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 that I have found useful, on input from my agile coach and People Ops colleagues at Spotify and on feedback... 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