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.


Signatures Received: 14 Aug to 13 Sep 2002
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.
Sriram Srinivasan.
Sunil Arvindam.
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.
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)
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.

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