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Individuals and Interactions are Important, but so are Processes and Tools

by Craig Smith on  Oct 07, 2011 3

There has been a lot of discussion recently about the tension inherent in the Agile Manifesto value "individuals and interactions over processes and tools". This item examines some of the points that have been made.

Agile 2011 In Summary

by Shane Hastie on  Aug 20, 2011 5

A brief summary and overview of the Agile 2011 conference held in Salt Lake City from 8-12 August. This article lists the key facts about the conference and identifies some of the highlights for this reporter. Future articles will expand on the content of a number of the talks.

The Manifesto Overload

by Vikas Hazrati on  Jul 10, 2011 4

By definition a Manifesto is a public declaration of principles and intentions which describes the motives, reasoning and demands of a group. One of the more popular manifestos is the Agile Manifesto but there has been quite and epidemic since then.

More Reflections on 10 Years Since the Agile Manifesto

by Shane Hastie on  Apr 09, 2011 2

In February it was 10 years since the signing of the Agile Manifesto in 2001. InfoQ is running a series of articles commemorating the decade of agility. In this item we report on what a number of commentators and agile luminaries have written recently on the current and future state of Agility.

The H-A Manifesto

by Alex Blewitt on  Apr 01, 2011 3

The latest of the agile manifestos, in a long line of manifestos, has been launched today, called the H-A Manifesto. Read on to find out if you can apply it in your organisation.

Reflections on 10 Years of Agility

by Shane Hastie on  Feb 28, 2011

In February it will be 10 years since a group of self-styled “anarchists” got together in Snowbird, Utah to discuss and debate their ideas on better ways to build software and founded the Agile Alliance. To commemorate a decade of agility, InfoQ is running a series of articles; we have invited all of the original signatories to contribute along with others in the Agile community. Updated 3/16.

Agile 2011 Reuniting Manifesto Signatories

by Shane Hastie on  Feb 23, 2011

The Agile 2011 conference organizers have announced that 16 of the 17 original authors of the Agile Manifesto will be reunited at the conference in August to answer questions and share their insights. Signatories will take the stage at a special event on the Monday evening and be available in the Open Jam area over the five days of the conference.

Agile Manifesto 10 Year Reunion

by Chris Matts on  Feb 10, 2011 1

Ten years ago a group of software professionals gathered in Snowbird, Utah. Seventeen people created and signed what we now know as the Agile Manifesto. Alistair Cockburn is organising a reunion to celebrate the event on 12 Feb 2011. Alistair gave InfoQ a short interview to tell us what is happening.

Interview with Alistair Cockburn

by Dan Mezick on  Sep 09, 2010 1

Alistair Cockburn is a signatory of the Agile Manifesto, a book author, a keynote speaker at numerous Agile conferences, and most recently, the spokesperson for, a credentialing body offering several levels of Agile certification. This is a multi-part interview that covers a wide range of current topics in the Agile space.

What does it mean to be Agile - survey results

by Shane Hastie on  Jun 25, 2010 1

The Agile Manifesto was written almost ten years ago in February of 2001. Since then the environment has continued to change and thousands of people across the world have tried to apply the twelve agile principles to their daily work life. Laurie Williams has been conducting research to understand how well the Agile Principles have stood the test of time and use? She discusses some early results.

SEMAT - Software Engineering Method and Theory

by Mark Levison on  Apr 14, 2010 24

SEMAT was founded in November 2009 with the bold claim that the software industry has too many fads and immature practices. The signatories promised to refound software engineering and bring it into the modern age.

Uncovering Serious Flaws of Agile and Scrum

by Vikas Hazrati on  Mar 02, 2010 23

Software development is known to be a creative process. The failure of traditional methods, where the dynamic environment of software development was ignored, made Agile methods fairly popular. There has been a growing adoption of Agile methodologies, particularly Scrum. However, is everything all right with Agile? Kai Gilb does not think so. He suggested that there are serious flaws with Agile.

A Community of Thinkers

by Mark Levison on  Jan 14, 2010 4

Jean Tabaka, Liz Keogh and Eric Willeke got together to contribute something to the "Lean Software and Systems Consortium". Instead they realized the Software Development Community (Lean, Agile, Kanban and well beyond) needed a help remembering the importance and value of true community.

James Shore With More On Keeping It (Agile) Real

by Mike Bria on  Jun 02, 2009

In a casual interview, InfoQ got to talk with James Shore about some of the topics he's been most vocal about lately, including his Art Of Agile book, recent waves of watered-down agile, and how Kanban might be less than the whole picture.

Measuring Agility, Craftsmanship, and Success

by Chris Sims on  May 25, 2009 1

While Scott Ambler, Ross Pettit and others continue to pursue the creation of a maturity model for agile, David Starr has looked at how and why an organization might want to measure things like: agility, craftsmanship, and organizational success. He found craftsmanship relatively easy to measure, while agility was the most difficult to measure in a useful way.