The Agile Values were formalized by a group of software development pundits who gathered in Snowbird, Utah in February, 2001 to attempt to collectively grok what all of them recognized as an emergent trend in their various practices. What they emerged with was a new name for what they did–Agile–and an Agile Manifesto that consisted of Values and Principles, and an organization that would eventually be formalized as The Agile Alliance.

The Values (taken directly from the Agile Manifesto) are:

  • Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
  • Working software over comprehensive documentation
  • Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
  • Responding to change over following a plan


The Agile Values were originally stated in the Agile Manifesto.

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2 Responses to Values

  1. Leigh Holly says:

    Second line under values, i think there is a typo-it says collectively grok. Should this say group?

  2. Chris Sims says:

    It’s one of my favorite words Grok!

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