eXtreme Programming - Too extreme?

I’m gradually moving into being an eXtreme Programmer, takes a while to apply all practices, but I’m getting there..  One thing that kinda bugs me though; the lack of templates for existing applications / servers for helping me do what I do best : design and write code.

For one I’ve started using the XDE designer for .net (Rational). Really coooool tool. It comes with a lot of design patterns that are really nice. In addition it had a set of RUP features. Where did the XP features go??

Again, SharePoint. Templates for just doing simple User Story cards digitally with tasks and the ability to put these into iterations. What’s the problem??   I know that they all say : ”stick to the simplest tools there are; pen and paper”. Hello.. Wake up!  Tracking user stories, tasks and how much time spent on them are crying to be handled digitally. Someone should step up and create all these templates. Project should have a template for this as well..

Maybe that someone is me..  Hey.. Never thought about that angle.. :)  Well..  Today is the official blowing off steam day.

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