Steering phase : XP at Game Development

The Steering phase can be broken down to the followings

  • Get a task card: The programmer gets the task card for one of the tasks to which he or she has committed.
  • Find a Partner: The programmer will implement this task along with another programmer. This is further discussed in the practice Pair Programming.
  • Design the task: If needed, the programmers will design the functionality of the task.
  • Write unit test: Before the programmers start coding the functionality they first write automated tests.
  • Write code: The programmers start to code.
  • Run test: The unit tests are run to test the code.
  • Refactor: Remove any code smells from the code.
  • Run Functional test: Functional tests (based on the requirements in the associated user story and task card) are run.