Where has XP gone? ... and can we have it back?

Notes from the Open Space at XP Days 2009, London:

There doesn’t seem to be much mention of XP this year at XP Days. This begs a few questions:

XP not mentioned much. Lots of people seem to talk about “agile” — but it’s only a broad, umbrella term for lots of different things.

“We couldn’t implement all of scrum in our start-up” — pretty depressing. Where else are you going to find such a great opportunity to implement XP? Green field site, no established procedures or rules, need for minimalism/efficiency… so why aren’t people adopting it?

Why aren’t people doing it?

How do we explain the XP ideas?

What’s missing?

I’d like to thank all the people who took part. – Dafydd Rees