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Agile at Spotify

Agile at Spotify

My colleague Anders Ivarsson and I have been invited to different conferences and events to present about how we use agile and lean thinking at Spotify. One of the conferences we recently presented at was Kanban Open Space in Ghent where we were asked to share our slides. Maybe it is of interest to readers of this blog too.

In a few years Spotify has grown from a small startup in Sweden to a pretty big company with more than 30 engineering teams in four different development offices on two different continents. And we have no intention of slowing down. Such rapid growth carries big challenges. How can we continue to improve our product at great speed, while growing the numbers of users, employees and supported platforms and devices? How do we stay agile when we grow from a small startup to a big corporation? In this talk we will present how Spotify is addressing these challenges. We will talk about autonomous squads, tribes, retrospective gatherings, hack weeks, system owner days, and a lot of other ideas we’re experimenting with.

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  • Great stuff! Very interesting and useful. The “scaling agile at Spotify”-stuff I’ve seen so far much focuses purely on the organizational aspects, this is the first time I see the implicit cultural and value design of the organisation. Neat!

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