Team Topologies and Context Maps are two interesting approaches to visualize sociotechnical architectures. However using each method on its own you will not be able to capture a truly holistic view of the system as a whole but you can use both in combination and this is what this talk is about.
This talk will introduce a Systems Thinking perspective on those two approaches and explain how both can be leveraged in combination to get a deep dive on many interactions in a system of teams and software. Those interactions include:
- team relationships
- team dependencies
- propagation of domain models
- governance related communication
- provisioning of APIs / services
However we will also look at the components of the system with Team Topologies being team centric and Context Maps being bounded context centric.
I will finally explain how you can use both methods to visualize alignments between domains, bounded contexts and teams.
This talk assumes that you have a basic understanding of strategic Domain Driven Design (esp. Bounded Contexts and Context Maps)