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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Signatures Received: 15 Oct to 15 Nov 2004
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is a WAY OF LIFE, which induces sense of participation, contribution and collabration rather than following rigid and outdated PROCESSES and TOOLS.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: (http://ashik.blog-city.com) 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.
Matt Bumgardner.
Dave Dempsey: (Lastparty Ltd.) It's good to see such common-sense ideas acquiring a name and status.
Jay Swann.
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.
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.
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.
Dietmar Zilz: (ICCMW) All said!
David Nunn.
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.
Madson Menezes Costa: (Centro de InformŠtica/UFPE - Brasil) Do things in agile way is not only do the things fast, in fact, itīs 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!!!
julio cesar: (iidea.com.br)
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 metodologža de la programaciÚn 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, ingenierža, procura y construcciÚn de sistemas tienen otro paradigma en sus conceptos.
Alois KŠcovskż: I like things that make sense.

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