In my experience, the biggest problem is to persuade
the organization you are working in to allow or even
encourage pair programming. Most big organizations
seem to feel pair programming is a waste of time (of course
it is not!).
In contrast, I feel that pair programming is responsible
for the biggest change effects that Extreme Programming
has to offer - better team work, more people "in the know",
faster learning curve for everybody on the team, cleaner
designs and code, less "quick and dirty" work, more fun.
The other big thing about Extreme Programming is the
emphasis on testing, obviously. But this has been there
before - just read chapter 6 of The Practice of Programming
by Brian W. Kernighan, or chapter 25 of Code Complete by
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