Agile Software Development
Agile Software Development is an umbrella term for a set of methods and practices based on the values and
principles expressed in the Agile Manifesto. Solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing,
cross-functional teams utilizing the appropriate practices for their context.
In the late 1990’s, several methodologies began to gain increasing public attention, each having a different
combination of old and new ideas. These methodologies emphasized close collaboration between the development
team and business stakeholders; frequent delivery of business value, tight, self-organizing teams; and smart
ways to craft, confirm, and deliver code. The term "Agile" was applied to this collection of methodologies in
early 2001 when 17 software development practitioners gathered in Snowbird, Utah to discuss their shared
ideas and various approaches to software development.
This joint collection of values and principles was expressed in the Manifesto for Agile Software Development
and the corresponding twelve principles. Agile Alliance was formed shortly after this gathering to encourage
practitioners to further explore and share ideas and experiences. Agile Alliance continues to curate resources
to help you adopt Agile practices and improve your ability to develop software with agility.
Hale Technology Services offers Microsoft .Net Application and WebSite Development
methodologies from certified Agile professionals.