Spotify Scaling Model
Here is some reference information about the Spotify scaling model. Most of this information is via Henrik Kniberg.
Here is the key article:
“Scaling Agile @ Spotify with Tribes, Squads, Chapters & Guilds” — A blog post (2012). It also links to a longer article in the third paragraph which is pretty key.
Here are other things, some or all more recent:
“Spotify Engineering Culture.” Part 1. A video (2014). Again, Henrik trying to reflect and summarize the culture at that time, quickly.
“Spotify Engineering Culture.” Part 2. A video (2014).
“Spotify Rhythm – how we get aligned (slides from my talk at Agile Sverige).” Slides for a talk posted on his blog (June 2016). The blog post has a few ideas. The slide deck has more ideas. You can download the slide deck from this blog post.
“Growing up with Agile – Minimum Viable Bureaucracy at Spotify.” Peter Antman (he works with Henrik, although I do not know how much). Slides from a talk. I love the growing-up, develop-over-time, evolution metaphor. Again, the blog has a bit, but look also at the 81 slides.
“No, I didn’t invent the Spotify model.” A blog post where Henrik mentions that he did not invent the model. Don’t congratulate (too much) the messenger. Similarly, don’t shoot him (if you see things you dislike).
“My Spotify tools.” Peter Antman again. A blog post, listing a bunch of tools (broadly defined) that he used there. We are straying a bit from Spotify (although Spotify people used these tools too, in some sense). These are more, I think, tools that Peter used (and uses). Still, a bunch of good ideas here. How to prioritize them for you?
Tell me if you find other things!