Many of us agree that adopting serverless in an enterprise has challenges. These challenges increase when the enterprise has no serverless expertise within itself. We know that serverless requires a new mindset and a different way of approaching application development. When business pressure mounts to deliver solutions faster, organisations often fall into the trap of quickly building a team by pulling engineers from different sources in order to satisfy the business goals. What such quick-fix solutions fail to achieve is the basic growth of the serverless knowledge and skills of its employees. Thus, the serverless adoption challenges left unattended.
For a company that credits its own growth on the growth of its people, these quick-fix approaches are not going to offer much help. For a long term gain and to develop a growth culture within the organisation, it is important to recognise the uplift of its serverless expertise. This is where organically growing a serverless team becomes beneficial.
In this talk, taking inspiration from the nature, I will take you through few important phases of growing a serverless team, and discuss how it can bring near term as well as long term benefits to an organisation. Let’s all grow and not build a serverless team!