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A History of the Agile Manifesto with Agile Manifesto Co-Author Jim Highsmith

Isn’t it ironic that 17 techies changed the world by emphasising people: individuals, interactions, and collaboration? The Agile Era has now prospered for over two decades. In February 2001, seventeen individuals met at the Snowbird ski resort in Utah to discuss the future of what was then referred to as “lightweight methodologies.” And the rest, as they say, is history. The outcome was the Manifesto for Agile Software Development, a document whose values underpinned two decades of advancements. What business and technology conditions indicated that the time was right for such a change in software development? What happened during the Manifesto meeting? How can you use this history in preparation for the future?

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