleman Chikhalia: Advocator of agile software development.
GIUSEPPE ENRICO PROMENT JR: (Control) I´m just a programmer. then I know what work and what doesn´t work ;-) I agree, because this is the way that I have worked ever, since the very begining. long life e good lucky for us, programmers !
Tomek Włodarek: ( A milestone in defining our profession. These simple rules are like a virtue. Brave are these who follow them and dare to speak for them at loud.
Declan Whelan: Agility is a breath of fresh air. We are all deeply indebted to the initial signatories for their courage and clarity.
Campbell Craig: (The Event Shop)
Tommi Mahlamaki: (IBM)
Venkat.H: (Proteans Software Solutions Pvt Ltd) After having worked with the traditional development model and now in a Agile development model, the stark contrasts have made me wonder why someone should use the traditional model at all. It has been refreshing and great feeling to work with a team that works towards a common goal with equal responsibilities starting day one of a project. Individuals and Interactions over procesess and tools...I cannot agree any more.
Ahmed Badami.
Piyush S Bhatnagar: ( Agile is my way of life now...
Michael Bowman: (Vertical Works)
Anthony Ortega: (
Orer: I support the Agile Manifesto! Agile Software Development is a revolutionary idea.
Nikhil V Kapre: (IBM)
Ilham Rizqi Sasmita: (Voucha) There is no best way. There are always better ways.
Dave Sammut: (Goldfish Ltd) I found that taking small steps in introducing areas of the manifesto is winning more and more individuals over. We are now applying a remote-agile setup on which I indend to share my experiences. /dave
Ven Chilukuri: I grew up in waterfall methodologies and have used different approaches in the past 20 years. I am convinced Agile approach is the only way to develop software to deliver value to the business.
Francesco Trucchia: (IDEATO)
Maykel Suarez: Some might call it 'reinventing the wheel'. I call it 'distilling the Wheel through continuos integration and test driven re-factors; discovering the behaviors of the underlying abstraction while keeping it pragmatic, agile, opinionated and real'
Zan Thrash: Focusing on working software, the team, and the customer. Nothing more, nothing less.
Sudhir Kolli: (Marlabs) My first experience with agile methodologies was when I worked on a loan purchasing application (GCD) at Freddie Mac - one of the best projects I ever worked on along with a great group of people. That was almost 12 years ago - before all the names and buzz words were coined for these methodologies. I never missed an opportunity to implement/mentor/evangelize these methodologies at individual/team/department levels after that. While these approaches produce great results in most of the cases it is important development teams and project managers pay close attention to non-technical items such as - organization/team cultural dependency on accurate predictability and disparate geographical locations of team members etc that pose extra challenges. These situations may require a mix of both light weight and heavy methodologies. At the end customers will experience great results at lower costs by adopting development practices based on Agile Manifesto and I fully support it.
Ugandhar Kalva: (iSpace Software Technologies) Agile development is more often required these days where client requirments are volatile. Also the team learn much in agile projects, as it forces them to be involved in all activites of the project.
Clive G. Brown: (Solexa) Used agile thinking throughout my bioinformatics career. Common sense.
Stephen Sullivan: (Homepage of Stephen Sullivan) Try using the agile philosophy and you'll wonder why you ever approached development any other way.
Jose Gonzalez: (Accelerated Consulting Group)
Robert Lincolne: (Brown Box Pty Ltd) Love the pinciples, and loved beginning the Agile journey and can't wait to build some fantastic web apps with the manifesto in mind.
Eugene Shifrin: (MWDN Ltd) Big organizations that follow the process cannot develop new good software. They can only maintain it at high costs. Agile stands for the people who get things done.
Amy M..
Niki Lambropoulos: ( I am using Agile Software Development processes
Chris Sterling: (
Shauki Villar: (CNX) Totally agree with the manifesto, it is aimed to deliver working solutions and results, in order to satisfy customer needs.
Scott Williams: (Taylor Solutions, Inc.)
Mohamed Riyas A. M.: (NAiCO Information Technology Services (P) Ltd.) We support and follow Agile Software Development Process.
Edward J. Rose: Heard about the Agile Manifesto while studying a book entitled UML Distilled, Third Edition - A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language by Martin Fowler. Throughout lifetime experience with programming and independent verification and validation of software in coordination with various software development projects, agree completely with the values and principles contained therein. Hopeful that support of the Agile Manifesto grows thereby bringing enlightenment to many for the benefit of all.
Mike Goehring.
Patty You: (PTN Software Consulting Firm) Agile is the best way to promise the success of a software project, IMHO. Go Agile go!
Kabilan S.
carl zuroski: (4L)
Uday Bhobe.
Pascal Fares: (ISAE) promoting Agile in out Teaching for Master Degree Students (Engineering).
Tejpal Mehta: ( We have been following this model for custom software development successfully since 1996. We still have our clients from 1996 as satisfied active clients. I am happy to support the Agile Manifesto!
Nitin: (chordiant Software Inc) I agreee to the Agile manifesto as it stated the complete goal of Agile.
George Matthes.
Victor H Damian Chicon.
Gabe Gindele: It's easy to overlook the word "over" in the Agile Manifesto. It represents a balancing act, shows our preferences, but does not provide an excuse to dismiss planning, documentation, process or contractual agreements.
Tanvir Ahmed: (Ways With Web)
Jim Murphy: (Mindreef, Inc.)
zswu: (None) Nothing, but i think Agile is right.
Thomas R. Utesch: (Utica National Insurance Group)
Pasi Havia.
Alan G Dunkley.
Aldo Leonardo Silva: (BEta Solution)
Ram Venna: (Quantum Infotech, Inc)
Roger St Hilaire: (TechMagic Ltd.) I have long tried to develop similar methodoigies in the belief that people weigh out over fancy tools and processes. This matches the process to the people and not the other way around. I welcome this Agile way of Software Development, and will keenly promote the priciples in the Caribbean
Régine Deleu: I already develop software for over 18 years. If I look back, before there was any mentioning of Agile development, I can tell that most successful developments were done if people follow most of the principles now written in this Agile Manifesto.
Jani Heikkinen.
Steve Strickland: (Autonomic Software) It's time I introduce my development team to the principles here and see how we can all benefit from it. Thanks for sharing the manifesto!
Mathias Gruschinske.
Riley Baughn: (CSC)
Christian Ullenboom: (tutego) As a consultant and Java trainer I advocate the “agile way”. Agile software development requires a lot of discipline but we will get satisfied customers.
Craig Cockburn CEng CITP: ( Ltd) Very keen supporter of agile, especially in how it can be applied to more formal large scale projects where it would appear not to fit - even in a PRINCE2 environment the principle of releasing small amounts frequently is still valid. Having attended a number of seminars organised by Agile Scotland and talks by Amazon's Scotland development centre and JP Morgan I hope these experiences will lead to a greater take up of Agile in the public sector as well.
Danny Anderson: ( ) Memento mori
Scot Weber: (The Slackwerks)
Suparba Panda: Agile is the way to go. Inspite of all the changing requirements and continuous re-engineering Agile makes life easier.
Anna Ottobelli: For software development a new world is possible!
Rafael Benevides: ( I'm a brazilian supporter of the Agile Manifesto.
Jarren Long: (JincS, Inc.)
Paulo Cheque Bernardo: =)
Gita BAbaria: (SQSTeams) It is the common sense approach and bound to work.
Lonneke Dikmans: (Approach Alliance) In my opinion this is the only way to stop adding failures to the track record of the IT industry and to add value to the Business. On top of that, for the people involved in agile projects, work becomes rewarding again.
Germán Barrientos: (4G Systems) I have used CMM and CMM-I practices for years, and I think that Agile es the most natural way to do software.
Kober Thomas: (datengarten)
Inbae Ahn: (Telus) Less fluff, more working stuff. Agile - you have my support and thanks.
Guilherme Schneider.
mihai iuga: (Atypon Systems) I've been exposed to Agile methodology in my previous job within a very large software developing organization. It was not a happy experiment. It did not work and looking back I can see some of the reasons. I would like to get it right this time. Shortly, I’m looking for help. Thank you, Mihai Iuga
Paques, Bernard: (Paxer Conseil) Principles of agile software development and of open source delivery are the main pillars used for the definition and implementation of YACS. Applying an agile approach to an open business model is the probably the most efficient way to leverage talented developers, designers, translators, trainers, and users.
Barry Jones: (CSC)
Stein Inge Morisbak: (My home page) I solemnly agree and will try to live by and teach others the values.
Mike Mian: ( processes and tools are means not ends. software models the world; the world is dynamic, so software devlopment needs to be dynamic.
Bert Huisman: Great in its simplicity and powerful in giving increasingly more insights on how to be more effective on a number of levels. Experiences with Agile wrapped up and enhanced a lot of my earlier development methods. While having fun all the way too.
Paul: (Indo-Sakura) Agressive, people oriented process
Hans Blaauw: (BlueNow)
Narayana.D: (Iteamic) Agile is a refreshing idealogy - When successfully implemented, it can be the much awaited rain after a long period of drought :)
Michael Bourque: (PTC)
Jose Paulo: (Jose Papo WebLog)
Anurag Shrivastava: (Xebia IT Architects India Pvt Ltd) Software that delivers business value early.
Zhiyang Ong: (University of Southern California) Is an eXtreme Programming enthusiast in electronic design automation
Asgeir S. Nilsen: (
Davood Firoozian: (Ozino Information Technology)
Andre Carrara.
vamsi: (PSIDATA) Agile sotware development helps to reduce the risk of large projects. It is a great technique for Project Managers. It is very much practical and a great methodology for the programmers to adapt to.
Lemuel Formacil: ( We used to spend a quarter of the time writing progress reports and other documents that does nothing but create the illusion that progress is being made. We also used to spend a considerable amount of time writing system documentation that no developer is actually reading. We should have just used that time to make real progress--writing code. Since learning about agile methodologies we focused more on actual development and we became more productive.
Andy McGrath: (Wells Fargo)
Brandon Phuan: I endorse the Agile Manifesto and look forward to an opportunity to adopt the principles in my work environment. I also hope to see case studies of practical implementation of the Agile Manifesto especially in the enterprise application arena.
Christian Müller: (Electric Paper GmbH) Working software over comprehensive documentation reminds to write code that humans can understand. (credits to M. Fowler)
Tomas Gustavsson: (TUK Kompetensutveckling AB) I have seen the light... working agile is the real way of running efficient projects. In a month, I am releasing a book in swedish named "Agile - konsten att slutföra projekt" which is all about these thoughts and concepts. BR, Tomas
Alston E. Hodge: (Ciber, Inc.)
John Graville: (Intellident Ltd) We are starting small on some light weight projects but hope to build the process into our whole software development lifecylce.
Daniel Foley.
Jang Vijay Singh: (3i Infotech Ltd.) Every single time I have typed code, I have tried to live by these principles - sometimes it hasn't been easy. During the past few weeks, I have been reading about agile development and it feels really nice to see these principles as part of a manifesto!
Randy Tangco, PMP: I have been into software development and PM and I believe being agile in both will serve the business better in launching its products and achieving its business goals. In my industry which is banking and payment card industry (card management and EFT system, VISA, MASTERCARD), I believe this would be the most appropriate method. I hope I can learn more on the practice and application of the agile PM by being a protege to an agile PM mentor .
Gaurav Saxena: (Everest Consulting Group)
Gagan Mathur: I am new to the formal definition of Agile Methodologies but I do feel that this is something that comes naturally to me. I really support the idea of Customer satisfaction through focus on continuous stakeholder involvement, keeping things simple, providing software in a phased manner and welcoming continuous changes and being prepared to handle them.
Heng Joon Tiang.
K. Raja Sekhar: I do support as it : " Provides a Microscopic guidance for a Quality Software Product Development" but : " Lacks the Telescopic view of Strategic Software business needs"
Gabriel Aramburu: I try to apply these ideas every day at work, this help me to be a better sowftware developer.
Richard Copenhaver.
Gordon Cloke: (Yahoo! Inc.) Yes!
Ben Simo: ( Good software requires intellegent decision-making throughout the development lifecycle. Process, tools, documentation, contracts, and plans are all good things. These can help keep us obtain our goals but should never become a driving force that takes our attention off what really matters.
Peter TAM: (Gameislive Corporation) We work on mobile online game in China, coincidently we have adopt pair programming, standup meeting technique since 2002, and it was good up to now. We also believe that XP and Agile development method is good, and they will last long!
Samuel M. Ervin: (Hilton Hotels Corporation) As a student of project management and software development, I believe this Manifesto to be a best practice for all Agile development practioners to aspire to use and live by in software development.
Aharon Haravon: It's so simple, and so truth.
Sachin Naik: (Rolta India Limited) I look after game development at Rolta. Game development, by its very nature, needs adaptability in its approach since gameplay & fun are intangibles that cannot be decided in the early stages of development. Being nimble footed is critical for successful game developers. Agile methodologies offer interesting alternatives to traditional SDLC models & I am keen to see these models being used by the games industry in a more informed & aware manner.
Christopher Palma Moura.
Brijesh Gajera: (Motorola India Ltd) Simplicity--the art of maximizing the amount of work not done--is essential. This shows what we need in software engineering aptly.
Rick Cochrane: (ObjectZen Consulting)
Michael Nyika: (Carriage Return (or OpenCipher))
Mike Robski.
Chandrakant: Senior QC Engineer
Brandon Keene: (EZ Publishing, Inc.) Software for human beings.
Raj Thanalapati: (The Nielsen Company)
Arto Ruotsalainen: (-) Nice work, let's keep it up! :)
Janos Kovacs: (thecitysecret Ltd.)
Bruce Dungey: ( I have to sign a manifesto with so much commonsence and usable principles.
Rama Krishna Pulivendla: (TechMahindra Ltd) We had transitioned an Agile project from onsite to offshore and were successful in the same. Our experience on Agile says that it requires self discipline and excellent time management. This is a very good learning for both the developers and project manager as it provides good balance between professional and personal life. At the end of the day everyone is gaining from Agile!
Matthew Krout: (Omnicare, Inc) There is no doubt that agile development takes a lot of coordination and great employees to pull it all off, but it's worth the effort and I would not want to do it any other way.
