Posts Tagged "extreme programming"

Replacing Legacy Systems? Mind the gap!

Sep 17 2014

Anyone who has travelled in London during the summer will have cursed the creaking transport system we call the Tube. Why is…

Conventional software development fails to deliver value

Aug 14 2012

As Kent Beck said in Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change: Software development fails to deliver, and fails to deliver value. This failure…

Knowledge nuggets from Kent Beck

Jul 01 2012

From the @energizedwork tweet stream with hash tag #rediscoveringkent whilst I was re-reading Kent Beck’s Extreme Programming Explained books (both versions) again:…

State of Agile survey for 2011 tells a familiar story

Feb 01 2012

One particular chart in the State of Agile survey for 2011 tells a familiar story. Have a look. First up, C –…

Using Spikes

Nov 01 2011

The XP practice of ‘spiking’ has been around for a while but there isn’t a whole lot written about it. Why Spike?…

Don’t do Scrum without XP

Sep 01 2007

I’ve been doing XP since 2000 and Scrum since 2004. I’ve never done Scrum without XP and, these days, I don’t think of…

My take on ‘The Perils of Pair-Programming’

Feb 01 2007

Yesterday I read Matt Stephen‘s article about the perils of pair programming. Let me prefix what I’m going to say with this: Pair-programming isn’t for everyone. It’s…

Change is required to accommodate agility

Feb 01 2007

On Wednesday night Andrew Scotland ran a workshop at the second Agile Practitioners Forum. The event was organised by Les Oliver and Simon Voice and sponsored by Radtac and Connections Recruitment.…

On average

Dec 01 2006

Here’s the content of a presentation I recently put together based on some averages derived from how we’ve been working. Pairing in the bullpen (originally…

Bit by bit or all at once?

Dec 01 2006

In his book The Fifth Discipline, Peter Senge says: From a very early age, we are taught to break apart problems. This…