The Clifton Manifesto


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

In direct contrast to the Agile Manifesto:

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

Why?  Because the Agile Manifesto creates tension between frequently opposing forces, leading to imbalance and extremes, which is one of the reasons Agile Development fails in actual implementation.  Conversely, I prefer to find the appropriate balance between the two, as appropriate for the client and the task at hand.


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