Team Topologies: Organizing Business and Technology Teams for Fast Flow

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“This book will help executives and business leaders focus on the key strategies of high performance teams to effectively address the needs of today and the evolving landscape of tomorrow.” ―Barry O’Reilly, author of Unlearn and Lean Enterprise

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Effective software teams are essential for any organization to deliver value continuously and sustainably. But how do you build the best team organization for your specific goals, culture, and needs?

Team Topologies is a practical, step-by-step, adaptive model for organizational design and team interaction based on four fundamental team types and three team interaction patterns. It is a model that treats teams as the fundamental means of delivery, where team structures and communication pathways are able to evolve with technological and organizational maturity.

In Team Topologies, IT consultants Matthew Skelton and Manuel Pais share secrets of successful team patterns and interactions to help readers choose and evolve the right team patterns for their organization, making sure to keep the software healthy and optimize value streams.

Team Topologies is a major step forward in organizational design for software, presenting a well-defined way for teams to interact and interrelate that helps make the resulting software architecture clearer and more sustainable, turning inter-team problems into valuable signals for the self-steering organization.

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The Four Fundamental Team Topologies

Most organizations use a variety of team types in their organization. And, many teams even take on multiple roles. But this sprawl makes it difficult for everyone to visualize the organization landscape, and clogs the pipes of effective work flow.

When used with care, there are only four team topologies (or types) needed to build and run effective modern software systems. When combined with effective software boundaries and the three team interaction modes, these four team types act as a powerful template for effective organizational design. This is the Team Topologies approach to organizational design.

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About Author Matthew Skelton

Matthew Skelton has been building, deploying, and operating commercial software systems since 1998, and has worked for organizations including London Stock Exchange, GlaxoSmithKline,, LexisNexis, and the UK government. Head of Consulting at Conflux, Matthew is the co-author of the books Continuous Delivery with Windows and .NET (2016) and Team Guide to Software Operability (2016). Matthew holds a BSc in computer science and cybernetics from the University of Reading, an MSc in neuroscience from the University of Oxford, and an MA in music from the Open University. He is a chartered engineer (CEng) in the UK.

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About Author Manuel Pais

Manuel Pais is an independent DevOps and Continuous Delivery Consultant focused on team design, practices, and flow. He helps organizations define and adopt DevOps and Continuous Delivery (both from technical and human perspectives) via strategic assessments, practical workshops, and coaching. Manuel is also the co-author of Team Guide to Software Releasability (2018).

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IT Revolution: Leading the Charge to the Next Revolution in IT

IT Revolution publishes books that exemplify the most current best practices for IT orga­nizations in the enterprise. Our goal is to elevate the state of technology work, quantify the economic and human costs associated with sub-optimal IT performance, and improve the lives of IT professionals around the world. Our authors include top industry thought-leaders who, through elevated discourse, inspire positive change for IT practitioners. Founded in 2013 by Gene Kim, IT Revolution serves the DevOps community by publishing numerous books and other publications, producing the DevOps Enterprise Summits in London and San Francisco, and supporting qualitative and quantitative research projects with various partners.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ IT Revolution Press; Illustrated edition (September 17, 2019)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 240 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1942788819
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1942788812
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 13.8 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.09 x 0.6 x 8.86 inches

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