Agile Teams
Publications - TXP Presentation at TUG 2004
(Second Annual TSPSM Users Group Conference)
"Team eXtreme Programming (TXP) Results: Blending TSP with XP"
Authors | Publication History | Background Required | Abstract
This paper was written and presented by Brian Robinson and Gregory Gillooly, and authored in collaboration with Karen Smiley. See the final slides for acknowledgements and credits to contributors.
Publication History:
This is the first in an anticipated series of TXP papers we will be writing as TXP is developed.
  • August 27, 2004: , slides submitted to SEI - comments solicited.
  • Sept. 27-28, 2004: V0.9 slides presented at TUG
Background Required:
This paper assumes good familiarity with the and agile methods, specifically XP. It will be most meaningful to experienced TSP and XP practitioners or coaches.
(After the conference, the abstract will also be available on the ABBCorporate Research Scientific Publications website)
This presentation will describe to conference attendees a real-world example of integrating eXtreme Programming (XP) into a Team Software Process project, giving the business the best of both worlds: TSP's focus on high product quality and management by data, plus the benefits of agile development practices.
We will summarize the data and lessons learned from a novel "TXP" (Team eXtreme Programming) initiative in a small business unit of a large global commercial enterprise.
The presentation will include:
- Who (the project circumstances and team composition)
- What (the subset of XP practices selected by the TSP team)
- Why (the reasons behind the choices)
- How (e.g., tailoring the traditional pair programming roles to support TSP data gathering);
- When (delivery of project results)
The presenters are the TXP team's Team Leader and Process Manager, who were also the primary development pair on the project. The third co-author was the TSP Coach for the TXP team.