Addressing Drift in Team Product Development

Jason Yip:

When you work in team-based product development, you will need to deal with drift.

By drift, I mean an increasing mismatch in understanding about:

  • the problem we’re trying to solve;
  • the solution we’re attempting;
  • each other and how to relate.
  • Drift in shared understanding creates confusion, mistakes, and generally a bad working experience.

Daily standups ensure understanding is integrated across a team at least once a day.