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Questioning Extreme Programming by Pete McBreen

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Chapter 6. Planning Incremental Development

Everyone develops incrementally; the difference is in the size of the increments.

The planning practices are based on the idea of minimizing the risk of schedule slippage while maximizing the opportunity for the users to verify that their needs have been understood and the business has not changed. Extreme Programming differs from many other approaches because it focuses on delivering the “smallest, most valuable set of stories” [Beck, 2000, p. 133]. By utilizing very short iterations, XP eliminates the possibility of large, unexpected schedule slips, and by delivering working software every few weeks, XP provides direct feedback about the quality of the estimates to reduce the chance of even small, unexpected ...

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