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Culture and Methods: How things don’t quite work at Spotify and how we’re trying to solve it

  1. 1. How things don’t quite work at Spotify… and how we’re trying to solve it Jason Yip Agile Coach, Monetization Tribe, Spotify NYC jyip@spotify.com @jchyip https://jchyip.blogspot.com https://medium.com/@jchyip
  2. 2. There’s a Toyota saying “No problem is a problem”?
  3. 3. “No problem is a problem” describes what is expected with an improvement mindset
  4. 4. Fixed mindset: Problems undermine how great you are.
  5. 5. Growth mindset: Problems are challenges and opportunities to improve.
  6. 6. I’m going to assume everyone here has a growth / improvement mindset.
  7. 7. I’m not going to talk about what’s great at Spotify.
  8. 8. I’m going to talk about what doesn’t quite work.
  9. 9. Lightning round...
  10. 10. “An interested observer should be able to walk into the team workspace and get a general idea of how the project is going in 15 seconds. He should be able to get more information about real or potential problems by looking more closely.” Kent Beck on Informative Workspaces
  11. 11. Most Squads don’t have Informative Workspaces.
  12. 12. Some Squads, especially newer ones won’t be familiar with what we might consider Agile basics -- partly due to growth rate.
  13. 13. Squads are nominally responsible for managing delivery -- not every Squad is good at it
  14. 14. Not everyone understands the distinction between autonomy and laissez-faire (aka do whatever you feel like).
  15. 15. There seems to more time spent discussing individual performance and growth than team performance and growth.
  16. 16. How should I think about all this?
  17. 17. Autonomy means you are free to act.
  18. 18. Autonomy also means you have to face your difficulties and think and think and think and solve problems yourself.
  19. 19. Autonomy means you succeed by never giving up.
  20. 20. Thank you for your attention

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