History #

History of the Manifesto #

History: The Agile Manifesto - Jim Highsmith, 2001
History page on the Agile Manifesto site

How I saved Agile and the Rest of the World - Alistair Cockburn, 19 May 2016
Alistair Cockburn describes how the Agile Manifesto was the product of 17 people from different schools and backgrounds. The addition or removal of a single person would have resulted in a different manifesto.

Manifesto Series - Agile Uprising Podcast, Oct 2016 to Mar 2017
Series of interviews with 14 of the 17 Manifesto authors: Jon Kern, Alistair Cockburn, Bob Martin, Arie van Bennekum, Mike Beedle, Andy Hunt, Brian Marick, Jeff Sutherland, Ron Jeffries, James Grenning, Jim Highsmith, Martin Fowler, Stephen Mellor, Ken Schwaber.

The Creation Of The Agile Manifesto - Ken Schwaber, 1 March 2017
Short video of Ken Schwaber discussing how the Agile Manifesto came about.

The Agile Manifesto: History and Evolution With Co-Authors Arie van Bennekum and James Grenning, 2019
Interview with Arie van Bennekum and James Grenning about why they decided to go to Snowbird, their experiences in software development before and after the Manifesto, how to adopt an agile way of working, and the future of agile.

The Manifesto for Agile Software Development is an historical artifact - Jeff Sutherland, 2019
Jeff Sutherland explains the Agile Manifesto is a historical artifact and none of the authors want to change it. It is what it is.

How The Agile Manifesto Came To Be - Jeff Sutherland, 11 February 2021
Jeff Sutherland describes how the Agile Manifesto came to be, 20 years later.

3 Decades of History and Stories about Agile - Alistair Cockburn, 16 February 2021
Alistair Cockburn talks about what happened in the ’90s that lead up to the writing of the Manifesto. And he relates how the Manifesto was written and published.

On the relationship between Extreme Programming and the Agile Manifesto - Paul Dyson, 11 June 2021
Paul Dyson explains his appreciation for Extreme Programming and that he never quite got the relationship between XP and the Agile Manifesto.

Scrum, XP and “Agile” started anti-management - Alistair Cockburn, 16 June 2021
Alistair Cockburn shares his knowledge on the background and history of how Scrum was designed to work in hostile environments with strong mangement pressure.

What is Agile? - James Shore, October 2021
First chapter of the 2nd edition of James Shore’s “The Art of Agile Development”

History of Agile methodologies #

New Directions on Agile Methods: A Comparative Analysis - Pekka Abrahamsson, Juhani Warsta, Mikko T. Siponen and Jussi Ronkainen, 2003