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The Pairing Session as the Atomic Unit of Work

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The Pairing Session as the Atomic Unit of Work
We have an Extreme Programming team at a small company dedicated to the Agile approach. Our team of 7 developers decided to use the pairing session as the fundamental unit of work for all organizing, planning, estimating, tracking, and of course, pair programming. It's been a great way to structure the day, provide rhythm and facilitate partner swaps. Estimating and tracking in pairing sessions provides us concrete feedback for improving estimates. This approach constitutes a hybrid between real time and abstractunit estimating, resulting in highly effective planning and an extremely stable velocity. We have been working this way for about a year and have been exceptionally pleased with the results.
Troy Frever, Paul Ingalls
Added 10 Jun 2010
Updated 10 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2006
Where AGILEDC
Authors Troy Frever, Paul Ingalls
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