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This is how to win at platform engineering in 2024

Welcome to 2024! Let’s rock n roll even harder than 2023🤘

Last year was the year that platform engineering truly went mainstream. It cemented its place as a defining part of the future of software engineering and cloud native. PlatformCon23 had 22k attendees, KubeCon Chicago was overrun by platform engineering slogans and booths, and companies everywhere are waking up to the reality that platform engineering is not just a nice to have, it’s how you win as an engineering organization.

So we all know now that if you don’t have your platform in 2024, you’re going to fall behind. And you’ll struggle to catch up.

So what do you need to do? It’s simple. You need to get started. 

I have talked about minimum viable platforms before, and there is a reason for that.

In Q4 last year, using the strategy of a pioneering team and a minimum viable platform I helped launch more platforms than the entire rest of the year put together. Every single one of those MVPs is working and proving value to all key stakeholders.

That means within barely a few months, those MVPs will be able to expand and deliver value across entire organizations as full blown Internal Developer Platforms.

By the end of this year, those platforms will have been enterprise ready for months and delivering that exact incredible platform engineering ROI that we have all been hypothesizing about the last 2 years.

If you started right now, you’d have a platform up and running in 30 days. 

In 30 more, it will prove itself and be ready to expand. Then? Well, there is no limit to what can happen next. You just have to get started.

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