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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 listeners 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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Matthew Skelton and Manuel Pais (P)2019 IT Revolution Press

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Inspiring insight into team architecture

This book came as a safeguard just in the moment I thought I wouldn’t know what’s the best way to reorganize teams for continuous business value delivery. It makes some very lovigal points very explicit and can help you if you see the way you work need a change, and even if you don’t it will help you to recognize the moment you do.

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If you are coaching software teams this is a must have

I have more than 5 years of experience in working w Software teams and helping them build team first processes, but I learned so much from this book that is missing in my own implementations.

This is one of few books that, I have ordered both audio and kindle version, as it will be a guiding study material rather than a book.

Highly recommend to Agile coaches, TPMs , Product Managers, and of course Engineers and Eng leaders

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How to build functional teams.

This book covers multiple methodologies for team organization. It should be required reading for any organization working to improve workflow and providing value to the business

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Inspired

My takeaway was the need for team apis and the different collaboration modes needed.

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Very good view of product reflecting org/comms structure

While the audio book included a PDF download from Audible, the book is quite ‘dense’ in content, requiring a lot of concentration. Fro me, this would be better as a physical book than audio.
Good team structure and communication strategies, as well as a good description of Conway’s Law.

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Must read

Must read for devops practitioners and leads.
Gives a fair idea to how to approach a monolith and find ways to decompose it.

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Definantly buying the actual biok

Amazing approach on team structure and workflow. With the additions from the DDD and devops metrologies. Sadly I think actual book is better than the audio one because you need to concentrate and check addition materials.

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Stream align your teams for high performance

Great book to drive and align your development team(s) and architecture(s) to your Business needs. I've read and listen the book at the same time and the experience was quite seamless. I read this after Project to Product, from the same excellent narrator, which increased the sense of complementarity between the two books.
Other aspects mentioned in the the book include Promise Theory, High Trust environments and Innersource. My book review on linkedin dwelve into these and beyond.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-12-21

Fascinating read

Great book, really easy to follow even though Im not in the field. think the concepts apply to general business beyond just Software Engineering.
Felt the narration might have been picked for the American readers.

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  • A MCBRIDE
  • 09-23-21

Zzzzzzzz

I'm really interested in the topic of team typologies. This book explains it in a dull manner and frequently makes a assertions without reasoning. I really wanted to get something out of this but I really can't. The example cases in real companies are few and far between.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-21-21

Fairly technical and a bit dry, but still good

Fairly technical and a bit dry, but still good. I liked the simplicity but could be more engaging

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-13-20

A book that would be better to read then listen to

The book refers to a lot of diagrams that one would benefit from seeing

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  • LC
  • 06-19-20

Useful concepts - a bit abstract

The concepts about team structure influencing flow and technical architecture make a lot of sense, and I am sure a lot of benefit can be gained by implementing them in the right way. However, I found it all quite abstract, with a lack of concrete examples, and therefore hard to understand what it really means in practice and how to implement it.
It would be great to have plenty of examples of the right and wrong way to implement each element.

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  • Rui Silva
  • 02-23-20

Teams First!

Manuel and Mathew have one of freshest views on software development organizations I have seen in a while. This is not another [something] first, the is a grounded view on how team types and they way they interact has a major impact on the outcome of any software (and I'd go as far as saying any) systems. Very well written and easy to follow, if a little repetitive at times.

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  • Cláudio P
  • 11-05-19

An excellent starting point to organize teams

A good guide to help you organizations to achieve a good team architecture.
the concepts are simple to understand and the logic behind is simple to relate with the reality in most organizations.

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  • Ian M.
  • 10-10-19

Good but not great

struggled to get though it at a meaningful pace. will require re-listening multiple times.
content is too dense to immediately soak in. multiple repetitions of phrases throughout the first half of the book it feels.

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  • Norman
  • 08-01-21

Good concept, a little abstract

It was a little hard to be engaged with this book, but overall it was good. I had a better understanding after reading summaries and related blog posts. Case studies were a bit too obvious and scarce. I think this book could benefit from a few interesting examples, describing how to deal with some edge cases, like a team that doesn't clearly fit into one of the four main topologies.

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  • patrick
  • 07-06-20

Transformative advice for tech business

The advice in this book is insightful and exciting. clear heuristics and practical guidance throughout.