The "New Deal" for Software Development
We the undersigned have come to recognize the need to evolve towards pragmatism as related to software development methods and methodology. The practitioners of software development are ready for a "new deal", one that reduces the noise that is getting in the way of their work.

We assert:

  1. Faith-based bias in selecting and using methods negatively affects outcomes;
  2. Generally-accepted practice is preferable to branded methods;
  3. In practice you must tailor your approach based on the context of your endeavor and the culture of your organization;
  4. Software projects must be steered through dynamically changing circumstances;
  5. Collaboration across the entire software value-chain enables holistic efficiency.

To move forward as an industry, we advocate:

  1. Studying software development endeavors as socio-technical systems;
  2. Replacing self-serving rhetoric with empirical evidence of practice efficacy;
  3. Uncovering the contextual and cultural fit-for-purpose of software development practices;
  4. Promoting leadership principles based on honest predictions of outcomes and uncertainties;
  5. Promoting socio-economic improvements as the primary benchmark of software value.

Steve Adolph - WSA Consulting Inc.
Scott Ambler - Scott Ambler & Associates
Chris Armstrong - APG
Kurt Bittner - Scrum.org
Grady Booch - IBM
Bill Curtis - CAST
Ricardo Garcia - Costco
Mike Gualtieri - Forrester Research
Carson Holmes - Software Development Experts
Julian Holmes - Thoughtworks
Capers Jones - Namcook Analytics
Mark Kennaley - Software Development Experts
Philippe Kruchten - University of British Columbia
Diego Lo Giudace - Forrester Research
Stephen Mellor - Stephen Mellor & Associates
Meilir Page-Jones - Wayland Systems
Cecile Peraire - SEI - Carnegie Mellon University
Walker Royce - IBM
Doug Stewart - Pencader Consulting
Tom Weinberger - The Nimblestar Group, Inc.
Dave West - Scrum.org
Geri Winters - Wyyzzk, Inc.
Arun Zachariah - CapGemini
Hadar Ziv - University of California, Irvine

The following people have signed The New Deal for Software Development:

