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Agile and Business Analysis: Practical guidance for IT professionals by Debra Paul, Lynda Girvan

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2 AGILE PHILOSOPHY AND PRINCIPLES

This chapter covers the following topics:

the origins of agile;

the Agile Manifesto;

the 12 agile principles;

agile approaches;

agile practices.

INTRODUCTION

Agile is a lightweight software development approach that evolved in the mid-1990s and resulted in an Agile Manifesto and an accompanying set of ‘12 principles of agile software’ published in February 2002. Since then, it has grown in popularity and is now an extremely common and fashionable umbrella term for a number of methods and processes. It is used by thousands of development teams across the world, and is the subject of numerous books, papers and training courses. In that time, it has evolved and changed, and is not only applied to software ...

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