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What is the history of Agile?

Agile is an approach to software development that emphasizes flexibility, collaboration, and continuous improvement. The Agile movement began in the 1990s as a response to the limitations of traditional software development methodologies, such as the Waterfall model.

The Agile manifesto was created in 2001 by a group of software developers who wanted to establish a new way of developing software. The manifesto emphasizes four fundamental values:

  1. Individuals and interactions over processes and tools

  2. Working software over comprehensive documentation

  3. Customer collaboration over contract negotiation

  4. Responding to change over following a plan

The Agile manifesto also outlines 12 principles that are based on these values, including continuous delivery, regular reflection and adaptation, and a focus on customer satisfaction.

Since its inception, Agile has evolved to encompass a range of frameworks and methodologies, including Scrum, Kanban, Lean, and Extreme Programming. Agile principles have also been applied to other areas of business, such as marketing, finance, and human resources, under the umbrella of "business agility."

Today, Agile is widely used in a number of industries as a way to improve collaboration, increase flexibility, and deliver value to customers more quickly and efficiently.

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