First NameLast NameCountryCompanyURL
RicardoGarcia United StatesCostco WholesaleCostco.com
GlenAlleman United StatesNiwot Ridgehttp://herdingcats.typepad.com/
KathiPaquet United StatesSavvis-CenturyLink
DavidNicolette United StatesNeo Pragma LLChttp://davenicolette.wordpress.com
LarryCooper CanadaBSSNexus
JohnOgden United KingdomIndividualhttp://www.thinkingatintervals.com/
AdamMurray CanadaScott Ambler & Associateshttp://disciplinedagileconsortium.org
DougStewart CanadaPencader Consultinghttp://pencaderconsulting.com
DaveRooney CanadaIndividual
NicolaeGiurescu Romania3PRO-LAB Consulting SRLro.linkedin.com/in/nicolaegiurescu/
AlShalloway United StatesNet Objectiveswww.netobjectives.com
AntonRossouw AustraliaTabar Pty Ltdhttp://www.tabar.com.au
MikeBravo United StatesInsite International, LLChttp://www.ultrainsite.com
PaulOldfield United KingdomYoumanage
MikeGualtieri United StatesForrester Researchhttp://www.forrester.com/home#/Mike-Gualtieri
BethElliott United StatesIcon Technology Consultingwww.icontechnologyconsulting.com
ThomasWeinberger United StatesThe Nimblestar Group, Incwww.nimblestar.com
BoydSummers United StatesBL Summers Consulting.LLC
DiegoLo Giudice ItalyForresterwww.forrester.com/dlogiudice
RobertCorcoran CanadaMDA Space Missions
BillCurtis United StatesCASTwww.castsoftware.com
AlessandroKieras BrazilArkhi Consultoriahttp://www.arkhi.com.br
GradyBooch United StatesIBMcomputingthehumanexperience.com
KurtBittner United StatesForrester Researchwww.forrester.com
PeteFranklin United KingdomCapgeminihttp://www.uk.capgemini.com/
ChrisArmstrong United StatesAPGwww.aprocessgroup.com
Susan Thompson United StatesAssurant Specialty Property
TonyHutson United StatesTonyHutson.com
RussellPannone United StatesWe Be Agile
BobBretall United StatesTeleCommunication Systems, Inc.http://www.telecomsys.com/
ShawnDoyle United StatesReleaseTEAM Inchttp://www.releaseteam.com
DavidRisler United StatesPTCwww.ptc.com
BobAiello United StatesCM Best Practices Consultinghttp://cmbestpractices.com
OlivierBeghain BelgiumEmpulsyshttp://www.empulsys.com
Onnovan der Straaten NetherlandsCGIhttp://www.cgi.com
ThierryParadan FranceUPMentorswww.upmentors.com
JimTremlett United StatesRally Softwarewww.rallydev.com
DaveWest United StatesTasktopwww.tasktop.com
CraigWilson United StatesMatincor, Inc.www.matincor.com
ShrikantPalkar United StatesCostco WholeSalehttp://www.costco.com
RichardKnaster United StatesIBMhttps://www.ibm.com/developerworks/agile/index.html
MichaelReed United StatesReed Consulting Services LLChttp://www.reedconsultingservices.com
KariBrey United StatesWellPoint
TerryDietz United StatesConsultant
ThemiThemistocleous South AfricaDVT www.dvt.co.za
VladimirBlatin United StatesSouthern California Edison
GordonSchneemann CanadaUP Mentorswww.upmentors.com
JohnReeder United StatesConsultant
SkipPletcher United StatesLPShttp://skip.pletcher.org
Jean-Louis (JL)Marechaux CanadaIBMhttp://ibm.co/PragArch
RajaBavani IndiaMindtreehttp://se-thoughtograph.blogspot.in
BruceDouglass United StatesIBM
GastonNusimovich ArgentinaGenushttp://gastonnusimovich.wordpress.com/
Jorge Sarmiento ColombiaGlobant
BrayanCastro ColombiaTourlettehttp://tourlette.com
Valentin TudorMocanu RomaniaPSS - Prosoft Solution
DanRoman AustraliaPrivate
StevenKelly FinlandMetaCasehttp://www.metacase.com
RaduGiurgiteanu RomaniaDot Imagine
RolfReitzig United StatesAvnet Serviceshttp://atech.com/services/software-engineering
GopinathRamakrishnan IndiaIndependent Consultanthttp://www.rgopinath.com
JoergenWinther DenmarkThe No Crisis Companyhttp://nocrisis.dk
JohnFrancis Canadau24b6 Solutions Ltd.
GaryWetter United StatesS/W Development Engineering Consultant
RavichandranJ.V. IndiaVice President/OLPCi, Independent Agile Software Consultanthttp://ravichandranjv.blogspot.in
santiagoMatalonga UruguayUniversidad ORT Uruguay
HerbRichter United StatesKaseyawww.kaseya.com
GastónMousqués UruguayUniversidad ORT Uruguay
israelOhiofudu GermanyiOhio Gsolutionswww.ohiofudu.net
GeneHughson United Statesindividualhttp://genehughson.wordpress.com
