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Training: Team Topologies Fundamentals - Leeds - 2019

  • Transition Partners 2 Bond Court Leeds, LS1 2JZ UK (map)

Join forward-thinking leaders and technologists for a special 1-day training event in Leeds focused on organisation dynamics for effective software delivery.

Based on the book by Matthew Skelton and Manuel Pais, Team Topologies: Organizing Business and Technology Teams for Fast Flow, this training guides attendees through the many different aspects of modern organization design for software delivery. We look at the constraints imposed by Conway’s Law and how we can turn these into a strategic advantage, what happens when we take a team-first approach to organization design (and what this is a big win for every organization), how to simplify and enhance the intercommunication between teams, how to choose team types to accelerate and sustain safe, high-speed software delivery, how to evolve team structures depending on internal and external stimuli, and more.

Matthew Skelton - image credit: Jax DevOps -

Matthew Skelton - image credit: Jax DevOps -

The training will be led by Matthew Skelton, co-author of the book Team Topologies and Head of Consulting at Conflux.

Matthew created the well-known DevOps Topologies patterns in 2013 and now helps organizations around the world to assess, adapt, and evolve their organization structures and team interactions.

This 1-day Fundamentals training course is a distillation of many hours of experience with different sectors and situations.

NOTE: this is the only Team Topologies training course currently scheduled with Matthew for Q3/Q4 2019.

Benefits: Turn the design of your organization into a strategic advantage through the Team Topologies approach of team-first interactions, homomorphic mirroring, and high-fidelity sensing & feedback loops.

Output: Structured, practical techniques for effective organization design based on team-first socio-technical principles, Conway’s Law, well-defined team APIs, and Cybernetic sensing & control

Audience: This workshop is for CTO/CIO and other leaders, Head of Department, software architects, systems architects, managers, team leaders and engineers.

Preparation: Workshop attendees should bring a pen or pencil plus details of some software systems familiar to them. No laptops will be used or needed.

Lunch is provided in the price - we use Leeds-based healthy food startup LeanLunch


Travel directions


Leeds is well-served by rail connections from all parts of mainland Britain with direct connections to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Carlisle, Newcastle, Sheffield, Birmingham, London, Bristol, and Penzance. There is a wide range of hotels in Leeds within a 5-10 minute walk of the rail station.

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Leeds is close the M62 and the M1 motorways and the A1. There are Park & Ride services around the perimeter of Leeds:


Leeds is served by Leeds-Bradford Airport (LBA) and Manchester Airport (MAN).