All notable changes to Agnostic Agile will be documented here.
Version 1.2, published on 1 January 2018
– We have removed the word ‘oath’. After feedback from the community and after internal collaboration, we have decided that the word ‘oath’ takes us down routes we want to avoid. This is especially true depending on geographic location. We also decided not to replace the word ‘oath’ with anything at this time. Currently, we feel that ‘Agnostic Agile’ with its set of principles stands well on its own. The original inspiration behind the word ‘oath’ was the Hippocratic Oath, i.e. to uphold a number of professional ethical standards.
– For consistency, the twelve statements are now referred to as principles, which is more technically correct according to the definition. We discussed the difference between values and principles, and ‘principles’ have more of a sense of purpose and mission, and can be referred to as and when needed.
– The second principle has been amended slightly to reduce wordage.
– The sixth principle has been amended, we have removed the word ‘other’ as this didn’t really make sense when the intended meaning was to refer to frameworks generally, not ‘other’ frameworks.
– The three main sections ‘Why is signing important?, ‘What happens after you sign?’ and ‘Who can sign?’ have had their text altered slightly.
– Amended the text displayed upon signing. It now reads: “Your name will soon appear in the signatory list. We have also sent you an email with your badge. Please help by spreading the word and upholding the principles”
– Amended automatic email text to reflect said changes where relevant.
– Corrected some sneaky spelling mistakes.
Version 1.1, published on 06 December 2017
– Migrated to a CMS platform to enable content publication and flexible authorship.
– Essence page on the top menu bar. Essence is a language for defining methods and practices common to all software engineering. Essence was created by Software Engineering Method and Theory (SEMAT) and approved by The Object Management Group as a standard in 2014. It intuitively describes all common aspects of a software development endeavor and helps teams understand where they are, what’s missing or what needs to be addressed – regardless of each team’s prescribed way of working. Essence is method-agnostic and helps create a common language between disparate practices so everyone is talking the same language. Essence and Agnostic Agile complete a very important part of the stack and are compatible in both ethos and practice. We are proud to share a common goal with Essence.
Version 1.0, published on 11 April 2017
– Initial release of website.