schedule Oct 24th 04:15 PM - 05:00 PM place Room 6

So why does pair programming (or any form of pairing really) work? Well rather than tell you why, let's experience it! 

This is a simple 3 round exercise that you can do with your teams and managers to demonstrate the benefits of pairing. It will show the linkage between having a shared mental model through collaboration and ease of integrating the resulting work.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

This session is structured as follows:

  • Introduction to the basics of the exercise (using Rory's Story dice and creating poetry). (5 min)
  • Round 1: Work simultaneously in parallel as individuals and see how integration went. (10 min)
  • Round 2: Work sequentially - share space, but not thoughts. (10 min)
  • Round 3: Work tangentially as a pair - share space and thoughts. (10 min)
  • Debrief - how to use the game, including an additional option/Q&A (10 min)

Learning Outcome

This game demonstrates how pairing, such as one would do in pair programming, improves a shared understanding of the work at hand and eases final integration of this work when it has to come together.

Target Audience

Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters, Team Leads, Technical Managers

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