Helps the reader gain perspective on Extreme Programming, and sort out the best way to implement this practice in their organization.@BULLET = Includes contributions from Extreme Programming luminaries such as Kent Beck, Martin Fowler, Ward Cunningham, Ron Jeffries, and more.@BULLET = Contains the best papers from the world's two leading Extreme Programming conferences: XP 2001 and XP Universe.@BULLET = Helps organizations fully understand, transition to, and overcome the common challenges of Extreme Programming.@SUMMARY = For some, Extreme Programming represents a new set of rules, for others it is a humanistic set of values, and to still others it is a very dangerous over simplification of software development. Anyway you slice it, Extreme Programming is thought-provoking and controversial. Extreme Programming Perspectives collects the best papers from the world's two leading XP conferences, and presents this information in a handy, easily-digestible format that allows reader to determine whether XP is a prudent undertaking for their organization, and how their organization can optimize their XP initiatives. The book contains contributions from the most renowned names in the XP field, including Kent Beck, Martin Fowler, Ward Cunningham, and Ron Jeffries. Despite the growing acceptance of XP, readers need information to understand and optimize this agile method. They need to place XP in perspective. This book provides what they need.@AUTHBIO = Giancarlo Succi is a Professor of Software Engineering at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta. Michele Marchesi is professor of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Cagliari, Italy. Together, Succi and Marchesi are co-authors of Extreme Programming Examined (AW, 2001). Don Wells has more than 20 years programming experience; in 1996 he worked on the Chrysler Comprehensive Compensation project followed by the VCAPS project where Extreme Programming was successfully applied. Laurie Williams is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at North Carolina State University.