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Re: [XP] balancing the pair in pair programming

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  • JackM
    Agreed 100% Jack www.agilebuddy.com twitter.com/agilebuddy blog.agilebuddy.com
    Message 1 of 45 , Dec 2, 2009
      Agreed 100%

      Jack
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      --- In extremeprogramming@yahoogroups.com, Dave Smith <davewsmith@...> wrote:
      >
      > On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 9:30 AM, JackM <jack@...> wrote:
      >
      > > I also think that expert-junior pair is a good way to educate and bring the
      > > skill level of the junior up
      > >
      >
      > It works both ways. I'm often the expert/senior half of the pair, and yet
      > seldom come away
      > from a pairing session without having learned something. It might be a new
      > keyboard trick, or a
      > non-obvious way to pull off a refactoring, or an insight about how to
      > articulate a design principle.
      >
      > Dave
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
    • 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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