Subhash Gupta: (ThouoghtWorks) I believe this philosphy has more power than any other for building a reliable working software in the competetive market place but on the other side, it requires right blend of right kind of people to maximize the efficiency of whole idea. To say in short-> Geeks Team working to make virtual world a real theme :)
K.Nitani: (Japan)
Kabir Chatterji: It is lively, it is responsive and no doubt it is AGILE
Ted Rivera: (IBM) Been working in the Agile space for some time, about time I signed!
Sivaiah Thunga: (TechMahindra) I Support the Agile Manifesto!
David Forbes.
Nabendu Chaki: (University of Calcutta)
Ayodeji Odusote: The only way to move forward is moving forward. Agile methodology is the way to get agile with development right from the very conceptual start to the upredictable end.
Danilo Americano de Carvalho: (Chiptronic)
Justin Brister: (Virtusa)
Susan M. Beebe, PMP: Agile is an excellent model for iterative web development projects. Effective management includes tight integration between development teams and business customer units. Collaboration, fluid team communications and trust are fundamental tenants of the Agile methodology and must be adhered to for successful results. Agile provides the business with immediate turnarounds (results) on deliverables; furthermore, it allows for scalable designs.
Valdir Paulo Emmerick: There is a gap between thinking and doing. XP is doing.
Florin Marcus: (
Andrew Goldie: (Cyberfuel)
Paul A. Lambert: (PicoMobile Networks) Agile development provides a basis for continuous product improvement.
ayman Salah: (CGIS)
Paulo Roberto Vilan: (Chiptronic)
Scott Cole: Our organization is just beginning the transition to Agile. I believe it will be painful, annoying, and cause lots of conflict. But in the end, it should speed development, increase employee engagement, and be personally rewarding.
Richard Kelly: (BAE Systems)
Koray Dakan: I've been working in a project where 1) changing from one source file to another in the "visual" editor might take a minute or so, 2) building project files to see the effect of a small change in source takes five minutes, 3) you see your changes overwritten in a "source safe" environment, 4) getting latest source that can be built is virtually impossible, 5) people don't share ideas and knowledge and don't care in general, 6) meetings are done on every weekend only to force people to come and work on the weekends, 7) project leader doesn't have a project plan, occasionally asking everyone what they're doing now, 8) endess cycle of requesting extension periods from the customer over the previous deadline, 9) bosses bashing customers and workers, customers bashing the company, 10) analysis done from head, without talking to the customer, 11) constantly working on the framework to make it work instead of working on a "working framework" etc. all leading to an unsuccessful project.. Even industrial project management has learned to deliver working prototypes and getting constant feedback from target customers before going on to full production. I pity those who work in a dynamic sector as software development and insist on old and wrong ways of doing business.
Sallyann Freudenberg.
Robin Kng.
Abhijit Hiremagalur: (Cogent Consulting) This signature is long overdue, what you started with a single match is now a raging fire. Thank you for planting the seed that's grown into the work environments I look forward to going to each morning.
Anna-Jayne Metcalfe: (Riverblade Limited) I've encountered many processes in the course of my career, but all of them had one thing in common - they *didn't* work. The Agile Manifesto is something very different - an approach rather than a rigid process.
Daniel S. Braz: (SACI)
Edwin I. Sanchez: (Magsaysay Group of Companies - Manila, Philippines) Our organization is very dynamic and requirements usually change. Doing a waterfall approach can not deliver what the customer wants on time. Agile is the answer.
Andy Gueritz: (Sixhills Consulting Ltd) I have been a big fan of iterative methods since the 1980's when I read Barry Boehm's seminal article about the Spiral Model for Software Development. And the passion was rewarded by seeing it all come alive whilst working with Egg to help them develop their agile development organisation
Alisson Vale: (Phidelis Tecnologia)
Stuart Cam: (Codebrain Consultancy)
Gustavo A. Garcia: ( I believe the Agile methodology to software development is the most innovative and efficient way to manage development of new applications, ensuring business owner participation and having the results of the end-product be driven by the business, ensures proper alignment of technology behind the strategic vision of any organization. We need to keep in mind that software solutions are nothing without a business need. Technology supports a business not the other way around.
Artem Marchenko: (Nokia) Read, tried and believed
Davi Melazo: (Unisys) I want exchange information and ideas with others about topics and concerns in agile development. I wrote some articles on internet in subjects around software engineering. Agile development turn my attention.
Chris Wilson.
Hari S Kumar.
Sampathgiri: (Bigtec) Software Development Process should be where it belongs - Development Teams.
Paresh: I am highly impresed by Agile software development method so would like to join this community to know more about the same & to keep myself updated by the latest development going in the agile technology .
Martijn Lindhout: (JointEffort)
David Winter: (Michael Page International) We've had some success so far with SCRUM and spent a few days with Craig Larman last week and learned a few more hints (as well as the manifesto off by heart!)
Syed Naqvi: I truely believe is agile manifesto .
Raven young: (
Klement J Fellner: (Zuehlke AG, Switzerland) Although I will not be able to sign all the practices from XP I do believe in the values from the Agile Manifesto. I really hope that we see a Unified Agile Process soon!
Axel Angeli: ( The idea of a Service Orienetd Architecture cannot live without the spirit behind the Agile Manifesto.
Sandeep Sood: (bcm digital)
Lynton Grice: (SAPPI) Being in the SAP EAI space for a couple years now I can most certainly see the value and importance of supporting "Agile Software Development"... I've seen some very big names here, great work guys, I support the Manifesto all the way!
Christopher Hall.
Christine Fu: one more vote! Wish all people working on deliver projects or products who have power of decision making, adopt this idea and carry out.
Marrrek Pelt: (Sun Microsystems Inc.)
Michael Lane: (Delve Into Jesus) We could not have put this project together given the cost and time constraints without the agile methodology. We're all sold on it now, and will never go back to the "old" way.
Marc Beaudry: (Industry Canada) I spent the last 3 and half years championing the adoption of the Agile Manifesto within government walls with a fair amount of success. Today, many Canadians, unknowingly, are benefiting from that influence! Thanks for putting the words together that allow us to build better software today and for many years (and decades) to come!
Richard Kasperowski: (
Kartik Kanakasabesan: (IBM)
Wojciech: Go eXtreme :-)
Sandeep Deb.
Przemysław Włodarczak: (DAC Software) This is a way to build software that works
Aman Soni: I am a pig, my butt is always on the line
Steve: (Alliance Records Management) This has to be the future for software development.
Amruta Vaidya.
Zarick Lau: (
Mario Contestabile: (RadialPoint) I don't just support it; I live it, and breath it, every one of my working days. Doing so, I not only create software value, but also business value.
Keith Rowell: (RubyGreenBlue Pty Ltd) Using Agile Software Development methods allows my business to continually impress customers by providing practical software solutions that work the way the customer wants them to. And we enjoy ourselves in doing it.
James Pannozzi: (Independent Consultant) The conceptions promulgated by the Agile Manifesto initiative are a refreshing change from the dehumanized utilization of people as expendable resources, to be worked to the bone and then discarded like a used printer cartridge by uncaring corporate executives whoose main concern is leaving their schedules open for golf on Friday. With the rise of alternative operating systems comes the opportunity for individuals to regain control of their desktops and continue the wave of liberation unleashed by the desktop personal computer revolution of 30 years ago. Maximizing the individual's productivity and ability to communicate and collaborate in a logical, relaxed, friendly and anti-organizational manner will inevitably result in completed and successful projects instead of half finished outsourced overspeced monstrosities such as what the F.B.I. got for a database several years ago for 30 million dollars which had to be discarded as unworkable. James Pannozzi
Matthew Jenkinson: (Responsive Software Limited) 100% support from us unreservedly!!!
Arun B: Agility is Goal
Steve: (Alliance Group) This has to be the future for software development.
George Kiryluk: Gentlemen, I admire your ideas. Agile is an oasis of sanity. Thank you. George Kiryluk Quality | Software Development Mercury Companies Inc
Kevin Gainey.
hector simon benavides pinjosovsky: (intevep) Agile manifesto is great
Andy Hofmeyr: (Psybergate)
Vincent Cabrera: I am an individual with great respect for people who wants to learn everyday is a treasure in itself by solving these challenges up ahead shall determine our journey and not our destiny.
timz: it is a good thing,knowing something and helping others in doing it. its great.
Basil Vandegriend: (Professional Software Development) The agile manifesto is a simple yet profound statement about the values we bring to our work, and I am proud to support it.
Frederic Doillon: ( Paris-France. As program manager, I engage myself to support the four assertions of the Agile Manifesto in my everyday relations with my developper team, my business analyst colleagues and the board of directors.
Sudheer Alladi: I vote for this manifesto !!!
Gufran Ahmad: Agile approach to agile world!
Naveen: (MentorLabs) This is one of the best ever methodologies we have ever come across. Thanks for everyone who have been contributing to agile methodology & its mechanism to acheive quality software development at a low cost
Mark Ratjens: Not sure how my name disappeared off this list from all those years ago, but let me adhere myself to it again... Here's my glib quote for people trying to get their heads around this stuff... "Agile Development == Less Ceremony, More Discipline" As we know, any idea applied thoughtlessly, domatically is bound to fail. Sometimes you DO need more of the less valued things on the right. Peronally, I believe that if you consider the values and principals for each project, and make a balanced decision based on the specific context, then you are being agile. Please don;t apply the same formula every time, even if it does quack like an agile duck.
Lawrence Salmingo: I am a software developer and I support Agile Software Development based upon this manifesto
Gary Herbertson: (Xede Consulting Group) Agile = common sense.
Eduardo Ludi: (Universidad Adventista del Plata)
Hawazen A. Otaibi: (PROJEXA Software) For many years now, the Agile Manifesto was implemented in my organization, making a challenge with continuous requirement change and releasing (working) releases of our software in short periods of time.
Slim Tebourbi: (Business&Decision)
Surya Kurra: (Qvantel Software Solutions Ltd)
Shaun Askey: I have consistently used an agile approach over the years to obtain business benefit. At the time I didn't know it was Agile and it's great to now see this approach formalised and recognised.
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Jeremy Fergason: (Corwynn Technology) 100% Agree!
Francisco Minguez Garcia: (Nethspa Management & Advies)
Seth Moore: This is by far the best way of making any sort of software.
Michael Irwin: (Manic Development) Thanks for bringing together your knowledge and sharing it with everyone!
Guilherme Willian de Oliveira: Gostaria muito muito mesmo que todas as empresas trabalhassem assim ... Que tivesse este manifesto em uma bela moldura na entrada e que fosse seguido a risca
Martine Devos.
Sandeep Deb: ( Agile is possibly the most honest thing that could have happened in the arena of software engineering methodologies. I have been practicing Agile in-principle for a couple of years now and it is just great.
Marty Witbeck: (HRS) Agility makes sense to me.
Michael F. Udrow.
Adron Hall: (Three Step Solutions) Been there, focused on the processes and tools, the comprehensive documentation, contract negotiation, and following a plan and have seen to much failure. It is not fun nor interesting to fail, only useful to know what to avoid. Thus I now know and look forward to the principles of focus on the other side of the paradigm.
othman ouahbi: (devmoz) Simplicity is the Key and It's all fun. I fully support the values that the Manifest embodies.
Maxwell B. Fernandes: (Adaptiveway Tecnologia da Informação Ltda.)
David C Peterson: (Askus Consulting Services) I have 20 years of technology management experience and this methodology just plain works!
Rafael E. Santos: (Ultimate Software)
František Malina: (VizualBod - individual front-end developer) This is the way to get the software done and make customer happy.
M.Senthil Vel : ( I am lucky that my Current projects is following Agile Methodology. I like Agile and i much willing to implement Agile in all my future projects.
Jim Sangwine: (Competa IT)
Manigandan.M.S.: One of the biggest advantage of agile process is accomplishing change request very easily with less time when the development is on. Secondly I like in the agile process is interaction with business team on regular intervals.
Muhammed Imran Hussain: (Solution Giant) Share a number of common characteristics, including iterative development, and a focus on interaction, communication, and the reduction of resource-intensive intermediate artifacts.
Andy Badera: (Higher Efficiency Solutions, Inc.) I have flirted with various agile techniques, philosophies and practices over the past few years, and am finally in an environment that is allowing me to implement a broad range aforementioned methodologies. The benefits are obvious, and they are huge. Agile practices should be the building block of any software engineering education, and Continuous Integration -- with automated unit and acceptance testing -- is a peerless paradigm.
Mikhail Glazyrin: (CREAT Studios, Inc) I am 100% agree with manifesto! We are moving to agile last 2 years, and we get more and more good results from project to project.
Luc B. Perussault-Diallo: (CodeDynamic LLC)
Arul Kumar C: (Master Sys Technologies, Chennai, India.) I admire this programming model.
Iain McKenna: (Project Success)
Christopher Bennage: (Blue Spire Consulting, Inc.)
Rob Eisenberg: (Blue Spire Consulting, Inc.)
Tai Ton That: (TONTEK INC) I concurred. Agile = Open Source = Free for All
April Johnson: (
Osvaldo Aufiero: (Aufiero Informática)
Anurag Sharma: Agile way of software development and testing...This is the future of software
don mihelich: (cms, inc.)
Michael Nyika: (Self)
Craig Stevens.
deji osiyemi: (Icemint limited) I support the agile manifesto.
Jagadeesh HS: (Caritor Inc) I am working as an Associate Architect for Caritor India Pvt. Ltd. I am more interested in agile methodologies.
Merijn Vogel: Trusting developers and their expertise proves to be a key factor for success. Giving a pragmatic programmer freedom liberates their natural enthusiasm and optimism, which makes them very productive!
Anita Chandrasekaran: (Stevens Institute of Technology)
Jody Baty: (Digital Learning Inc.) Agile programming techniques have rekindled my love of programming.
Henryk Paszt: (INNO.COM)
Lila Scali.
The Simpatic Team: (Simpatic Software) Why spend thousands of dollars on creating an architecture for something that even the customer doesn't totally understand? If you start going that path, you need BIG BUCKS to support the development process. On the opposite hand, Agile allows you to gradually invest and work on a project regardless of how many times the client changes their mind or adds/removes requirements. I know I survived several changes like that only because I was Agile.
CARLOS BARRETO FEITOZA FILHO: All the points presented here are the perfect way to develop. I always used them!
Uriel Liu: (WPLC)
Karthik B. S: I am new to this. I have implemented a project with my team based on FDD. I'm looking forward to learning more.....
Praneet Vazhayil.
David le Quesne.
Giruka Madhusudhan Rao: Excellent engnieering methodology
Jim Scardelis: (Microsoft Corporation)
Peter Sevier.
