Working documentation – The perfect complement to working software

By Rebecca Jones in Agile Other on January 20, 2015

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The Agile Manifesto is often challenging for organisations and individuals starting their Agile journey. In my experience, the Agile value that causes the most confusion and generates the greatest discussion is:

Working software over comprehensive documentation

The reason for the confusion is that this value reminds us of so many undocumented or poorly documented projects which were thrown together and then became a nightmare to maintain and extend. Documentation is important, right?

The key to understanding this Agile value is that we value working software overcomprehensive documentation, not instead of. Documentation is still important, but it is not our primary purpose or measure of progress.

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