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XP & Incremental Process
XP *is* a highly incremental process.
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XP & Proto-typing
Prototyping is somewhat counter to the XP philosophy.
An XP team uses the first two weeks of a project to build a minimal system, implementing the highest priority requirements. You probably could think of that as a prototype, but instead of throwing it away, the team will continue to evolve that system by adding functionality.
XPers *do* build what they call Spike Solutions, though - minimal prototypes, often in the dimension of a couple of hours. Most often this is done to increase the teams confidence into an estimate or to evaluate a specific technology.