EWT28 – That’s just funtestic

EWT28 – That’s just funtestic

Date: 24th July 2010
Time: 15:30 – 17:30 UTC

Product
Fantastic Contraption

Mission
Solve the puzzles in pairs. Each fifteen minutes pick up a new pairing partner. Until 4.30pm UTC.

Testers: Tarik Sheth, Richard Hill, Stephen Hill, Eusebiu Blindu, Ajay Balamurugadas, Markus Gärtner, Anna Baik

Markus Gärtner facilitated the discussion afterwards.

Anna Baik started the discussion. She paired with Richard. They did not exchange pictures from their individual solutions, but just discussed them. They noticed different preferences, and followed them with regular exchange over the chat. When asked whether Anna or Richard pair at work, both explained that they did pair in the past, but are currently the only tester in their individual team.

Others joined into the discussion on pairing at their particular work, and how they contribute to programmer as well as testing in pairs. Different approaches to pairing were discussed, as well as experience from work and what to recommend to your testing manager.

The chat transcript can be found here.

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