Pair Programming
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Posted By:   Luigi_Viggiano
Posted On:   Wednesday, August 29, 2001 01:16 AM

I believe the major problem about this is to make the client realize that 2 people working together on the same PC are more productive than 1 for workstation. Is it true? What can a coordinator say to the client to demonstrate this?

Re: Pair Programming

Posted By:   Dermot_Hennessy  
Posted On:   Wednesday, August 29, 2001 02:21 AM

I guess that in these cost saving times, one PC is possibly attractive? :o)

Seriously, I think that if you can get some stats regarding reduced faults in pair programmed code, that may work. I think that you could also mention some of the other benefits of XP such as collective code ownership, clients will be less concerned about staff turnover and holiday absences, etc.

I guess that I'm advocating pushing XP as a package rather than just one part if it.

I've been trying to find an article I read some time ago on the web concerning XP and managers' perceptions of it but it evades me at present. While trawling for it, though I found this article, an XP FAQ which has some links to empirical data concerning pair programming. This might be of some use to you.


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