Static Team Topologies

Instead of structuring teams according to technical know-how or activities, organize teams according to business domain areas.

Jutta Eckstein, “Feature Teams—Distributed and Dispersed,” in Agility Across Time and Space

In Part I, we saw the strong pull that Conway’s law exercises on system architecture by mirroring team structures and communication paths in the final product design. We also highlighted that efficient software delivery requires a team-first approach that relies on long-lived autonomous teams achieving fast flow. Part II will focus on how we put these two ideas together in a way that maximizes flow yet respects the cognitive limits of teams.

In Chapter 4, we start with the need to intentionally ...

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