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* First briefing on Extreme Programming overbooked

* Second chance to learn about XP on 25th October

16th October 2001: Because of the huge demand for places on its Breakfast Briefing on Extreme Programming (XP), Poole's leading supplier of IT systems and services, Deverill, has announced a second briefing on XP.

The additional presentation, by Dr Neil Roodyn, will explain the most talked about development methodology of the last few years. It will be held on 25 October at the Gresham Court Hotel in Bournemouth, from 8am to 10am and will include a light breakfast.

Deverill's training manager Bill Norris explains, 'We were both surprised and delighted at the very high level of demand for places on our Breakfast Briefing on XP, and organised a second to follow on 25 October. This surge of demand shows just how much interest has been generated in the latest software development methodology and how much local business people appreciate the Deverill Breakfast Briefing programme.'

The course is designed for developers, project managers, customers, and anyone who wants to obtain an understanding of XP, who needs to develop solutions which are fast to market and who wants to gain an insight into how to best create happy customers of software development projects

Extreme Programming (XP)

Extreme Programming is one of the most talked about development methodologies of the last few years. XP was conceived and developed to meet the needs of small software teams who are faced with ever changing business requirements. While XP challenges many conventional theories it is not totally new or unique. XDP draws on observations of what works well in software development projects and turns the volume up!

The Deverill Breakfast Briefing on XP examines many of these well-known and documented ideas and explains how they fit into the XP methodology. The seminar also explores the reasons why some of the more popular tenets have been sacrificed in XP

The Briefing consists of discussions of core XP methods and reviews the experiences of two different development teams. It assumes that delegates are familiar with other development methodologies and have experienced at least one software development project. An understanding of component based design and development would be advantageous.

The seminar covers the following topics:

Planning for XP projects

Identifying decisions made by business and those made by the project stakeholders

Defining and prioritising user stories

Testing in XP development projects

Handling defects in the system

Integration issues resolved by XP

Pair programming

Iterative design and the mini milestone approach

Always having a system ready to ship

Working with customers

Walk through real life scenarios

About Deverill Training Services

Deverill Training Services is a division of Deverill Limited, a leading UK provider of IT systems, solutions and services to corporate users. Based in Poole, Dorset, Deverill has offices in Coventry, Southampton and London. Deverill supplies and supports solutions and services to major blue chip customers and the health and government sectors, including PowerGen, Quaker Oats, Age Concern, ICO, and the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Deverill is a market leader in a number of key advanced technology IT fields including Thin-Client Systems, Customer Relationship Management software, Help-desk software and outsourcing, Remote Network Management, Computer Telephony Integration, and IT Training.

Deverill Training Services offers Skills Monitor, a unique Training Needs Assessment software package and provides a full range of IT training courses at all levels. Deverill's training clients include Siemens, ACT and the Department of Transport.


For more information visit or contact:

Tony Kingston
Marketing Manager
Deverill Ltd
Tel : 01202 785 000


Jacqui Green
Tel: 020 8464 6462

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