the partner information. To begin, copy the following to top of the file, and enter your partner’s information. This should be the first post. As you later add more, this will remain at the bottom of the file.
email address: ___________________________
social media acct (optional): ____________
the weekly assignment/project commencement. At the beginning of every weekly assignment/project, create a post with the following.
assignment/project title: ________________
time estimate: ___________________________
the pair programming meetings. At the outset of every assignment/project meeting with your partner, create a post with the following.
NEXT : (date/time/place of next meeting)
the weekly assignment/project conclusion. At the end of each weekly assignment/project (because you completed the work or because the assignment is due, whichever comes first), create a post with the following.
actual time needed: ______________________
outstanding issues: ______________________
Consider keeping these blank templates locally so you can copy and paste them in when you need.
Note You won’t get credit for accurate time estimates. The point is to learn to estimate how much time real tasks take. Acquiring this skill is critical for developers as well as people who wish to manage developers. There is nothing like practice to develop this skill.