Agile Thought-Leader Alistair Cockburn

Posted in Project Management, Conferences on July 12, 2008

Agile Thought-Leader Alistair Cockburn

At Agile2006 InfoQ interviewed Alistair Cockburn, methodology creator, author and long-time leader in the Agile community. Topics discussed ranged from the history of the Agile movement to the future of methodologies, with a look at User Stories and Use Cases along the way. This interview uncovers how his research for IBM may have sparked the creation of the Agile Manifesto.

Dr. Alistair Cockburn ( is an internationally renowned project witchdoctor and IT strategist, best known for his book Agile Software Development which describes software development as a cooperative game, and for helping craft the Agile Manifesto. He is a principal expositor of the Use Case technique for documenting business processes and behavioral requirements for software.

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