Agile Documentation Strategies

Documentation is an important part of every system, regardless of the paradigm followed to develop that system. Although agilists are sometimes maligned for what is perceived to be their cavalier attitude towards documentation, the fact is that we take documentation very seriously. Agilists adhere to the philosophy that your team’s primary goal is to develop software, a message that sometime drowns out its sister philosophy that a project team’s secondary goal is to enable the next effort. Because the "next effort" typically involves running, supporting, operating, and maintaining the system, chances are incredibly good that you’re going to need to write some documentation along the way.
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