Nov 2016: Team Design for Continuous Delivery

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Nov 2016: Team Design for Continuous Delivery

John Clapham: Designing teams for Continuous Delivery

It appears we have the formula for great engineering teams nailed; Cross functional, T-shaped, pizza sized and manifesto enabled. All teams live in tension between their own output and contributing to others’, is spinning up a team in a continuous delivery environment any different?

In three sections this talk considers design factors for continuous delivery teams, starting with what, if anything, is different about creating a CD team. We look two key common factors which underpin high performing teams. Finally we explore what you can do to improve your team and assist (or even inspire) it’s continuous delivery capability.

John Clapham is an independent coach, trainer and consultant. He specialises in DevOps and Agile, helping teams to build great products, and organisations to become more effective, productive and enjoyable to work in. His broad experience in software development and leadership ranges from start-up to enterprise scale, gained in the publishing, telecommunications, commerce, defense and public sector arenas.

John’s initiatives are fuelled by coffee, Lego and Bristol's frequent inclement weather. He occasionally surfaces as @JohnC_Bristol, and has been rumoured to blog at


Sriram Narayan: Agile Organization Design

With the right team design, Continuous Delivery can help reduce time to business value, not just time to delivery of scope. In this presentation, Sriram Narayan (author of Agile IT Org Design) and Mark Pearson (Value Mgmt. Office at ThoughtWorks TechOps) will describe this aspect of team design with a real example. (Sriram will appear via video from New York)