This blog is based on my reflections after reading of Alistair Cockburn work. I am addressing the case of Pair-Programming to improve quality and therefore reduce cost.
In software quality can be improved through increased collaboration among talented developers. In traditional models of development this collaboration was optional with high degree of formality sometimes and with irregularities in other times. By now, we are more having understanding of software as creative and highly demanding endeavour with little influence of formal processes.
The XP practices provide a collaboration forum that help guiding developers to produce higher quality software. Continue reading