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The 12 Platform Challenges - recap



Back in early December 2022, we set ourselves the challenge of putting together a series of blogs describing the top 12 Platform Challenges that our team has experienced, working across platform teams of all shapes and sizes. And we did it!!


You can find the full set of blogs listed below:

After reading all of the great blogs that the team wrote, my personal key takeaways are:

  • A self-service internal platform is critical to increasing developer productivity and business value. By providing a clear API and offering a consistent set of tools and experiences, the platform team can successfully enable multiple teams.

  • The platform must meet the needs of its users; collaboration between platform builders and platform users is as important now as it ever was. DevOps is not dead, it is evolving, and applying product management practices to the internal platform ensures the platform can grow and evolve to meet changing business needs.

  • Only you can build your platform. Your business, your teams, your practices are all unique to you and by encoding this into your platform, you can make it easy for teams to follow the right path and avoid duplication, complication, and waste. Having a platform that is composable means you can provide differing levels of abstraction to support multiple tools, skill sets, and needs across your organisation.


As we kick off 2023 we’d love to hear feedback on the challenges that we’ve set out and also learn about other platform challenges that teams are facing. If you’d like to continue the conversation, please get in touch!


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