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Autonomy For the Win, How Spotify Builds Product - ProductTank Stockholm Talk - August 27, 2014

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My talk from ProductTank Stockholm. I give an overview of how Spotify builds product using autonomy to increase team velocity and individual happiness while maintaining alignment between the teams so that the user gets a cohesive product that feels like it was created by one team and not 70.

The recording for this talk is at: https://vimeo.com/107330283, my part starts at 18:08

Published in: Leadership & Management

Autonomy For the Win, How Spotify Builds Product - ProductTank Stockholm Talk - August 27, 2014

  1. 1. September 7, 2014 Autonomy for the win Kevin Goldsmith Director of Engineering / Tribe Lead Spotify AB
  2. 2. Source: What do we want? 2
  3. 3. Source: What do we want? Velocity! 2
  4. 4. Source: Why do we want it? 3
  5. 5. Source: Why do we want it? 3
  6. 6. Source: How do we get Velocity? 4
  7. 7. Source: How do we get Velocity? Autonomy 4
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  9. 9. 5 Autonomy =
  10. 10. 5 dNeoc ision- bmoatktliennge cks Autonomy =
  11. 11. 5 Autonomy =
  12. 12. 5 Autonomy = No Dependencies
  13. 13. 5 Autonomy =
  14. 14. 5 Autonomy = Velocity
  15. 15. 6 Autonomy =
  16. 16. 6 Autonomy = Chaos
  17. 17. 6 Autonomy = Chaos
  18. 18. How Spotify Feature Development works 7
  19. 19. How Spotify Feature Development works 7
  20. 20. How Spotify Feature Development works 7 PO UX iOS K&M QA Android Backend Agile Coach
  21. 21. How Spotify Feature Development works 8 PO UX iOS K&M QA Android Backend Agile Coach No Engineering Manager?
  22. 22. How Spotify Feature Development works 9
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  24. 24. How Spotify Feature Development works 9 Chapter Lead
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  34. 34. How Spotify Feature Development works 12 Product Owner Chapter Lead Agile Coach
  35. 35. How Spotify Feature Development works 12 Chapter Lead Product Owner Agile Coach POCLAC
  36. 36. How Spotify Feature Development works 13 Chapter Lead Chapter Lead Chapter Lead Chapter Lead
  37. 37. How Spotify Feature Development works 13 Chapter Lead Chapter Lead Chapter Lead Chapter Lead Tribe Lead
  38. 38. How Spotify Feature Development works 14 PO PO PO
  39. 39. How Spotify Feature Development works 14 Product Area Lead Product Area Lead Product Area Lead PO PO PO
  40. 40. How Spotify Feature Development works 15
  41. 41. How Spotify Feature Development works 15 Agile Coach
  42. 42. How Spotify Feature Development works 16 Organization = Velocity
  43. 43. How Spotify Feature Development works 17 Organization Enables Velocity
  44. 44. How Spotify Feature Development works 18 Velocity is a Spotify cultural value
  45. 45. How Spotify Feature Development works 19 Velocity is a Spotify cultural value
  46. 46. How Spotify Feature Development works 20 Velocity is a Spotify cultural value
  47. 47. How Spotify Feature Development works 21 Velocity is a Spotify cultural value
  48. 48. How Spotify Feature Development works 22 Velocity is a Spotify cultural value
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  50. 50. How Spotify Feature Development works 24 @KevinGoldsmith goldsmith@spotify.com

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