Joakim Sundén is an Agile Coach at Spotify, making music available and accessible to the world. He helps people improve through mentoring and coaching at individual, team and organizational levels, often using Agile and Lean thinking and methods such as Kanban, Scrum and XP. He is an organizer of, and active participant in, conferences, networks and user groups in the Agile and Lean communities. Joakim is the co-author of the newly released book Kanban in Action.
Spotify - staying lean from small start-up through rapid growth
In a few years Spotify has grown from a small startup in Sweden to a pretty big company with more than 50 engineering teams in four different development offices on two different continents. Such rapid growth carries big challenges. How can we continue to improve our product at great speed, while growing the number of users, employees and supported platforms and devices? How do we stay lean and agile when we grow from a small startup to a big corporation? In this talk I will present how Spotify is addressing these challenges. I will talk about autonomous squads, tribes, chapters, guilds, hack weeks, and a lot of other ideas we’re experimenting with.