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Manage It! by Johanna Rothman

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Get Multiple Sets of Eyes on Work Products

Invite your team members to review each other’s work. It doesn’t matter what approach you use for review—pair programming, buddy review, peer review, walk-throughs, or formal code inspections—every part of your project will benefit from being reviewed. Offer your project team a variety of possibilities. These possibilities are in a particular order: least ceremony to most ceremony. In my experience, these are also most effective and sustainable to least effective and sustainable.

Pair programming. Before you assume “No one here will do that,” offer pairing as an alternative. (And remind people that they’ve already done pair debugging.) I’ve asked for volunteers who could choose to pair. I suggested ...

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