IBM / NCSU XP/Agile Metrics
Our small team at IBM has studied the results of using Extreme Programming practices in conjunction with NC State University and the Center for Advanced Computing and Communication. In doing so we not only benefited from the use of the agile practices, but established a set of lightweight measurements as a guide to evaluating our progress. At XP/Agile Universe 2002 we presented a paper describing a method of seeing if our team was actually using XP by conducting bi-monthly surveys [Krebs 2002]. This update shows the results of the survey data we gathered and how we cross checked the survey with objective numeric metrics.