Facework in a pair-programming session

BATES, Christopher, DOHERTY, Kathy and GRAINGER, Karen (2011). Facework in a pair-programming session. In: Psychology of Programming Interest Group Work in Progress, Sheffield Hallam University, April 18-19, 2011. (Unpublished)

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Improved communication is part of the agile solution to the problems we have in developing software. It has been shown that some development practices restricted feedback within teams because empirical studies suggest that a significant portion of the software maintainer's time is required to understand the functionality of the software to be maintained. Muller and Padberg demonstrated that when developers work together as tightly knit pairs this changes as their productivity and feelgood increase. In this paper we report on observations of developers programming as a pair. We see that the management of face is an important factor in attempts to reciver the meaning of code.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: software engineering, ethnomethodology, conversation analysis, face
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Depositing User: Christopher Bates
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2011 08:24
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 13:48
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3554

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