About Us


Pioneering new approaches for DevOps and software delivery, Skelton Thatcher Consulting led industry thinking around Continuous Delivery, operability, and DevOps team topologies between 2014 and 2018. We created community tools such as Continuous Delivery Checklist (cdchecklist.info), Run Book dialogue sheets (runbooktemplate.info), and the DevOps Team Topologies patterns (devopstopologies.com), used by hundreds of teams around the world.

With a small, tight-knit team, we helped many different organisations to adopt new ways of working with software systems.

Skelton Thatcher now publishes books and reports from experienced practitioners in the software industry. We use our extensive know-how of delivering and running software systems to inform our books and guides.

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Our flagship Team Guides books are written and curated by experienced practitioners and emphasise the need for collaboration and learning, with the team at the centre.

The Team Guides books provide valuable experience “from the field”, helping teams to learn and grow together to make better software.

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Reports and Insights

We produce reports and whitepapers based on our industry experience and research, and informed by industry events.

We have produced research reports for some of the largest organisations in the world, helping them to assess IT/delivery strategy and organisation design.

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