Web systems . Software development
Mark Bailey - msb@eastface.co.uk - 01453 542654 - North Nibley, Gloucestershire, UK

Agile Software Development

In 2001, 17 software developers met to discuss how new ways of working were enabling faster and better delivery of software projects. They crystallised their ideas into a Manifesto for Agile Software Development, and this approach has been a factor in the dramatic explosion of new software in the 21st century.

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.


Having practised Agile Software Development for many years, this is what means to me: