“Just 16 percent of all respondents say regular access to information on the effort’s progress is an effective way to engage the front line. But nearly twice the share of frontline respondents say the same,” Dana Maor, Angelika Reich, Lara Yocarini, McKinsey Global Survey, June, 2016.
Yeah, I know it’s stressful for sure. People tell me that all the time :) I know, I know. I often try to link to videos right at the correct time code, but still.
(If you’ll let me indulge myself: I LOVE LINKS! Of course, I’m sort of paid to spend 36 reading an 11 minute post :>)
It’s worth noting that putting rotating pairing in place can help ameliorate the negative effects of churn when it comes to team members. See the 2016 study “Sustainable Software Development through Overlapping Pair Rotation” which shows how Pivotal Labs successfully uses this practice.
An “application” might be a user-facing application or a back-end service that supports other software. Each may be a component of something larger: the bill pay section of a larger, online banking suite or a single sign-on service, for example. Product teams are also sometimes referred to as “balanced teams,” reflecting the varied and “balanced” roles and skills on the team.
This is a shallow definition of compliance, there are numerous, better explanations including Dmitry Didovicher’s overview in a recent talk. Also, of note, is that I don’t cover a huge swatch of compliance woes: project management compliance. That’s a deep well.