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Joakim Sunden - Scaling Agile at Spotify for MassTLC

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Joakim Sunden's presentation of Scaling Agile at Spotify for MassTLC's 2015 Building Better Products: Software Development Summit

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Joakim Sunden - Scaling Agile at Spotify for MassTLC

  1. 1. 1Section name Scaling  Agile  at  Spo.fy   Building Better Products: Software Development Summit Joakim Sundén, Spotify
  2. 2. 2Section name Joakim Sundén Agile Coach at Spotify since 2011 @joakimsunden TODO: INSERT PICTURE OF US?
  3. 3. Section name 3 The right music for every moment
  4. 4. 4 75M+ MAU 20M+ paying subs 1.5B+playlists June 2015March 2011 10M+ MAU 1M+ paying subs 100+engineers 250M+playlists 800+engineers 3dev sites 5dev sites 10squads 90+squads
  5. 5. 5 Paid more than $3B in royalties by June 2015 and $300M+ in first three months of 2015 alone US Music industry according to RIAA, is valued at $6.972B in 2014
  6. 6. 6Section name
  7. 7. Autonomy
  8. 8. •  Feel like a mini-startup •  Self-organizing •  Cross-functional Squad P C
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  10. 10. Chapter P P P P Squad Squad Squad Squad Chapter Chapter CL CL
  11. 11. Tribe P P P P Squad Squad Squad Squad CL CL P P P P Squad Squad Squad Squad CL CL Tribe Leads AC AC UX ”Provide fast and reliable access to all the world's music” ”Enable high product development speed while maintaining a highly available service”
  12. 12. Section name 12 Music Player Tribe Backend STOCKHOLM GOTHENBURG P Gais Krill Trams Frontend QA/TA (+AC) Core P Graph BFS Rafiki P P P P MQContent Content 2 Content Frontend Backend AC
  13. 13. Guilds P P P P Squad Squad Squad Squad Chapter Chapter P P P P Squad Squad Squad Squad Chapter Chapter Guild
  14. 14. Tribe   Tribe   Alliance   Alliance  leads  
  15. 15. 08/10/15   15       2015  
  16. 16. 16 The reporting structure Alliance lead Tribe leadTribe lead Chapter lead EngineerEngineer Engineer Chapter lead Agile coaches Tribe lead CTO Alliance lead Tribe lead CEO
  17. 17. 17 Tribe leadTribe lead Tribe lead Chapter lead EngineerEngineer Engineer Chapter lead Agile coaches supporting The reporting structure CTO Alliance leadAlliance lead Tribe lead CEO
  18. 18. Section name 18 Organic structure If you need to know exactly who is making decisions, you are in the wrong place
  19. 19. Alignment  &  Autonomy   Alignment False dichotomy! Do what I say! Autonomy Do whatever
  20. 20. Alignment  enables  Autonomy   High Alignment High Autonomy Build a bridge! Micromanaging organization Indifferent culture Entrepreneurial organization Chaotic culture Authoritative organization Conformist culture Innovative organization Collaborative culture We need to cross the river Figure out how! We need to cross the river Low Alignment Low Autonomy Hope someone is working on the river problem… Source: Stephen Bungay,“Art of Action”
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  25. 25. Celebrate  failure   How we shot ourselves in the foot Asdf asdf asdf ddhffdd asdfsdfasdf s dfs ei lkjsdfkjh dkd ie kkd kdsflk sdi elk sdfkjh sdfkjhasdflkj dk dj wi dm chsdfjh wlkjsdm WTF? Slkdfoi clk sdil wkdkdk dk dkiwlslkj dlkh slkj sdflkj dpijslkjdlldk slkdflk sdflk sdlk kjsdf Sdflk sdfsdfasdf Internal blog: Celebrate failure! Asdf asdf asdf ddhffdd asdfsdfasdf s dfs ei lkjsdfkjh dkd ie kkd kdsflk sdi elk sdfkjh sdfkjhasdflkj dk dj wi dm chsdfjh wlkjsdm dfkj dfjh slkkd dj dflkj sdfkjh sdf Slkdfoi clk sdil wkdkdk dk dkiwlslkj dlkh slkj sdflkj dpijslkjdlldk slkdflk sdflk sdlk kjsdf Sdflk sdfsdfasdf Internal blog:
  26. 26. Section name 26 Values Culture Org Structure Empowerment Autonomy Squads Trust Servant leadership Chapters Collaboration Teamwork Teams on all levels
  27. 27. Joakim Sundén @joakimsunden joakim.sunden@spotify.com www.joakimsunden.com Spotify blog - labs.spotify.com

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