Extreme Programming (XP) provides a set of technically rigorous, team-oriented practices — e.g. Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration, and Pairing — that empower teams to deliver high quality software, iteratively.
However Pivotal is more than Labs: we ship enterprise products including Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Greenplum Database, and GemFire.
How does XP apply when you have multiple teams collaborating across multiple timezones and locations to deliver a shipping product?
This talk lays out the XP practices as the foundation but then explains how we operate at scale to achieve visibility, tight feedback loops, and radical collaboration even with large products and distributed teams.
Elisabeth Hendrickson is Vice President of Data R&D at Pivotal where she is responsible for engineering and product management for big data solutions. Under her leadership, the R&D teams have successfully transitioned to an agile, iterative approach, shipping releases of our enterprise-class data products on a frequent cadence. Elisabeth is a recognized as a leader in Agile software development and received the prestigious Gordon Pask Award from the Agile Alliance. She is the author of Explore It! from Pragmatic Bookshelf.