Product Thinking - understanding the use and need - is critical to not over engineering a product. In this session, we explore and use simple tools that help teams blend architecture with the need of the product.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

Too much design up front and you are bumping into the design all of the time (and losing time). Not enough design and your system can crumble in reality. How do you blend architecture so you have the right decisions at the right time, and give them enough due dilligence? How do you embrace cloud and microservices and not risk getting into different failure scenarios or overly complicated maintenance and ripple effects?

In this session we will walk through visualizations that help teams blend product thinking with architecture. Along the way, we will look at microservices and domain modeling as well as chaos engineering and fault tolerance - blending all of these into a context that is consumable by all and gives the right emphasis at the right time.

Leave this session with simple visualizations and approaches that you can apply immediately to start blending product with architecture, especially if you are looking to run in a cloud world.

Learning Outcome

Using Storymaps to discuss architecture

Using quadrants of known / unknown; isolated/ coupled to discuss 'when' and how much to invest in a decision

Bringing information to the team via concentric circles of organization

Target Audience

Engineers, Product Peoplee

Prerequisites for Attendees

Nothing, just familiar with building products

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