June 13

Cultural shifts to adopt when you start your platform journey

Join this talk to learn the missteps we’ve seen organizations make on their journey to build and adopt Internal Developer Platforms (IDPs) and the cultural shifts you can make to avoid them.

In this talk, I will share some of the common choices we see organizations make that slow down the adoption of IDPs and act as obstacles to realizing anticipated platform benefits. Our insights are based on our experience gained as a collective at Thoughtworks, when helping clients build their IDPs.

We’ll recommend cultural shifts you can adopt to speed up your path to realizing platform benefits such as business agility, innovation, and developer productivity. These include but are not limited to:

  • Treating and funding the internal platform like a product, with developers as customers
  • Self-service as a first-class citizen, not an afterthought
  • Automation and compliance-as-code in place of ticket ops
Ama Asare
Lead SME of Platform Engineering, Thoughtworks
Ama Asare

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