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Agile Coach at Spotify – Monday

This blog post is part of a blog series about the Agile Coach role at Spotify. If you haven’t done so already you may want to read the introductory post The Agile Coach role at Spotify first. Planning the day I usually try to start my day making some kind of selection on what I should do during the day, and in which order I should do it. At the moment I use index cards where I put... read more

The Agile Coach role at Spotify

“What does an agile coach do at Spotify?” This is a very common question when we host study tours in our office or when we speak at conferences. It is also a very good question because it makes us think about how we work and why we have chosen that way of working. I will try to answer all of these questions in a series of blog posts, starting with this one about the Agile Coach role and then publishing... read more

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... read more

Agile à la Spotify

At Spotify we have our own “Agile à la Spotify” manifesto to create alignment and direction for our improvement work. This blog post describes the background for creating the document, what it is and how we are using it. http://labs.spotify.com/2013/03/20/agile-a-la-spotify/ read more

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 organized to avoid big projects, but in order to build great stuff fast sometimes a lot of people need to be involved and then we... read more

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