"selecting the best individuals" is not equivalent to "setting up the best teams"
If your application of a pattern excludes context, you may want to actually learn about patterns first #cargocult
When "team members" don't care what other people on the team are doing, you'll notice that it's not actually a team
"We're surprised how many tech companies make space for foosball tables...yet can't dedicate a room to their most important project."
If you're having late merging problems, you are, by definition, not engaging in continuous integration