How Adaptive are Team Topologies?

Roland Flemm
22 min readMar 6

This is a series of articles (among them are Spotify’s Tribes and Squads and Marty Cagan’s Empowered Product Teams) where we compare and contrast different well-known approaches applicable to product development organizations to help leaders make better org design decisions.

For our analysis, we are using a map of seven archetypes, that we call Org Topologies.

This is a long read because we analyze and debunk the claims made by the authors of Team Topologies.

Roland Flemm

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