How a State-of-the-Art Version Control System Supports Agile Principles. Any software development methodology depends heavily on version control, but none more than Agile. With its emphasis on faster production, flexibility, and continuous integration to drive ongoing software improvements, Agile places a premium on the quality and efficiency of version control. This paper also describes how Subversion’s features and functionality lend themselves to Agile’s values of Ease, Speed, Facilitation and Flexibility, and explains how Subversion reinforces the guiding principles of Agile that are outlined in the Agile Manifesto. Six of the 12 Agile Principles will be examined in detail.