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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Principles behind the Agile Manifesto

We follow these principles:
  • Our highest priority is to satisfy the customerthrough early and continuous deliveryof valuable software.
  • Welcome changing requirements, even late in development. Agile processes harness change for the customer's competitive advantage.
  • Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale.
  • Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project.
  • Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done.
  • The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.
  • Working software is the primary measure of progress.
  • Agile processes promote sustainable development. The sponsors, developers, and users should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.
  • Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility.
    Simplicity--the art of maximizing the amount of work not done--is essential.
  • The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.
    At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly

Ref: http://agilemanifesto.org/

Computer Science & Software Engineering Code of Ethics


Software engineers shall commit themselves to making the analysis, specification, design, development, testing, and maintenance of software a beneficial and respected profession. In accordance with their commitment to the health, safety, and welfare of the public, software engineers shall adhere to the following Principles:
  • Public: Software engineers shall act consistently with the public interest.
  • Client and Employer: Software engineers shall act in a manner that is in the best interests of their client and employer consistent with the public interest.
  • Product: Software engineers shall ensure their products and related modifications meet the highest professional standards possible.
  • Judgment: Software engineers shall maintain integrity and independence in their professional judgment.
  • Management: Software engineering managers and leaders shall subscribe to and promote an ethical approach to the management of software development and maintenance.
  • Profession: Software engineers shall advance the integrity and reputation of the profession consistent with the public interest.
  • Colleagues: Software engineers shall be fair to and supportive of their colleagues.
  • Self: Software engineers shall participate in lifelong learning regarding the practice of their profession and shall promote an ethical approach to the practice of the profession.

    The Code instructs practitioners about the standards that society expects them to meet, and what their peers strive for and expect of each other.

    Ref: Communications of the ACM, Volume 42, Number 10 (1999), Pages 102-108