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Author: Joakim Sundén

Organizing a hack week at Spotify

I recently helped organize a hack week at Spotify. Here’s a blog post I wrote about it right before the hack week. I hope to follow up soon with a post about the actual hack week. http://labs.spotify.com/2013/02/15/organizing-a-hack-week/  

Effective Meetings at Spotify

Here are some internal meeting guidelines I helped develop shortly after joining Spotify in 2011 as the meeting culture at the time “left some room for improvement”. They are based on advice I have picked up earlier from sources like Behind Closed Doors and www.effectivemeetings.com that […]

Running big retrospectives at Spotify

Running big projects often hurts. Big projects mean more dependencies, more coordination, more risk, more uncertainty, and so on and so forth. It’s safe to say that you should avoid big projects if you can. But sometimes you can’t. You could say that Spotify is […]

One way of handling small tasks on a Kanban board

I often get the question how to handle small tasks on a Kanban board. Many teams I’ve talked to, especially maintenance and operations teams and teams not doing software development, have a hard time convincing themselves to actually write and track stickies for tasks that […]

The Power of Visualization

Did you ever watch the great TV series “Homicide: Life on the Street” (“Uppdrag mord” in Swedish)? It’s an American fictional police series about the Baltimore Homicide Unit based on the writing of my all time favorite writer/producer of TV series David Simon (Generation Kill, […]