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Manifesto for Half-Arsed Agile Software Development

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Manifesto for Half-Arsed Agile Software DevelopmentWe have heard about new ways of developing software bypaying consultants and reading Gartner reports. Throughthis we have been told to value:

Individuals and interactions over processes and tools

and we have mandatory processes and tools to control how thoseindividuals (we prefer the term ‘resources’) interact

Working software over comprehensive documentation

as long as that software is comprehensively documented

Customer collaboration over contract negotiation

within the boundaries of strict contracts, of course, and subject to rigorous change control

Responding to change over following a plan

provided a detailed plan is in place to respond to the change, and it is followed precisely

That is, while the items on the left sound nicein theory, we’re an enterprise company, and there’sno way we’re letting go of the items on the right.

Cobbled together one Saturday morning before breakfast by Kerry Buckley (@kerryb), following an article by Ron Jeffries and this suggestion from Eastmad.

Let's hope this is tongue in cheek.