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Spotify Engineering Culture - Part 2 (aka the "Spotify Model")


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  • Khengwah Koh
    Khengwah Koh 3 жыл бұрын +35

    Still contains many relevant learnings for organisations today. Will be interesting to get some updates on what have changed in Spotify since this video was made in 2014.

  • B
    B 6 ай бұрын +10

    FYI, I work at Spotify as a software engineer; the organisation has become very bureaucratic in many ways, hence why the best talent left

    • B
      B Ай бұрын +1

      @K Read Linear's (project management app software) blog, that is where it will go; user story's are a thing of the past

    • K
      K 2 ай бұрын

      Where did they go and what do you think is the next trend in agile/project management?

    • d.COG.
      d.COG. 3 ай бұрын +1

      @B Could the bureaucracy be a consequence of growth as kind of illustrated at 9.12? Perhaps the larger the scale, the more bureau you need (or think you do)? Maybe small scale can self-govern more easily, communicate and interact with other small scale 'squads' as was shown in vid 1 whereas large scale companies need large scale pyramid structures with a consequential loss of agility, communication, innovation and touch. And then Spotify loses touch and becomes the monster it never wanted to be. I just checked the subscription stats and Spotify is still growing so the bureaucracy must be doing something right, assuming growth is the optimal outcome. Or is it still growing because of the work done when it was small, innovative and agile and it's riding on that?

    • B
      B 3 ай бұрын +2

      @NoTugging Cowardice leadership has let marketing get in the way off engineering & design. You could fire over 50% of Spotify's staff today and it will be a better, more efficient organisation.

    • NoTugging
      NoTugging 3 ай бұрын

      So, why or how did this bureaucracy happen? Management change? Or is the "Model" BS made just as a teaser? Thanks @B

  • Arpit Kumar
    Arpit Kumar  Жыл бұрын +14

    Fantastic video - Question: How do your squad / tribes work cross timezones? Would you make video of how your culture evolved with COVID times? Also, How do you handle for squad/tribes which do not share information?

  • Leandro Motta
    Leandro Motta 2 жыл бұрын +4

    Another fantastic video. You are so good in drawing and story telling. So clear and to the point! Congrats!

  • J F
    J F  Жыл бұрын +1

    Enjoyed it very much. Thanks! Would love to see a series of small videos with details on how you do these things. It would strongly help people to adapt to this way of working.

  • David Hart
    David Hart Ай бұрын

    Really Interesting - if only more companies could adopt some of thee concepts

  • Prospector Bob
    Prospector Bob 2 жыл бұрын +2

    Interesting way to organize teams into “guilds” and “squads” to help reinforce desired culture.

  • Hartmut Goetze
    Hartmut Goetze 3 жыл бұрын +14

    Another brillant visualization for the world. Thanks so much, Henrik 🙏❤️

    IRENE SEBASTIAN  Жыл бұрын +4

    Hello Henrik. With COVID, the new normal and working remotely, what changes have you made now that you don't have boardrooms to go to, whiteboards, or physical storytelling sessions? Do you have a video on this?

  • Matthew Lewis
    Matthew Lewis 2 жыл бұрын

    Great stuff, ideas, and I appreciate how you emphasize the process over the organization or particular contingencies. And there are doozers in your dial-a-song pic! (How many TMBG fans are over there?)

  • Hector Yin
    Hector Yin 2 жыл бұрын +4

    Great video and perfect drawing of clear explanation. I really like those hand drawing styles. BTW what is the software to record such a video? Of all those likes and colors? Is that iPad Pro?

    • Martin R
      Martin R  Жыл бұрын

      I would say, it's Artrage and a screen recording tool (e.g. OBS or camtasia).

  • Alan Dantas
    Alan Dantas 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Amazing content and inspiring presentation!! Thanks for sharing.

  • Claudia Winkler
    Claudia Winkler 2 жыл бұрын

    I'd love to have this working style in my company and want to start with my team asap. And now I also will get my premium account - great companies are worth to be supported 🤩👍

    HASAN KAVAL 2 жыл бұрын

    Perfect visualization and crystal clear explanation...Thanks for sharing

  • Zeinab Salem
    Zeinab Salem  Жыл бұрын

    i became a fan of spotify model
    thanks Henrik for sharing your capability of visualisation to make use understand hard things.
    you should be awarded a badge or noble prize

    • Philipp Erdmann
      Philipp Erdmann  Жыл бұрын

      to be honest, I don't like the model. I like what's in there but I dislike how I see so many companies trying to copy it without understanding it.. It's become kind of a buzzword :(

  • Paul Leeming
    Paul Leeming 2 жыл бұрын +2

    Interesting. I wander how you [Spotify] are getting on with lock down and home working? Especially the impact of separation on culture.

  • Kenny Nguyen
    Kenny Nguyen 2 жыл бұрын +3

    Thank you for sharing, does Spotify still apply this approach? I'm really interested to know. Thanks.

    • Giulio83
      Giulio83 Ай бұрын +1

      as I far as I know, no, but pretty much the rest of the world copied it

  • Melodie Tang
    Melodie Tang 3 жыл бұрын +2

    May I ask what visualization tool you used to build this?

