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Empirical Study on the Productivity of the Pair Programming

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Many authors complain the lack of empirical studies which assess the benefits and the drawbacks of agile practices. Particularly, pair programming rises an interesting question for managers: does pair programming mean to pay two developers in the place of one? We realized an experiment to compare the productivity of a developer when performing pair programming and when working as solo programmer. We obtained empirical evidence that pair programming decreases the effort of the single programmer.

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  • Pair Programming
  • Agile Practice
  • Agile Software Development

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Canfora, G., Cimitile, A., Visaggio, C.A. (2005). Empirical Study on the Productivity of the Pair Programming. In: Baumeister, H., Marchesi, M., Holcombe, M. (eds) Extreme Programming and Agile Processes in Software Engineering. XP 2005. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3556. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/11499053_11

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