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

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Programmer Signs Up for Work and Estimates

Programmers sign up for work to allow individuals or pairs to accept the primary responsibility for completing specific work. The team does not force assignments on anyone, although someone signing up may ask for help from anyone and will receive it.

Programmers estimate their own work to provide the most accurate possible prediction of what will be accomplished. In addition, programmers feel more commitment to work that is scheduled for completion in a time they can believe in.

Now we begin the commitment phase, signing up for work and estimating it. After all the stories and tasks are presented, programmers sign up for the work to be done. It's possible to sign up for all the tasks for a given story ...

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