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Leandro Gomes

Here what I use to do:

  • 2 weeks of pair programming to present the project, all of our major technologies in use and basic standards and company process.
  • Start giving easy stories - that you usually complete in half day - without pressure to finish it.
  • Make him feel important and part of the team with more responsibility
  • Make yourself accessible and answer ANY question. But don't forget to make him think and search before you give the answer.
  • When he fails - and he will fail a lot on the beginning - show him what he did wrong and how he should have done. Don't forget to show how to fix it.
  • Be kind.

I think is pretty much this...

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Lynne Finnigan Author

Thanks Leandro!