This week I will explain how you can enable Pair Programming rotation. This idea was taken from the book Agile Coaching from Rachel Davies and Liz Sedley as well as the picture below. I believe pair programming is not enough, we need to enable pairs to change within a team, otherwise we will end up in a situation where only some pairs know a part of a product.
A trick is to work with the team to design a “big visible chart” to increase a visibility of what they want to track; in this case partners with whom they paired. This makes it easy for the team to see whether they are improving or not.
In this case team can use a pairing ladder to show who is paired with who and how often. Below you can find an example of this pairing ladder.
This was a short post to give you some ideas how can you enable/track pair rotation within your team.