How XP Can Improve the Experiences of Female Software Developers [chapter]

Clare Sudbery
2016 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
This paper describes my experience as a female software developer with 17 years' industry experience. Originally I worked with a more traditional waterfall approach to software design and development, but in recent years I have worked with XP. I have experienced many difficulties associated with being in a minority, but a lot of those problems have been alleviated since I started working with XP. My belief is that XP creates a more conducive environment for women and other minorities within the
more » ... industry. I believe that XP can -and should -pave the way to making the tech industry a more welcoming and attractive place for women.
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-33515-5_24 fatcat:v4qelwgwlvdovlwcjytaoou7ke