BillBourne CanadaSourceForm Consultingwww.sourceform.ca
IanPartridge United Kingdom
MikeBravo United StatesInsite International, LLC
RobertSanders United StatesMethodOptimal Partners, LLChttp://www.methodoptimal.com
Meinte Boersma NetherlandsDSL Consultancyhttp://ww.dslconsultancy.com/
Jean Bezivin FranceIndustry consultant in software modeling
Bjorn Freeman-Benson United StatesNew Relic
Boyd Summers United StatesBL Summers Consulting.LLC
Manoj Panda CSM , ITIL IndiaIBM
Vinod Varma IndiaAstra Infotech Private Limitedvinodvarma.wordpress.com
Vipin Kumar United Arab EmiratesAstra Infotech FZEwww.astrainfotech.com
Chidambaram Lakshmanan IndiaPESIL Technologiesin.linkedin.com/in/chidambaraml/
Luis F Caicedo ColombiaAssist Consultoreswww.assist.com.co
Jan Larsson United StatesCapital Group
Rajiv Menon United StatesUST Global
Jeffrey Cole United StatesRed Mountain Technologies
John Shaw United KingdomCapGemini
Kris Lichtenthal SwitzerlandUBS
Stefan Sack GermanyCapgeminiwww.capgemini.com
Chris F Carroll United KingdomWarrington Software Ltdhttp://www.cafe-encounter.net
Adriano de Pinho Tavares BrazilAvenue Code
Elsie DaSilva United StatesBedBath & Beyond
Tamir Gefen IsraelGoMidjetshttp://www.gomidjets.com
Сергей Макаркин Russia (Russian Fed.)AVTOVAZ
Daryl Winters United StatesTataki
Yan Gabriel de Souza BrazilCIP
Ed Neubecker United StatesIBM
Neel Banerjee United StatesIndividual
Sinval Freires BrazilAccenture
Helen Beal United KingdomMidVision Ltdhttp://www.midvision.com
Andy Phillipson United StatesIBM
Doug Klugh United StatesIntel CorporationIntel.com
Jon Tilt United KingdomIBM
Paul Epps United StatesEppsNethttp://eppsnet.com
Raquel Aguirre Macedo MexicoIBM
Kemi Somuyiwa United StatesIBM
Cavan G. Watson United KingdomRo'tware-Moray Publishing
Kirti Vaidya United StatesGallagher Bassetthttps://www.gallagherbassett.com/
Elizabeth Woodward United StatesIBM
Danny Fu United StatesUCLA Health
Skip Lancaster United Statesgotomediahttp://gotomedia.com
Marcelo Ancelmo BrazilIBM
Zalkind Lincoln BrazilIBM
Zefei Yan United StatesHuawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
Fergus Lennon SwitzerlandIT Architecture
David Williams United KingdomIBM (Rational)
Andrea Rodacki BrazilIBM
Alberto Cancelado González ColombiaIndependent
Arturo Navarro SpainCapgeminihttp://es.linkedin.com/in/arturonavarro/
Dominique Lequepeys FranceCapgemini
Raghvendra Sharma IndiaCapgemini
RainerGrau SwitzerlandZühlkewww.rainergrau.com
AllenGay United StatesOTwo Blue, Inc.
BjornGustafsson CanadaGOOD Software Inc
StephanieTrunzo United StatesPointSourcehttp://pointsource.us
JosephLynch United StatesEnterra Solutionswww.enterrasolutions.com
CapersJones United StatesNamcook Analytics LLCwww.Namcook.com
GregTutunjian United StatesScrum Doc, Inc.www.scrumdoc.com
SrikanthRamanujam CanadaDecisive Steps Inc.www.scrumcoach.ca
JosephButson United StatesBig Deal Agilitywww.bigdealagility.com
MartinKuenzle Germanyevosoft
SvenJohann NetherlandsTriforkwww.trifork.com
GaryHathaway United StatesAvnet Serviceswww.ats.avnet.com
MiklosVegh AustraliaGoSolve Pty Ltd
PanagiotisKanavos GreeceDotNetZone, the Greek .NET User Grouphttp://www.dotnetzone.gr/cs/blogs/pkanavos
SauliusAstromskis ItalyFree University of Bozen/Bolzano
sergiogiraldo Brazilindividual www.giraldo.com.br
LucianStroie RomaniaFreelance
BryanPflug United StatesBoeingthrivingonsystems.com
CharlieGregory United StatesLexmark Internationalhttps://www.linkedin.com/pub/charlie-gregory/7/874/125
AubanDerreumaux LuxembourgInnov'ICTionhttp://www.innoviction.lu
JosephLynch United StatesLeadiDwww.leadid.com
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gaganrahangdale Indiagagaar software pvt ltdwww.gagaarsoftware.com
LepineKong FranceAgileDemingWay.comagiledemingway.com
DaleBriggs United StatesDrillingInfo
IoanVintoiu RomaniaVIG Creator Softwarehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/ioanvintoiu
DeniseHoyos United StatesBoeing
MichaelMcCalla United StatesAchieving Agilitywww.achievingagility.com
AlexanderRush United Statesexpersharewww.expershare.com
TimBarrios United StatesIBMwww.rational.com