Dr. Alistair Cockburn co-authored both the Agile Manifesto and later the Declaration of Interdependence. He created the Agile Development Conference in 2003 and served as a board member of both the AgileAlliance and the Agile Project Leadership Network. He received three Jolt awards for his books on agile development and use cases. Dr. Cockburn is known for his expertise on many aspects of software development, his insightful views of software development and his lively classes.
Dr. Cockburn was named in 2007 as one of “The All-Time Top 150 i-Technology Heroes”.
He designed IBM’s first methodology for object technology in 1992, served as special advisor to the Central Bank of Norway in 1998, decoded the writing of effective use cases in 1999, co-authored the Manifesto for Agile Software Development in 2001, the Declaration of Interdependence in 2005, and won Jolt and Jolt Productivity book awards three times.