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Developing in Pairs

Problem: People are scared to solve problems alone.

Context:

Code ownership has been identified and development is proceeding.

Forces:

People sometime feel they can solve a problem only if they have help.

Some problems are bigger than an individual.

Too many people can't sit in front of a keyboard and screen.

Effort goes up nonlinearly with number of people.

Solution:

    Pair compatible designers to work together; together, they can produce more than the sum of the two individually.

Resulting Context:

A more effective implementation process. A pair of people is less likely to be blindsided than an individual developer.

Design Rationale:

Compare with Group Validation.

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