Chapter 7. Primary Practices

In this chapter you’ll find practices you can safely start with as you begin to apply XP to improve your software development. Which one you should use first depends completely on your environment and what you perceive as your biggest opportunity for improvement. Some people need planning because they don’t know what needs to be done. Some need one of the quality-related practices because they are creating too many defects to be able to see what else is happening.

Sit Together

Develop in an open space big enough for the whole team. Meet the need for privacy and “owned” space by having small private spaces nearby or by limiting work hours so team members can get their privacy needs met elsewhere.

I was called to ...

Get Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change, Second Edition now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.