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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, […]

Increasing effectiveness and communication with the Mutual Learning Model with Benjamin Mitchell

UPDATE (June 5, 2011): This was a great workshop! I learned so much about myself and about how I could be communicating to others in order to increase common understanding rather than trying to control the outcome of the conversation. I can really recommend this […]

Little Things Matter

UPDATE (June 5, 2011): Video of my talk (in Swedish). This is my lightning talk from this year’s Agila Sverige (Agile Sweden) conference that I finished less than an hour ago. I am experimenting with doing blog posts in slides/presentation format and I have been […]

LeanSSC11, Long Beach, California

LSSC11 is over and I am sitting in LAX International Airport in Los Angeles trying to summarize my gazillion impressions from the last weeks sessions, hallway meetings, bar chats, coffee talks etc, but it will probably take me a few weeks to process everything. I […]

Want to participate in The Red Bead Experiment at LSSC 11?

I am thinking of running The Red Bead Experiment today (Friday) 3:45 at LSSC 11 if I can get enough interested attendees. Please tweet or leave comment if you are at LSSC 11 and want to participate. Below is some more information on the experiment. […]

What happened?

Wow, it is over a year since my last blog post. What happened? I guess I had other things to do… These are some of them, just so you don’t think I’m making it up. Turku Agile Day I gave a talk on Kanban at […]