Extreme Programming (XP) is an agile software development framework that facilitates the production of higher quality software, and a higher quality of life for the development team. This course provides a basic understanding of AGILE/XP principles and tools and techniques used in implementing AGILE/XP in a coordinated fashion to ensure successful project outcomes.
Extreme Programming is successful because it stresses customer satisfaction, as opposed to delivering everything the customer could possibly want on some date far in the future. The emphasis is on delivering the software in increments that provide the most value to the customer first. Extreme Programming empowers developers to confidently respond to changing customer requirements, even late in the life cycle.
This course integrates LEAN principles, where applicable, with AGILE/XP. Lean is a business methodology, initially used to improve throughput in manufacturing, that is used in Adaptive Project Life Cycles to achieve more predictable delivery, greater efficiency, and a customer-centric mindset. Applying Lean principles to project management facilitates empowerment to project team members to provide better clarity, and delivers projects with an emphasis on delivering value to internal and external customers.
What will you learn?
In this course, students will learn the benefits of this approach and how XP emphasizes teamwork. XP relies on a simple, yet effective environment that facilitates the formation of high performing teams. The team self-organizes around the problem to solve it as efficiently as possible.
XP improves a software project in four ways:
- Emphasis on communication between the team and stakeholders
- Simplicity of methodology
- Timely feedback from stakeholders
- A safe and courageous environment within the team
This course includes 4 hours of training and 15 course videos. Below are the topics you will learn in this course:
- Agile Principles and Mindset
- Value Driven Delivery
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Team Performance
- Adaptive Planning
- Problem Detection and Resolution
- Continuous Improvement