Thursday, March 23, 2006

Change request in XP

Dave Rooney wrote the following on handing change requests in XP:

A change is simply another Story or Stories, so use new cards. They can be estimated by the developers and prioritized by the Customer. During Release Planning, we've filled the iterations based on the team's velocity. So, in order to schedule a new story into an existing iteration, a story or stories of equal size must be removed. There's no 'We'll squeeze it in', or 'We'll try to get it done'. When you do that, the developers will start to fall off the testing bandwagon in a hurry. Then, the system's quality goes out the window. The key point is that time is not variable, but scope is."

1 comment:

Narayana.D said...


I've been trying to decipher being a techi, WHY does it look impossible?? is it a sense of ambiguity or plane concept??