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Mark Stevens

08/26/2022, 7:26 AM
Any PMs out there working on shared component team? We’re building out a team in our Platform org focused on building shared and re-usable components (e.g. auth layer for services). Curious if anyone has set up a team like this before. I’m trying to define scope / team charter before we start so we don’t turn into a kitchen sink team.
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sabina

08/26/2022, 4:54 PM
i have! 👋
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Jelmer Borst

08/30/2022, 8:02 PM
Hey! I have set up our Core Services team, which does something similar. Namely, the services that power 30+ other product teams (we’re ~35 teams). Kitchen sink is the hardest challenge. However, that’s for almost all platform teams. I think you’d like Will Larson’s (from lethain.com) podcast on this topic => https://getdx.com/podcast/will-larson-staffing-infrastructure-teams. Namely, how to challenge the “sounds like a platform problem to me”.
Similar problem exist for platform teams providing tools and libraries internally. I talked partly on this topic at PlatformCON https://platformcon.com/talk/autonomy-or-chaos-how-to-scale-platforms-in-high-growth-companies
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