Patterns: The edge of the mob
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Someone connected to the work of the mob who doesn’t want to / need to be in the mob, like a product owner or domain expert or a shy newbie.
Make that person’s insights available to the mob.
Help them get comfortable with the idea of mobbing.
Make a comfortable space for someone to sit near the mob, close enough that they can hear the mob conversations and see the mob’s screen. It’s OK for them to use a laptop to do other work if that’s what they need.
They can answer the mob’s questions, insert their insights, or sit quietly.
If someone in the mob needs a break, they can sit on the sofa, too. But maybe the whole mob needs a break.