Proceedings of the Agile Development Conference, 2003. ADC 2003 (2003)
Salt Lake City, Utah
June 25, 2003 to June 28, 2003
Hugh Robinson , Open University
Helen Sharp , Open University
XP emphasises underlying values as well as the more visible twelve practices. In this paper we explore the relationship between practices and values from two perspectives: empirical and theoretical. We present empirical evidence that the twelve practices create a community in which the XP values are supported and sustained. We also present models of culture from other domains which suggest that an alternative set of practices can produce a community with the same underlying values. We conclude that the twelve practices are both significant and not significant.
H. Robinson and H. Sharp, "XP Culture: Why the twelve practices both are and are not the most significant thing," Proceedings of the Agile Development Conference, 2003. ADC 2003(ADC), Salt Lake City, Utah, 2003, pp. 12.