e-Talk Radio: Extreme Programming, 1 February 2001

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Summary:

Carol reviews some of the characteristics of extreme programming (test first, pair programming, user stories, etc.) and talks about where metrics fit into the extreme programming process.

TEXT TRANSCRIPT: 1 February 2001
Copyright 2001 Quality Plus Technologies and Carol Dekkers. All rights reserved.

Announcer: Welcome to Quality Plus e-Talk! with Carol Dekkers, brought to you by StickyMinds.com, the online resource for building better software. This program will focus on the latest in the field of technology. All comments, views, and opinions are those of the host, guests, and callers. Now let's join your host, Carol Dekkers.

Carol: Good morning, and welcome to Quality Plus e-Talk! with Carol Dekkers. This week, we're just waiting for our guests to phone in. We have Ward Cunningham and Kent Beck, who are two of the three "extremos" from Extreme Programming. Just to tell you a little bit about Extreme Programming, um, Extreme Programming, the two people who are going to be our guests this week have had years and years of experience coming up with the Extreme Programming method. It dates way back to 1989 when they first did some presentations at the Object-Oriented conferences. And we'll just wait a couple minutes for them to phone in and I'll tell you a little bit about me and what I do.

I run a company that is based in Tampa, Florida. We specialize in helping companies, in working with companies to build better software. To do that, you use measurement, software measurement, through targeted training and consulting services and managing by fact. A lot of people may have heard of managing by fact, but if you've got a process improvement initiative under way and you want to know if you're improving, one of the first things you need to do is measure where you are today.

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Carol Dekkers's picture Carol Dekkers

Carol A. Dekkers is President of Quality Plus Technologies, Inc., a management consulting firm specializing in creating peace of mind for companies who want to improve their software processes. Software measurement, software quality, process improvement, requirements, and software sizing (using function point analysis, as an example) are a few of the Quality Plus areas of specialization.

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