It's All Downhill From Here.
Summary: When a man suffered a cardiac arrest on a ski slope, a medley of medical personnel from different countries and backgrounds mustered together to take charge of the man's health. Despite language barriers, they were successful in stabilizing the man. While this incident may seem to have little to do with software development, Clarke Ching sees that the makeshift emergency team shared specific characteristics found in all strong software development teams. In this week's column, he details these characteristics and how applying them can turn your team into a more successful team no matter how dissimilar individual teammates may be.