Agile Israel 2014
Simon Marcus – Agile Lead
@lycaonmarcus
Scaling Agile
Music for Everyone
Music for Every moment
What does scaling FEEL like at Spotify?
Is there a Spotify way? (spoiler : nope!)
How are we organized?
What do we mean by...
From 10k to 10mm subscribers in 6 years
40mm MAUs
50% growth since December 2013
5 Million playlists created or updated a ...
600 engineers, product owners and designers
20+ Coaches
First acquisitions: Tunigo, The Echo Nest
Teams are Scaling...
Teams are Scaling...
How we got started
Bringing music to the world !@#!@
The Spotify Ways
Our work spaces
Who we hire The roles we have
How we...
How we got started
Bringing music to the world !@#!@
The Spotify Ways
Our work spaces
Who we hire The roles we have
Being ...
How we got started
Bringing music to the world !@#!@
The Spotify Ways
Our work spaces
Who we hire The roles we have
How we...
How we got started
Bringing music to the world !@#!@
The Spotify Ways
Our work spaces
Who we hire The roles we have
Being ...
How we got started
Bringing music to the world !@#!@
The Spotify Ways
Our work spaces
Who we hire The roles we have
Being ...
In The Last Week I. . .
Spent a day at an offsite with
tech leaders arguing about
our org structure
1 Helped gang-write a ...
In The Last Week I. . .
Spent a day at an offsite with
tech leaders arguing about
our org structure
1 Helped gang-write a ...
In The Last Week I. . .
Spent a day at an offsite with
tech leaders arguing about
our org structure
1 Helped gang-write a ...
So what about
our famous org
structure?
Squads
SOCIAL
Life in a Squad
Life in a Squad
Own Services and Pipelines
Ops in Squads
Evangalizing Mission
Autonomy = Responsibility
Life in a Squad
Chapters
SOCIAL
SOCIAL
SOCIAL
SOCIAL
Chapter Lead
Tribes
SOCIAL
SOCIAL
SOCIAL
SOCIAL
SOCIAL
SOCIALSOCIAL
Guilds
Kanban or Scrum
or Scrumban or
XP or SAFe or
what?
Yep.
Finding betterish ways
to do things that work until they don’t, and then
finding new things.
What is Agile?
Changing
(Creating Interesting Problems)
Organizations which design
systems ... are constrained to
produce designs which are copies
of the communication structures...
Spotify’s Org
Chart
Circa 2013
The Wages of Autonomy
A lot of Talking
Execution
20+ teams
100+ people
8+ months
Alignment Autonomy
Awesome?
Alignment
Autonomy
A genuine Agile culture…
Optimized for lots of ideas, personal growth,
long term effectiveness…
Challenged to find better ...
Figuring out what you want to optimize for…
Know yourself and who you want to be…
Test structures that remain coherent wit...
Spotify’s Blog: http://labs.spotify.com/
My Twitter: @lycaonmarcus
Feedback: sayat.me/lycaonmarcus
Want More?
Scaling Agile at Spotify - Simon Marcus - Agile Israel 2014
Scaling Agile at Spotify - Simon Marcus - Agile Israel 2014
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  1. 1. Agile Israel 2014 Simon Marcus – Agile Lead @lycaonmarcus Scaling Agile
  2. 2. Music for Everyone Music for Every moment
  3. 3. What does scaling FEEL like at Spotify? Is there a Spotify way? (spoiler : nope!) How are we organized? What do we mean by agile, and why? How do we change? What do we mean by agile, and why? Today’s Playlist
  4. 4. From 10k to 10mm subscribers in 6 years 40mm MAUs 50% growth since December 2013 5 Million playlists created or updated a day 56 countries
  5. 5. 600 engineers, product owners and designers 20+ Coaches First acquisitions: Tunigo, The Echo Nest
  6. 6. Teams are Scaling...
  7. 7. Teams are Scaling...
  8. 8. How we got started Bringing music to the world !@#!@ The Spotify Ways Our work spaces Who we hire The roles we have How we have fun The words we use The words we don’t use The tools we use Implicit rules How we act when things go right $ How we grow people How we learn Being Swemerican
  9. 9. How we got started Bringing music to the world !@#!@ The Spotify Ways Our work spaces Who we hire The roles we have Being Swemerican How we have fun The words we use The words we don’t use The tools we use Implicit rules How we act when things go right $ How we grow people How we learn
  10. 10. How we got started Bringing music to the world !@#!@ The Spotify Ways Our work spaces Who we hire The roles we have How we have fun The words we use The words we don’t use The tools we use Implicit rules How we act when things go right $ How we grow people How we learn Being Swemerican
  11. 11. How we got started Bringing music to the world !@#!@ The Spotify Ways Our work spaces Who we hire The roles we have Being SwedishBeing American How we have fun The words we use The words we don’t use The tools we use Implicit rules How we act when things go right $ How we grow people How we learn
  12. 12. How we got started Bringing music to the world !@#!@ The Spotify Ways Our work spaces Who we hire The roles we have Being SwedishBeing American How we have fun The words we use The words we don’t use The tools we use Implicit rules How we act when things go right $ How we grow people How we learn
  13. 13. In The Last Week I. . . Spent a day at an offsite with tech leaders arguing about our org structure 1 Helped gang-write a new career path for non- management tech leaders 2 Gave and received “loops” feedback to and from peers3 Participated in a grass-roots effort to improve project management 4
  14. 14. In The Last Week I. . . Spent a day at an offsite with tech leaders arguing about our org structure 1 Helped gang-write a new career path for non- management tech leaders 2 Gave and received “loops” feedback to and from peers3 Participated in a grass-roots effort to improve project management 4
  15. 15. In The Last Week I. . . Spent a day at an offsite with tech leaders arguing about our org structure 1 Helped gang-write a new career path for non- management tech leaders 2 Gave and received “loops” feedback to and from peers3 Participated in a grass-roots effort to improve project management 4
  16. 16. So what about our famous org structure?
  17. 17. Squads SOCIAL
  18. 18. Life in a Squad
  19. 19. Life in a Squad
  20. 20. Own Services and Pipelines Ops in Squads Evangalizing Mission Autonomy = Responsibility
  21. 21. Life in a Squad
  22. 22. Chapters SOCIAL SOCIAL SOCIAL SOCIAL Chapter Lead
  23. 23. Tribes SOCIAL SOCIAL SOCIAL SOCIAL SOCIAL SOCIALSOCIAL
  24. 24. Guilds
  25. 25. Kanban or Scrum or Scrumban or XP or SAFe or what?
  26. 26. Yep.
  27. 27. Finding betterish ways to do things that work until they don’t, and then finding new things. What is Agile?
  28. 28. Changing (Creating Interesting Problems)
  29. 29. Organizations which design systems ... are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations – Melvin Conway
  30. 30. Spotify’s Org Chart Circa 2013
  31. 31. The Wages of Autonomy
  32. 32. A lot of Talking Execution
  33. 33. 20+ teams 100+ people 8+ months
  34. 34. Alignment Autonomy Awesome?
  35. 35. Alignment Autonomy
  36. 36. A genuine Agile culture… Optimized for lots of ideas, personal growth, long term effectiveness… Challenged to find better ways of moving faster, learning more, making it easier to get things done. Spotify’s Way
  37. 37. Figuring out what you want to optimize for… Know yourself and who you want to be… Test structures that remain coherent with your beliefs, even as they scale. Your Way?
  38. 38. Spotify’s Blog: http://labs.spotify.com/ My Twitter: @lycaonmarcus Feedback: sayat.me/lycaonmarcus Want More?
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