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Pairing is Sharing
Maaret Pyhäjärvi
Email: <maaret@iki.fi> | Twitter:
maaretpMaaret Pyhäjärvi & Llewellyn Falco
Nimeä | At...
Meet Ru
Pairing between
experts is different
Pairing with
someone who
knows how to deal
with you is
different
Pairing on c...
Alexandra & Era of Pair Testing on
Two Computers
Shared tasks done
side by side
teaches
differences of
approaches
Sharing ...
Willingness to
try new things
Planning to
evolve our
strategies
Dealing with
setback
Feeling about
being wrong
MINDSET
See...
Learning to Pair
On tasks that mix
novice and expert
Specific style of
pairing: strong-
style
Realizing pairing is
a skill
Strong Style Pairing
“For an idea to go from your head to
the computer it must go though
someone else’s hands”
*http://lle...
Learning about myself
Rewarded as an
individual
contributor
Unlearning
ownership of ideas
and contributions
Quality
Quality
Getting the best
out of you
(not the most)
What Testing Gives Us
UnitTesting
ExploratoryTesting
SPEC
FEEDBACK
REGRESSION
GRANULARITY
GUIDANCE
UNDERSTANDING
MODELS
SE...
Deliberate Practice by Remote
Pairing
My Team
“Introverts suffer
with social
practices”
“I get more done
alone”
“I could try pairing
(but not with you)” “Back t...
* http://visible-quality.blogspot.fi/2015/09/my-first-full-day-of-mob-programming.html
That
would’ve
been a nasty
one to f...
Explaining is not Experiencing
Co-creation
vs.
Collaboration
Farming vs. Hunting
http://www.leanpub.com/MobProgrammingGuidebook
Thank you.
@maaretp
(please connect with me through Twitter or
LinkedIn)
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Pairing is Sharing

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Talk delivered at Tampere Goes Agile 2015. An experience report moving from someone who won't pair into someone who found strong-style pairing to be more fun way to pair.

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Pairing is Sharing

  1. 1. Pairing is Sharing Maaret Pyhäjärvi Email: <maaret@iki.fi> | Twitter: maaretpMaaret Pyhäjärvi & Llewellyn Falco Nimeä | Attribution (Finland) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/1.0/fi/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/1.0/fi/deed.en
  2. 2. Meet Ru Pairing between experts is different Pairing with someone who knows how to deal with you is different Pairing on chosen tasks is different
  3. 3. Alexandra & Era of Pair Testing on Two Computers Shared tasks done side by side teaches differences of approaches Sharing as we go vs. Debriefing at the end
  4. 4. Willingness to try new things Planning to evolve our strategies Dealing with setback Feeling about being wrong MINDSET See: Carol Dweck FIXED Static, like height Look good Avoid Defines your identity For those with no talent Helplessness GROWTH Can grow, like muscle To learn Seek and embrace Provides information Path to mastery Resilience   Ability Goal Challenge Failure Effort Reaction to challenge
  5. 5. Learning to Pair On tasks that mix novice and expert Specific style of pairing: strong- style Realizing pairing is a skill
  6. 6. Strong Style Pairing “For an idea to go from your head to the computer it must go though someone else’s hands” *http://llewellynfalco.blogspot.fi/2014/06/llewellyns-strong-style-pairing.html
  7. 7. Learning about myself Rewarded as an individual contributor Unlearning ownership of ideas and contributions
  8. 8. Quality
  9. 9. Quality Getting the best out of you (not the most)
  10. 10. What Testing Gives Us UnitTesting ExploratoryTesting SPEC FEEDBACK REGRESSION GRANULARITY GUIDANCE UNDERSTANDING MODELS SERENDIPITY Testing as artifact creation Testing as performanc e
  11. 11. Deliberate Practice by Remote Pairing
  12. 12. My Team “Introverts suffer with social practices” “I get more done alone” “I could try pairing (but not with you)” “Back to kindergarten with mob programming” “Ask if you need anything” “Many things need to progress” “Maybe for training purposes”
  13. 13. * http://visible-quality.blogspot.fi/2015/09/my-first-full-day-of-mob-programming.html That would’ve been a nasty one to find later
  14. 14. Explaining is not Experiencing Co-creation vs. Collaboration
  15. 15. Farming vs. Hunting
  16. 16. http://www.leanpub.com/MobProgrammingGuidebook
  17. 17. Thank you. @maaretp (please connect with me through Twitter or LinkedIn)

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