What I could have learned from XP

In my college days, I played way too many card games - Hearts, Spades and Bridge. When you’re at an engineering school, you constantly encounter and incorporate new bidding gadgets in your game. Strictly speaking, I should have adopted a complete bidding system. But practically speaking, it was easier to evolve my game by slowly adopting pieces - especially when playing with a variety of partners.

And that’s how I approach Extreme Programming. Strictly speaking, I should probably adopt the whole thing. But practically speaking, it’s easier to adopt pieces as I gain understanding of each. This post marks the beginning of a series on how themes from XP fit into my life.