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Planning Extreme Programming

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XP is the most important movement in our field today. I predict that it will be as essential to the present generation as the S.E.I. and its Capability Maturity Model were to the last. --From the foreword by Tom DeMarco The hallmarks of Extreme Programming--constant integration and automated testing, frequent small releases that incorporate continual customer feedback, and ...more
Paperback, 139 pages
Published October 26th 2000 by Addison-Wesley Professional
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Mar 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
The original manifesto for XP, this book finally codified a lot of the project management knowledge that came to me from quite a number of different sources. This is a fast book to read through and it does not waste your time with any of its material. I would recommend that every developer read this book for the shared vocabulary it offers.

That being said, some parts of the book left me dissatisfied. I think because I spent so much time in product-design oriented classes, I consider myself, fel
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Outstanding overview of how to interact with engineers and plan in XP.
Jean Tessier
Oct 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Two authors for whom I have immense respect and a foreword by Tom DeMarco. I finally got around to reading this one. I delayed because the other XP books already covered the planning game as far as I'd care. But hopefully these authors can make it interesting still.

I was pleasantly surprised that something apparently so simple as the planning game could have almost infinite subtleties. The authors have streamlined it somewhat but the original intent stays. Divide the work into manageable chunks
James Oden
Aug 11, 2015 rated it liked it
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The book is thought provoking and filled with easy to understand examples. Still I remain somewhat ambivalent towards it. Certainly, the point that the customer is the one who should be making decisions with regards to what should be done and in what order was strongly and reasonably made. The same is true of the idea that the source of estimation should come from the developer and be balanced by the theory of the previous days weather. I wish I could articulate what makes me conflicted with reg ...more
May 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Well written, easy to follow book with great examples. Lots of ideas to try and hints and tips of common pain points. Have been adapting our current agile-ish process based on my readings so far, and will continue to do so to ensure we have a process that works for out team/product.

Favourite takeaway is probably:
"As the basis for your planning, assume you'll do as much this week as you did last"
which just makes sense
David Lindelof
May 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Great complement to the classic "Extreme Programming Explained", but more targeted to the XP management side of things.

Planning and managing XP projects had been already covered to some degree in Beck's previous work but this book goes into much more detail, and will probably prove useful for the aspiring manager of an XP team. Plus, it's a relatively light and easy read.
Jul 27, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: software engineers
I read this sometime ago. I was very excited about XP and still think it is a wonderful practice. I was able to work on a team for a few months where XP was used and was definitely a productive enjoyable time. It is difficult to get management interested in this.
Matt Green
Jan 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Provides some very practical advice if you've read "Extreme Programming Explained" and now have to put all those high-level ideas and new practices into action on a real project - I keep it very close to my desk.
Jan 21, 2008 rated it really liked it
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This is a book that focuses on how to do release planning when you have instituted XP. There is little, that isn't in Extreme Programming Explained, but it is a little bit better organized and a little more focused on the Customer (i.e., the Product Manager in XP lingo) rather than the Engineer.
Jan 25, 2016 rated it liked it
Another way to see development projects, much more people oriented. It seems risky, but worth trying when traditional management tools keep failing on and on
Eric Kaun
Apr 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A great book with a unique take on planning and steering software development projects.
Artur Sabirov
Aug 23, 2011 rated it liked it
Читал в 2004 году. В те годы XP была в диковинку и все боялись внедрять эту методику. Сейчас обычное явление.
Apr 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
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First great approach to understand what's behind an agile project development.
William Anderson
Mar 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Quick nice followup on planning techniques for Extreme Programming, in terms of estimates, scope adjustments and so forth.
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