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January 28, 2009

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Pair Programming: How Important Is It?

Elizabeth Hendrickson hosted a web chat yesterday, attended by her imaginary brother Chet, Corey Haines, J.B.Rainsberger, and yours truly. After about a year of getting the microphones and webcams to work, we settled down to talk about pair programming. I

January 26, 2009

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Scrum Gathering, Orlando

I’ll be attending the Scrum Gathering in Orlando this March, as will Chet. We’ll be speaking, and generally milling around with the rest of the folks. …

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Refactoring — Not on the backlog!

There has recently been a lot of noise on the lists, and questions at conferences, about putting refactoring “stories” on the backlog. This is invariably an inferior idea. Here’s why:


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When our project begins, the code is clean. The field …

Estimate This! (or not)

My friends and colleagues in the #NoEstimates circles have some good ideas, as I've commented elsewhere. I'm left, though, with a couple of concerns.