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: 01 Sep to 28 Sep 2005
Jose Manuel Capaz Formiga: I bring into line and sign in absolute the terms of the manifesto. I see myself again in the quoted problems
Rajeev Dixit: Agile development focuses on the individuals - Customers and Developers. Over the years, I have realised that ability to respond quickly while recognizing the fact that change is inevitable is key to successful software development.
Malay N D: (IBM) This Software development methodology is the best way to match client expectations by delivering the right mix of requirements within the phased time frame.
Mickaël Andrzejewski.
Amy Larion.
Pete Behrens: (Trail Ridge Consulting) The Agile Manifesto represents an evolution and maturity in software development that recognizes the human factors required for true innovation and quality. However, that does not make software development any easier - it is still a very unpredictable and complicated process. Recognize that agile transformation takes patience, experience and strong leaders.
Petur Agustsson: (TM Software)
Thomas Westerberg.
Ritchie Grijaldo.
Marcos Macedo.
Philip A. R. Fennell: Customer collaboration and responding to change are the key factors in good customer relations.
Chris Hudgins: (Gaslight Computing Machines LLC)
Cody Shive: (The Arrington Group, Inc.) Traditional software development has failed. Forced processes, over-documenting, litigious negotiations and rigorous plans have conspired to create not only underwhelming software but a bad perception of the Information Technology industry as a whole. Customer Service took a back seat. The Agile Manifesto merely accepts a common sense approach to software development embracing our world of never-ending change. Process, communication, documentation, and planning are essential elements of balanced software development and delivery; but they are a means to an end: high quality software with phenomenal Customer Service.
Richard Werner: (Apollo Group, Inc.)
Wes Weeks: (AgileWise)
James Naylor: Having managed many software development projects that almost as soon as they started turned into "out of scope discussions", I'm eager to apply the Agile methodology!
Pradipta Guha.
Alexey Kalmykoff: I Support the Agile Manifesto!
Bill Kasper: (http://www.billkasper.com) Terse is good.
Fabio Armani: (DIFFERENT LANDS) Agile development focuses on the individuals - Customers and Developers. I agree totally with that.
Adarsh Kumar S: (Satyam)
Josh Hone.
Greg Heck: (PSC Group LLC)
Stephen Bobick: I advocate using Scrum, with a sprinkling of XP practices, and judicious use of Use Case Modelling and UML. The results have been phenomenal: better products, and a better working environment!
Rolly Dimaandal: The agile manifesto is plain common sense for developing useable software. You guys nailed it right on the head. Agile is the way to go!
David Smith: Software development is development by compromise. Wake up to the agile world and smell reality!
Ettore Berardi: (ack-ack.it) Italy
Sachin Sharma: I am working as an analyst in the clienr centeric environment of a software development company. We have been trying hard to fulfill the customers expectations by using out of box methodologies but that didn't prove to be very fruitful.Thanks to the Agile methodologies,we have succesfully competed a project by truly beliving in the spirit of Agile Manifesto. I see a very bright future for the methodology as well as the people using it.
David Petzel: Some people think that if 2 different groups of people use the same process, you will end up with the same results. Another way to look at it is if two basket ball teams practice all the same drills for the same time, the best they could hope for if they played each other is a tie. But we know this is not the case, because it depends more on the capability of the individuals on the team, and less on the type of drills. The same is true for software. A classic that should be read is “The Mythical Man-Month” by Frederick P. Brooks. I coined the saying “Does it generate revenue?” In other words, my daily activities must in some way generate customer sales. Because after all, this is how we get paid.
Zvonimir Durcevic: (I-New Mramor) Communication, flexibility, goal oriented approach, but at most belief that people can and will do the job done, are some of the values and principles that Agile Methods brought to me. Supporting Agile Manifesto is supporting a way of doing the job with the customer for the customer. Let us deliver.
Reinaldo Santos Jr.: (Aplinet Sistemas de Informação Ltda.)
Phil Lascelles: At last, an approach to development that has the user needs and therefore addressing the requirements understanding as a priority over technical elegence and ego. It might not "cure world hunger" but it will succceed where I have seen failure of custom projects again and again over my 30 years in this industry. The customer wins for once !!
Christian Hellsten.
Jason Punzalan: God bless the agile process!
William Briggs: (Briggs Technology, Inc.)
Shepard Towindo.
Jan H. Hansen.
Stephen Ocean: IT projects have historically had a very high percentage of failures. Many IT professionals have responded by trying to plan things in finer detail. All this results in is enormous efforts going into a specification that is frequently out of date the moment it is published. What's needed are better communication structures and methods, not more planning. Agile programming depends on frequent feedback loops that keeps project members in synch.
Rajeev Vashista: I think this is the best idea ever struck in the software development arena. I am greatly influenced by your manifesto and principles
Petur Orri Saemundsen: (http://pos.is/) I believe Agile values and principles will eventually be dominant in all software development.
Simon ALEXANDRE: (CETIC) Working since almost five years in the field of software process improvement and assessment I strongly believe that Agile methods bring fresh air and innovative ideas in the SE field.
John Dubach: (PIPC Global Project Solutions)
Mike Reid: (SmartSimple Software Inc.)
Satyanarayana N Allamraju.
Javier Loucim: (BASF) First time ever that I read something that we at our work are also discovering and trying to build (an Agile Methodology). What I wanted to share with you, is that in our experience is not only important the relationships between people (developers and clients (that is different from a customer!)) but also is important the relationships and commitment to the methodology between developers, analysts, managers and the clients. All in all, we are trying to get down to reality level a methodology that help us develop and document at the same time in order to have "live" documentation based on the changes and developments that arises within the development process itself. Things are not easy, but at the end I think that this is (the Agile Manifesto) the only way to adapt the IT industry to this ever changing world.
Charlie Rogers: Wish I had come across agility earlier!
Aditya Ghosh: I can see agile principles working in real life even in highly process oriented organizations
Lars Kruse: (KruseControl Inc.) I signed the Agile Manifesto because I believe that people's competence is more important than anything else. Tools are just …well tools! And a fool with a tool is still a fool. To me the Agile Manifesto is all about education people to enable them to maneuver freely – to not being fools. I’ve been working with processes and especially Configuration Management processes for many years now and as a paradox I’m actually also a tools-expert (IBM Rational ClearCase) myself. But I’m on a mission! My mission is to bring simplicity and education into the system development process. My mission has a name too. I call it DORITH. DO the RIght THing!
Tilemahos Manolatos: (LogicDIS grp, Greece)

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