The curse of the Spotify model – Gruyters

3:00 pm -3:35 pm

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Breakout Room 3



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Abstract: Virtually all technology driven organizations are in the process of transitioning to Agile delivery methodologies. Most struggle with maturing this transition and realizing it’s full potential. Studies of failed agile implementations typically cite cultural or mindset issues, and lack of management buy in as key contributing factors. In this talk Steven will submit the counter intuitive case that modeling your organization to a “gold standard” like the Spotify model can set you up for failure.

In this engaging, pragmatic and story based talk we will learn:

  • Why holding yourself to a “gold standard” like the Spotify model is a bad idea
  • What the differences are between the desired ideal team composition and the typical reality
  • How to recognize and address undesirable behaviors in your teams

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