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Stuff with the Perl Foundation. A couple of patches in the Perl core. A few CPAN modules. That about sums it up.
Does anyone have any particular XP project management tools they can recommend? Reading through docs and actually using a tool are not the same thing :)
Tried that. I couldn't find the "undo" button. :)
You should test constantly and integrate continuously, whether you are using JUnit and Ant, prove and Make, Aegis, or scratch paper and a fleet of hamsters.
You should be in constant contact with your customer, whether he is on site with the developers, teleconferences twice daily, video chats on demand, or retains a psychic to transfer thoughts through subspace telepathy.
If you read between the lines in the XP literature, it's not about us
Microsoft Project style tools are precisely what I am trying to avoid. However, there are still benefits to a good XP project management tool.
The primary benefit of
But moving away from 3x5 cards for these use cases seems rather, um, heavyweight. Reading what problems you want to solve, the one word that comes to mind is photocopier.
If you've got a good 3x5 card process at the moment, making photocopies of what you're doing this week takes about a minute, and has very little impact on your workflow. Added cost to the team, maybe $5/year. Added cost to adopt some software automation? Well, depends on how long it takes you to retool your workflow.
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