Shaji Kurian: (Enventure Technologies) Last one year we have been indulged in the development of one of our most success project for our prestigious client at Japan and are very proud to say that we followed this new concept of Agile Software Development.
Bharat Sharma: (Monsoon Consulting) Agile methodology is best suited for our client base (Small to medium segment businesess without having great IT skills/ Resources)
Sudeep Mallik: (Goldman Sachs) Agile methodology is the way we should be moving forward in this agile world of software dev.
Fortino Garza: (Fortino Garza&Associates) It is totally true that projects change even from the right beginning. A more flexible perspective is needed.
Sameer Khanuja.
Jan Sobota: (hermez org)
Niki Van Cleemput: ( I like this !!
ravi tadwalkar: I have been using Agile software development methodology at work using hands-on mentoring approach for product developers & biz analysts. For the functional (biz) analysts, CRC cards sessions to identify classes in the domain and then writing formal use cases after some initial use case modeling for the domain. For product developers, use of UML activity diagrams for product workflow based web UI navigation and UML sequence diagrams were some of the agile process challenges that I undertook successfully.
Ronald McNamara: (GlaxoSmithKline)
Chris Spagnuolo: (The Sanborn Mapping Company)
Rick Cummings.
Anoop Kurungadam: (Kennovation Software Services Pvt. Ltd.)
priyaranjan sinha: (Amdale Software Tehnologies) Sounds good. The challenge is to keep it going -I know.
rishu: (exl)
Guilherme Chapiewski: (
Mike Yearworth: ( Use of agile methods in research and development.
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Florent Chanavat (France): ( As a developper and usability specialist, I've always tried to merge simplicity and end-user satisfaction. I guess Agility is for me.
Analía Valentina Felice: ( One of the most valuable parts of software development is, for me, the customer's satisfaction. I find in agile practices the best way to achieve it. Also I find agile practices very useful in non-software projects, and I successfully applied them.
Jim Milbery: (Chicago Growth Partners)
Abhishek Pandey: Just found this page. It is really interesting and offer more control over software development and maintaining huge softwares.
Jonathan Stoppani: (
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Zuhair Naqvi: (Acuserv Business Processes Pvt. Ltd.) Reducing the communication gap between all nodes of project lifecycle produces more robust results in considerably lesser time. I, as a project manager prefer agile methods over fat and retardes processes. just like I prefer PHP over Java.
Halil Bahadir: (Bildem) Agility is a new door for me, closing the waterfall, opening the iterative development..
John Wittkamper.
Sravan Piriya: (Sapient) This style of software development is definitely going to help the Software market. I feel, it's Adaptivity and People-orientation are the keypoints that deliver value to Clients as well as Organizations, with higher quality. Apart from this, i think more maturity and acceptence is needed among the developers as well as leaders for Successful delivery of a project using "Agile".
Jon Moody: (Science Warehouse Ltd) Being a small ISV we have to focus on the business case of everything that we do. Being agile is the only option for us to ensure that we are delivering the right thing in the most timely and efficient way. If you want to see the goods rather than a gant chart, it's just common sense.
Rick Myles: (Eastman Kodak Company)
Jaydeep Mehta: I am new to Agile method, but it is very appealing to me. I beleive companies around the world should adopt this new methodology and contribute continuously for the betterment.
Rich Martin: (BlueXilica Business Solutions)
Roman Sladeczek: ( Agile Development Manifesto is the best way to move forward! And it has somewhat human. Great Philosophy!
Joel Molyneaux: (Technology Management Associates)
Joerg Veit: (LOGO consult AG) Industry publications indicate that a large percentage of implementations fail to meet their objectives. Upon further analysis, the main drivers for failure are identified in three categories: 1. unrealistic goal setting 2. insufficient integration of users during definition process 3. waterfall implementation method. Agile methodology helps us to avoid such failure. Joerg Veit CEO LOGO consult AG
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Sunil Ippagunta: (KeyID)
aneesh anand: (Arackal Digital Solutions Pvt Ltd) I started with agile technology through Ruby on Rails and found it interesting and motivating. It tells everything about how a team can work effectively over a project, whether it is about to make a game, or to make a space program!
Robert Nemecek: (ANF DATA, Siemens IT Solution and Services)
Leonardo Fernandes: (Usina Ciruripe) Parabéns pelo trabalho e divulgação dessa nova forma de criar um software. O Brasil todo agradece. Atc. Leonardo Fernandes Engenheiro de Software
Antoine Letourneux: Great things can be achieved using this principles. I did it, several times, in very different industries.
rajnish chauhan: This is good initial learning of agile development and help me to understand basic
Peter Kalbus: (Harman/Becker Automotive Systems) Great. Having this in mind, things get much easier and smarter in the daily work.
Rehan Munir: (DataFocal Pakistan) The greatest advantage of agile I see is the working features in short span of time which is a tangible solution for customer and develops a sense of achievement among development team.
Brian Tan Seng: (Yellowasp Corporation) Applying agile development principles have helped us implement better software and improve our output. It brings to focus the most essential components of software development: the developers, the customers, the product and the reality for the need of changes.
Luis Fontes.
Basit Tanveer: ( The Agile Development is at the top of client and developers need. The two core stakeholders of any software project.
Manoel Pimentel Medeiros: (Heptagon - Tecnologia da Informação) I use agile in my work, and this concepts better the results for my projects.
Les Smith: (KnowDotNet) Production should take presedence over process.
Alexandre Ferreira Novello: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools. Working software over comprehensive documentation. Customer collaboration over contract negotiation. Responding to change over following a plan. This changed my life as developer and project manager
Peter Gillard-Moss: ( People make projects work, not paperwork. Baby, don't fear the User.
Dmytro Bozhyk: (Flex-Mind)
Harry Nitiutomo: (Research Foundation) Agile and Lean is the only way to be productive and creative in Software Development.
Abhishek Kaushik: ( I beleive that Agile is the art of making software work for common people (end customers)and strongly support the common sense it provides to deliver sucessful software implementations.
Aishwarya Nair R.
Gert van de Krol: (Ordina) Agility is a way of life. As a practitioner in both DSDM and Prince 2, I see differences but I see more complementary aspects. Using Prince 2, tailored in an Agile manner, will help decision makers to stay on track. Using Agile for product development will make sure to get the best out of everybody and make the things the business needs.
Filippo Bostrenghi: (BiesseSoft) The Agile Manifesto must be the first think every day for people that do software.
Tanusree Halder: (Interra Information Technologies) This is good initial learning of agile development and help me to understand basic.
Anil K Sharma: (Everest Solutions) This is how we have always done our projects.
Joe Sambuco: (IKON Office Solutions) Finally, coming out of the craze of Analysis Paralysis...
Raymond Barlow: Having worked in both Agile and Waterfall style projects, I have seen and experienced the great results that Agile provides for both the customers and the providers. Agile works!
Murat Yalvac: I support the agile alliance manifesto for all
Tassos Noulas: (University College London) I don't know much about programming, but I know that those people are right, because Agile methodology is not only a programming methodology, but it is a natural, logical approach derived by human mind in order to solve problems that their complexity is so big, that the mind cannot cope with it without favoring simplicity and attention to detail.
William Botti: (THQ / Relic Entertainment) THQ is the 3rd largest video game publisher and we are using Agile method in a some of our studios, like Relic Entertainment. We are struggling a bit to fit Agile and Scrum Methods into console game development. Interestingly, none of the founding fathers of Agile Manifesto have a games background. I'm interested tweaking the Agile Method for game development by working together with other seasoned game industry professionals.
Sanjay Kumar Pandey: (HCL Technoligies) It has been the great need of re-accessing the software engineering process and its underlined management style.I feel that Agile methodology proves to be an strong alternatives in today's context, where all inferfaces(customer, IT, developers,business users and technology leaders) needs to be balanced out effectively and efficiently to make a successfull project.It talks more about people and their related responsibilities rather than technology.I would say people are the real players to make a success or failure.Technology is just a facilitator or secondary.
Kunal Mehra: 'Change is the only constant during a project life cycle', So its an attempt to register such changes early.And deliver the product keeping your time lines constant. Prioritising work is another key issues covered in Agile.
A.Gh.Bahar: Dear Colleagues. I think after a period of hesitations, many experts in software field, in practice, have come to these conclusions that you have announced them in your manifesto. I have talked to Mr. Mellor (one of the signatories), about the "heaviness" of some current methodologies and tools in the past. I think most of us, when using any methodology for most of our projects, had to note to our customers, that we have used a "customized" version of the methodology. Now you have gathered all the "pure" of the so-called "best practices in practice!" in software development under a roof as Agile Software Development. Do not forget that when any patient is a new case for a doctor, he/she does not ask his/her patients to do a broad and pre-written list of medical tests. So is with developing software for our customers. I agree with you and I will be very happy if I can to do any thing in this way. A.Gh.Bahar.
Sachin: (Perotsystems)
Daniel Elliott: ( Striving to be better at what we do ... The manifesto is clearly a common sense approach to software development. To Uncle Bob et al ... I thank you. Kindness, Dan
James Dorsey Flinsch: (BenchmarkQA) Now let's figure out an equivalent for 'requirements traceability' in order to meet regulatory agency audit mandates!
Chris Rhostedt: (Regence BCBSO)
Sidnei Leitao.
Rick Hubbard: (Serena Software, Inc.) Working to enhance the Agile-ness of requirements engineering and welcome hearing from like-minded practitioners.
Hugo Loza: (JHL Soft.)
Chinni: (Danaher) When we start doing RIGHT things there aren't anything LEFT - Chinni
Marco Roy: I just started my Software Engineering studies, and I believe this manifesto represents extremely well how software development should be oriented; I'm proud to support it.
Keith Bines: Its all just common sense...
Sascha Kiefer: Even if it's sometimes hard to convince people in big organizations I'm willing to keep trying. Because I think it's an excellent way for todays successful projects.
Randy Schnier: (AIM / WebSphere App Server) I believe this in my heart and soul and have for years. I very much want SWG and AIM to accept and embrace these concepts and put them into practice.
Eldo Chacko: (Infinite Talents)
Antonio Kobashikawa-Carrasco: ( I think this is good. Thank you.
Divyesh Nair: (PointCross) We have been a true exponent of the Agile method of software development while building our products and solutions. We have been able to delight our customers with the speed at which we deliver the software and the success can be attributed to the methodolgy that we follow. Agile works very well!
Praveen: (Netreatings) rgjsjfsriopf
Erik Zetterström: (Dotway AB)
John Boyer.
Juan Pablo Picasso: (Andina Software SRL) Andina Software totally supports de Agile Manifesto! We develop using a customization of Scrum + XP. Several members of Andina Software are also teaching different subjects at the National University of Technology (Universidad Tecnológica Nacional - Buenos Aires - Argentina), and including agile methodologies as a core subject in their classes.
Steve Smith: (Tarrant County) After thirty years of contemplation, experience, and trial. My conclusions are that an agilr approach to projects is the only way to accomplish large scale requirements delivery,
Anand Prakash: (Wipro limited) Agile provides the customer centricity and people engagement and excellence
Jivan manhas: (Advaliant)
Luna Rajbhandari: (Northwestern University)
Marcos: (Softexpert)
Charles Merioles: (thirdByte Corporation)
Sundaramurthy Raju: (Ness Technologies, Bangalore) Keep going is awesome :)
Aniket: (TechMahindra) Agile is more discipline than process.Agile is in my blood. Dare to adopt agile principles at your organisation.
Darlene Yudell: (Organization of Customer Service Oriented Individuals)
Mark ONeal: (Tarrant County, Texas) Reminds me of Deming... "It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory."
Cristiano Pires: (Politec) I Support the Agile Manifesto!
Chandrakant Rathod: QC Engineer
Craig Maloney: ( I've used the other way far too long. It frankly doesn't work. We need to take a stand and make things right again.
Ben Rady: (Object Mentor)
Josh Devins.
Darrell Kim: (KS)
David Gizowski: (Relate Systems) As team lead, I promise to follow the intent of the manifesto when possible.
Héctor Suárez.
Olivier Aurand: Some development teams within our company are overwhelmed with a scarry backlog. Our team has taken a much more Agile path to application development, and stakeholders worldwide approach us with more and more work, as they know they can count on us to deliver quality software... and quickly!
Eelco Gravendeel: (Xebia) Agile: Everything you already knew but were afraid to say out loud!
David Harper: (Symbian)
Charles John Jackson: (Web Confection Limited)
Beth Jelich-Griffin.
Abdel-Karim Mardini: (OpenCraft)
Lindy B. Davis: (IBM GS - AS (Gov and Ed)) Clearly, iterative deliveries with multiple opportunities to change scope and function during a development effort is the key. Finding ways to enable Agile development within larger procurements (especially in Public Sector where single procurements are most often reliant on large, deliverable-based contract vehicles) can be both effective in reducing cost and risk for the supplier (us) and for the taxpayer (us!). This is more than a technical issue - but will require contracting and legal efforts as well.
Jim Paterson: (IBM Tivoli Software) Thanks for formalizing this common sense approach.
Steven C Keller: (TNA Consulting Group)
Patrick Horgan: (DBP Consulting) At last! Common sense.
vimal: i support the agile manifesto
Görkem PAÇACI: (
jianguosong: (University of petroleum China) I like this method. I hope get more help .
Eric Mignot: ( Agile methods, the best way to have fun at work, to merge hobby and job.
Ermogenes Palacio: (CEETEPS/UNESP) I'm a teacher of computing in Brazil and I try to spread that technic in my classes. In Brazil, we support!
Jeffrey Palermo: (Palermo Consulting) I started out and was in fact educated in sequential waterfall processes. In industry I found this less than desirable. Through reading and other forms of knowledge-gathering, I came upon the Agile Manifesto and found the principles I agree with. Now, as an independent consultant, I am an Agile Coach. As a teacher of these principles, I have learned more about them than when I was studying. I can absolutely say I have found more success with the principles than without them.
Mark Spritzler: (JavaRanch)
angus bruce: I dont develop software, but I do manage projects - this manifesto and it's principles are exactly what I and my colleagues believe should happen in all projects, not just software development.
Waldek Maleska: (Motorola) It's my personal oppinion - very formal process is definitely creating much more overhead and Agile helps in focusing on THE important. I support Agile entirely.
Gustavo Bonalde: I agree with all this stuff.
