Context of Agile

Context of Agile #

On February 11-13 2001 seventeen people got together in Snowbird, Utah (USA) and from that meeting the Manifesto for Agile Software Development emerged. They recount some of the history of the creation of the manifesto here.

That’s now more than 20 years ago and most people who “work agile” today will not be familiar with the historical context of the manifesto. The purpose of this site is to collect resources that provide that context, and commentaries on the manifesto and Agile.

One aspect of that context that’s worth nothing here is that the manifesto was a synthesis of what the authors had uncovered about “better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it.” As such, the manifesto was a crystalization of something that was happening within the software community. For a variety of reasons, not everyone who was uncovering better ways of developing software had the opportunity to contribute to the manifesto.


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