This is an assessed reflection on some workshops that we did for Agile Methodologies
Agile Workshop Reflections
As part of the course we have done three two hour workshops on Agile methodologies. These have been interesting as they have formalised the practises that I had been doing previously in my industrial year.
For example I wasn't aware that pair programming, test driven development, and continuous integration were part of extreme programming, however I had been using them all year. It was also interesting to see that other practices I had been trained in were closely related to the agile manifesto, such as creating and weighting stories, but we weren't following agile in any formal way.
Pair programming is an excellent tool and from experience of the workshops, personal projects and my industrial year, I can argue that working as a pair is a lot more efficient than working individually. The caveat for this is that both partners are at the same level of familiarisation