Spotify agile model

Anthem ❤️ dah
Jan 10 13 Comments

Was reading about Spotify agile model recently and found it interesting. What do you guys feel about it?

Is it more developer controlled with less to none infra team support requirement?

Is it optimal for cloud model and not so for on-premise infrastructure?

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  • Spotify two2
    A consultant came, worked with Spotify for a year. Wrote a blog and made his career selling that. It was always an idealisation of reality but after growing 15-30x in employees since that original blog was written, very little looks like that now.

    That medium article is actually a pretty good take on it. The model only worked because of our Swedish roots and early culture. Many top down companies have tried to implement the model and failed miserably because they didn't have a similar culture.

    Spotify today looks like many other companies of the size, only with funny words for business units and teams.
    Jan 10 5
    • Spotify / Eng Holilili
      This
      Jan 10
    • Anthem ❤️ dah
      OP
      Are these any so called “admins” in the company or is dev/devops control the infrastructure part too?
      Jan 10
    • Spotify two2
      Administration is minimal. We have the concept of ops in squads. Checkout the most recent version of the SRE book if you want to read more about how that works.
      Jan 10
    • Anthem ❤️ dah
      OP
      thanks, SRE book advocated by google or a different one?
      Jan 10
    • Spotify qazwsxedcv
      The latest update has a contribution by Spotify SREs
      Jan 14
  • Spotify ogiehsbs
    it's on the way out at spotify. teams are getting more autonomy. we fired some agile coaches last year.
    Jan 12 1
  • Apple / Eng Apple Park
    Some of my most favorite evenings are spent with agile models...
    Jan 10 0
  • Apple vErx86
    Right in the article it says “don’t copy it, figure out the right model for yourself”
    Jan 10 0
  • Anthem ❤️ dah
    OP
    Wanna understand what Spotify’ers feel about it
    Jan 10 0
  • Wells Fargo hsLy13
    Where you reading? Do you have a link?
    Jan 10 0