Does Pair Programming Have to Suck?

On some Agile teams pair programming is the norm; developers enjoy the collaboration and experience enhanced productivity. Others, though, work on teams where pairing is shunned, avoided, or just faked. Why do some craftsmen thrive with pairing while others want nothing to do with it?

Why does coach-enforced pairing turn into something dry, distracted, imbalanced and ineffective? Effective pairing can increase creativity, energy, speed and quality. What factors make that possible? Join in an honest discussion and learn about which pairing styles drag teams down and what sort of pairing helps teams rock. Whether you’ve never paired before, or you’re on a team that’s trying, you’ll have fun and come away with a clear sense of the best that pairing has to offer.

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