What shouldn't have worked, but did?
George Paci <gpaci <at> tiac.net>
2011-06-08 14:31:15 GMT
In the ten years I've been doing XP, the same thing keeps happening:
First, I get so attached to a particular practice (large or small)
that I mistakenly think it's absolutely necessary. Second, I see a
team that doesn't use that practice (or adds some strange practice),
and figure they're making a mistake. Third, their customization
(omission or addition) works out well for them.
I've got a little list, but I'd like to make it bigger. So here's the
What have you seen teams do that couldn't possibly work,
but ended up working anyway? Why?
--George <gpaci at tiac dot net>
PS: Check out Bob Payne's Agile Toolkit podcasts:
By-the-book XP is like an off-the-rack suit: it's not likely to fit
you perfectly, but you'd better try it on before you make alterations.