Our Agile Journey

Founded in 1990 and based in Toronto, Ontario, Intelliware develops enterprise-grade software solutions that enable companies in complex industries to achieve substantive business results.

Much of our corporate history is linked intrinsically and strategically with Agile. As one of the first software development companies to adopt Agile in Canada, we’ve perfected a unique Agile adoption methodology that many of our corporate clients have also embraced.

1990
Intelliware founded in an apartment at Queen and Roncesvalles in Toronto.

1993
Intelliware adopts Smalltalk as a key technology.  The Smalltalk community would later pioneer many key Agile concepts.

1997
Working with the Smalltalk community, Intelliware becomes familiar with some early Agile practices, such as daily stand-up meetings and project rooms. Development annex is established, featuring dedicated project rooms.

1999
Intelliware adopts Extreme Programming and Agile development practices.

2000
Intelliware moves to new premises designed and built to be Agile-compatible, including dedicated project rooms, flexible furniture, personal work areas, community spaces, etc.

2003
Intelliware delivers large-scale projects using Extreme Programming and Agile practices.  Staff become involved with running the Toronto Extreme Programming/Agile users group.

2009
Intelliware sponsors and plays key role in organizing the first-ever Toronto Agile Community Conference (then known as Agile Tour Toronto)

2020
Intelliware celebrates its 30th year in business, and 20th year doing Agile.

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A number of Core Values define Agile development

These tenets include:

  • Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
  • Working software over comprehensive documentation
  • Client collaboration over contract negotiation
  • Responding to change over following a plan
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Since 1999

While the world feared the destructive power of Y2K, Intelliware became an early Agile pioneer and practitioner. Since that time, we’ve successfully delivered hundreds of digital projects using  Agile. Through co-teaming, we have transitioned several enterprises—including banks, software companies, and pension plans—to Agile.

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Leading Agile in the development community

Intelliware’s first experience in the Agile community began with concepts framed by Kent Beck. To this day, we remain frontrunners in Agile software development and proud members of the broader community of businesses who share our beliefs and practices. We founded and maintain an active role in the Toronto Agile Community.

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Agile Resources

We’ve been a pioneer in Agile and Lean software development since 2000.

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