How agile coaches help us win - the agile coach role @ spotify [lightning talk! 12min]

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At Spotify, we believe that we will win if we can iterate on our product faster than the competition. If we can build our product faster, we can learn faster and thus improve & grow as a company faster than our competitors. We are growing rapidly to make this happen, but how do we ensure that our development teams are happy, high performing and constantly improving? How do we share these learnings with the rest of the business? One of the crucial roles in this endeavour are our Agile Coaches. In this talk, I will present what we believe an Agile Coach is, give some insight into the daily life of an Agile Coach at Spotify & explain why we believe that Agile Coaches help us win.

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How agile coaches help us win - the agile coach role @ spotify [lightning talk! 12min]

  1. 1. How Agile Coaches Help Us Win The Agile Coach Role @ Spotify Brendan Marsh November 27, 2013
  2. 2. Inspiration for this talk
  3. 3. What is an agile coach at Spotify? What do they do? 3 Why do we believe they help us win?
  4. 4. 4 24M active users. 6M paying subscribers. 20M songs.
  5. 5. Growing fast 30 3 years ago
  6. 6. Growing fast Tribes 10 100 Provide fast and reliable access to all the world's music 250 30 Chapter Chapter Chapter Enable high product development speed while maintaining a highly available service Chapter P P P P Squad Squad Squad Squad P P P P Squad Squad Squad Squad Now
  7. 7. How do we scale? 7
  8. 8. Squad • Self-organizing • • Cross-functional • 5-7 engineers, less than 10 Autonomous • “Feel like a mini-startup” C P
  9. 9. Provide fast and reliable access to all the world's music Tribes Chapter Chapter Chapter Enable high product development speed while maintaining a highly available service Chapter P P P P Squad Squad Squad Squad P P P P Squad Squad Squad Squad
  10. 10. Squads
  11. 11. Scope of the Agile Coach Individuals Squads Agile Coaches Tribes
  12. 12. 12 The agile coach
  13. 13. Our primary goal: High performing teams and a high performing organization
  14. 14. Motivated people... building valuable, quality products... ...fast!
  15. 15. How do we help them reach high performance? November 27, 2013
  16. 16. 16 By going above and beyond the call of an Agile Practitioner
  17. 17. Sprints Scrum XP Planning Poker User stories We definitely do the basics... Stand ups Demos Story Points Kanban Retrospectives November 27, 2013
  18. 18. Agile - Lean Practitioner Lyssa Adkins - The Agile Coaching Competency Framework
  19. 19. Teaching Mentoring Lyssa Adkins - The Agile Coaching Competency Framework Agile - Lean Practitioner Coaching Facilitating
  20. 20. Teaching Agile - Lean Practitioner Mentoring Technical Mastery Lyssa Adkins - The Agile Coaching Competency Framework Coaching Facilitating Business Mastery Transformational Mastery
  21. 21. 21 Some recent examples of this in practice
  22. 22. 1 on 1 coaching - Team members - Product owners - Chapter leads - Senior management Coaching
  23. 23. Squad coaching Agile - Lean Practitioner Teaching Mentoring Coaching Facilitating - During standups - Retrospectives - Planning meetings - We’re part of the team Technical Mastery Business Mastery Transformational Mastery
  24. 24. Agile - Lean Practitioner Team offsite - Full day(s) offsite - Team building - Problem Solving Teaching Facilitating
  25. 25. TDD/XP workshop - 2 day workshop - Facilitated by coach and CL - Focus on engineering skills Agile - Lean Practitioner Teaching Facilitating Technical Mastery
  26. 26. Agile - Lean Practitioner PO book club - Series of lunch and learns - Challenges POs - What is the impact of planned work? Teaching Facilitating Business Mastery
  27. 27. 27 Putting it all together
  28. 28. Section name How do WE grow? •Conferences / Meetups •Training / Workshop •Thought Leader Talks •Mentoring •Pairing •Agile Practices Sharing •Lean coffee •Unconference 29
  29. 29. Section name Recap First level text • Second level – Third level – Fourth level Recap 30
  30. 30. Brendan Marsh Agile coach brendanm@spotify.com @brendanmarsh brendanmarsh.com

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