Is Spotify a good example?

Is Spotify a good example?

A deck presented in Warsaw at the Agile By Example 2016 conference.

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Marcin Floryan

October 12, 2016
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  1. Is Spotify a good example? Agile By Example 2016 B

    RINGING B ACK A GILE
  2. #abe16 @mfloryan

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  5. “I believe in this concept, but the implementation described above

    is risky and invites failure.” Dr. Winston W. Royce
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  9. Marcin Floryan Chapter Lead in Media Path tribe Experience Platform

  10. Disclaimer Not official

  11. Model (noun) ‣ a three-dimensional representation of a person or

    thing or of a proposed structure, typically on a smaller scale than the original ‣ a thing used as an example to follow or imitate ‣ a simplified description, especially a mathematical one, of a system or process, to assist calculations and predictions ‣ a person employed to display clothes by wearing them ‣ a particular design or version of a product Oxford Dictionary of English
  12. Model (noun) ‣ a three-dimensional representation of a person or

    thing or of a proposed structure, typically on a smaller scale than the original ‣a thing used as an example to follow or imitate ‣ a simplified description, especially a mathematical one, of a system or process, to assist calculations and predictions ‣ a person employed to display clothes by wearing them ‣ a particular design or version of a product
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  15. ๏ 10 years old ๏ 100M users ๏ 30M subscribers

    ๏ 59 markets ๏ 5 dev offices ๏ 2000+ employees ๏ 100+ squads Spotify 2016
  16. Model (noun) ‣ a three-dimensional representation of a person or

    thing or of a proposed structure, typically on a smaller scale than the original ‣a thing used as an example to follow or imitate ‣ a simplified description, especially a mathematical one, of a system or process, to assist calculations and predictions ‣ a person employed to display clothes by wearing them ‣ a particular design or version of a product
  17. Model (noun) ‣ a three-dimensional representation of a person or

    thing or of a proposed structure, typically on a smaller scale than the original ‣ a thing used as an example to follow or imitate ‣a simplified description, especially a mathematical one, of a system or process, to assist calculations and predictions ‣ a person employed to display clothes by wearing them ‣ a particular design or version of a product
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  20. “Shout it out and I’ll tell you how it doesn’t

    quite work that way” Jason Yip, Agile Coach at Spotify
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  22. “Culture is an abstraction, yet the forces that are created

    in social and organisational situations deriving from culture are powerful. Edgar H. Schein
  23. “If we don’t understand the operation of these forces, we

    become victim to them” Edgar H. Schein
  24. Schein culture model

  25. Under the surface

  26. Autonomy We assume…

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  32. Autonomy Mastery Purpose

  33. Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and

    support they need, and trust them to get the job done.
  34. Collaboration We assume…

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  37. The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to

    and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.
  38. Potential We assume…

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  40. Pelle 1:1

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  43. Diversity We assume…

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  45. Long term We assume…

  46. Agile processes promote sustainable development. The sponsors, developers, and users

    should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.
  47. Learning We assume…

  48. “We aim to make mistakes faster than anyone else”

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  50. At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become

    more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly.
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  52. “Only as we examine and test our theoretical assumptions can

    we hope to make them more adequate, to remove inconsistencies, and thus to improve our ability to predict.” Douglas McGregor
  53. “To improve effectively, you can’t act blindly. Instead, you must

    understand mechanism.” Jason Yip, Agile Coach at Spotify
  54. “Stop trying to borrow wisdom and think for yourself. Face

    your difficulties and think and think and think and solve your problems yourself.” Taiichi Ohno
  55. Thank you! Marcin Floryan Chapter Lead at Spotify Questions? @mfloryan

    Looks like a place you want to work at? Ask me!