Why won't they pair?Linda Cook
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Do your developers pair? If you can answer yes, then you are among the fortunate ones who have a trusting environment where people feel confident in their work.
Unfortunately there are a large number of development shops that don’t practice pairing in any form.
Pair programming was documented in Kent Beck’s book eXtreme Programming Explained and published in 1999.
So why is it that 17 years later many developers do not practice this simple yet effective programming technique?
This session will address many of the reasons that developers don’t pair. Drawing on experiences in over a handful of organizations and hundreds of teams, an examination of the factors contributing to a general lack of pairing.
Considerations include: environmental concerns, organizational barriers, personal style and experiences all contribute to whether or not people practice pair programming. You will get an opportunity to examine the many benefits of pairing and the variety of methods for pairing.
This session will include a short activity where everyone will get an opportunity to pair using Lego’s.