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RE: [XP] XP Elevator Pitch

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  • Victor Goldberg
    ... And sounds pretty god! :-) Victor ... From: Ben Kovitz [mailto:ben-kovitz@vertel.com] Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2000 9:39 PM To:
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      > That's the most you can do in 30 seconds.

      And sounds pretty god! :-)

      Victor

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Ben Kovitz [mailto:ben-kovitz@...]
      Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2000 9:39 PM
      To: extremeprogramming@egroups.com
      Subject: Re: [XP] XP Elevator Pitch


      John Brewer wrote:
      >You're on an elevator. In steps a friend or colleague you haven't
      >seen in a while. He says "What're you up to these days." You say
      >"Extreme Programming." He says "What's that?" You have about 30
      >seconds before he gets off the elevator.
      >
      >What do you say?

      "Most software-development methods aim at carefully making as many
      decisions as possible as early as possible, so you don't have to make code
      changes later when it's more expensive. Extreme Programming is a set of
      practices aimed at reducing the cost of making changes--keeping it
      constant, even, so you can change requirements as you learn and as the
      business situation changes."


      I think this is important. If XP sounded like yet another panacea
      methodology that claims to make everything predictable, efficient, and
      smooth as butter, I wouldn't be interested. What makes XP special and
      different is that it aims to flatten the cost-of-change curve. Tell
      someone that, and they'll be interested to learn more. That's the most you
      can do in 30 seconds.


      Ben Kovitz


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