Treetown Agile Adventure
My adventures in Agile Software Development and Coaching from Ann Arbor, MI.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Why Pair Program?
Pair programming is one of the agile engineering practices that developers give me the most pushback on (probably second only to TDD). Here are some of the reasons I give for why we pair program:
research (navigator) instead of progress
research (solo dev)
may avoid the need for code reviews, which can be contentious
second set of eyes, catches silly mistakes
less thrashing between QA and dev and back
less time wasted down rabbit holes, as navigators offer perspective
less time wasted on non-work distractions
keep each other honest on practices like code quality, TDD, checkins
reduces a team's
, a significant business risk for IT projects
I'd like to write more about some of these, but I'm not sure when I'll get to it.
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