Alistair Cockburn

“Alistair Cockburn is not just a methodologist, he is the only methodologist with the clarity of mind to set the standards for the rest of us.” – J. D. Krise

About Me

Dr. Alistair Cockburn is an internationally renowned IT strategist, expert on agile development, use cases, process design, project management, and object-oriented design. He was voted one of the “The All-Time Top 150 i-Technology Heroes” in 2007, for his pioneering work in understanding use cases and for co-creating the agile software development movement.

He is the author of the Crystal agile methodologies, three Jolt-awarded books on software development, the co-author of the Agile Manifesto and the project management Declaration of Interdependence, inventor of Initial Response Technique massage, and a Certified Scrum Trainer. He is known for his lively presentations and interactive workshops.

His blog, poems, articles, and talks are available online at