Brett Martin.
Reuben Jacob: (Acrodelon Technologies Pvt. Ltd.)
Bob Owen: (Egg)
Steve Johnson: (Pragmatic Marketing) I've been a supporter of the Agile Manifesto for years but never got around to signing up. I work with product managers on their role as part of a team of individuals who build products that people want to buy.
Saravanan Sellathurai: (Alfresco) I am in great favor of agile software development strategies. The manifesto and principles of Agile development are pretty straightforward, which most of the developers will follow in the future.
Benedito Carneiro.
Anthony Heath: (uSwitch)
Marko Gargenta: (Marakana) I've been doing the XP stuff for years, have contributed to and have been teaching Agile for a while. I love it! Thanks for organizing it! Marko
Levent Koc: Agile Software Development works. I support the manifesto and the effort.
Eric Ziegler.
Sandeep Kothale: (KPIT Cummins Infosystem Ltd.)
John M Thompson: (
Sudhir Krishnan.
Lucian Naie: (Softitude Ltd) Definitely is a way to do the software development job. I love it!
stephen maxey: this methodology does truly work.
James Reed: (CIBER, Inc.)
Peter Corkett: (ACS)
Scott Darrow: (ValueCommerce) VP Software Development
Jonas Jepson: (Just now representing myself) My experience says that this manifesto is extremely applicable in its right environment, and when developing software the environment is often right. I would wish the manifesto to be slightly longer. There are more things I would sign to. Like: Customer and consumer value over almost anything else. Willingness to succed over fear to fail. The Customer collaboration over contract negotiation is a tricky statement because everyone needs to be able to pay the rent by the end of the month. And why is it customer collaboration over contract negotiation rather than something else like minding your own business or sticking to the contract or goldplating.
Rohan Bangera: A very challenging and productive SDLC
Thierry Mayeur: (Software Group Strategy and Technology)
Stephen Smith: The Agile Manifesto is a clear expression of how the software development industry can better adapt to change and better deliver business value. In my years as a software developer I have learned the hard way that change cannot be avoided, delayed, or ignored - and that agile development practices Just Make Sense.
Andi Anderson.
Torrance Miller: (Campus Management Corporation) what a truly amazing concept this is!
Nilesh Saratkar: (Informatics Data Warehouse) Success of Agile sprint is depending up on how organization culture prioritizes any given tasks.
sergio velasquez.
Nitin Gupta: (MMMEC) Simply superb...
chandan kumar: (expedien) Impressed with Agile technology
Barre Dijkstra: (Xebia IT Architects) Agile is the natural evolution of focus on quality and value. The principles carry a value that does not only apply to software development but to any kind of development. The focus on the principles do not pose an utopia though, but has significantly, in practice, improved software development as a whole.
Jed Maczuba: (IBM)
Gray Gifford: (Authorize.Net)
John K Johansen: Agile: shorter time-to-value.
Ken Pelletier: (NiKA Software)
Abhishek Agrawal: (APNATEK) Agility gave me a new perspective of "what's possible". Its not just a new possibility but a new REALM of possibilities. We were able to accompolish a project in 45 days, what the "next best bidder" asked 2 years for - that's agility!
Andrey Shchekin.
Vyacheslav Sakhno: JustaProgrammer
Jamal: (WHIZTEC.COM) We have been using extreme programming and agile software development process since 2002! We found it the best and fastest way to get our web based ERP product matured. We created a web based extranet framework to interact with the customers and partners (we call it software supply chain). All the interactions among stakeholders are recorded. Now we are planning to launch the framework as product to help the software companies!!! Best wishes for the Agile Manifesto!
Gaurav Mittal: (Apnatek) This technology is something which is gaining momentum but still time is needed before it becomes widely acceptable in industry.
Peter Sevier: ( As a QA Engineer with 8 years of experience testing software, I have found that Agile is a fresh approach to software development. I am currently seeking a Software Quality Assurance Engineer position with a software company in the Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay Area that practices Agile.
Johannes Maurer: An austrian software developer
Rajivnayan Gupta: I would like to sign it for Process approach and requirement gathering functionality during software development for this approach. This will help in better design pieces coming out which will serve strong and confident platforms for software designers.
Rex Bigger: (Cabiri Technologies Ltd) I cannot believe that individuals who have not looked at Agile would not then use it. Agile is the commonsense approach to software development.
Richard Salit.
Wagner Montalvão: (LV Design) I am applying Agile Software Development from what I am learning with the Extreme Programming. Everything I can say for now is that these deals are working pretty good for me. Thank you all for your collaboration and congratulations for the good job. Count on me for anything I can do to enhance you all too. Best regards! WM
Paul Sisco: I have been pushing agile development for years. The major point of frustration most development teams face is when the items on the right are more important than those on the left. Let's reverse that, and enjoy what we do. Here's to having fun while creating great software...
Susan M. Fernandez: Having served as the project manager for more than a dozen releases developed with Agile SDLC, it works! From my experience, relationships between IT and its customers have improved, because of the collaboration, as well as the faster turn-around of software that better meets client's needs.
Rajesh Chundi: (ApogeeTek) We strongly support agile Development, as we have noticed, aspects of agile development make the projects delivered on time, and adjust the course as necessary through the development cycle.
Don Gray: (
Ivan Perilli: A way to work, to produce, to avoid being frustrated and bored. Stimulating.
Nicholas Blumhardt: (Ubik Systems)
Rochelle Paulet: I only wish I could work with more people who were familiar with agile methodologies. It makes project management and development much less ambiguous.
Eli Weir: (Visible Technologies)
John Hosmer: (LightYear Dealer Technologies) I have believed this for over 20 years. I have very strong feelings about this for the auto dealership DMS market. Agile beats fragile.
Seane Vicknair.
Jerry E. Durant: (Certellus Corporation) There was once a time for process and now there is one which addresses todays construction challenges. Viva de Agile!
Radu Andrei Tanasa: (SC Lightway Software SRL) Agile development has given a real advantage to small teams and its proven flexibility resembles the one from the well known martial art, Aikido. Never oppose, always adjust.
Oscar Burgos Martín: (
Richard Corona: (Enterprise Database Corporation)
Han-Yuan, Chiang.
David Harper: (Engagelogic)
Adeel Ali: Agile Manifesto points out some really common sense things that were missing in the IT industry. I guess its easier to look at these things as an after thought. I really appreciate the effort and experience of all the contributors to this manifesto. This is definitely a step in the right direction.
Srinivas Chappidi: (Microsoft) The manifesto comprises the very key factors that make a project successful when adopting Agile dev process. I support it !
Pak-Tjun Chin: (National Australia Bank Ltd) I really relate to the Agile values especially on customer collaboration. Working with my business stakeholders closely and throughout project lifecycles really helps in the delivery of good quality software. I hope more people in my organization would embrace Agile!
Manas Ranjan Sahoo.
Stuart Ten: (Alliance Document Solutions Ltd.) I fully support the principles of the Agile Manifesto.
Dheeraj Goswami: (Oracle Corporation) I am strong believer of Agile Developments! ~dg
Jason Marshall: (Countrywide) Lead Developer / Architect
Kyle Swinney: ( )
Antony Pinchbeck: (Component X Software Limited) If only all companies worked this way.
John Gale: This manifesto reflects what I have always believed about software development. My training is in formal systems analysis using the Life Cycle method. This training happened in the days of COBOL. I was fortunate enough to have people around me at that time that believed in these principles, even though there was no formal statement of them.
jorge aguilar cisneros: (UPAEP) If we want to try with a new paradigm about sottware development, we can use agile methods!.
Charles M. Sklar.
Ming Chen.
Adam Shackleford: (
Mul: (National Australia Bank) Agile formalises the way in which effective developers already work - it simply gives them a mandate to do what they do well. It's software's equivalent to Jeet Kune Do.
Julie Starr: Thank you.
Thomas La Zelle: Once you go agile you will never go back!!
Chris Tohline: (Blue Fang Games)
Edgar Daniel Vega Calderon: (Softtek Mexico)
Deep Patel.
Andrew Kamm: (
Ahmed Mohamed Gamal-Edeen Tealeb .
David Rubin: (Softstar Research, Inc.)
Jing Zhang: Love it
Forrest Webster: (Motorola_SLCTEST) My grandpa always told me, "the flexibility of your adaptability is the measure of your intelligence". Go Agile-be intelligent!!
Brad Beson: (The Trane Company)
Dina Light.
Karla Fallas Aguilar.
Mikkel Thormod: (Headfitted) I have been leading software developers in the past 9 years. I have tried XP and Scrum with great success (especially with Scrum). I see the manifesto as a "mindset" for software development, or any kind of development. But I miss something about "trust over control". You gain so much by trusting people instead of controlling and monitoring them...
Ahmad Sarjono: (Indo, Inc.) Way Out of development process bottleneck :D
Tyrone Sun.
Martin Luna: (
Ignacio Galmarino.
Tarek Koudsi: (special systems)
David O'Hara: (
Andrew McClure: (Bald Girl Enterprises Ltd)
Kendall Davis.
Shrikant Chaphekar: I am involved in evaluating/facilitating agile compliance for my organisation
david schneider.
Axel Schulze: I like it!
Satish Kumar : (Wipro Technologies) I sincerely appreciate your work / contribution to the software indusdry and the IT community. We are behind you. The noteworthy point is that there is no commercial interest behind this agile manifesto and it has been created for the benefit of the IT industry and community.
Nicholas Cross: ( Ltd)
Basti Grembowietz.
Bruno Miquet: (kronos)
Jenny Bunns: (Employment Screening Software) As an employment screening software manager, i support the manifesto
Madhusudan Narahari: (Aspect Software) We used Scrum methodlogy and I have to admit that it's been a great experience. Deliviring quality software which is latest and greatest. The following are the things which I want to highlight. 1)Changes are always welcome. 2)Customer involvement,People interactions. 3)Learn as you go.
Yana Morford: (Patch Link)
Clive Boulton: (SVIC) My experience Agile works. ISO does not work. My team built a multi-year track record of publishing quarterly new ERP software releases including new innovation and customer bug fixes. Pprior to Agile and my worst experince we fully implemented ISO 9002. Old school mgmt loves ISO because they love complete control. Within a year nothing shipped. Go Agile.
Deepa: As a process consultant, I feel this is the best way to adapt to the constant called change.
Natraj Kaushik: Read the manifesto a year and a half ago. Have been practicing the principles since and my whole software development experience (and to a large extent life experience) has become so much better!
Sreekanth Tadipatri: (Sabre Holdings)
srinivasa rao: (HCL Technologies) Have heard a lot about this and trying to become part of it.
Oleg Andreev: (
Guy Mahieu: (Clarent BVBA)
Devendra Bhatte: (
John M. Slaby: (Raytheon) The more you see the results of agile practices in action, the more self-evident its value becomes.
Christopher P. Kile: (PFPC, Inc.) This manifesto and my experience in successful start-up projects match each other completely. This manifesto and my experience with failed projects match each other not at all. The lesson seems clear.
Ian Lackey: (DigitalSnap Inc) I own a small business and have begun changing our development processes to follow the Agile values and practices. After learning of the Agile movement, I see no other way to develop software that adds so much value to the end result. Agile truly is a revolution in thought and action.
Michael French.
Erik Danielsen: (Immersive)
Sivasubramanian: (Covansys) Agile seems to be the only realistic approach towards software development. While i haven't worked on an agile environment, the more i read about it, i get more answers for the questions i have in a waterfall based project executions. Agile is more suitable for web based projects where time-to-web should be really short. Thanks for putting up this forum
Mauro Enrique Luna Avelar: (CFE Laguna Verde Nuclear Power Plant at Veracruz, MX) We are trying to enforce our IT. I understand that a quality in IT requires quality in processes, quality in people, quality in development, thats why I agree completely on this manifesto, because we are searching for the newest strategy for doing a Software Engineering of quality, better IT products/services with quality in better time supported on better tools.
Arvind: (Home) Nothing to comment about it. Speaks well.
Joel Worrall.
Dipak Pagrut: (Tech Mahindra Limited) Presently I am involved in Agile process and observed positive returns. I agile it very easy to manage requirement of changing environments ... I have published paper on agile concept at UK..
Stephen Jansen: (Freelance Consultant) This is all about keeping your eye on the ball, where ever it may bounce.
Jayaraman Trikkur: (Satyam) I am working as a Project Manager for more than 12 years and I strongly believe the what is mentioned in the Agile Manifesto.
Rodrigo Urubatan Ferreira Jardim: (Tech Office IT) This manifesto changed the way I think about and actually do software development.
Tracey Faniel.
Viliam Búr: ( I like it. Sometimes it makes the difference between product completed or never completed.
Randy Dichoso: Agile makes business sense Agility is a business requirement. Customers want fast response to their needs and businesses need a way to meet these needs.
Srinivas Tangirala: (Intense Technologies Limited) I am thrilled and excited that being a PM of about 50+ developers the methodologies that I adopted six years back (we were 3 at that time), the way of working etc., totally fall in line with Agile Manifesto and its principles. I heard about agile software development (2 years ago) but did not know what it really meant. Now I understand it and embrace it whole heartedly and I would like to do something on my part to promote and bring awareness of this revolutionary way of development. End of the day, the travails and excitement we as a team go through and many a time celebrate our success - the means of achievement matters to me the most! Cheers Srinivas Tangirala
Roger Fugett: (CareerBuilder) Infused with our company values, practicing lean development principles has become the CareerBuilder development philosophy which focuses on providing customer value through learnings.
Basavaraj M: New to Agile process.
Tony Ponton.
Iain Dooley: (Working Software)
Ben Warriner: (Zebra SoftGroup!) Good Idea!
Néstor Fabián Narváez: (ING Chile) I would like to find something more agile than cmmi and more flexable and faster for the customer.
Scott Delcore: (Interclypse, Inc)
Cleyton Nunes de Oliveira: (Prefeitura de Manaus)
Esteban Ceniceros.
Veena Rao: (IGS Energy) The agile manifesto supports team building by default. It is a given, in the process and that is why I like it! I also like the fact that developers get to do what they like to do, without spending too much time in documentation. -Veena
Joshua Schairbaum: ( Thank you for writing the Manifesto! It has increased my enjoyment and productivity in my daily life in enumerable ways.
