17 software development gurus held a 2-day meeting in the United States in 2001. Before the Agile Manifesto that offered with this meeting, 17 software development masters who attended the meeting were trying to find their own solutions to the problems they experienced in traditional methods individually.
They published the Agile Manifesto at the end of the 2-day meeting. The Agile Declaration consists of 4 values and 12 principles.
- Unclear/incomplete requirements
- Changing requirements
- Lack of resources
- Unrealistic expectations
- Lack of management support
- Excluding user from the project
The requirements of today's world change rapidly; technology changes, customers change, market conditions change, requirements change, the financial situation changes, competitors change… in brief, everything changes.
Therefore, it is highlighted in the Agile Manifesto that responding to change is more significant and prior rather than adhering to a plan. When Agile practices are applied, in addition to being able to respond quickly to change, early detection of risks due to its iterative approach increases quality and shortens the access time to market. Productivity increases consequently.