Posts in collaboration

Pulling an Inverse Conway Maneuver at Netflix

When I first joined the Netflix Platform team circa 2020, the Observability offering was composed of a series of tools serving different purposes. There was Atlas for metrics, Edgar for distributed tracing, Radar for Logs and Alerts, Lumen for dashboards, Telltale for app health, etc. It was a portfolio of about 20 different apps. Big and small, ranging from business-specific tools to analyze playback sessions to low-level tools for CPU profiling.

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How Platform Teams Get Shit Done

[Pete Hodgson][1] explored the different ways in which a Platform team works with other teams to get shit done in [this article][2]. I thought it was interesting to see how collaboration changes based on the type of work, so I put together this visual summary to compare and contrast each type of interaction.

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