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RE: XP and fruit-picking (was Re: is that a fork in the road?)

That depends on a very smart endgame focused customer 
and a contract that does not include maintenance or 
enhancements.  Good for some kinds of service-based 
work but will not scale to large sales of standardized 
or functionally stable software.

You guys learned absolutely nothing from the 
Netscape debacle.  Microsoft didn't have to 
beat them; they only had to wait for the fruit 
to rot on the vine and fall off.

Think Ford, not Ferrari.


Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h

-----Original Message-----
From: David Megginson [mailto:david@megginson.com]

On the contrary, the XP people grasp at the low-hanging fruit
precisely because they do not trust their knowledge of the endgame
requirements.  They know that the requirements *will* change during
development, drastically and continuously, so they implement the bare
minimum necessary to meet their short-term goals (i.e. two- to
three-weeks) and give the customer a chance to have some hands-on
experience and (possibly) rewrite the requirements after each
iteration.  Wild stuff.