This group’s specific focus is to learn/explore more about the XP Value: Simplicity. We will also focus on how this translates into the XP Practice: Simple Design & Testing. All Agile methods incorporate very similar values and practices in their approach. We have selected the XP ones as a way of expressing the values and practices of all Agile methods. Having read about these in literature, we will try to determine what is the state of the union in the industry.

Some of us have tried simple design & testing on our projects. In some case it has worked well and in some case it has not. This group in interested in sharing stories and tricks people have used.

We hope that you will walk away with a better understanding of the relationship between Simple Design and Testing, some simple strategies to manage design simplicity over a project’s lifecycle and some new ideas/perspectives of design and testing.