In the IT space it feels like we collectively begin asking and ruminating on the same question all at once, chewing on all the possible answers and outcomes. Recently, one such question has begun popping up with more and more frequency: “How can we help teams, and especially product teams, be more effective?”
While more research is coming out to help guide teams through new and iterative ways of working, moving on from static and traditional models is far from the norm. So, it may come as no surprise that insights into different ways of structuring product teams would be a prominent topic at Gene Kim’s DevOps Enterprise Summit 2019 (DOES19) in London.
There, I sat down with Manuel Pais, an independent IT consultant focused on team interactions and the co-author of a new IT Revolution Publishing book, “Team Topologies.”
In our interview, Manuel shares some takeaways from his book as well as guidance on the importance of managing team “cognitive load” and how organizations can begin rethinking their approach to software delivery when it comes to cross-functional teams.
In addition to our interview on the Digital Anarchist set, I am also happy to include a video of Manuel’s presentation alongside co-author, Matthew Skelton.
If you’re interested in hearing from other IT and DevOps leaders, be sure to watch the other 30 video interviews from the conference up on the Digital Anarchist site.
Don’t forget! DevOps Enterprise Summit Las Vegas 2019 is happening Oct. 28-30 at The Cosmopolitan Hotel. Be sure to register here if you haven’t already and join us for the premier event for technology leaders of large, complex organizations implementing DevOps principles and practices. You can also preview the event by watching presentations from past DevOps Enterprise Summits.