Kathleen Meyer: (J Perzel & Associates) thank you
Thomas Bast: (Insightful Tech Solutions LLC)
Viren Alvekar: Agile is only thing that can make Customer and Software Developer, both happy.
jaideep: (G4S IT Services India Pvt Ltd)
Scott Duncan: Thought I had done this years ago, but couldn't find my name listed. Recently had someone tell me a cloient of theirs thought the Manifesto was "content free" since anybody would be in favor of what it said. Of course, being "in favor of" something is a long way from doing something about it.
Vincent Besanceney: (RUBYCUBE)
Scott Barr: (Division by Zero Pty Ltd) A group of Software Developers is a very powerful tool. Developing software using Agile methodologies maximizes productivity and frees your team to make use of their creative side.
Fabio Mattei: (Nopress) Forse è strano trovare il commento in italiano di un programmatore ma credo che il limite dei popoli anglsassoni sia il loro linguaggio. Non potranno mai apprezzare la bellezza di una lingua come la mia. Ad ogni modo sono un programmatore agile da un bel pezzo, da quando sono entrato nel fantastico mondo di Ruby on Rails. Mi ha sconvolto la vita Ringrazio tutti i programmatori della comunità, grazie a loro il mio lavoro è migliorato tantissimo!
Mike Lowery: (BBC)
Jeff DUrso.
Bill Sharar II: (ASG - Allen Systems Group, Inc.) I've been doing software development for over twenty years. Agile development has greatly improved the process of creating and delvering software. I fully support the Agile Manifesto.
Sandeep Dinesh.
Miroslav Benešovský: (NESS Czech) excelent idea. Some people (fundamental methodoligist)hide their inability to devise anything by insisting on methodology advices. But some principles are not only dependant on developers and require acceptance by customers, managers etc. What with that?
Todd Berry.
Ayokunle Odusanya: (Mtech Communications Ltd.L) The best thing that can ever happen to software development in recent times.
John Coughlin: I have followed, wherever possible, the principles outlined in the manifesto. I was doing this before anyone ever heard of agile programming. My stylle has gotten me in trouble and I had a reputation in some places, but I always found that the software itself had a call to me that could not be answered by established process. I always produced software that made the customer take notice, but, strangely enough, the good opinion of the customer cannot always save you, under the traditional process of software development.
Tim Stewart: (Captaris, Inc.)
Scott A. Johnson: (Radiant Business Technologies) Thinking agile is easier that being agile. But I strive for the goal!
Danilo Bardusco: (
Jeff Black: (Gestalt, LLC)
Ben Love.
G Nayak: (eSources Wholesale Dropshippers Directory) Excellent for interacting with the full chain effortlessly
Stacy Kanan: ( In the last year, I asked a close renown colleague to "educate me on Agile". The response was that I didn't know what I was asking because I had been "doing it for years". What I learned was that I had, in fact, been doing it because I had utilized what I had researched as a graduate student (long before the advent of anything more than a waterfall SDLC)--adapt to fit the project (type of project, resources on the project, etc). And, projects have demanded that people, communication, working software, a happy customer, and managed change be put first in order for a project to be successful. I only hope that Agile will grow in use more rapidly!
Attila Csipak.
Giruka Madhusudhan Rao: I am proud to be a Certified Scrum Master. Scrum works , but to extract 100% benefits of scrum get trained and practice without twisting scrum rules. This is my personal experience since last three years
Rajiv Mathew: (ThoughtWorks) I think agile development is the smartest way to develop software. Waterfall is on the way out. Just give it a decade ...
Wanderlei C. A. Souza.
Tony Camacho: (Bank Of America)
Joel Natividad: Embrace Change!
Rajesh Patkar: (Rajesh Patkar Insitute Of Software Engineering)
Behrooz Golshan: (Silice Rayan)
Daniel Zetterman.
Hardik Mehta: (Almighty Software Pvt. Ltd.)
Kenneth Wagner: Just another developer grinning from ear-to-ear over such an alluring, succinct and delightful way to continue trying to make not only our world but ourselves better and better. It really is so much simpler and fun. Like sitting around the fire a Friday evening 11,283 years ago hashing out: moose hunt? Salmon fishing? Or a potlatch with the coastals? And let's make it the best yet. Delighted. Count me in.
prabhudatta mishra: (Wipro Technology)
Sander Smit: (Calco-IT)
Tariq Abu Dayyeh: (Esense Software Solutions)
Bjarke Ebert: (Actua) Actua is a small software startup located in Aarhus, Denmark. We highly buy into agile software development and have repeatedly proven it to outperform fixed-price waterfall based projects :)
Tim Luyten: (QNH)
taehan: middleware engineer
Miguel Calix: Software Development Epiphany!
Stefan Vantroba: (Clever Leap) We naturally use these principles while developing our content management system. Agile development is the best way to create high quality, up to date software.
Jim Tucker.
Bryan Nehl: (
Ellery Leung: (Globe7 HK Limited)
Jean-Luc Verschelde: (Language and Computing )
Mohit Garg: (Syntel International Pvt. Limited)
Carl F. Martin: (Anova Group)
Peter Wolfe: (QFD Online) I believe that through the combination of Agile methodologies and customer-focused tools such as Quality Function Deployment (QFD), software can be created that meets the wants and needs of the customer, rather than expecting customers to lower their expectations to match the functionality of the software given to them. Agile principles are the key to not only “listening to the voice of the customer”, but responding to it before the customer begins to sign a different song.
Pearly Lok: I think it is a great methhodology, as the Business users are involved from start to end and they are part of the build stage, hence they will like what they see as they see it being build the way they wanted it to be.
Peyroux Jean Alexandre.
MILAN: ( Restons Naturel, l'instinct est souvent le meilleur pilote de nos savoirs !
Riaz Agha: (Rich Media House Ltd) We know from working with our wide range of clients that team interaction and customer collaboration are more important than processes and tools. Agile development practices are essential to a business like ours.
Renato Mateus.
Mike Light: (Systems Software Ltd) Working with defence and nuclear industries in the UK where mandatory Industry Standards do not generally permit the use of improved techniques and processes. From practical experience, existing collaborative working methodologies have proved difficult to maintain under these stringent conditions. The focus on schedule and cost outway the need for best practices, and it is often a case of digging one self or ones team out of the death march. It would be a major improvement if large scale requirements based contracts could utilise this pragmatic approach, not to mention the saving in hours spent after delivery arguing over expectations.
Dan Donovan.
Matthew Canaday: I have used many methodologies in my years as a developer and team lead, and I keep coming back to the fact that life is unpredictable and requirements change in a seemingly random way. The Agile method provides a means to address the realities of software development while maintaining the sanity of developers.
David Metzler: (The Evergreen State Colelge) As a software developer of 20 years now, I've come to value the people-first approaches embodied by the Agile Manifesto. It really has taken my clients from adversaries to partners, and cut in have the time it takes to produce quality softare.
Mikhail Torres: (EACOMM Corporation) EACOMM Corporation has embraced the Agile Manifesto even before it knew it existed. We affix our signature here to formalize our adherence to these principles by embracing Agile Methods in our workplace for the long term.
Chris Hefley.
Joel M. Pareja.
Amit Wadhwa: (University of Arizona)
Marvin Mathai: (Cytrion Technologies)
Julian Mann: For years I've had a queasy distaste for specs, plans, meetings and methodologies. Sometimes the phrase "best practises" gets my back up too. Making software is like painting. Its so refreshing to see these feelings made concrete in the agile manifesto. Thanks!
Tomi Tarvainen.
Scott Delcore: (Interclypse, Inc.)
Peter A Donovan: (Applause Software) Compound Simplicity, rather than Complexity, and centralized coding rather than repeated code are the foundations of my personal philosophy that support this Manifesto. Regards, Peter
Chittaranjan Rao: (Picomobile Systems) Agile makes the customer a part of the process and allows the delivery to be shaped with his continuous inputs
Halil Erhan: I support the approach, in both academic and professional software development process.
Sudershan: I am a new learner of software engineering concepts.
Rob vanSpronssen: (EyeOnBoard LLC)
Adolfo Rodrigues de Sousa.
Paul Rigor.
Hannes Romare.
Jaime Rodríguez: ( After some years of experience developing and architechting software, my conclusions are according to Agile manifesto. So, I think this is the way.
Pham Hoai Van: I Support the Agile Manifesto!
Michael P. McIneney: (AEM Technologies Limited)
Mario Saucedo: (Quantico Software) I Support the Agile Manifesto!
DrLecter: (L2J Project) While OSS/FS development projects are in general terms often referred as agile by definition, it's a must for any project leader (no matter the size of its team) to keep in mind this Manifesto values. Spreading the word and becoming an active practitioner of its principles, can determine a project's success or its complete oblivion.
Kev O'Neill.
Randy Arvizu: (Johns Hopkins University ) woof!
Trond Øvstetun: (
Gene Huang.
Houston Haynes: Have used agile process methodologies successfully at financial, entertainment, medical software companies.
Jens Paul Berndt: (Berndt GmbH)
Leyton Collins: Agile methodologies are so intelligent and inspirational that the thought of using anything else seems ludicrous. Waterfalls are nice to look at, but they are hardly useful in project/program management.
Ayuba Audu.
Bill Hamilton: (WMPNJ Software)
Himanshu Gupta: I like Agile approach because it is closer to the way a human would behave normally and hence this makes it more intuitive.
Vidhya: Though we have been following many of the principals of Agile in the name of XP, I understand XP is just one of the Agile methodologies in existence. Agile is thus more adaptive and flexible to make it suitable to our individual environments.
Mike Robinson: Over 40 years experience as a developer has taught me that delivering working software is more important than rigorous planning, inflexible methodologies and all the fads we've seen come and go in the last few decades. Software development is an art, not a science. This is easily demonstrated by the number of programming languages that are available, and the number that are no longer used.
Bonnie Fernandez.
Chad Davis: (Skywire Software)
Christian Hammerl: New to agile SW development
Shvetha Soundararajan: (Virginia Tech)
Otto Yuen: (IBM Toronto Lab) What the 12 great ideas! Look forward to seeing the shrinking gap between customers, business people, and developers.
Kamy Ponce: I agree with the agile manifesto and hope that it transform the future of software development projects. My congratulations !!!
Wolf-Gideon Bleek: (University of Hamburg)
Snigdhodip Malkhandi.
Daniel Brolund: (Agical AB)
Glenn Kees: (Centurion Consulting, LLC) Centurion Consulting is committed to the Agile Software Development movement and is espousing the virtues of agile methodologies wherever possible and articulating the benefits of its adoption.
Sten: (Imaging for Windows) I totally support this initiative.
Emam Hossain: (NICTA) I am a doctoral researcher and I have research interest in Agile
Florin Toda: Before working accordingly with agile principles and practices I had the feeling that something was wrong in what I did. I appreciate agile as being a natural process to be followed.
Jonas Nilsson: (Epsilon)
Cesar Flores: Valuable paradigm for software development. Also excellent for engineers sanity and creativity
Jerome Gravel-Niquet: ( Agile web design
Chris Sweeney: (HSBC) Recently started using an agile lifecycle - great fun, highly productive, satisfied consumers - all round a most satisfying experience - now comes the hard part........convincing others
Ann Spivey: (IBM)
Glenn Kees: (Centurion Consulting) Centurion Consulting is committed to the Agile Software Development movement by espousing the virtues of agile methodologies wherever possible and articulating the benefits of their adoption.
Pepe Mena: (Interactua Proximity Marketing) For me, as a project manager, agile methods have unveil a new to way to approach software development. One of the key elements: bust people knowledge through self organization and decision taking.
Marcelo Flores: (UMSS) Agile development is not a a philosophy. I'm a lecturer at UMSS,Public University and working now in Idioms technology, an infraestructure/supraestructure in order to development software with a compositional way.
Gordon Montgomery: (Neudesic) My area is user experience as it relates to an agile environment.
Bernie Ramis.
Jim Gillespie: (IBM) Go, Agile! Go Agile.
Bob Bannister: People before Processes before Programs.
Sam Martin.
Prakash K Raman: Agile is practical and promising.
Jason Wallis: (Dell, Inc.) Use these principles to guide your decision making process and it won't matter what formal development methodology you use, your chances of delivering a high quality product on time will be greatly improved!
Martin Vahi: Callit Agile or something else, it seems to work the best for me. However, I always wish that I knew anything better. :)
Abhinav: (CareerXperts Consulting)
Dr. Eke Bartholomew: (Oyol Computer Consult, Inc) I have been using Agile Method with some success now. However am using my version of the method which will be published in 2008. The version have been widely advertised and is presently examined and accepted as my research desertation at the University of Port Harcourt. It is very consistent with the Agile Manifesto.
zhixuan zhu: (bowling green university)
Kannan Rajaram: Agile is the next gen of software development - a full cycle where the business is the true driver and all else (process, documentation etc.) take the back seat.
Pascal Fares: (IpDots) The success of IpDots System integrator and project management is based essentially on the Agile attitude!
Miguel Domingos: (PsiEngine)
Bryan Reynolds: (Laminar Consulting Inc.) "We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it." Need you say more.
T.C.P.Elavarasu: I support the Agile manifesto. Certainly, the Agile Manifesto should not be mis-understood as an 'undisciplined way' of doing things.Systems are not "engineered", they "evolve". Programming is the dialog between engineer and the software.An excellent software emerges by a process of continious refinement. Attention on Communication is obviously a good idea. Communication between a developer and an end user is very much crucial. I certainly agree that it is a good thing to build projects with the help of motivated individuals,give them the environment,the support they need, and trust them to get the job done.
Peter Maurer: (Maurer & Treutner GmbH & Co. KG)
Rob Sukach: (Implicit Monitoring Solutions)
Sjoerd Jan ter Welle: (Bright55 BV)
sri swamy.
Malcolm Beaton.
Shane Currier: (Atlas, a division of AQuantive, a subsidiary of Microsoft) I don't know what took me so long to submit this. I've been an agile fan, specifically xp, since 2000. I'm currently a development manager at Atlas, and previously at AttachmateWRQ, coaching the agile transition of teams working on legacy c++ codebases.
Dragan Jojic: (Conchango PLC) It has been three years since I 'discovered' and started practicing and coaching Agile and Scrum in particular. In that time, I have consistently seen and been involved in successful projects delivered around Agile values. Likewise, I have experienced less successful ones where the 'trust' was built on elaborate contracts, the delivery based on processes and tools, and the progress directed and measured through rigid plans. It is my firm belief that Agile Manifesto articulates a better way to deliver projects.
