An ethnography of XP practice

H. Sharp; Hugh Robinson

Agile methods are a response to more rigorous and traditional approaches to software development which are perceived to have failed both customers and software development practitioners. eXtreme Programming (XP) is an example an agile method and we report on an ethnographic study of XP practice carried out in a small company developing Web-based intelligent advertisements. We identify five characterising themes within XP practice and discuss these findings in terms of the culture and community of XP.

Type of Publication: Paper
Conference: PPIG 2003 - 15th Annual Workshop
Publication Year: 2003
Paper #: 3
TitleAn ethnography of XP practice
Publication TypePaper
AuthorsSharp, H, Robinson, H
PPIG Workshop: 
2003-04-15th