A Comparison of Two Manifestos: Agile and SPI

Elli Georgiadou, Kerstin Siakas , John Estdale , Eleni Berki, Margaret Ross

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    In evolutionary Software Development two manifestos were proposed in an attempt to formalise a professional and ethical stance and beliefs in software quality. The Agile Manifesto in 2001 and the Software Process Improvement (SPI) Manifesto in 2009-2010 were developed by groups of academics and practitioners. The authors of this paper carry out a comparison of the two manifestos identifying similarities and differences in their respective values and principles that govern the behaviour of software developers as individuals, teams or organisations. Trying to be of evolutionary nature the existing manifestos attempt to form a territory of well-known practices and spread values based on organisational or national culture and software knowledge paradigms. The focus of both manifestos has been in standardising knowledge and experience borrowing from guiding principles and values that can bring about reforms and improvements to a current state of practice. The authors conclude with suggestions for i) the future evolution of the SPI Manifesto and ii) possible future integration of the two manifestos.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    EventInternational Experiences and Initiatives in IT Quality Management: SQM 2019 - Solent University, Southampton, United Kingdom
    Duration: 15 Apr 201915 Apr 2019
    Conference number: 27


    ConferenceInternational Experiences and Initiatives in IT Quality Management
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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