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.

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.

History of Agile methodologies #

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