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Questioning Extreme Programming by Pete McBreen

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Chapter 22. Is XP for You?

Adopting XP is easy. The entire team has to want to use XP and commit to making it work for the whole team.

In the end, it all comes down to how much you really want to use Extreme Programming. Sure, some programmers are clamoring to use it. It will look cool for marketing purposes, and it is always great to add a new acronym to the resume, but do you really and truly want to switch to using Extreme Programming?

This is the key question: Do you really want to adopt XP? After a rational analysis of the various pros and cons, and assuming that XP is suitable for your projects, in the end it comes down to an emotional choice. Are you committed enough to make it happen within your organization? Once you have answered that ...

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