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Re: [XP] balancing the pair in pair programming

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  • Tim Ottinger
    Frequent switching totally balances the pairs. Tim Ottinger http://agileinaflash.blogspot.com/ http://agileotter.blogspot.com/
    Message 1 of 45 , Dec 2, 2009
      Frequent switching totally balances the pairs.

      Tim Ottinger
      http://agileinaflash.blogspot.com/
      http://agileotter.blogspot.com/



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      > From: zdnfa <zdnfa@...>
      > To: extremeprogramming@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Wed, December 2, 2009 9:56:16 AM
      > Subject: [XP] balancing the pair in pair programming
      >
      >
      > Dear all,
      >
      > One of the issue I have come thru is how to make up pairs. I mean how do we for
      > the pairs at the very beginning of the project. In one of the articles I have
      > come thru says that pairs could be formed in one of three compositions:
      > expert-expert, expert-naive, and naive-naive.
      >
      > In fact -as I think- one cannot make sure that is easy to find the first
      > combination in all cases and contexts. Yet, do we face a case where the two
      > expert may face some competetion? will this competetion be counterproductive?
      >
      > in the other case will a naive partner be a problem to his/her expert parnter?
      >
      > I would like to hear from you
      >
      > Regards
      >
      > Zaidoun
      >
      >
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    • thycotic
      ... Some ideas here: http://agileshout.com/questions/15/what-is-the-best-match-for-pair-programming-beginner-expert-beginner-beginner
      Message 45 of 45 , Dec 19, 2009
        > In my experience I found that the expert-junior is the best
        > combination. It does increase the skill level of both, but what we
        > had to do is that let the junior be involved more in customer
        > collaboration, where the expert is more involved in writing the
        > code, the junior one was sitting beside and the irony is that the
        > junior helped in quality assurance, as he has better collaboration
        > with the customer.

        Some ideas here:
        http://agileshout.com/questions/15/what-is-the-best-match-for-pair-programming-beginner-expert-beginner-beginner
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