Mark Pearl

The following was inspired by Pair Programming Illuminated

When you are in the mob…

There needs to be balance between holding your ground and compromising. Be assertive without being aggressive. Choose your conversations wisely; save them for things that really matter.
Practice active listening by acknowledging, restating, and summarizing ideas when appropriate.
Be empathetic towards others in the mob.

Someone who always gives in to others suggestions is doing a great disservice to the mob.
Someone who never gives others ideas a fair chance is also doing a great disservice to the mob.
Mob’s that insist on debating every single issue are impeding progress.

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