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Is project planning needed in an Extreme Programming (XP) project? Why or why not? A good tutorial outlining XP will be found at: www.extremeprogramming.org .

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"Is project planning needed in an Extreme Programming (XP) project?"
- The short answer is "Yes". Extreme Programming is one of the approaches to Software Development. Any software application development needs planning.

Extreme Programming [1] is a discipline of software development based on values of simplicity, communication, feedback, and courage. It works by bringing the whole team together in the presence of simple practices, with enough feedback to enable the team to see where they are and to tune the practices to their unique situation.

XP planning addresses two key questions in software development:
- Predicting what will be accomplished by the due date, and
- Determining what to do next.

The emphasis is on steering the ...

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