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: 17 Jan to 30 Jan 2008
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.
Lilian de Moura.
H.-P. Simon: (Brainiax Consulting GmbH)
Lukas Kostial.
Jarl Friis: (Gavia Technologies)
Todd Dickerson: ( Make things happen.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Tathagat Varma.
Alex Barenboim.
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.
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.
Michael Augustin: Agile methodology is the best way creating solutions with client needs in centre. It joins individuals together to a winning team knowing that only the individuals are the key to success. Tools are only a means to end, not vice versa...
Brij Talwar.
C.P. Tantry: Agile is a Religion. The Manifesto applies to working in non-software environment also. Follow it, reduce your stress levels and attain Nirvana.
Tommy Li: Job well done to all that's part of Agile Alliance.
Mick Maguire.
Nilesh Thali: (Sabre Holdings)
Rinaldo Bonazzo: ( Nice
Mihály Tóth: (Nokia Siemens Networks)
Syed H. Rayhan: (Code71, Inc.) We are helping our customers everyday by delivering projects following Agile Manifesto. It is liberating for everybody involved.
Davide: ( Now I studying Agile Methods in Software Engineering
Antonio Urbina: (Cooperativa DESA) We at DESA believe in the principles stated on the Agile Manifesto. We try as hard as we can to rule every code interaction we face by those principles. We support Agile Manifesto as a practical way to face live and facts related within a development project.

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