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Definition of Stay-At-Home

In swarming, a person who ‘stays with’ the Story, and probably works as the Story’s Coordinator. When working on Coding Stories, it is common to have a Coder as the Stay-At-Home in order to avoid context-switching.


Coders have a tough time context switching; that is, when they are buried deep in a piece of code and they have to come out to do something else, it then takes them awhile (sometimes a long while) to get back ‘into the code'. Therefore, one of the patterns of Swarming is the Stay-at-Home Coder pattern.

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"Stay-At-Home" Accessed Jun 17, 2024.