Why should you take this course?

  • Understand critical constraints to software-based delivery such as Conway’s Law, trust boundaries, or team cognitive load, and leverage them rather than unknowingly fighting against them.

  • Discover modern approaches to organize and evolve teams for fast flow, such as a team-first approach, aligning to true streams of change, and moving from blocking to non-blocking team dependencies.

  • Learn practical techniques (with supporting tools) that you can apply today for better team dynamics: Team API, Thinnest Viable Platform, Team Cognitive Load assessment, Independent Service Heuristics, and more.

Platform Engineering Bundle (15% off)

We have bundled the "Platform as a Product" course with the academy flagship course "Team Topologies Distilled" into the Platform Engineering Bundle at a 15% discount. 

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Course curriculum

    1. Elite performing teams are long lived

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    2. Smaller teams maximize trust

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    3. Focus on the team as the means of delivery

    4. Team-first team members

    5. ASK YOURSELF: Team-first or individual-first organization?

    6. VIEWPOINT: Why HR needs to focus more on teams

    7. RECAP: A Team-First Approach

    1. Why Dunbar’s number and trust boundaries matter

    2. Organize with trust boundaries in mind

    3. How trust boundaries influence business & architecture decisions

    4. Increase remote and onsite group trust

    5. The Team API as a tool to increase trust

    6. ASK YOURSELF: Do the groupings in my organization match Dunbar’s boundaries?

    7. VIEWPOINT: Why management needs to elevate trust boundaries as a key organizational factor

    8. RECAP: Trust Boundaries

    1. Conway’s Law impacts business agility

    2. What are Conway’s Law mismatches

    3. What happens when we ignore Conway’s Law

    4. Take advantage of the Reverse Conway maneuver

    5. ASK YOURSELF: Have you seen Conway’s Law mismatches in your organization?

    6. VIEWPOINT: What is a sociotechnical architect?

    7. RECAP: Conway’s Law

    1. CASE STUDY: Amazon

    2. We need stream-aligned teams for fast flow

    3. Stream-aligned teams need customer-centricity

    4. Which capabilities do stream-aligned teams need

    5. Which behaviors to expect from stream-aligned teams

    6. ASK YOURSELF: Is your organization stream-aligned?

    7. VIEWPOINT: Why specialists are still needed

    8. RECAP: Stream-Aligned Teams

About this course

  • €145,00
  • 74 lessons

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What people are saying about the Team Topologies Distilled course

Donna Benjamin

Engagement Lead, Red Hat Open Innovation Labs, Australia

"I would recommend this for anyone who wants to re-visit the book, and think more about how they might apply it to their real world environment. It's broken down into sections, with short videos (often under 5 mins) making it easy to consume in short bursts."

Mike Douse

Senior Enterprise Architect, Roche, Switzerland

"Very clear and concise language makes for an easy to follow course. Genuinely useful material to apply in the real world."

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