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: 31 Jul to 12 Aug 2008
Albert: (Java application development)
SHN: (http://www.alliancegroup.co.uk)
Steve: (http://www.imaging-for-windows.com)
Ricardo Colusso: (http://rcolusso.googlepages.com)
Vladimir Hrabrov.
Fernando Cesar da Silva: (Synchro Sistemas de Informacao) My name is Fernando and I live in Brazil. Nowadays I'm developing software using the JEE Platform and a process based on UP as well. I'm very excited to start using a Agile Process.
Michael Koepp: (Kepkey Software) Our development teams at Kepkey software have used Agile methods for the last few years with great success. The main tenets of the Agile processes have served us well.
Tom Woundy: (Mentor Graphics Corp)
Rogério Rodrigues de Alcântara.
victor zambrano: (http://droom.zaacht.com)
Mark Entrekin: (Echent Consulting)
Asela Wickremesooriya: (Virtusa Corporation)
Steven Dupuis: (SGC/EDP Consultants INC) I agree completely with the philosophy of Agile development. It will take a lot of convincing to get people to work out of their comfort zones (waterfall development) .. I've been trying to implement agile techniques in small projects that have multiple phases so that successes with it can be built upon. What amuses me is that the use of Yourdon - Gane & Sarson Structured Techniques in the late 70's and 80's promoted the same philosophy. I know this because I was there and tried to get these techniques used in small projects too. We were successful with a few, but at that time the majority of systems analysts were too lazy to learn these new techniques. I believe the same situation exists today. Not very many people want to move to new methods owing to the amount of work involved. Thinking requires a great deal of effort. Around and around and around we go. Steve Dupuis Senior IT Consultant Ottawa, Canada
Ramji Tiwari: (IICMP ) Agile, "a small team can deliver better" by direct communicating with stackholders..
Kevin Burns: (Sage Software Consulting, Inc.)
Sabine Smith: I wholeheartedly by into the Agile principles and believe that this is what will drive business success in change-driven industries!
Randy J. Hunt: (Citizen Scholar Inc.)
Lorenzo Miguel Elguea Fernández: (Universidad Panamericana)
Philip Webb: (Focus DIY)
Yogesh Rathi.
vidhya.
Pawan Jha: (CSC) Agile methods usually produce less written documentation than other methods. Agile means being able to quickly change direction.It includes writing tests for functionality before coding It is cool. I love it .
Christopher Dambamuromo: (CDSM) Whilst the Agile methods fit well in a culture of low criticality, small project teams with a larger composition of senior developers and where requirements evolve rapidly and quite often, with large projects they however become extremely difficult to adpot due to the reluctance of large team developers to move out of their comfort zone (waterfall methods). This, of course is debatable.
Phil Clooth: (GFU Cyrus AG) The GFU Cyrus AG in Cologne supports Agile Software Developement in many ways and tries to convince its seminar participants to follow this path by offering courses and organizing events dealing especially with Agile Software development.
Jean-Marc Heneman: Many thanks to the individuals who were at Extreme Programming Immersion II in Santa Cruz 2000.
Federico Kereki: Having applied XP to several projects, involving up to 15 developers, with full success, I feel this is "the way to go".
Grazieno Pellegrino: (Colivre)
Rob Scheepens: The agile manifesto contains the guidelines in which I strongly believe in while developing quality software (, according to plan, with documentation, using the ScrumWorks tooling and Scrum process. This was a note to the critics of the Agile Software Development Manifesto ;-) )
Chris Forsyth: (Talent Technology)
Richard Thomas: (http://xpd259.blogspot.com)
Roberto Ruffinengo: (lochiva) Great manifesto, lochiva is based on agility
Paulo César M. Jeveaux: (http://www.jeveaux.com)
Darlene Sams: (Hewlett Packard) After 15 years in the business and technology industry, I believe change IS a constant. Those who are agile enough to respond to and manage the change effectively will deliver results to the customer and win in the market.
Victor Vergara: Culture has been helping to humans to live better, Agile can be a culture for software development.
Sergey: (BelHard) Agile methodologies have great prospects!
Vladimir Kolesnikov: (ICS)
ganesh gowtham: (http://ganesh.gowtham.googlepages.com) I really follow some of core concepts of Agile .
LAIGNEL Grégory: J'adhère totalement aux valeurs de ce manifeste
Paul R. King: (Agentek)
Richard McLean: It is great to see this intuitive strategy formalized. Substituting constant interaction with customers and business owners is extremely efficient and effective; it produces great software and unprecedented customer acceptance. The frequent updates have helped my user base (wireless provider) be responsive in a very competitive market. Continuous improvement provides the essence of more laborious controls with the advantage of faster implementation. The emphasis on functionality over documentation is what users as programmers both prefer. Thanks for the leadership.
Brian Lukowski: (BLV) I should have signed the Agile Manifesto years ago but I didn't believe it would matter. I was wrong. Putting ones name on a document means everything. It changes something inside you...creating a new motivation to adopt the principles until they are second nature. It also let's others know they are not alone. Signing creates solidarity within the profession which leads to courage. And courage leads to change - which is what the Manifesto is all about!
D'Arcy Cain: (Vex Consulting Incorporated)
Dennis L. Young.
Claudia: (Aguiar.Net) I believe we can be agile we can do allways the better way making it easier.
Wouter Vanden Hove: (WVH Consulting)
Derek Huether, PMP: (The Critical Path)
Fermin Saez de Andres: I adhere to the Agile movement on the conviction that it reflects the philosophy I try to follow when confronted to any project: A method can garantee a good result as long as it does not interfere with the ability to adapt that nature has given us. If the method is too strict, it will only be helpfull if change doesn't happen. But we know change does happen. If we just follow our intuition, it will take many failures until we learn how to do things well. Yet too many failures can lead to not having the oportunity to try again at all. Nature has given us the tools to succeed: We are social beings, have analytical minds and are capable of adapting to almost any kind of environment. I believe by applying the principles in the Agile Manifesto we can reach success for our projects.
Wilma Reints: (Places To Be) Our effort to create(4D)experiences for collaborative working fully support the Agile SD Manifesto. Our vision is that this way of working and developing needs a dedicated working space that supports the 'agile' imagination.
Jérôme BENOIS: (http://www.benois.fr)
Jonas Linde: (JeeLee Software) CEO at JeeLee Software, a agile software development company.

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