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August 9, 2011 / David Bleeker

Agile Manifesto writers reunite to celebrate and agitate for agile

15 of 17 co-authors gather to cite successes, share disappointments, and propose directions

Co-authors of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development, which is changing the course of how software is developed, reunited in Utah on Monday evening to field questions about the about the impacts of the document since it was formulated more than 10 years ago and what it could mean for the future.

Also known as the Agile Manifesto, the document has served as a treatise on use of agile programming, in which software is developed in short iterations, allowing for changing of requirements and leveraging motivated developers working in teams. Agile programming has offered an alternative to 25-year-old waterfall-based processes now considered cumbersome by many. Fifteen of the 17 co-authors gathered onstage at the Agile 2011 Conference in Salt Lake City, the largest such gathering of the co-authors since the document was forged in the Wasatch mountains of Utah in February 2001. [read more]

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