Commentaries #

By one of the authors #

Artisanal Retro-Futurism Team-Scale Anarcho-Syndicalism - Brian Marick, 15-16 June 2009 (audio improves at 3:20 and again at 15:15)
Brian Marick about how the core of Agile has gone missing in the 2000s and what that core is/was.

The Agile Manifesto, Elaborated - Jeff Sutherland, 20 April 2012
Part of “Agile Principles and Values” by Jeff Sutherland. The discrepancy in publishing dates suggests at least one of them is incorrect.

Agile Principles and Values - Jeff Sutherland, 28 April 2015
Jeff Sutherland’s commentary on the four Agile values and a section on Agile being an umbrella term, not a methodology. Part of it published as “The Agile Manifesto, Elaborated” with an inconsistent publishing date.

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.

By others #

The Power in Agile - Sarah Mei, 14 July 2018
Critical examination of how the lack of diversity among the authors of the Agile Manifesto resulted in ignoring power dynamics and what that means for a practice like pair programming

Agile won the war but lost the peace - Allan Kelly, 8 November 2018
Allan Kelly argues that everyone is agile now, but that kind of agile is not living up to the original dream of agile.

The Agile values 20 years later - Romeu Moura, 12 February 2021
Deep dive into the four core values of Agile 20 years after the Manifesto

“software development culture as a literal cult” - @arclight, 25 February 2021
Twitter thread arguing there’s a really destructive coercive atmosphere around tools, practices, and methodologies today that didn’t exist 25y ago

How Much Lean is in Today’s “Agile”? - Michael Mahlberg, Johanna Rothman, March 2021
Five part series exploring the observation that although agile approaches owe their history to lean principles, the authors see very little lean thinking in many supposedly agile endeavours