Some Anecdotal Evidence
Chrysler Comprehensive Compensation System (the C3 Project)
Reported by Williams, Kessler, Cunningham, Jeffries
Used XP principles, including pair programming
Payroll system software handles 10,000 employees
2,000 classes and 30,000 methods
"In the last five months of development, almost the only defects that made it through unit and functional testing were written by solo programmers."
See also description by Ron Jeffries (sidebar in article).
Ford Motor Company
Reported by Williams and Kessler
Work to build a Vehicle cost and Profit System
4 years using traditional waterfall methodology: unsuccessful
Under 1 year using XP: successful
created May 16, 2003
last revised November 7, 2003