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GSAS presentation and twenty plus questions about Bytesize Architecture sessions - The plan

12 Oct 2023

A group of people collaborating

About the number of participants

For a new group of people trying out Bytesize Architecture Sessions, the maximum number of participants is somewhere between 6 and 10 people, depending on the group dynamics and experience modelling together.

If you have less people, things work just fine, I ran sessions with 3 people and it works in that it allows people to collaborate with some framework.

Other people using Bytesize Architecture Sessions have experimented with numbers of participants, and they they found it as useful with one person and groups. Link to article

Why nine or less?

A session lasts between 45 and 60 minutes:

I’ve experienced teams resorting to “just have some people listening in”. Don’t! It really changes how the sessions feel, they become performative.

What if you have more people?

And the answer is: it depends on the problem you are trying to solve.

If you have a complicated team collaboration, you might want to choose a pair of people from each team to try to navigate to the solution over a series of Bytesize Sessions.

If your team is bigger than that, it might be a good time to think about where are the silos and why are they there. When it comes to teams configuration, a good resource to check out is Team Topologies

If you have a bigger problem maybe you need to try other modelling techniques first and then, try some Bytesize Sessions.

Remember, team configuration is software architecture too!

PS: Thanks Jacqui Read for the suggestion to group the posts by topic.

Categories:   bytesize-architecture-sessions   software architecture   systems-modedlling   participant-numbers-in-meeting

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