One of the main hurdles when building a company is figuring out how to scale decision making
Every combination is a different relationship and collaborates differently.
These are tools and a means to an end
This isn't always good.
It's not always what you want.
You will always need both services and products.
If you "aren't" a matrix organization, but...
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Call H. E. Weakly (877 RE-ORG)
Building a stable base of knowledge is how you scale collective learning as a society
But, how do you build a base of knowledge if scaling requires managing context?
Well designed abstractions are both transparent and opaque
Thoughtful interfaces between teams result in effective collaboration models
Humans chunk concepts together to build on top of them
Providing consistent language and mental models allows people to build their own chunks in a way that results in aligned growth of understanding
Platform Engineering derisks effective diversification
Platforms make sense when the benefits of reducing horizontal context more than offset the overhead of adding a vertical to the organization.
They're surprisingly similar, really
With a combination of technical, procedural, and cultural improvements
platform engineer and platform engineering are unrelated much like SRE and resilience engineering