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Team Topologies 2: Organizing Business and Technology Teams

Today, we premiere the second and final episode in our two-part series with DevOps experts Matthew Skelton and Manuel Pais, authors of the new book Team Topologies: Organizing Business and Technology Teams for Fast Flow. If you haven’t listened to the first episode, I highly recommend checking it out.

In episode 2 we discuss strategies for reducing the cognitive load on a team, how to build organizational trust to allow for fast change, and the theory behind reversing Conway’s Law to produce sustainable system architecture.

Also be sure to check out the Team Topologies Academy for more insights and custom-built courses.

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Episode Highlights Include:

  • What is “Conway’s Law” and its relation to system architecture

  • Reducing cognitive load to improve productivity

  • How a high degree of trust allows for fast change

  • The optimal number of people to put on a team

  • Patterns to help teams discover success

  • Flow efficiency is the 5th key metric

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Top comments (2)

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Nick Hodges

Trust on teams is everything and will improve a lot more than just flow efficiency.

nobilitypnw profile image

The bit about team size, be it a dev team or a football team, is interesting. Makes sense that the optimal size of a team is under 15 people.