“We accept that talented people,
who are internally motivated,
who must work in a volatile
environment, who understand
the product vision, will do the
best they can do.”
— Jim Highsmith, Agile Software Development
Ecosystems, Addison Wesley, 2002.
“If the people on the project are
good enough, they can use
almost any process and
accomplish their assignment. If
they are not good enough, no
process will repair their
— Alistair Cockburn, Agile Software
Development: The People Factor, IEEE
Computer, Vol.34, No.11, 2001.
“A well-functioning team of great
individuals with mediocre tools
will always outperform a
dysfunctional team of mediocre
individuals with great tools and
— Mike Cohn, Agile Estimating and Planning,
Prentice Hall, 2005.