Manuel Pais

Team Topologies co-author at Independent


Playing Tetris with Cognitive Load
Wednesday 15:00 - 15:45
cognitive load
product teams

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Autonomous empowered cross-functional product teams. Sounds like a dream team, doesn’t it? So what does this mean for software delivery teams? Do we expect such a team to set up their CI/CD tooling and pipelines, automate infra, test and secure *all the things*, and, of course, run and monitor their product live? Oh wait, there’s more: they need to actually understand who their customers are, what they need from the product, what is causing friction, and what is the viability of our product as a net positive for the organization. Sounds familiar? Congratulations, you’re already playing Tetris with cognitive load! Want to know more about team cognitive load and how we can make use of effective team topologies and interactions to balance and minimize the cognitive load across an ecosystem of teams. Join this talk and climb up the cognitive load Tetris ranking with the help of one of the co-authors of the book Team Topologies: Organizing Business and Technology Teams for Fast Flow!


Manuel Pais is co-author of the book "Team Topologies: organizing business and technology teams for fast flow". Recognized by TechBeacon as a DevOps thought leader, Manuel is an independent IT organizational consultant and trainer, focused on team interactions, delivery practices and accelerating flow. Manuel is also a LinkedIn instructor on Continuous Delivery.