How should you structure your engineering team?
via Work Life by Atlassian by Jamey Austin
It’s been a few years since the “Spotify Model” became the latest trend for structuring an engineering team. But, like its predecessors, the model based on tribes and squads has some pitfalls. How to structure an engineering team is a question that’s been covered at length, from the strengths and weaknesses of common team structures to a matrix of organization based on risk and scale to why you should choose your own model.
The main goal of an engineering team structure is (or should be) to balance trade-offs to maximize effectiveness.