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

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You Can't Resist, Can You?

OK, you can't resist some metrics, and you might want to write up your project for the journals.

So keep a daily journal. The real metrics are the things that happen in the real world. Write in your journal every day at a fixed time, recording the events of the previous 24 hours. Evening is probably best for memory, if it works for you.

Here are some things Ron has been asked, or asked himself, that he sometimes wishes he had written down:

  • Number of classes and methods by date

  • Number of test classes, methods, and asserts by date

  • Number of stories available by date

  • Number of stories replaced, destroyed, split by date

  • Risks identified

  • Daily journal of feelings and observations

  • Significant events or comments made by people

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