What Is Platform as a Product?

June 15, 2022

Savvy organizations are discovering the value of treating their internal platforms as products. But what does it mean to treat a “platform as a product”? What benefits does this give, and why would an organization adopt this approach? In this talk, Matthew Skelton, co-author of the book Team Topologies, explains why the platform-as-product approach can be a game-changer for organizations building and running software-enabled products and services. Using ideas and patterns from Team Topologies—including Thinnest Viable Platform, team cognitive load, and the evolutionary team interaction modes—Matthew explains how organizations like Adidas and Uswitch have successfully used the platform-as-product model to accelerate and simplify the delivery of software at scale.

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