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: 23 Mar to 02 Apr 2008
Jürgen Creyaufmüller: (Würth / comgroup) It is very interesting for me to see, that the way i/we worked for 10 years is not just amateurisch software development. We worked as interal IT department in internatinal SAP projects in small teams with fast desiscion making (esp. with scandinavians). Insufficient requirement description, changing requirements during realization phase but also own ideas were ongoing circumstances in all projects. Thankx.
Kostas Symeonidis: ( Agree on every single point! I've been following these principles for over 15 years and had the happiest customers on earth. Congratulations on collecting, organising and publishing these thoughts on the web. Thank you.
Benjamin Stanley: (Trilby Multimedia Limited)
Sal Novin: (Linnaeus Inc.) As a developer, I have always used agile development philosophy to success. The challenge was always getting management to let go of their false sense of security - Working Software Over Comprehensive Documentation. Now,as a CEO, I find the challenge has shifted to Customer Collaboration Over Contract Negotiation; the security blanket has become a comprehensive documentation in a legal form. One last note, the irony (that must be fought), is the buzz word of "agile development" becoming en vogue to say, but a loss of understanding of the principles that it espouses.
Andraly Ng: The effectiveness of face-to-face interaction is obviously the most valuable principle to software development success.
Manjunath: (travelocity)
Girish Manwani: Continuous improvement leads to excellence.Agile development is the way to go.
Ryan Krueger.
C.SRIDHAR: After all customer is the king. I'm not against other models of S/w development/management though but the amount of effort spent on documentation instead of the product or application which the CUSTOMER is interested in is humongous and he has to pay for it. If you think as an organization then you might want to showcase yourself as CMMI-x compliant and which involves heavy documentation but as a customer it hardly provides any value. But unfortunately today it is assumed that more the process you follow more successful you are.
Jan Komzák: (.comz) Rails freelancer
Bindu Egnavazula.
Luca: (
Kevin Ortman: (Technology Today, LLC) Although I'm an American citizen, I worked in the IT industry in Japan from 1999 to 2007; first at Microsoft and then at a Japanese venture capital software vendor. Many of the common practices I encountered while in Japan (small self-organized teams, daily stand-up meetings, intensive software development cycles with short durations, etc) were extremely productive. Upon returning to the US, I was absolutely thrilled to find an agile revolution taking place here. From what I've been able to ascertain, the agile methodology borrows aspects of the Japanese team management culture but adds a level of flexibility and ingenuity that is unique to western business cultures. This is a POWERFUL combination!
Eric Anderson: (ThoughtWorks)
Manish Singhal: (Zycus Infotech Pvt. Ltd.) Its a good thing
Joca Torres: (LocaWeb) Agile Software Development brought great improvement not only to the software delivery speed and quality but also to development team motivation.
Rodger Luck: (Lockheed Martin) I've used this methodology since I started coding OLTP systems in the 80's, although we didn't have a sexy acronym back then. My main reason for doing it this way was that I worked independently and my clients had little patience for paperwork in lieu of functional software. It works!
Paul Bartlett: (IQ Software) The best methodolgies are natural and fit in the way we work. They do not get in the way, but help a team work together well. Regular releases are essential today, in the Internet age, and customer regular feedback and reorientation is critical.
Alfred Wheeler: It seems so obvious that I am surprised a manifesto is even needed.
Rind Devran Tkan: ( great manifesto
Gagan Verma: (ESPN) I think agile development is the smartest way to develop software. It has replaced Waterfall methodolgy by a decade and its the best way to design the software system.
Ian Cutts: After all: the people are still in charge of the machines.
John Hunsley: (Cy-nap Ltd)
Marco Hisatomi: I would like know this greate science.
Ville Suomi.
Ionel Roiban: (Ionel Roiban) I Support the Agile Manifesto!
mohamed lamlihi: (lam)
Vijayakrishna Ramachandra: (AUM Software India Pvt Ltd) We were following a strategy to develop the product which was developing working prototype and adding features to it continuosly. I think we would have benefitted more by following agile practices.
Darren Shields.
Ivano Tagliapietra: (ITSE) I think Agile methodologies are a concrete method to manage software projects complexity in a better way. As a team leader I found this guidelines very useful.
Raymond Holmboe.
John Dubchak: (Elite Software Architects Inc.)
Trevor Biggins.
Peter Trewin: Traditional process bound methods do not allow people to perform to the best of their capability as well as restricting the establishment of a constructive and dynamic relationship with the business. For so long we have been 'looking in the wrong place', Agile approaches offer a way forward in which we can make significant advances in business outcomes, workplaces and customer service.
Stephanie Fetzer: (IBM)
Mallikarjuna: I am in learning process.
Teerachai: (Perf Enterprise)
Prasanna Kalapatapu: (TCS)
Pascal Thivent: I strongly believe in the process mismatch of traditional software development approaches and in the need for change. This is where agile comes in.
Ramesh Bishnoi: (TCS) Agree with most of the principles.
dominique gany: (presse)
Andre Vinicius Castoldi: (Weg Electric)
hrishikesh.trivedi: (tbs inc) i am learning agile techniques
Fernando Martines: I am from Brazil and here goes what I believe in: Agile methods guide agile people´s mind! Better software is merely consequent results of that.
Bengt-Erik Fröberg: (KI Biobank) Certified Scrum Master 2008
Jaroslaw Francik: (Kingston University) perpetual BETA version over half-baked release
Guy Hunter: (Tybrin Corporation)
Yehya Fouda: I definitely agree and support the Agile Manifesto and all the principals behind it
Ermal Cifligu: Hello! I learned about Agile Project during my Software Engineering course. I was amazed by these principles that make software development such a natural process.

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