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How to Build Effective Microservices Teams

Published: 09 June 2017

ID: G00328248

Analyst(s): Aashish Gupta , Anne Thomas , Nathan Wilson


The success of a microservices architecture depends heavily on an organization's communication structure. Application leaders responsible for app architecture and infrastructure must build loosely coupled, but well-coordinated, cross-functional teams to support microservices.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Reorganize Your Teams to Mimic the Planned Microservices Architecture
    • Build Cross-Functional Teams
    • The Platform Team
    • Communication Structure
  • Strike the Right Balance of Autonomy and Standardization
    • Assign Roles and Responsibilities That Impose Discipline‚Ķ
    • ‚Ķ but Promote a Culture of Freedom

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