Agile + DevOps West 2021 Keynote : Emerging Trends and Patterns with Team Topologies—What Works?

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Emerging Trends and Patterns with Team Topologies—What Works?

Since the publication of the book Team Topologies in September 2019, countless organizations around the world have begun to adopt Team Topologies principles for their digital operating model. In this talk, Matthew Skelton—co-author of Team Topologies—explores some emerging patterns and trends of Team Topologies adoption. What do organizations find difficult to do? What challenges do organizations need to overcome to make the shift to a Team Topologies approach? What combinations of techniques work well? Learn how organizations are:

  • Getting started with defining streams using independent service heuristics;
  • Using Team Topologies together with domain-driven design (DDD) for effective boundaries
  • Using Team Topologies with Wardley Mapping to increase situational awareness and decide how and what to build
  • Using the principles of Thinnest Viable Platform and Platform as a Product to help build successful modern platforms.
  • Understand the aspects of Team Topologies that can be more challenging including;
    • Assessing team cognitive load
    • Introducing product management and agile delivery practices for infrastructure platforms and data platforms
    • Shifting from “compliance via manual inspection” to “compliance as code”.

Increase your success with these key insights from the authors of Team Topologies.

Matthew Skelton

Matthew Skelton is co-author of Team Topologies: organizing business and technology teams for fast flow. Recognised by TechBeacon in 2018, 2019, and 2020 as one of the top 100 people to follow in DevOps, Matthew curates the well-known DevOps team topologies patterns at He is Head of Consulting at Conflux and specialises in Continuous Delivery, operability, and organisation dynamics for modern software systems.