Origins of Agile

The founding document, the Agile Manifesto, marks the end of agile's emergence. Notice the careful working.

> We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value ...

An interview requests asks for the emergence of agile. I say, let’s focus on the period between the Byte Smalltalk issue and the Agile Manifesto.


Byte Magazine devotes an issue to Smalltalk. archive


Laboratory for Teaching Object-oriented Thinking oopsla


Workshop on Object-Oriented Design. post post


Modeling Under Pressure. report


Agile author's work rebranded as a Manifesto. archive


I am asked to recall this period often. I've produced several summaries of high points along distinct dimensions. We offer links as they are remembered.

Episodes in Context chat with John Bywater.