Preparing for Your First Mob

Before starting your first mobbing session, there is some up-front preparation that must be done. This includes:

  • Framing mobbing as an experiment
  • Deciding who’s in your first mob
  • Finding a place to mob
  • Finding a problem to solve
  • Configuring a machine for mobbing
  • Organizing a mob timer

Framing Mobbing as an Experiment

When you first start Mob Programming, it’s important to frame it as an experiment. Framing it as an experiment is helpful in setting expectations, and it goes a long way to establishing a psychological safety net for those participating.

When speaking to others, let them know that you heard about the benefits of Mob Programming and you want to try it out to see if it’s useful. Then, find out their level ...

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