Team Topologies: Organizing Teams for Flow of Value

Co-authors Matthew Skelton and Manuel Pais just released their new book “Team Topologies: Organizing Business and Technology Teams for Fast Flow”. Skelton and Pais define four types of teams and they help achieve flow of change and reduce cognitive load for the team members.

  • Stream-aligned: More traditionally considered “product teams”
  • Enabling: Experts in a specific area
  • Complicated-subsystem: Deep skills such as Ph.D. level expertise or years of experience in a niche technology
  • Platform: Aiming to build the “thinnest viable platform” using Agile software practices

“We’re not just talking about shapes of the teams and composition, and the structure of the organization, we’re talking about the social dynamics.”

Accenture | SolutionsIQ’s Stas Zvinyatskovsky hosts at DevOps Enterprise Summit 2019 in Las Vegas.

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