As most of you are already aware, the DEV team consists of 4 to 8 Main members of staff, each of these members of staff also have real-world jobs and families. Unfortunately one of the core coding team has recently changed jobs and it has taken 3-ish weeks to settle into a new work pattern, while others have faced personal family matters limiting their availability. Others are students and the rest have families, with needy husbands, wives and kids. (Why would you even have kids?). This has meant that there have only been 3 weeks when all the staff had some free time, and decisions needed to be made that can't be done unilaterally. We have been slow at progression.