Micro Extreme Programming (Micro-XP)

Jan 4, 2005 14:58 · 135 words · 1 minute read

I had planned to write an article about using extreme programming (XP) within very small (1-3 person) teams. Luckily, I did a Google search first, and came up with

[micro-eXtreme Programming ( µ XP): Embedding XP Within Standard Projects]1 by Frank Adrian of Symantec, so now I don’t have to.

Frank comes from the perspective that XP is good, but you can do a form of XP as an individual, even if the rest of your team is not doing it. The style that I’ve chosen to do is to work on 1 week iterations and standard XP-length stories, rather than Frank’s suggested “paragraphs”.

That’s the nice thing about development processes. You can always tailor them to your own specific needs.

[1]: micro extreme programming&hl=en&client=firefox-a “micro-eXtreme Programming (µ XP): Embedding XP Within Standard Projects”