Art Remnet: (Passageways)
Mark Van Holstyn: (Mutually Human Software)
Carl-Niclas Odenbring.
Vincent Poon: People over processes!
Denis Miller: (Agile Russia) Amazing! Simple approach to make the best product! I make it and teach people agile. I create courses "Refactoring", "Design Patterns", "PoEAA" (and don't stop), I wanna to make "TDD", "DDD" and so on. I make it to deep understand and to explore my knowledge. Аджал Акбар! :)
David Santoro.
Peter Theill.
Kwan Hon Luen.
Rama Bedarkar: I am an Agile deployer and believe in its capability.
Stephen J. Korinis.
Martin Edmondson: (WeAreNothing) Rock on agile!
Kalyan Jakka: (Carnegie Mellon) The key benefit of agile over other methodologies is its balanced focus to all three corners of software engineering triangle - people, process and technology. These principles for software development are so obvious that you don't "follow" agile but you "are" agile.
Luke Campbell.
Whitney Cali.
Jozef Svec: ( Agility is one of the tihing which I mostly encourage on human beeings, therefore I see this manifesto as thing I want to see not only in software development but also in every area of development (where can be applied;)).
Vlad Gurgov: (OBS Group Labs) I am running small sw and consulting firm in St.Petersburg, Russia. We now focused on Ruby on Rails development. Thanks to Agile Manifesto authors for methodology we use!
Nacho Seimanas: (LUDO Contenidos)
Barry Hills: (Adobe Systems) Agile is the natural evolution of software development as engineering, science and art
Brian James Nabusiu: (NABUSIU CORPORATION) Commenting on what, anyway? However, I am very pleased knowing that the agile way of developing software systems and applications is very great as everything that needs to be addressed is addressed.
Peter Measures: (Conchango)
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Kelly Fricky: Absolutely.
Oleg Timofeyev: (Webcoresoft) Webcoresoft offers Java development and consulting. Agile methodologies help us develop quality software and deliver results that our clients expect.
Reinhard Weber: (webteam GmbH)
Divya Cherukuri: (Student,UIC)
Jerrod Long.
Apurv Kumaria.
Alexandra Fulea: Agile principles in this Manifesto seem to me the most natural concept evolution in software development. I think this Manifesto starts to dot the line from where software development becomes much more than code in many ways thus I am happy to sign it too. I hope this does not stop here.Great work!
José Carlos Gil Zambrana: (
David Fisher.
Anshul Juneja: Agile is all about common sense principles for software development that add value to the software. We are still way behind manufacturing in terms of Quality, but this is a good headstart.
Holger Protzek: (adesso AG)
Sharad Nair: Agile development is the manner in which next generation software is going to be developed. More and more clients are demanding to get software developed "The Agile Way".
Josh Stephenson: (ELC Technologies)
Theodore Nguyen-Cao: (kajeet)
Adrián Deccico: (
Tony Rebolledo.
Anders Olsson Sundelin: (Ericsson AB)
Kiran Arvind Rajput: (Avaya India)
Dr. Sanjay Tripathi: (Tech Mahindra Limited)
Francisco Trindade.
Charlie Slaven: (Max Solutions) This just makes sense. We need to do everything we can to deliver more value quicker, cheaper and better to our customers. They deserve it and need it to compete effectively in todays rapidly changing business environment.
Burceag Edward: (Active Voice, LLC) Agile principles come as natural for humans interacting to accomplish a mission with the implied effect of building trust and true value within a group by leveraging each other's knowledge and skills through ongoing direct collaboration. It values people strengths and is result oriented (functional and useful product as end result) which are key elements for staff motivation, end-user satisfaction and ultimately a successful entrepreneurship. A big thank you to the core people behind the Agile manifesto for the simple, yet powerful message to the business and engineering community.
Ram Sharma: (Impetus Infotech (India) Pvt. Ltd.) I really liked Agile approach. When I get a chance to work for Project manager profile I will strongly use agile for development.
Ing. Johnny Vargas: (Software Engineering) Simplicity is one of the best GOODs of this model. I've used this model in short scale projects and its really good and i think its gonna work fine in a large scale one we will start.
Andrew Logan: Helps redress the misconception put about by some software practioners that quality software only results from focusing on processes and documentation. Instead it concentrates on results - delivering what the customer wants when they want it.
RameshBabu.V: (CrystalBallCorp)
Roberto Pizzignach: From now on, I will follow your manifesto as better as I can. Bye from Italy, Roberto
Kai Simons: (IT Freelancer) As a certified ScrumMaster I want to improve the satisfaction for all people involved in software projects by following the agile values.
justin opitz: (
Ville H.S. Ranta: (Seuraava Oy) We have been happy to find this manifesto as it so well describes how we have worked for almost 19 years!
Bijay Jayaswal: (Agilenty Consulting Group)
Marco Brizi: (Independent Software Analyst and Professional Developer) I hope the Agile Development process will be adopted by all members in my team so we can benefit about its guidelines improving our competences and skills!
Andrew Jong: (Test consultant in the Netherlands) I'd like to support this manner of development, testing, thinking. I think if we implement these practices in our software projects we can create a good environment to work in, and thus provide high quality software for our costumers.
Shriraj Nagarhalli: (Wipro Technologies) The principles are fundamental and core to any successful software engineering project exercise, involving resources and customers. They will always work consistently.
Robert Garnero: (WebSphere) I believe that this is a key enabler for us to be able to establish increased consumability across the WebSphere portfolio.
Peter Dawson: (Z)
Ron Ramsey: (AKMS)
Thom W Gray: (CS STARS)
Sam: (Alliance Document Solutions Ltd.) I support the manifesto
Patricia Pitzer: (State of Louisiana ) I have been involved software development for three years using Agile Software Development approach. It works!! even in very large organizations.
Janusz Tylek: (Telaxus LLC)
Alexandre Mensi: (Maven Technologies Inc.)
Kim Lahti: (RedLynx Ltd) Agile is a winner particularly when developing games utilizing new technologies and game mechanics.
James Mao: (iona) simple is beautify, and most important thing is get your job done, please don't add anything you don't need it
Stephen: (Imaging for Windows) Agile development produces the best software.
Lakshmeenarayana G G: (ArisGlobal Software Pvt Limited)
Clifford D'Souza (CSM): I am convinced of the immense benefits of following a common sense approach such as Agile for software development. Accepted that we can't use agile for all projects, but I'm quite happy to be able to use it for the projects I'm working on, as well as reading about others also doing well using Agile on their projects. It's a fact that agile methodologies adoption is on the rise!
HÃ¥kan Sjunnestrand: (UC)
Milica Tomic Jovanovic: (Hive Studios d.o.o.)
Ariel Fernando Diaz Bermejo: I think this metodologies are perfect for development software!
Evan Closson: ( Agility promotes less stress.
Roberto Ruffinengo: (weiji comunicazione)
Matthew Cascio: (The Internet Supply Company, Inc.) agile means change is status quo
J Patrick Davenport: In these dark times filled with dogmatic stupidity and a credo of "That's the way we've always don't here", we signing members will defend and expand the kingdom of reason and quality.
Prazer, Mark: I have been living the manifesto for years. I think I am overdue in making it official.
Wayne Peters: (CanNear Services Inc.) Delivering quality code through simplicity!
Kai Takanen.
Edmund Fliski.
Vikas Goel: (Infogain Solution Pvt. Ltd.) Hi, Agile Software Development methodology support for Change Request from users and environment makes it best suitable for most of the industry . Regards, Vikas Goel
Matt Lyons: (Lyons Communications) If the client is satisfied then I'm satisfied.
Alexey Filimonov: (DataArt)
Tobias Anderberg.
Samson Ho: (Strong Software Limited) A great summary of how software should be always developed!
Mark Arnold.
William John G. Balderama: (Contractor) Code on!
Malcolm Gorman.
Mike Lewis.
Andrea Dezzi: (VASmine SpA)
Stefan Simroth: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools!
Simon Baier: (Giddyup Business Development Partners)
Lord Sylvester Omope: (CyberForce Solutions Ltd)
Adam Griffiths.
Glenn Fuller: (Motorola) We have successfully guided a small group within this business into the Agile/Scrum methodology with outstanding results. This change also required us to dismantle the existing organization structure which will be a significant impediment to moving this methodology across the business. People just don't comprehend the scope of moving to an Agile software development state, it's more than just putting a Scrum template on TFS. But, if you make the change, the business will never be the same. Glenn
Mark: ( I support the Agile Manifesto.
Dhanwada Padmanabham: Just getting a hang of Agile & would love to implement the methodology in my projects..
Jan Johansson: (Government) I support the Manifesto with my heart and mind and will endeavor to let it's methods flow through all of my organization, even though the path looks long, dark and dangerous. Thank you to my peers for keeping the light burning so brightly!
Randy Hauser: (Crystal Dynamics)
Brett Green: (IXI Corporation) "Individuals and interactions over processes and tools"... this should be remembered when someone tries to force a particular agile implementation upon a team (be it XP, Srum, or whatever). Find a process that works for your team and satisfies the manifesto and, guess what, you're doing Agile Software Development!
Kishore Bethalam: Been following the agile development process without identifying the same. It helps us a lot in being able to follow up with the ever changing requirements of the competitive world.
Patrick Schönbach.
Jim Rodimon: (Auto Europe)
Chris Brookins: (Vertical Communicationsq) I signed the Agile Manifesto because it puts a laser focus on the key points of excellence in software development.
Sh. Solaman Ahmad: (Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan) I totally agree with the manifesto!
Prashant Shah: (Elite Systems)
Paolo Rainone: ( Software Development State of Art is far from perfect...and in this stormy ocean of imperfect, error-prone, money-wasting, time-wasting processes, Agile Manifesto is a bright lightouse that help to drive out the darkness.
Travis Jensen: ( I have spent years on projects recovering from the pain inflicted by over-engineering. I have also lost years (of my life) dealing with figuring out what a project is supposed to be at the expense of implementing the project. I've also been successful when working in small , focused teams in highly iterative environments. Software has a purpose and should be built to that purpose, and nothing more.
Michael Patrick Leahy: (Guerrilla Enterprise) The Agile Manifesto provides a common sense and practical approach to cost effective software development. The concepts can be applied to all types of project management.
Jerrod Long: (
Gajapathi Kannan: Working on creating an Agile model (FDD/Scrum) that would work for development teams distributed across geographic and time boundaries...
Gustavo Zapico: (NETAVANZA SCP)
Lee Bulmer.
Dairton Bassi: I am a brazilian developer, I met agile methodologies in 2002 and since of then this is my approach.
Mario Romero: (Mario Romero) The People have the power to build and destroy any project. Helping people to achieve their goals is helping projects to succeed. Be agile! Profesional de IT y estudiante de Psicologia Social.
Joe White: I have done a project on Agile software development and find it very interesting.
David Fuller: (David Fuller Consulting) I started in this business a long time ago and the only thing I've figured out so far is that we now have the tools to communicate. It's all about moving the blocks ahead. While I am not completely familiar with this, organically I know it works. I would suggest Joseph Weizenbaum's "Computer Power and Human Reason" as a precursor. Dave
Calvin Ngo: (Simetry Pty Ltd) Simetry
MACHICOANE Thierry: ( As stated by Andy Boynton and Bill Fischer in their book about Virtuoso Teams: « It sounds simple, but the ingredients for virtuoso teams are rarely assembled in most organizations: they are considered "too risky, too temperamental, too egocentric, and too difficult to control." These are typical phrases one often heards whenever putting great talent on one team is considered. ». Here lies our key challenge !
Michael Oliver: (Corent Technology) I believe that the principles written herein are the proper values and that software that is more about these values and less about the technology will almost always work better to solve the problems the business person is trying to solve.
Michael Greenhalgh.
Donna Kensy-Rudick.
Michael Fuchs: (Fuchs20 Software Engineering) Thank you, for writing down these important statements. In most areas these is the right way to develop and to work. We have to keep care that bureaucratism is not sweeping away the creative impulse and the fun to work. It feels like coming back to the roots.
Adam Wildavsky: (Google, Inc.) I was sold on Agile after I read "Extreme Programming Explained" in 2000. The thing that impressed me most was that it seemed to address 90% of the reasons I'd seen projects fail. It gave me permission to do some things I'd been doing already, but had felt guilty about, and showed me how to fill in gaps in my practices I hadn't realized were there.
Costa Olivier: (AEGISoft bvba) I'm very gratefull for the agile movement providing me with such a clear platform to give my ideas about software more maturity. thank you for your courage & persistance !
James Quick: (Delegata)
Noel Vizcaino: (Tann Ltd.)
Mark Stuart: (Pioneer Digital Design) Thanks for your great work in defining agile software processes and promoting them within the development community.
Pawel Wehr.
Ashish Jagtap.
Alex Dolenko.
Stefan Steinert: I (too) consider these to be important factors for software development. Or even for overall project attitude.
Carlo Bottiglieri.
Gabriel Le Van: Agile Manifesto engage software development in the way of sustainable development. Time and energy must be spend on useful and efficient items.
Srdjan B. Stakic: (Advanced Systems Guild) In retrospective, all the successful projects I was involved in were aligned with these principles. Thank you for formulating and promoting them, bringing them into the mainstream practice.
Endre Sándor Varga: (Budapest University of Technology and Economics) Any ideology that is forced on the world instead of taylored to the world always leads to brainwashing and dictatory. Avoid idealists and team with people who admit that change and adaption is unavoidable. Be agile.
Dmitriy Izumskiy: (Krendls) We active use Agile methods in our company
Sola Lee: (Mad Technologies) We started our business 4 years back struggling for the best development methodology for our unique Sarawakian mentality... until we discovered Agile. We customize agile with the manifesto as our framework. From that moment onward there is no turning back.... we rather spent a day "educating" our clients on agile then to run the project without agile. Agile is the only methodology I know that can be use as a sell and marketing strategy. Agile methodology made us what we are today.
Stuart Rodgers: (AGS TechNet) The Manifesto reflects the simple and elegant truth that RESULTS are always more important than process. Fans of process will argue that better processes lead to better results. I suppose they might be right sometimes. But I cannot think of an instance where failure was lauded because the "right" process was followed....
Timur Lazarenko: (Quazar Studio) Great tendention for making great things.
Travis Cook: (SolutionStream) These kinds of principles have been life savers! We design and develop software every day and these principles are the difference between success and failure.
Tomas Vlk: (Tril s.r.o.) Yes, I have the same experience. We use Test Driven Development three years and it is amazing.
Pier-Luc Caron St-Pierre.
Hans Verstraelen: (Isonova) After 25 years of embedded software development, going through all the software process improvement theories, having tried numerous great methods, watching time and budgets being waisted for the sake of the process, I keep comming back stronger and stronger to my down to earth development method. I can only say you guys are damned right !
Sven Rieke: ( Three years ago I got books about SCRUM and other agile methodologies into my hands. It was the first time I saw ideas written down that I personally felt necessary and useful for a long time, but never were able to give them a shape. Since then, I apply these methods and my professional live got much more interesting and eased.
Ron Higdon.
Noah Spahn: (Sieben Design) Agile development represents forward thinking and I have found it to be beneficial for all parties involved.
Ilan Doron: (AudioCodes)
Dan Leü: (DL/KT/AB)
Anthony MahimaiDoss.
Babatomiwa Ojo: (Middlesex University) I am interested in qualitative and quantitative evaluation of Information Systems Development Methods. I am currently carrying out a research on the comparative evaluation of Soft Systems (SSM) and Extreme programming (XP).
Philippe Rétif: (Céto) Let's just do it !
Tomi Laaksonen: (Nokia) I have undersigned this mentally year or two ago but forget to undersign it really here. But now it is done.
Ketan Shrikhande: Working on Agile project for almost 2 years now. Need to fine tune the knowledge now.
Ali Parvini: (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM))
Francesco Cirillo: (XPLabs SRL) I run a company dedicated to XP and agile methods since the year 2000.
Michael Nuciforo: It's great to see like minded individuals taking action and promoting what I believe is a better method, a better way, a better choice.
Gregory Long.
Shashank Reddy: The test first/iterative approach is the only constant in a software development cycle. This coupled with frequent releases to test for stability/performance and complete user acceptance is the only way to produce high quality software repeatedly.
Kevin Ready: ( Software development by its nature WANTS to be agile. Even traditional waterfall model projects that I have been involved in often became agile by default because I pushed for software developers to get close to the customers and iterate frequently. This meant that the expensive documentation that was written up front was quickly invalidated and never used, but that the customers felt well-taken-care-of, and were very satisfied with the end product. The adage "you built what I asked for, but not what I wanted" is a thing of the past with Agile.
Hanna Samir.
Clint Fernandez: I have just encountered Agile thro a day long awareness program and was drawn in by the ideas expressed and
Yuriy Sushko: (Midnighters) The way to harness manifesto - by perceiving it totally consciously, doubt each line and each priciple to get real value of it. Unconscious perception can only do harm
Oscar Almgren.
Dimax: I would like to emphasize "come to value Y over X". It doesn't means we forget the X factor. Couple of consideration: (1.) I realize that "process and tools" are required to support "individuals and interactions". Facts: - Team Leader is required to report task tracking completion. - Individual need to have "simple effective" way to interact between them. That requires Simple and effective tools. Even agile company like thoughtworks create such tools. (2.) Fully agree. (3.) Fully agree. (4.) Responding to change over following plan. Im having a hard time following this when we have to agreed on something at front (total effort = man days = cost = $$$). Yes customer want change but with no cost addition. We cant create working software without changes and that means more little cost. Please enlighten me. (Fact: keep on improving).
Daniel Konishi.
Bram van Hoek: (Ordina Technical Automation)
William McKenzie: (Red River College) My group is just finishing a project. I was looking for other methods to be used in the future. Agile seems like a more intuitive and productive way of achieving well designed software.
Ville H.S. Ranta: (Trafore Oy) Thanks for making these practises better known and "validated" so customers who think Agile means "Quick and Dirty" can see the true benefits of this type of software development. Our belief in this type of processes has led to a practise we have been using since the "breaktrough" of pc:s in the late 80`s. Now as it has a name it feels good not to be alone!
Curt Hibbs: I don't know why my name keeps disapperaing from this list. I signed up in early 2002 and when I found my name missing in the summer of 2007, I signed up again. I just now checked (November 2007) and its missing again! Lets just hope the the "third time is the charm"!
Chris Sterling: (
anas eljamal: (SilaLink) Agility is the core of human wisdom
Nasir: (786 Innovation and technology)
Chris van der Walt: (lightway)
Jack Widman.
Grant Christie.
Sebastian Po: (Verizon Business) Dealing with software projects for the last 7 years, I found this is one of the best ways to go, anyway, still trying to find a real silver bullet :-)
Richard Balzer: Common sense.
Munish K Gupta.
Dan Crough: (Arscientia, Inc.)
Craig A Anderson.
Stephen Kempenaers.
Mirko Calvaresi: (Tomtom)
Puria Nafisi Azizi: (NetStudent)
Randy J. Fortier: (University of Windsor) Software engineering educators should investigate the agile approach. As post-secondary education includes more practical training, it is essential to adopt practical approaches to software development. Agile approaches are very practical and can produce high quality software, when done correctly. Unfortunately, traditional approaches are dominant in undergraduate curriculae, and new software developers may never learn how to be agile.
Max H. Gano: (Onvia Inc.) Our organization has adopted RAD broadly across the organization and embraces Agile Principles as the next logical step of maturity. My own domain is data architecture and technology deployment, which presents a special set of challenges that I look forward to maturing as a flexible and complimentary participation within the overall initiatives that embrace these principles.
David Rawlings.
Jom Jose: I acknowledge the Agile Manifesto.
Jörgen Ekstrand.
Charles Taormina: Agile Manifesto == TRUE;
Ken Davis: (Product Manager)
Chris Anderson: (
Jonathan Andrew Wolter: ( I support the Agile Manifesto!
Alex Sennor: (Custom Software Development SoftAge)
Bright Bimpong: I am researching software development engineering. So far I am most pleased with agile
John P. Hanley: Iterate by any means necessary.
Joao Pereira: (nIdeaSystems) delivering software that works by empowering the use of agile methods during product development.
Jantzen Owens: Agile For Life
Erez A. Korn: (Comverse)
MohsinHijazee: (ZeroPoint.IT) Agreed!
Russell Macdonald: (The Macdonald Craven Partnership Limited)
Guruprasad H.D.: (AOL)
Don & Katy Ulrich: (Agilecollective) Ever since we heard Ken Schwaber speak at XP West Michigan how we view our interaction and process with clients has changed. We cotinue to be challanged and grow forward. THX Ken
Jason Phillips: (Nationwide Insurance)
Jaroslav Prochazka: (TietoEnator) It really helps us in distributed environment (mainly focus on communication, ongoing cooperation of the whole team). Better delivered software because of often feedback is also very beneficial!
jim andrews: (borland)
Rana Das: (TCS) Its a good process
Dave Morgan: (Morgan Maurer Pty Ltd)
Adam Ulery.
David Bainbridge.
Rochak Chauhan: (DMW Techologies Pvt Ltd) We truly support this manifesto. Agile development has to be the backbone of Web 2 or for that matter Web 3. In my opinion, waterfall model and other conventional software processes and models more or less apply to handful of projects. Our Best Wishes, Rochak Chauhan.
Arun Kumar: (JDK Technologies, Inc)
Yvon Leclerc: I’ve applied agile to new and legacy products, mature, start-up, product, or research-based organizations. The methodology ensures we follow the best practices we have developed the last 20 years. It has provided to the software industry, a new generation of professionals.
Rui Barreira.
Nigel Pepper: (BT) My experience of software development to date has brought me to realise the true merits of Agile development. What the Cluetrain Manifesto is doing to marketing, so Agile is doing to Software development.
Satish K Sharma: Quality concerns have been of paramount importance since the beginning of software development. One of the best parts in agile development is in managing and dealing with the user and system requirements by the self-managed team members individually. I have no doubt that continuous attention to excellence by one and all the team members can result in the production of software with enhanced quality and with in the stipulated budget and schedule in the present era with increased code size and complexity. With ever increasing dependability of software, the need to promote sustainable development and to produce reliable software is all time high.
Mohammad Khair Mohammadia: (Progress Soft Incorporated) Heavy and Traditional Processes obstruct the project of meeting with its most important goals, or it gets distorted. and sometimes incomplete or hardly integrated. having experienced both methodologies, i believe agile is much more direct and benefitial to the project and most importantly, the customer.
Murthy: I have worked on a few projects which followed a custom tailored agile methodology. Quite interested in the benefits and growth of this new process of software engineering.
Abbner Torres: This is wonderful. I need to learn more and start to apply this manifesto as well as Agile Software development. Congratulations. Sincerely Abbner Torres
Davide Zordan.
Matthias Rummel.
Bhagavad Dronadula: It motivates me as i see a working copy of design. Makes me read more about better designs in early stages of the project.
shaul mano: (symantec)
Scott Dillman.
Gregg Lipson: (Number Six Software) As I Decision Information Technologist, with a career spent focusing on web based collaborative, data driven applications, mostly under the Waterfall methodology for large Federal Government organizations, I have seen first hand why it simply does not work. There is a reason over 75% of IT applications fail to hit targets and over 30% never get rolled out. Attempting to apply a CMMI style oppressive system of comprehensive documentation, structure, and rigid conformity, adopted from manufacturing theory, also does not work for software development. The answer as I have experienced, lies in real collaboration. To me, this is the key. Not a buzz word about it or aligning business and IT, but genuine close collaboration, face-to-face and real-time, with the stakeholders/customers as well as the software engineering team, from end-to-end. It lies in using an iterative/incremental, working software centric process that embraces and responds to change rather than fearing it. In a nutshell, what works is an agile methodology.
Susan Abbott: (Abbott Research & Consulting) I'm not a software developer, but I've led some large scale change projects and honored the philosophy behind the principles. (Sadly, many organization's project management philosophies lean heavily towards the stuff on the right.) Agile principles make a lot of sense in the world of customer experience design (my passion) and are essential for good results in qualitative research projects (how I make my living). Wishing you well from the world of strategic marketing and customer experience. Susan Abbott
Damien Guard: (Envy Technologies Ltd.)
Geert Barandat: ( Agile software developing keeps us on track and allows us to return frequent updates of our software that correspond with our customers requests.
Kenneth R. Kolchier: We who bring thought-forms and digital-philosophies down to material-manifestation, must ever remember its poignancy is in its completeness... 'dreamers' in every age can think-things all day long.... yet 'great men' bring thoughts into realization... only when actually realized do the thoughts attain, retroactively, meaning...
Tom Meola: (Beyondsoft)
José Augusto Schneider.
Jonathan Maier: (Optaros)
Mariano Barrios.
Hermeet Bali: I am a strong supporter of Agile Software Development approach. I think Agile is the only right way of developing software(s).I have been working in the Agile development environment for the last 14 months and I really enjoy doing so.Try it,believe me folks, you will love it.
JB Cheng: It makes sense.
Stig Efsen: (Trifork A/S) Great work - I've seen the light
Joseph Johaneman: (
Roberto Carrasco: (Microsystem)
Erkay: This is what we need. Thanks...
Tim Cimbura: ( Technology)
Sebastian Sickelmann.
Pasi Kantelinen: (Laatukonsultointi P. Kantelinen Oy)
Michael Larocque: (Prolumina Communications Inc.)
Cassio Macedo.
Fabrizio Frosali: (Impulso Srl) Face-to-face communication and customer collaboration is the key to successful software projects.
Manuguerra Eric: (Ebiznext) I appreciate very much your work, the manifesto and its "spirit". Best regards, Eric Manuguerra
Craig Ramini.
vamsee movva.
Murali Varadarajan.
Marcin Naglik: (The Way Out) Make the world simpler.
Piyush Mattoo.
John McAdams: (State of Oregon, DHS-OIS-AMS) We started using Agile development methodologies in late 2005 transitioning from a full waterfall process. As a team lead, I love it! My developers love it. However, management is still (in late 2007) trying to grasp the full meaning of agile and how it fits in with a government agency. We will get there!
Nikola Markovic: (
Shah Rizwan: Hi, I support the agile manifesto. Also, I am keen to know the processes and procedures those are in support to agile software development. I am assuming, i will get an opportunity to connect with the mentors who can guide me per their avaialbility basis.
Johnny Ezzell: (Plugera) I remember life before agile development. Oh boy, were those the bad ole days.
Brijesh Kumar: (Digital Media Initiatives) Digital Media Initiatives (DMI) India is a software development team with distinct focus on leveraging leading-edge technologies to the domain of education and e-publishing. DMI follows and support the Agile Manifesto in all its spirits.
Jens Wolters: (typo3 solutions)
Carlos "Fofo" Ordonez: (ITESO) As a Software engineering teacher and a certified developer, I Support the Agile Manifesto
Thomas Woehlke: ( I earned Experience in agile Systems- and Software-Engineering by two Years Product-Development in Automotive with mobile Internet as well as two Years Product-Development and Datacenter-Operations as Application-Service Provider with technological Focus on SOA/EAI.
Jakob Schmidt Sørensen: (Capgemini Denmark) Every little bit of Agile thinking is a step in the right direction.
Christophe Guillon: (ST Microelectronics) After 10 years of software development in the industry of semiconductors, I now undestand that it is a mandatory vision for success in the the worldwide competition we are facing. I regret that it is generally interpreted as a vision for software only, and I give me the objective of changing this restrictive view in my company.
Alexander Ketelaar: (ZMG)
Yuriy Taras: (SoftServe)
Chester Rusinek: Bravo! My success in life has come primarily from following exactly the same business practices and personal-to-person inter-relationships as Thoughtworks.
Jeremy McLain.
Guilherme Machado Cirne: (
Sean Crawford: (Whole Perspective, Inc.) As a Web developer and project manager, I greatly appreciate this initiative. Let's keep it spreading.
Norman Paterson: (Intelable) Agile Programming / Extreeme Programming is a black art, personally, I found the secret to it is obtained from vast experience. Having worked on hundreds of large corporate projects, I agree fully to this Manifesto, as I have found it's principles are exactly what I have seen in successful projects (btw, sucessful projects are not the norm in this industry).
Jürgen Strobel: ( Using Scrum and XP methods with great success.
kiransingh GHOORBIN.
Mahir B. Asut: (EkoPC) Totally agreed...
Marantelos Panagiotis: The natural way of Software Development.
Randy Herring: ( If followed, the principles in this manifesto will lead to software that better meets the needs of customers. If those needs are not met, the software is unnecessary.
