There is no Spotify Model

There is no Spotify Model

Reflections about Spotify and the importance of understanding and influencing your company culture.

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Marcin Floryan

July 07, 2016
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  1. There is no Spotify model Spark The Change 2016 S

    PARKING D ISRUPTION
  2. #SparkConf #SparkLondon

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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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  8. “Scrum is not a process or a technique for building

    products; rather, it is a framework within which you can employ various processes and techniques.” The Scrum Guide
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  10. Marcin Floryan Chapter Lead in Media Path tribe

  11. Disclaimer Not official

  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 Oxford Dictionary of English
  13. 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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  16. ๏ 10 years old ๏ 100M users ๏ 30M subscribers

    ๏ 59 markets ๏ 5 dev offices ๏ 2000+ employees ๏ 100+ squads Spotify 2016
  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
  18. 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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  21. “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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  23. “Culture is an abstraction, yet the forces that are created

    in social and organisational situations deriving from culture are powerful. 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. Collaboration We assume…

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  36. Potential We assume…

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  38. Pelle 1:1

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  41. Diversity We assume…

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  44. Long term We assume…

  45. Learning We assume…

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

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  49. McGregor - Model Y ‣ The expenditure of physical and

    mental effort in work is as natural as play or rest ‣ Man will exercise self-direction and self-control in the service of objectives to which he is committed. ‣ The average human being learns, under proper conditions, not only to accept but to seek responsibility. ‣ The capacity to exercise a relatively high degree of imagination, ingenuity, and creativity in the solution of organizational problems is widely, not narrowly, distributed in the population. ‣ Under the conditions of modern industrial life, the intellectual potentialities of the average human being are only partially utilized.
  50. “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
  51. “The purpose of this volume is not to entice management

    to choose sides over Theory X or Theory Y. It is, rather, to encourage the realization that theory is important, to urge management to examine its assumptions and make them explicit” Douglas McGregor
  52. “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
  53. Thank you! Marcin Floryan Chapter Lead at Spotify Questions? @mfloryan