XP Values, Practices and Principles

Here are the XP


  • Communication (possibly Visibility)
  • Simplicity
  • Feedback (formerly Testing)
  • Courage (formerly Aggressiveness) (See: XpCourageValue)
  • Respect



Fundamental Principles:

  • Rapid Feedback
  • Assume Simplicity
  • Incremental Change
  • Embracing Change
  • Quality Work

Further Principles:

  • Teach Learning
  • Small Initial Investment
  • Play to Win
  • Concrete Experiments
  • Open, honest Communication
  • Work with people’s instincts – not against them
  • Accepted Responsibility
  • Local Adaptation
  • Travel Light
  • Honest Measurement

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