Chapter 21. Transitioning Away From Extreme Programming

Wouldn't it be great if there was a software development process that systems analysts raved about?

Currently the XP community is focused closely on the problems of adopting XP, but a more interesting question is, how do you transition away from Extreme Programming?

This is an interesting question, because XP is very appealing to programmers but is not suitable for all kinds of projects. Yes, it may be feasible to restructure your organization and projects to make them more suitable and amenable to Extreme Programming, but for some projects you may have to find an alternative process. In doing so, you are likely to face resistance from your XP teams because the sense of control over their work ...

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