Agile Manifesto and Agile Project Management
The Agile Manifesto was founded in 2001 following a meeting between 17 software and Project experts. We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others to 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 negotiations
* 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.
Agile Manifesto Copyright
Agile Manifesto Copyright 2001: Kent Beck, Mike Beedle, Arie van Bennekum, Alistair Cockburn, Ward Cunningham, Martin Fowler, James Grenning, Jim Highsmith, Andrew Hunt, Ron Jeffries, Jon Kern, Brian Marick, Robert C. Martin, Steve Mellor, Ken Schwaber, Jeff Sutherland, Dave Thomas. This declaration may be freely copied in any form, but only in its entirety through this notice.
Individuals and Interactions
Processes and tools assist with the success of a project, however, it is the people who undertake, implement and participate in the project. The people, therefore, determine how effectively the processes and tools are used.
Documenting is necessary for all projects, however, it is the deliverable that contains the business value. Agile focuses on delivering value in the form of working products, hence achieving a return on investment. Furthermore, this approach enables the customer to provide timely feedback on the delivered product.
Firstly a shared value approach with collaborating customers provides a shared product vision. The shared product vision is above all, fundamental to assisting with the completion of a successful project.
Responding to Change
Agile involves embracing change and additionally turning that change into a competitive advantage. As customer requirements and the business environment are constantly changing, therefore adapting to changes enables the business to remain competitive. Responding to change requires the flexibility to compete with evolving and also emerging technologies. Flexibility and change are an integral part of an Agile project, where visibility, as well as transparency, are the focus.
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