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Practice Pairing Under Constraints to Level Up Your Collaboration Skills


Pairing is effective for creating shared understanding, achieving great outcomes, learning new things, creating happy pairs and teams. Practice different styles to boost your skills to the next level!

One Day

Max 20 attendees

Classroom or Online

coaching, collaboration, communication, leadership

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Explain why pairing is so essential for the growth of a team.
  • Understand why pairing is a great way to shorten feedback loops and speed up your learning.
  • Compare different pairing styles and identify their pros and cons.
  • Plan in advance for working well together under certain constraints.


Are you tired of pushing tasks back and forth between business, user experience, development, testing and operations? Have you always wanted to dive deeper into a certain area of expertise, yet are not sure where and how to start? Have you discovered the benefits of pairing for yourself and are eager to hone these skills and become a better pairing partner?

Pairing up with another person to work on the same task at the same time provides many advantages like sharing implicit knowledge, effective problem solving, generating more ideas faster, overcoming obstacles and keeping ourselves focused to learn and get things done with better outcomes. This collaborative approach can help you achieve a lot in a short time, yet for that to happen we need to learn how to do it well. Different styles lead to different collaboration dynamics. Deliberately practicing these different styles will take our pairing skills to a new level - and is a fun way of learning together.

Join us in this hands-on workshop where you can safely experiment with different pairing styles on a wide variety of topics of your choice and learn what works best for you to tackle your current and future challenges!

Meet the Instructors

Simon Berner

Simon Berner

Test Automation Engineer

Hi there! 🙂 My name is Simon and I am a Test Automation Engineer working for House of Test by ☀️. At 🌙 I am a Junior iOS Developer. Driven by the passion for technology, development and testing, I like to experiment and putting my things onto GitHub. Along the way, I’m a huge fanboy of Git and I love to share my experiences, learnings and knowledge by giving courses, workshops, blogging on this site, joining and speaking at meetups, conferences and unconferences. I come a long way with Java and like to play around with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and ReactJS.

Lisi Hocke

Lisi Hocke

Having graduated in sinology, Lisi fell into agile and testing in 2009 and has been infected with the agile bug ever since. She’s especially passionate about the whole-team approach to testing and quality as well as the continuous learning mindset behind it. Building great products which deliver value together with great people is what motivates her and keeps her going. She received a lot from the community; now she’s giving back by sharing her stories and experience. She tweets as @lisihocke and blogs at www.lisihocke.com. In her free time you can either find her in the gym running after a volleyball, having a good time with her friends or delving into games and stories of any kind.

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