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What Agile Teams Think of Agile Principles

By Laurie Williams

Communications of the ACM, Vol. 55 No. 4, Pages 71-76

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Even after almost a dozen years, they still deliver solid guidance for software development teams and their projects.

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David Allen

This research is a great contribution. The ratings reveal the durability of the principles. The comments of the respondents illustrate our ability to judge and adapt the principles. And the author's exercise in rewriting the principles and seeking feedback, provides a role-model for critical thinking about these ideas, which is an important antidote to dogma.

On a specific note, the addition to principle 6 "important decisions are documented so are not forgotten" reinforces the long-term perspective that is often missing from project initiatives.

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