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

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Chapter 28. Balancing Hopes and Fears

Those of you who have heard Ron, Ann, or me speak about XP are probably wondering where all the war stories are. Well, here's one.

C3 was about ready to launch, the acceptance tests where in the low nineties and moving steadily upwards, performance was within acceptable levels. But we had one hole. Early in the project, we had decided to retain the reporting portions of the legacy system. This would allow us to control the new system's interface, and maybe to launch the first phase of the system much more quickly. Unfortunately, that interface contained several hundred poorly understood data items. And it ...

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