How Did the Originators of the Agile Manifesto Turn from Technology Leaders to Leaders of a Cultural Change?
Based on in-depth interviews with twelve of the seventeen originators of the Agile Manifesto, we describe how technology-driven forces led to the cultural change introduced by the agile approach. This message implies what human aspects and methods, practices and tools should be emphasized in adoption processes of agile software development.
Building an agile software development team is not easy. Many managers and team leads hire technically capable people, throw some form of an agile process at the team, and hope that everything works as well as the literature says it does. This approach is not only unrealistic, but is prone to failure. This article will describe the components of a successful team and how we built this team.