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Team Topologies

Evolving Organization Design for Business and Technology

Successful teams are fundamental to create successful outcomes for any business, across all industries, to include building and running modern software systems, and successful organizations take care in designing and evolving their team structures. In TEAM TOPOLOGIES DevOps consultants Matthew Skelton and Manuel Pais share secrets of successful team patterns and interactions to help readers choose and evolve the right team patterns for their organization, making sure to keep the software healthy and optimize value streams. TEAM TOPOLOGIES will help readers discover: Team patterns used by... more
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Gene Kim@notoriousMVK @CloudBees Congrats to @matthewpskelton and @manupaisable for their amazing book, “Team Topologies,” which they’ll be signing this week, too! (Source)

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Team of Teams

New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

The retired four-star general and and bestselling author of My Share of the Task shares a powerful new leadership model

As commander of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), General Stanley McChrystal played a crucial role in the War on Terror. But when he took the helm in 2004, America was losing that war badly: despite vastly inferior resources and technology, Al Qaeda was outmaneuvering America’s most elite warriors.

McChrystal came to realize that today’s faster, more interdependent world had overwhelmed the conventional, top-down hierarchy of the...

Doug McMillonHere's a list of the top books that taught and inspired me this year. I go back to Sam Walton's book frequently and was struck, this year, by some common principles between Sam and General McChrystal. It seems they learned some similar things about what works when it comes to leading teams. For example, fostering a shared consciousness and empowering execution delivers results. Greg Foran shared... (Source)

Gene KimI love this diagram from the amazing book "Team of Teams" by General Stanley McChrystal! RT @TechBeaconCom: RT @manupaisable: Great visualization of the problems relying on org charts by @j_elmqvist @DOES_EUR #DOES19 (Source)

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