GOTO Stockholm 2016

Wednesday May 11
10:40 –
Main Hall

It's not just Microservices


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MicroServices has officially come of age. The first book is out, with more on the way. Dedicated conferences exist. MeetUps have been running for months. But success is not automatic.

MicroServices have emerged in many places in parallel, a product of technological enablers.

Success, however, will be elusive unless:

  • The proper complementary technologies are exploited,
  • IT processes adjust,
  • The business is engaged in nontraditional fashion, and
  • Roles and responsibilities are (sometimes radically) adjusted.


In this talk, we address all these points, citing examples from past engagements. Initially we motivate the fundamental drive behind MicroServices: Faster time to market. In plain language, we first explore the technology trends that have facilitated the emergence of MicroServices. But embracing the technology changes is not sufficient.

Going faster can be crippled if supporting IT processes are not implemented. Further, the IT business interaction changes to truly exploit MicroServices. We will go into some detail about the nature of these changes and successful recent implementations.

We wrap up by addressing the impact to roles and responsibilities, a challenging and key aspect of MicroService success. We will delve into some detail on an implementation in a large, traditional business.