    • Retsam
      Retsam 3 жыл бұрын +1

      (Tools used: Art Rage, Wacom Intuos 5 drawing tablet, and ScreenFlow)

  • Yurii Makukha
    Yurii Makukha  Жыл бұрын

    Thanks for the video!
    What about deadlines? And who rules the people, who give the direction? What is the hierarchy (who is above the tribe)?

  • Nadya Shim
    Nadya Shim 2 жыл бұрын

    Hi, I'm quite a newbie to IT. Thanks for the video, very educational. Could you tell me what exactly handoff is? Google redirects me to an Apple functionality but I guess it must be something different.

    • SteeleGolem
      SteeleGolem 2 жыл бұрын

      I believe he’s talking about handing off a task / feature / project to another team, or “squad”.

  • Yacine Mahdid
    Yacine Mahdid  Жыл бұрын

    Fantastic explanation!

  • Hasan Gilmanov
    Hasan Gilmanov 3 жыл бұрын

    Man, your drawing skills are awesome, pls, tell what visualization tool do you use?

    • Hasan Gilmanov
      Hasan Gilmanov 3 жыл бұрын

      @Retsam thanks man, have a nice day

    • Retsam
      Retsam 3 жыл бұрын +3

      (Tools used: Art Rage, Wacom Intuos 5 drawing tablet, and ScreenFlow)

  • Patricia Fachini Pontalti
    Patricia Fachini Pontalti  Жыл бұрын

    AWESOME, videos!!!!! So many insights and things to get inspired by!!!!!!!

  • Nikolay Gekht
    Nikolay Gekht 3 жыл бұрын

    Great story, thank you for sharing!

  • KCM
    KCM 9 ай бұрын

    My goal is to join the spotify team..j really love music and the app alot. 🤞

  • Tushar Aipatwar
    Tushar Aipatwar 3 жыл бұрын

    Thank you for sharing this knowledge.

  • physicist Frank Haferkorn
    physicist Frank Haferkorn 11 ай бұрын

    Really impressive!

  • Miriam Mulders
    Miriam Mulders 2 жыл бұрын

    If there are not Task Estimates, how is the velocity measured and communicated to external stakeholders?

  • Martin
    Martin  Жыл бұрын

    Another great video, Henrik.

  • Felix Tran
    Felix Tran 2 жыл бұрын +1

    a little disappointed that the audio recording shifted in quality. Really liked the sound of the first video.

  • Katrine MacMahon
    Katrine MacMahon 2 жыл бұрын

    Excellent, v inspiring. Hope you have more women working at Spotify now :o)

  • Philipp Erdmann
    Philipp Erdmann  Жыл бұрын +1

    the link full drawing of part 2 is not working. On the blog there's also only part 1 :(
    edit: found the posts on Crisp - there are the drawings

  • Dorothy Glade
    Dorothy Glade 3 жыл бұрын

    Thanks for this!

  • shypeleg
    shypeleg 3 жыл бұрын

    very cool : ]

  • Poon Kin Lap
    Poon Kin Lap 2 жыл бұрын

    no more product owners in this system?

  • Sajjad Ahmed
    Sajjad Ahmed 3 жыл бұрын

    Very nice

  • Oleksandr Sereda
    Oleksandr Sereda 3 жыл бұрын

    I'm curious, why this video is required if we already have the original? kzclip.net/video/rzoyryY2STQ/бейне.html

    • LMC
      LMC 4 ай бұрын

      Because the video you linked isn't the original video, it's simply this video that's been uploaded by someone else rather than the content creator. You should be asking them why they've re-posted Henrik's video without crediting him.

  • d.COG.
    d.COG. 3 ай бұрын

    Are you still at Spotify Henrik?

  • tigereltoro
    tigereltoro  Жыл бұрын

    All good and beautiful! Everybody have ideas and solutions about transparency/speed/creativity/fairness in an agile productivity. Nobody talks and have ideas about transparency/speed/creativity/fairness in an agile payment system. Bad Capitalism at it's best: workers need to constantly find solutions and optimize their productiivity, while behind that there's a rigid almost aristochratic structure for splitting Profits. Workers are agile, Bosses are rigid and take all the money. A ton of BS. In the end you are treated like a peasant and the investors and managers like kings. Capitalism needs to be reformed. In a trully Agile Company, absolutely every worker should have ownership/shares. Financial relationship between Bosses and employees should be based on Partnership in the Company not on payed servitude. We need Financial Democracy!

    • Skovgaard1975
      Skovgaard1975  Жыл бұрын +1

      So I work my ass off for 10 years, save every dime. Then I mortgage my house and start a company and hire agile workers. I risk everything. Luckily the company becomes a success and now my workers get MY shares? WTF!!? They did not take part in the risk, so if they want shares they can buy them!
      I have an idea. Why don't YOU start a company and when/if it becomes successful, give it all away to your employees.

  • BBS Games
    BBS Games 2 жыл бұрын

    Spotify --Engineering-- Anarchy Culture

  • Guy KP
    Guy KP 2 жыл бұрын

    Sorry, are you someone from Spotify? I’m confused because you said “we”

  • Alique Williams
    Alique Williams 2 жыл бұрын

    Get rid of sprints.

  • Marek Szczepański
    Marek Szczepański 3 жыл бұрын +3

    Interesting but old. Do you have something more actual?