A Practical Guide to eXtreme Programming

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Practically overnight, XP has become the world's #1 agile methodology. Now, A Practical Guide to eXtreme Programming delivers all the guidance and best practices you need to succeed with XP in your organization. This easy, concise introduction covers the entire project lifecycle, every key task, every participant's role -- and how to make XP's principles work in the real world!

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The one-stop guide for everyone getting started with eXtreme Programming!

  • Making XP principles work in the real world
  • Best practices for the entire project lifecycle: conceptualization through delivery
  • Understand the role of every participant: developer, manager, and customer
  • Specific solutions to the most common XP transitioning problems

Practically overnight, Extreme Programming (XP) has become one of the world's leading agile methodologies. Now, there's an easy, concise introduction that delivers all the guidance and best practices you need to make XP work in your organization!

A Practical Guide to eXtreme Programming doesn't just introduce key XP principles such as simplicity, communication, and feedback: it shows how to make them work in the real world. Using a start-to-finish case study, this book covers the entire project lifecycle, every key task, and the role of every XP participant—developers, managers, and customers. Coverage includes:

  • Envisioning your proposed software system
  • Writing effective user stories and acceptance tests
  • Planning for regular releases and iterations
  • "Coding with intention"
  • Best practices for integration, refactoring, testing, and delivery
  • Overcoming the challenges of transitioning to XP

Want all the benefits XP can provide? Want to implement XP as smoothly and painlessly as possible? This is the place to start!

About the Author:

DAVE ASTELS has more than 17 years' experience as a software developer in areas ranging from embedded environment control to intellectual property protection systems to electrical energy trading systems. For more than a decade, he has been working almost exclusively with object technologies. He runs his own consulting company specializing in Extreme Programming and pervasive Java solutions.

GRANVILLE MILLER is co-author of Addison Wesley's Advanced Use Case Modeling series of books, has presented tutorials at object-oriented technology conferences worldwide, and has worked with companies ranging from early-stage startups to the world's most established software giants.

MIROSLAV NOVAK has been a proponent of eXtreme Programming for nearly three years, actively following its development and taking advantage of opportunities to apply its tenets. Miroslav is a Mentor at Togethersoft Corporation. He currently teaches and develops workshops and contributes to product development specification and testing.

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