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: 20 Jun to 17 Jul 2003
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.
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.
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.
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))

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