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Muhammad Saifuddin
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hi authors,

is Agile | Xp methodology can be used without a team? Let say if I am the only person in my project. if your answer is YES then what are the negative and positive aspects of using these methodologies in that way.

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Muhammad,
You can use some practices like test driven development and stories without a team. Others won't work. Pair programming jumps out as one!


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Muhammad Saifuddin
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Thanks Jeanne for your reply,
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In my experience, those XP practices that *can* be done when working alone are still quite beneficial. The only drawback I can see is that you won't get the feedback, incitement etc. that a team gives - but that's orthogonal to whether you are working in an Agile fashion or not.

You might want to take a look at http://xp.c2.com/ExtremeProgrammingForOne.html for a discussion on this topic.


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Originally posted by Jeanne Boyarsky:
Others won't work. Pair programming jumps out as one!


Pshaw! http://www.azzurri.jp/en/software/soloprogramming/index.jsp

Muhammad Saifuddin
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Thanks Ilja,

In my experience, those XP practices that *can* be done when working alone are still quite beneficial. The only drawback I can see is that you won't get the feedback, incitement etc. that a team gives


Yes, This is what I expected.. and thanks for the link...
Muhammad Saifuddin
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Originally posted by Ilja Preuss:


Pshaw! http://www.azzurri.jp/en/software/soloprogramming/index.jsp



I will try this, to check whether how & where it becomes a pair partner in project.
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