Past Meetup

DevOps, Tribes and Bears, Oh My!

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So you've got the people. But how do you structure your team, department and organisation?

We have two incredible speakers followed by Q&A.

1. Matthew Skelton - Beyond The Spotify Model

Matthew Skelton is Head of Consulting at Conflux and co-author of forthcoming book 'Team Topologies - organizing business and technology teams for fast flow'

For effective, modern, cloud-connected software systems we need to organize our teams in certain ways. Taking account of Conway's Law, we look to match the team structures to the required software architecture, enabling or restricting communication and collaboration for the best outcomes.

This talk will cover the basics of organization design using Team Topologies, exploring a selection of key team types and how and when to use them in order to make the development and operation of your software systems as effective as possible. The talk is based on the forthcoming 2019 book Team Topologies and first-hand experience helping companies around the world with the design of their technology teams.

2. Mark Evans - Using servant leadership to evolve organisational structures.

Mark Evans is the Head of Engineering for Moonpig, heading up the new Manchester office which opened in October 2018.

How we operate as leaders has an impact not only of the culture within an organisation and the teams that work within it but can also influence how we think about organisational structure. This talk will cover the traits of Servant leadership and how it can help us move away from traditional hierarchical organisation design to something more empowering.

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