Ron Jeffries

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Ron Jeffries

Ron Jeffries (born December 26, 1939 in Washington, DC ) is an American computer scientist and next to Kent Beck and Ward Cunningham one of the three founders of Extreme Programming (XP). He wrote several books and studied at Harvard , Creighton University , University of Detroit, and the University of Michigan .

Jeffries lives near Ann Arbor , Michigan . He began his varied career in 1962 as a software developer and then took on management responsibility. He was then manager and executive. Since the mid-1990s he has been an independent consultant and constant contributor to the Agile Alliance .

He is one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto .


  • Ron Jeffries et al .: Extreme Programming Installed, Addison-Wesley (2000), ISBN 3-8273-1709-6
  • Ron Jeffries et al .: Extreme Programming Adventures in C., Microsoft Press (2004), ISBN 0-7356-1949-2

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Manifesto for Agile Software Development. Retrieved June 25, 2016 .