Acceptance Test Driven Planning

  • Richard J. Watt
  • David Leigh-Fellows
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-27777-4_5

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3134)
Cite this paper as:
Watt R.J., Leigh-Fellows D. (2004) Acceptance Test Driven Planning. In: Zannier C., Erdogmus H., Lindstrom L. (eds) Extreme Programming and Agile Methods - XP/Agile Universe 2004. XP/Agile Universe 2004. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3134. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


The experience of XP planning for many is not a successful one. We have found that by making acceptance tests not only central to the definition of a story but central to our process itself, they can be used to drive the entire development. This paper describes an adaptation, or evolution to XP style planning based around acceptance testing which takes the existing planning practices (with some additions) and organises them in a way that we believe can lead to better planning and more predictable results.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard J. Watt
    • 1
  • David Leigh-Fellows
    • 2
  1. 1.ThoughtWorksUK
  2. 2.EggUK

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