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Re: Pair Programming problem: 3 pros 2 cons. What to do?

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  • Phlip
    ... Let the 3 take turns pairing promiscuously with each other, and track who wrote what bug for a while. -- Phlip
    Message 1 of 42 , Jun 3 12:11 PM
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      Michael Dubakov wrote:

      > We have 5-person development team and tried pair programming 3 months ago. 3 developers like it, while 2 other don't (and quite aggressively vote against PP). These 2 people who do not like PP are very experienced developers. Obviously we don't want to fire them.
      >
      > What will you do in this case?

      Let the 3 take turns pairing promiscuously with each other, and track who wrote
      what bug for a while.

      --
      Phlip
    • Charlie Poole
      Also, do *not* just decide to pair and do it without some in-depth discussion of how to do it. Developers tend to think it s obvious but it isn t always so.
      Message 42 of 42 , Jun 9 3:21 PM
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        Also, do *not* just decide to pair and do it without
        some in-depth discussion of how to do it. Developers
        tend to think it's "obvious" but it isn't always so.

        Charlie

        > -----Original Message-----
        > From: extremeprogramming@yahoogroups.com
        > [mailto:extremeprogramming@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of banshee858
        > Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 10:31 AM
        > To: extremeprogramming@yahoogroups.com
        > Subject: [XP] Re: Pair Programming problem: 3 pros 2 cons. What to do?
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        > >
        > > PP was suggested by Scrum master and team agreed to try it
        > for awhile.
        > > On a retrospective meeting 1 month later majority of the
        > team members
        > > agreed to keep this practice. But now 2 developers criticize PP.
        > >
        > It sounds like you began the process with a consensus
        > decision making process and then changed the rules to allow a
        > majority vote without identifying you were switching your
        > decision making process. I am not surprised that you are
        > having problems with the minority. They feel like they got
        > shafted. I'd work to revisit the decision with and return to
        > consensus.
        >
        > Carlton
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