Why did we name our company Snowbird?

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People often ask us how we came up with our name.  We chose “Snowbird” in homage of the excellent work done by the Agile Alliance in Snowbird, Utah on February 11-13, 2001.  There, seventeen representatives of different Agile methodologies convened to create the Agile Manifesto.

We are uncovering better ways of developing
software by doing it and helping others do it.
Through this work we have come to value:

Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
Working software over comprehensive documentation
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
Responding to change over following a plan

That is, while there is value in the items on
the right, we value the items on the left more.

We are Agile purists and wanted the name of our company to symbolize the earnest intent of embracing delivering value over administrative rigidity that slows it down.  Bob Martin, one of the seventeen representatives, described the Agile Alliance as “a group of people who held a set of compatible values, a set of values based on trust and respect for each other and promoting organizational models based on people, collaboration.”

At Snowbird Agility, we echo that sentiment.  Our workplace is based on trust and respect, where we work earnestly to promote organizational models that engage and excite people about what they are doing.  Too often, corporations and bureaucratic red tape hinder people, leaving them disenfranchised and dreading the workplace.

Our mission is to help companies improve their workflows and instill a culture of continuous improvement resulting in happy employees and delighted customers. We do that through implementing business agility in all our services which, when done well, offers hyper-efficient teams and work-life balance. These teams execute upon well-defined company priorities, delivering what customers want.

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