Pairing is a common concept for development teams: two developers working to produce superior code together. While their pairing role may change (e.g. from driver to navigator, etc.), it’s generally assumed that pairing is only useful within development teams, but couldn’t it be useful elsewhere as well? Pradeepa Narayanaswamy has been pioneering an approach to pair testing within Agile teams and also external stakeholders that provides each individual in the pair a new perspective of the application being developed and iterated on. Pradeepa shares with Agile Amped her experience of working with a salesperson to gain a new perspective on how customers actually use the application. The result is quicker, more valuable feedback that the developer can use early in the development cycle while it is still cheap, rather than late in the cycle.
As an Agile Coach, Trainer and Consultant, Pradeepa Narayanaswamy is a self-proclaimed “Agile Passionista” who strongly believes in the agile principles used in transforming organizations to build superior quality products.
SolutionsIQ’s Howard Sublett hosts.