Articles tagged with: XP
Extreme Programming (XP) is a lightweight software development methodology based on principles of simplicity, communication, feedback, and courage. I like to be able to scan methodologies to compare approaches. To do so, I create a skeleton of the activities, artifacts, principles, and practices. Here are my notes on XP:
Release and iteration plans
Statistics about the number of tests, stories per iteration, etc.
Working code every iteration
Here’s the 12 XP practices:
For a visual of …
How do you create a candidate architecture in XP? The solution is to pick a set of stories that force you to build a skeleton of the system as a whole in your first iteration. If you can’t find the stories that force you to create the architecture you need, then you either put as much architecture in place as you need for now or you put the whole architecture in place on speculation. In Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change (2nd Edition) (The XP Series), Kent Beck writes about building …
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How can you leverage XP practices in a fixed-price contract? One approach is to fix the price and the schedule, but somewhat vary the scope. You reduce risk by fixing the cost and schedule. Flexing the scope means that you can respond to the customer’s changing needs as you deliver value. You can think of this as the customer subscribing to your development team’s service for a period of time. In Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change (2nd Edition) (The XP Series), Kent Beck writes about how to deal with fixed …
How can you be prepared to go in whatever direction the business or the system demands? Do you need to prepare for every possibility? No. Instead, you give up explicit preparation for any change. In Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change (2nd Edition) (The XP Series), Ken Beck writes that if you expect nothing, you can no longer be surprised.
Now You Are Ready to Learn
Beck writes about a student learning to become a swordsman. The master strikes the student each time his attention slips. The student becomes paranoid about getting whacked …
Do you need to adopt all of the Extreme Programming (XP) practices to get results? Can you adopt the XP practices piecemeal? In Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change (2nd Edition) (The XP Series), Kent Beck writes that you can adopt XP practices piecemeal, but the more you adopt, the more synergy you get.
The Full Value of XP Comes When All the Practices are in Place
The full value of XP will not come until all the practices are in place. Many of the practices can be adopted piecemeal, but their …