Mob Programming (perhaps better called Ensemble Programming) is the logical extension of Pair Programming. The entire team work together to deliver a single Product Backlog Item (or User Story). They work using the same computer, at the same time. They do all of the steps of their development process together, from requirements -> code -> testing (and any other steps you want). Because the entire team focused on one story at a time, then it is truly Limiting WIP. Furthermore, teams that do this tend to have higher throughput because of better quality. This also helps with knowledge sharing and cross-skilling.
- A day of Mob Programming – video
- Ensemble Programming should be the preferred name for mob programming
- Feedback on Mobbing
- mobprogrammingrpg – a game
- Mob Programming Guidebook
- Our Path to Mobbing
- Reflections on six months of mobbing
- Remote Mob Programming – podcast
Mob Programming Books:
- Code with the Wisdom of the Crowd – Mark Pearl
- Remote Mob Programming – Dr. Simon Harrer, Martin Huber, and Jochen Christ
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