Agile Thought-Leader Alistair Cockburn

Posted in Project Management, Conferences on July 12, 2008


Agile Thought-Leader Alistair Cockburn

Summary
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.

Bio
Dr. Alistair Cockburn (alistair.cockburn.us) 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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