Hanns Schmidt-Theißen: (Inapsys Consulting GmbH) Looking for good principles and practices to do my work more realistic, I once again argued with agile methods and ideas and after 15 years of practical work and experiences I have to say: from my point of view that’s the only way doing software development human, honest, efficient and realistic.
Jon R Warren: (Knowa)
Ashraful Amin: (BJIT INC)
Geoffrey Rayback.
Lucas Hungaro: ( Enough of documents and roles. We need functional software made by satisfied developers.
Janmejai Prakash: (Celstream Technologies Ltd) Agile is the only way ahead for good s/w development.
Gustavo Fonseca: (Poder Digital) For a changing world, we need to be flexible, effective & agile.
Jan Pieter Sonnemans: I've been working for years in Agile projects (DSDM in my case) and I convinced this is the way to do our jobs. I try to use as many Agile techniques as possible and with success.
Devarshi: (BusinessEdge)
Sriram V.
Vikram Madan: I've found it to be the most realistic approach to delivering products that meet the users' needs. I fully endorse the Agile Manifesto!
Bill Coulam: Thought I signed in '02. Oh well, BTLN. Kudos to the team (and fellow Utahns) that got the ball rolling. Agile makes software development enjoyable. We are so grateful for this paradigm shift in how design and construction is approached.
Sachin Sheth: Seeing it written in concise words here what you have already come to embrace through years of experience and practice, is further reassuring of the values gained along the way. Fully agree with the manifesto!
Burç Sade: One should not underestimate all these principles. These lead the way to better software products that make our lives easier.
Armann Ardaini: (FRB)
Hariharasudhan Thiruppathi: It is high time that progress in a project is measured by working software and not by meeting milestones. At the end of the day, it all comes down to working software. No one can claim a software is good based on conformance to processes.
José Martin Blanco: I've applied Agile principles to my day a day job during the last 3 years and they have allowed me to perform better as a PM and as a team player. I've delivered value to the business not only on time and on budget, but I have also brought a new vision that have allowed them to achieve goals that were not initially conceived or planned.
Marc Pierson: (PeaceHealth) The principles of Scrum are much needed to manage development of services in healthcare. I am dedicating myself to that extension or adaptation of Scrum. I thank everyone in the software development industry, particularly Ken Schwaber, for the clarity of your thinking and work.
Brendan Ng: (Merlington Consulting Group Pte Ltd (incorporated in Republic of Singapore)) I fully support Agile Game Designing methodologies.
Steve Gorecki: (State Farm Insurance) Project Manager interested in Agile development practicies, process, experiences, lessons learned, etc...
Joakim Stai.
Oslen Soto: (Witty) Working for be a better development professional.
Pragyan Shrivas: (Ness Technologies) In this fast-track world of software development, Agile suits the best for taking the changing priorities into account.
Arturo Lizcano: (TesAmerica Andina LTDA-)
Pankaj Mishra: (MDSynergy ) It often seems impossible for individuals to be at thier best amidst of the unwanted processes bestowed on Humanity by big bodies like CMMI and ISO. As such the only savior for the brave are the Agile methods. In my view, Agile techniques focus on work and product optimization rather than useless loquacity about processes.
Jean-Francois Jagodzinski: (Blog perso) France - Grenoble
Michael J. Brandsma: (Electronic Arts)
Bernd Steindorff: (TFH Berlin)
Bryan Wilcutt, BsCS, MsMS, PMP: Non-agile methodologies do have their place in the world, as does ADA, however their scope have become increasingly afixed to governmental projects. It is easy to predict that non-agile methods will be as common as ADA is within the next 10 years. Engineering sits between Art and Science. Agile methodologies help bring out the artist in the engineer, while satisfying the rigidness of industry.
Shree Mulay: (Radiance) Well, I'm new to this, but this is clearly the best approach to actually successfully building anything worthwhile in the software industry. This is clear to me. But, there seems to be a steep learning curve if you're trying to pick up all of this on your own in terms of setting up automation systems, unit testing practices, and a control versioning system. Nonetheless, I am motivated to doing things the right way in the first place - Any other way would be stupid.
Simeon Minshew: ( Unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno.
Lalit Mittal: I am working under Agile Software Development from last 3 years. I found it interesting for the start but now i can see the drawbacks as well. It requires competent staff to start with and may not suitable for larger projects. Moreover, Lack of structure and necessary documentation criticize it. But on other hand, I support its manifesto because of value it provides to the developed product.
Laurene Wells: (Heaven's Blessings Tiny Zoo) I was talking to a friend of mine about some development and documentation issues we've been facing on my volunteer game development team, and he shared the link to the Agile Manifesto with me. As I was reading this, a little voice inside me started to explode with joy "YES! Someone with authority who understands!" I am so happy to see that there is valid evidence for a better way! All this documentation some of my team members are wanting is smothering the life out of the project. I want to get back to actually making games, not writing docs. THANK YOU! --Laurene Wells-- Producer of Visions and Chariots
Andreas Schild: (BFW)
Jeffrey Hare: (Adaptive Marine Solutions, LLC)
Heimo Hänninen: (Fortex) the key is communication - at all levels, between any party
Jayan Mathew: (Degree Controls Inc.) Supports its earlier prototyping and consequent risk evaluation.
Jack Crews: Having finally found an organization that expects agile rather than rejects I have been able to practice Agile/XP. It has been a pleasure to see the principals and values working in practice not just theory.
Rishikesh Singh.
Joao Paulo B. M. dos Santos: (Universidade de Itaúna) Is almost redundant support this document, due to common sense! And at same time is impossiple to be left out this list of fellow supporters.
Zvia Faro: Developed software the old way for many years , in dynamic software companies, including startups.These days I am heading a true agile project,starting from scratch it is amazing how much more efficient it is. Right people, with open mind are extremely important. Learned that not every one can work in this environment, do not compromise, hire the right developers and not the "paper pushers" and complainers.
Praveen Kumar: (XT Solutions LLC)
Jamie Lynn Cooke: Have been involved in Agile projects since 2003, and am consistently impressed by the high quality, productivity and customer satisfaction that Agile methods deliver. Really listening to the customer; adapting to real-world changes; entrusting and empowering the team - these are refreshing (and truly necessary) changes in the industry.
Jeremy Crocker.
Catalin Manoliu: (Audilog Groupe Ericsson)
Pieter van der Westhuizen: (Coalition Software)
Junaid Qazi: (BXP) I'm a Believer!
Michael Walker: (MEW Consulting) I'm a firm believer of the Agile Manifesto.
Daniel Duris: (Pizza SEO) I am surely in support of agile development of software, specially as this applies to the time of web applications.
Milton Vincenttis: (Citigroup)
Eduard Bondarenko: (
Saurabh Jain: (IBM) Useless and time consuming processes and documents should be done away with. A basic minimum and necessary set of processes/documents should be adhered to for software development.
Sanjay Yermalkar: (JDM Systems Consultants)
Amreesh Phokeer: (ESIAL IT Engineering School) I only starting my career in software engineering and I am really keen to use Agile in the s/w development processes.
Ayman: I do support the Agile Software Development manifesto!
Santiago Lazo: (Mechs Robotics) AGile Development is a paradigm inspired by the Gods
Dhanya Kumar KV: (Valtech India) Why I Like Agile Methodologies: 1. SCRUM : Avoids micromanagement. Team members build trust and respect by doing what they said in SCRUM. It improves team bonding and helps to work collectively towards Iteration SUCCESS. 2. Retrospective: Always welcomes ideas for betterment, by identifying what went wrong in the iteration and what needs to be improved in the next iterations. 3. Artifacts : Iteration and Product backlog are so simple that any one can easily maintain it. Shows correct progress through the GRAPH/CHART. 4. Responding to change : Adding new features after completing the product. Great threat for side effects. With small iteration, new features can be easily plugged and requires less time for testing the application. People : People makes the difference not the process. If every individuals works with high passion to deliver good quality, then any process will gives a SUCCESS and CUSTOMER SATISFACTION.
Abhishek Jain: Agile is the way to go in today's world where software development is become more adaptive and not so much as wait and watch-and-do-it-in-sequence.
Oscar Centeno: ( I find it more interesting, rewarding and fun to develop software when you apply agile principles. Greetings from Costa Rica!
Shrikant Sevalkar: I support the agile manifesto, since it does not claim perfection as an end goal, which by the way is a theoretical construct, is prescriptive by nature and tends to subdue human creativity, intellectual freedom and growth. Instead I subscribe to agile principles which offers freedom and infinite value to commerce by utilizing human organizations that are self sustained by intellectual challenge and collaborative growth in understanding.
Roman Daken: (Free Chess Software)
John Goodwin.
Graeme Thurtle: (Suncorp)
Subramanya G Bhatt: Simple is Better
Ranjith Thai Valappil.
Paiboon Mongkonsuebwong: Wish to learn and help team for good idea in development method for support customer
Hazem Salem: (IconicMinds)
Mark Lundquist: (
François Wurmus.
Ann Warner.
Stacey Hopkins: (C3 Solutions, Inc.)
Colin Berry: (Dynastream Ltd) Agile development is raising lots of important questions about the way we approach projects and development. In a similar fashion to all good systems, by virtue of their discipline. I am interested in all projects of an agile nature.
Richard Lewan: (Unified Analysis Deliverables, Inc.)
Marty Laye: (IBM)
Arindom Bhattacharya: After working for 6 Yrs in different development projects with most of them in water fall model, and ongoing struggle with dynamic business requirements, Agile methodologies seems to be a way out or atleast something different to try out. The biggest possible challenge which Agile will encounter is the organizatinal change, it demands for execution of projects. The best part of this is the staisfaction a development team gets by many frequent functional releases giving them a feel of meeting the targets very often.
Francesco Spadoni.
Bill Henderson.
Nelson Perez: (Sierra's Edge, Inc.) The Agile Manifesto has captured in elegant style the fundamental underpinnings of the essence of successful programming. While there are many best practices frameworks out there, none have been able to model how successful projects really happen while I believe the Agile Manifesto is a step in the right direction. It still takes talent and experience to make good products but this will always be the case.
Emerson Macedo: (
Jesse Fewell: ( Conventional Project Management is based on preventing failure, rather than maximizing value. What if we focused on value instead? What if we sought to understand our customers instead of subjecting them to process documents? What if we empowered our workers through service-leadership, rather than oppress them through command-and-control? What if management excellence is measured by results, rather than performance-to-plan? Well then, we may just have a revolution that can transform the workplace and transform business.
Vikram Sadashiv Mohite: (Techmhaindra)
Syed Suhaib Hassan: (JISM) Waterfall model is more expensive and has higher risk than the agile approach. -- J I S M body-care products by Jasmin!
Andy Naessens: (TeKlarity) I have been an avid practitioner of the AGILE methodologies since the Manifesto inception and prior to it origins, dating back to 1996 with my first successes delivering projects with Iterative and Incremental Development practices and principles. I now see AGILE as taken a strong foothold in breaking down the “walls” and roadblock presented by “waterfallish” practices. I thank the original 17 signers of the Manifesto and will continue to strive in carrying and following these practices and principles throughout my career.
Petro Semenyuk.
Clint Ewing.
Dave Herren: (Code Renaissance) It is great to see these key values, which I have always felt at a gut level, put down into words. I have yet to work for an organization that embraces these principles, but I continue to work to instill them wherever I'm at. It's nice to know that I'm not alone.
Lilian de Moura.
Harold 'Huey' Hoague: I apparently have been following a the Agile methodology for a couple of years now, or at least real close to it. I put my handcock here to make it official and kudos for actually putting these to paper (well elctronic paper anyway).
H.-P. Simon: (Brainiax Consulting GmbH)
Elliot Gerberg: In my role as Vice President of Engineering in a number firms, and from my early experience as a software engineer I wish to strongly endorse your Agile Manifesto. These guiding principles of software creation and product development are too often not recognized as "the best balance of business goals and engineering goals". Collaborative, iterative, and flexible models of engineering software are in my experience the only way to proceed. While this is not to say "you have defined the only true software development religion", I really believe you have captured much of the essense of how to manage software development. Best of luck in continuing to refine these ideas. - Elliot Gerberg (
Vikrama Dhiman: (agilecollab) Agile works from a philosophical, spiritual and mechanical perspective. It empowers creativitiy and enthusiasm and an order in a world littered with chaos.
Michele (Mike) Hjorleifsson: (Go4Cast, Inc.) In my 20 years of software development and systems integration I must state that the agile manifesto represents a best practices, practical approach to software development methodology.
Lukas Kostial.
Jarl Friis: (Gavia Technologies)
Brian Mason: (ITAssociates) Great ideas very well expressed.
Jorge: (Mondragon's family) I'm e-Business student in HEC Montreal, so I'm very interesting in experiences and new trends eknow agile Software.
Todd Dickerson: ( Make things happen.
Wise Lee: (Inspur)
Manigandan MS: Fundamental business reasons why I support Agile are * Improved return on investment * Early detection and cancellation of failing products * Higher quality software * Improved control of a project * Reduced dependence on individuals and increased flexibility
Ram Kumar: There is always a better way for everything, we just need to find it!
Alan S. House: (Software Developments)
Pablo Gutierrez.
John Gasper: I've been following the principles of Agile for several years and I believe it to be the most efficient and effective strategy to delivering high quality software.
Christina Froberg: (Ideaca Knowledge Services) I support the agile alliance manifesto because it’s a way of managing a team of thinkers, facilitating and communicating on an evolving project.
Tathagat Varma.
Alex Barenboim.
Matt Navarre: (MSN Media, Inc.)
Vijay Sreenivasan: (Amdocs) Though the core values of agile manifesto sound simple having worked in agile projects for several years I realise how difficult it is to follow these. These core values have definitely guided me to deliver successful projects with high quality.
Trond Strömme: You could adopt these principles to all aspects of life, and it would make sense. Perfect sense.
Thomas Robbertse: ( It is all about doing the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason! Focus, focus, focus, and a lot of people says a lot of things, and although it is quite important to listen what they say, one also has to question what is not said:... for the things not said could be deliberate or by omission due to a lack of attention to detail, and may cost dearly if discovered later down the line!
Steven S. Barer: (Oak Bay Softrends Inc.) We have been practicing Agile principles without knowing they're called that, for many years. our focus is on fairly small scale development using FileMaker
Volker Hoff: (VoHo-IT) You know what you want - You get what you need
Richard Peck.