Time to raise the bar

We had some years to digest the Agile Manifesto. Now it seems like the next step is being defined in the Software Craftsmanship Manifesto:

As aspiring Software Craftsmen we are raising the bar of professional software development by practicing it and helping others learn the craft. Through this work we have come to value:

  • Not only working software, but also well-crafted software
  • Not only responding to change, but also steadily adding value
  • Not only individuals and interactions, but also a community of professionals
  • Not only customer collaboration, but also productive partnerships

That is, in pursuit of the items on the left we have found the items on the right to be indispensable.

We’ve been learning to produce better software for a long time so it seems natural to start asking ourselves to be more responsible about what and how we deliver it.


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2009-03-08 08:02 +0000