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What's the Impact of the Agile Manifesto on our Carbon footprint?

The Agile Manifesto captures "better ways of developing software" yet, could this better way also take the environmental, economic, and social footprints of your software into account?

The Agile Manifesto captures "better ways of developing software" yet, could this better way also take the environmental, economic, and social footprints of your software into account? For example, some forecasts project that in 2030 IT will account for 21% of all energy consumption. The software lifecycle creates direct and indirect carbon emissions: it has a footprint, worsening environmental problems. If we do not change the way we implement software, we will contribute to the increase in the carbon footprint. However, the environmental aspect is not the only one we need to focus on. If we take sustainability seriously, we have to examine software development holistically from these three perspectives: social, economic, and environmental (as defined by the triple bottom line). In this workshop, we want to examine how the principles of the Agile Manifesto can provide guidance for taking care of sustainability in software development. In order to do so, we will explore how the principles can contribute to sustainability, and how a greater awareness can change our current way of working for providing our contribution to addressing climate change. Thus, this session is about raising awareness of our contribution to more sustainability and understanding how the principles of the agile manifesto can support us in doing so. In addition, the purpose of the session is to highlight what our responsibility is and how we ensure that we take it into account.


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