Extreme Programming (XP) is an agile software development framework that aims to produce higher quality software, and higher quality of life for the development team. XP is the most specific of the agile frameworks regarding appropriate engineering practices for software development.
The general characteristics where XP is appropriate were described by Don Wells on www.extremeprogramming.org:
-Dynamically changing software requirements
-Risks caused by fixed time projects using new technology
-Small, co-located extended development team
-The technology you are using allows for automated unit and functional tests
Due to XP’s specificity when it comes to it’s full set of software engineering practices, there are several situations where you may not want to fully practice XP.
While you can’t use the entire XP framework in many situations, that shouldn’t stop you from using as many of the practices as possible given your context.
A continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipeline is a series of steps that must be performed in order to deliver a new version of software. CI/CD pipelines are a practice focused on improving software delivery throughout the software development life cycle via automation.
By automating CI/CD throughout development, testing, production, and monitoring phases of the software development lifecycle, organizations are able to develop higher quality code, faster. Although it’s possible to manually execute each of the steps of a CI/CD pipeline, the true value of CI/CD pipelines is realized through automation.
This CI/CD pipeline template can help you:
- Visualize and document the deployable unit path in your software delivery process.
- Identify potential pipeline improvements.
- Plan a new pipeline and/or changes to your existing pipeline.
A competitor analysis, also referred to as a competitive analysis, is the process of identifying competitors in your industry and researching different marketing strategies. It's a foundational step in required to understand your industry and your space.
Use this template to track all the necessary work around creating a great Competitor Analysis on an internal team or as a service.