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Re: collective ownership games

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  • PAUL.GREW@TALK21.COM
    ... We currently change Pairs on completion of a story. which is about every day or two. ... not fully integrated, ToDo comments and system outs are common
    Message 1 of 4 , Mar 31, 2004
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      > Seems like pairs should change much more frequently than per iteration? I'd
      > think that changing every day or every couple of hours would make more
      > sense.
      We currently change Pairs on completion of a story. which is about every day or two.


      >
      > <a Target='_new' Href='http://talk21.btopenworld.com/redirect.html?http://www.xprogramming.com/xpmag/Etudes.htm#N84'>http://www.xprogramming.com/xpmag/Etudes.htm#N84</a>
      >
      > > We've been doing XP for over 6 months with a reasonable amount of
      > > success (our first project was on time with improved quality) and the
      > > feedback i get from by some of the team is that we practice collective
      > > dis-ownership.
      >
      > What do they mean by that? Are they saying that people write code and
      > desert it in bad condition?
      not fully integrated, ToDo comments and system outs are common themes.



      > When I encounter code that needs work, that I don't understand, I ask the
      > room who wrote it and ask them to pair with me. The act of asking the room,
      > I think, makes just enough of a public fuss to keep people honest.
      >
      > (Of course if no one answered, I'd look to see who checked it in. But I
      > think the public announcement "I'm having trouble with class FuBar. I can't
      > find the tests. Who worked on it?" has some value. On the other hand, I am
      > not famously subtle ...)

      Good advice.. i guess the trick as a coach is getting others to follow it




      regards
      Paul Grew


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