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Deal of the day: 50% off today only!

As you may know, former colleague and Kanban-brother-in-arms Marcus Hammarberg and I, are writing a book about Kanban for Manning Publications. The book is out in an early access program where you can read what we’ve written so far and also give us feedback and influence the final book. When the book is finally done you will of course get the final version; there is one option for e-book only and one... read more

Spotify – staying lean from small start-up through rapid growth

These are the slides from the talk Anders Ivarsson and I did at Lean Kanban North America 2013 earlier this weak. It was a great conference – as always. Thanks for having us! Spotify – staying lean from small start-up through rapid growth from Joakim... 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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