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Standardization is often touted as a solution to the very real problems associated with developing and taking care of pets, where you'd really love to have cattle instead.

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Incremental changes become cheaper, the cognitive load required to reason about system behavior is less, solving a problem for one more often means solving it for everyone; the list goes on. But not all is rosier, and while some problems go away, new ones are sure to replace them.

You should leave this talk better equipped to decide whether embarking on a standardization project is right for your stack or organization, and how to do it in a way that avoids common pitfalls along the way.