Building Lean and
Agile in the Real
World
Kevin Goldsmith
Director of Engineering
Spotify, AB

October 28, 2013

Monday, O...
Hej!

Monday, October 28, 13
Lessons Learned
3 Products

Monday, October 28, 13
Lessons Learned

Microsoft Windows CE.Net Platform Builder

Monday, October 28, 13

4
Lessons Learned

Microsoft Windows CE.Net Platform Builder
Positive Lessons Learned
•Isolate effort as an experiment
•Pick...
Lessons Learned

Adobe Revel

Monday, October 28, 13

6
Lessons Learned

Adobe Revel
Positive Lessons Learned
•Make the effort cross-functional
•Minimize Dependencies on non-Lean...
Lessons Learned

Spotify

Monday, October 28, 13

8
Lessons Learned

Spotify
Positive Lessons Learned
•Can use lean for features too
•Data wins
•Be careful of your windows
•L...
Tack!

Monday, October 28, 13
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Valtech Day 2013: Building with Lean and Agile in the Real World

  1. 1. Building Lean and Agile in the Real World Kevin Goldsmith Director of Engineering Spotify, AB October 28, 2013 Monday, October 28, 13
  2. 2. Hej! Monday, October 28, 13
  3. 3. Lessons Learned 3 Products Monday, October 28, 13
  4. 4. Lessons Learned Microsoft Windows CE.Net Platform Builder Monday, October 28, 13 4
  5. 5. Lessons Learned Microsoft Windows CE.Net Platform Builder Positive Lessons Learned •Isolate effort as an experiment •Pick a low-risk project •Disarm naysayers by taking responsibility Negative Lessons Learned •If the goal is transformation, do a victory lap •Build on your success with a bigger project Monday, October 28, 13 5
  6. 6. Lessons Learned Adobe Revel Monday, October 28, 13 6
  7. 7. Lessons Learned Adobe Revel Positive Lessons Learned •Make the effort cross-functional •Minimize Dependencies on non-Lean/Agile organizations Negative Lessons Learned •Beware early success •Scale the effort slowly •Make sure everyone who joins is a believer Monday, October 28, 13 7
  8. 8. Lessons Learned Spotify Monday, October 28, 13 8
  9. 9. Lessons Learned Spotify Positive Lessons Learned •Can use lean for features too •Data wins •Be careful of your windows •Lean and Agile can scale to large organizations Negative Lessons Learned •Find the balance between autonomy and collaboration Monday, October 28, 13 9
  10. 10. Tack! Monday, October 28, 13
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