Sometimes I think this declaration does not need repeating but 13 years on it still makes a lot of sense and amazingly these few assertions continue to be of interest and feel fresh and new.
We are uncovering better ways of developing
software by doing it and helping others do it.
Through this work we have come to value:
Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
Working software over comprehensive documentation
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
Responding to change over following a plan
That is, while there is value in the items on
the right, we value the items on the left more.
| Kent Beck
Arie van Bennekum
| James Grenning
| Robert C. Martin
© 2001, the above authors
this declaration may be freely copied in any form,
but only in its entirety through this notice.