Different teams and topologies have differing levels of effectieness. Some are very effective, some are conditionally effective, and some are so commonly ineffective that they are known as anti-patterns. Ultimately, every topology should serve the purpose of enabling, and fostering .
While each team might be different, there are some common.
Throughout the common effective topologies, and examining the small differences between some types of effective teams and their ineffective “variants,” a few patterns emerge:contains some useful advice for spotting signs of ineffective topologies; the differences are mostly in culture, which is why high performing teams view as a cultural movement.
- Early Ops involvement and collaboration in application development lifecycle is essential to prevent costly technical debt from racking up.
- Attempting to shoehorn ops skills and activities into a project can end up costing a lot of time and investment.
- requires human communication skills to thrive in an organization.
- Ops inside dev teams can lead to half-baked solutions as ops is treated as an annoyance for devs.
To combat some deficiencies:
Consult with Ops early to structure applications accordingly
Develop strong communication skills
Recognize the need for ops and the benefits it can provide to all types of projects