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Special Offer: Extreme Programming

Download your complimentary copy of the Cutter Consortium white paper "Extreme Programming", written by Agile Product and Project Management Practice Director Jim Highsmith, Cutter Fellow Ken Orr, and Cutter Senior Consultant Alistair Cockburn, below!

Organizational environments are driven by values and principles. Extreme Programming (XP) may or may not work in your organization, but, ultimately, success won't depend on using one or two of XP's practices -- such as 40-hour work weeks or pair programming. Success will depend on whether or not the values and principles of XP align with those of your organization.

This white paper identifies and explores the dozen practices that define XP, including:

  • The planning game
  • Small releases
  • Metaphor
  • Simple design
  • Refactoring
  • Testing
  • Pair programming
  • Collective ownership
  • Continuous integration
  • The 40-hour work week
  • On-site customer
  • Coding standards

You'll get a discussion of some of the important principles key to XP, such as communication, simplicity, feedback, courage, and quality work. You'll learn the importance of refactoring, and you'll get a review the Crystal Clear methodology, from its creator Alistair Cockburn. What's more, you'll get five key ideas to take away from the discussion of XP and light methods.

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NOTE: This white paper has been created in Adobe Acrobat 6.0, and is best viewed using Acrobat Reader 6.0. If you do not have Acrobat 6.0, you can download a free copy from the Adobe Web site: