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Alternative name(s)

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Agile values

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Agile principles

From the Agile Principle Manifesto, Cubric (2013), the following principles would be appropriate to this knowledge area. There is a clear resemblance between these principles and the knowledge area since

  • Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software.
  • Welcoming changing requirements, even late in development. Agile processes harness change for the customer's competitive advantage.
  • Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale.
  • Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project.
  • Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the work done.
  • The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.
  • Working software is the primary measure of success.
  • Agile processes promote sustainable development. The sponsors, developers, and users should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.
  • Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility.
  • Simplicity - the art of maximising the amount of work not done - is essential.
  • The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organising teams.
  • At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behaviour accordingly.

Agile practices

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Links from this KA to other KAs

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Cubric, M., 2013. Agile Manifesto Principles, 7BSP1018 Agile Project Management. University of Hertfordshire, unpublished.
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