Adopting agile means organizing your teams for efficiency, or as authors Manuel Pais and Matthew Skelton put it, improving team flow. Their book Team Topologies is a must-read for any organization that wants to adopt agile. -Bill

Manuel Pais is the co-author of Team Topologies, a book focused on team organization and agile in corporate spaces. He is a lead Editor at Conflux, and the DevOps Lead Editor at InfoQ, where he uses his background in team topologies and DevOps to further ideas on creating an efficient team in the workplace and beyond. Manuel is also an IT Organizational Consultant and trainer, helping clients understand their organizations and accelerate workflow and delivery practices.

Matthew Skelton is the co-author of Team Topologies and several other books. He is also the Founder and Lead Consultant at Conflux, a specialist publisher of practitioner-led techniques for software teams, and the Lead Instigator at SenseConf, a conference held several times a year to share ideas in DevOps and Agile in corporate spaces. Matthew has written several other books on software delivery, and he also runs a blog where he shares his experiences working with teams and creating an environment where teams can grow on an individual and group scale

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • How did Team Topologies go from being a blog to a published book?
  • The most common problems that agile coaches are facing.
  • What makes a good team?
  • How can you use Dunbar’s Number to organize teams in larger organizations and cultural norms?
  • What is Conway’s Law and how does it affect the development of software?
  • The importance of flow and streamlining communication channels in an organization.
  • What is the new role of a manager in this technology-driven world?
  • Why it’s good to create autonomous teams and disabled dependency
  • How do you confront long-term thinking with day-to-day management of smaller teams?

In this episode…

Adopting agile means organizing your teams for efficiency, or as authors Manuel Pais and Matthew Skelton put it, improving team flow. Their book, Team Topologies, is a must-read for any organization that wants to adopt agile.

In this week’s episode, host Bill Raymond is joined by Matthew Skelton and Manuel Pais, co-authors of Team Topologies: Organizing Businesses and Technology Teams for Fast Flow. Manuel and Matthew discuss their book and how it addresses the future of autonomous teams and how it helps resolve common problems faced by agile coaches. They delve into the topic of a manager’s role in a technology-driven industry, and the importance of flow and streamlined communication channels for organizations. Stay tuned.

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