June 13, 2005
Getting Started with eXtreme Programming: Toe Dipping, Racing Dives, and Cannonballs
The recently published second edition of Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change explains how and why to use XP. But where to start? XP Explained uses the analogy of entering a swimming pool to describe how organizations get started with XP. There are toe dippers, racing divers, cannonballers, and all manner of variations in between. In this paper Kent Beck and Cynthia Andres characterize these styles.