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Extreme Programming Installed by Chet Hendrickson, Ann Anderson, Ron Jeffries

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Chapter 8. Customer Defines Release

In each release cycle, the customer controls scope, deciding what to do and what to defer, to provide the best possible release by the due date. Work fits into the calendar based on business value, difficulty, and the team's implementation velocity.

As the XP customer, you have a right to an overall plan, to know what can be accomplished, when, and at what cost. You have the right to change your mind, to substitute functionality, and to change priorities. Not surprisingly, you also have corresponding responsibilities. The most important of those responsibilities is to define software releases and to manage ...

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