Scaling Agile @ Spotify with Henrik Kniberg

  • Published on Mar 29, 2015
  • Scaling Agile @ Spotify with Henrik Kniberg
    Talks from Scrum Australia 2014 - Sydney, Australia.
    In his keynote at Scrum Australia 2014, Henrik Kniberg examines what agile culture really means, and how companies like Spotify try to stay agile with over 60 development teams. He'll decipher words like Squad, Chapter, Guild, and Tribe, and concepts such as Minimum Viable Bureaucracy and Limited Blast Radius. He also goes through some of the challenges that Spotify is dealing with right now.
    About Henrik Kniberg:
    Henrik Kniberg is an Agile/Lean coach at Crisp in Stockholm, working primarily with Spotify. He enjoys helping companies succeed with both the technical and human sides of software development. During the past 15 years he has been CTO of 3 Swedish IT companies and helped many more get started with Agile and Lean software development.
    Henrik is former board member of the Agile Alliance and works regularly with Mary Poppendieck, Jeff Sutherland, Alistair Cockburn, and other thought leaders. He is the author of “Scrum and XP from the Trenches” and “­Kanban and Scrum, making the most of both” and “Lean from the Trenches“. These books are available in over 12 languages, have over 500,000 readers, and are used as primary guide to Agile and Lean software development by hundreds of companies worldwide.­
    Video sponsored by jtribe - love your apps

Comments • 18

  • Sarah Baca
    Sarah Baca 6 years ago +5

    This was such a great synopsis of Spotify's culture. I really enjoyed it and have some great ideas to take with me.

  • Ganesh Kuduva
    Ganesh Kuduva Year ago +1

    Seriously an inspiring talk. I like their equations like Principles > Practices and many more. Truly there is so much to learn to become and being agile in this video.

  • Floydimus
    Floydimus 2 years ago +1

    Loved the every hour train example. No wonder Spotify is such a great product, I am sure the company culture and everything else would be great too.

  • Richard Black
    Richard Black 5 years ago +1

    Thank you Herik. An excellent presentation that provides a great understanding of the benefits of Agile.

  • Saif ul Haq
    Saif ul Haq 3 years ago +4

    I almost never comment on TheXvid but I was compelled today to do so! Loved the video and the info shared. The flow of the presentation was smooth and the topics were well organized. The presenter successfully grasped my attention throughout the session; which is rarely the case for me. Great learning and will keep striving for this culture with my teams.
    Just questioning and introspecting how difficult is it to adopt this when working on the 'vendor' side of the coin, especially when you are working with clients who have time-sensitive deliverables and are operating in a 'controlled' environment.
    Kudos to Spotify for being a global leader w.r.t. scaling agile.

  • D Z
    D Z 4 years ago +1

    Great talk by no means, unfortunately not applicable to many other software companies.
    When you have commitments in front of your clients with deadlines - you can not just let your team do whatever they want without a detailed planning and daily tracking.
    Whatever the case, it was a pleasure to listen to such ideal approach.

  • Eustaquio Santimano
    Eustaquio Santimano 9 months ago

    Very good informative sharing ! Thank you.

  • Bep Kororoti
    Bep Kororoti 4 years ago

    Outstanding Talk!!!! I feel inspired now...

  • Luka Ojala
    Luka Ojala 6 years ago +2

    GREAT TALK. Just great!

  • Rakhi Dhulia
    Rakhi Dhulia 6 years ago

    thank you - great model

  • BlaBla
    BlaBla 6 years ago

    Amazing Talk

  • Fola Onasanya
    Fola Onasanya Year ago

    Brilliant ... Smooth

  • TRS Showstopper
    TRS Showstopper 2 years ago

    Typically... Henrik does not want to tell what goes wrong in the company. Too bad, and not consistent with the culture he promotes...

  • Quico Reed
    Quico Reed 2 years ago +4

    When PC invades business...the "MASTER" part of "Scrum Master" does NOT imply slaves, it implies MASTERY of AGILE. It means being a MASTER CRAFTSMAN, not a Journeyman. This is so irritating to hear people say that. SO I guess it is now not possible to "master the piano" because that implies that the piano is a slave? Please, this is getting so old.

    • Quico Reed
      Quico Reed 3 months ago

      @S M it was a stupid joke and these days it is best to avoid even joking about that kind of comment. Use that in a workplace, and unfortunately you may find yourself in HR.

    • S M
      S M 4 months ago

      He was making a joke…

  • Mitch Goldstein
    Mitch Goldstein Month ago

    This did not age well :(

  • 123a123
    123a123 Year ago

    NIce description but my God the speaker is wooden. His jokes are so lame