Embrace change or embrace uncertainty

Filed under: Agile, eXtreme Programming, — Tags: Embrace change, Embrace uncertainty, eXtreme programming, eXtreme programming explained — Thomas Sundberg — 2013-03-02

Kent Beck wrote a very nice book eXtreme programming explained with the subtitle "Embrace change". But what he really want to embrace is uncertainty. What is uncertainty? It is those things that will happen but you are uncertain of. Possibly so uncertain that you haven't even thought about them in a risk analysis. It is the very nature of uncertain things, you don't think they ever will occur and can therefore not even think they might happen. They will therefore never turn up in a risk analysis.

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