25. Jul, 2020

Theory versus reality, do a check more often ...

This topic is directly related to my 11-Mar-20 BLOG post
https://www.rethinkandfocus.com/429718297/6883400/posting/build-a-tower-build-a-team

Another example of theory/rumor/culture/best practice versus reality/personal insights is Spotify. Seen by a lot of people as the "Agile Heaven" after their Engineering Culture became public and a lot of advertisement was done for it.

Spotify Engineering Culture - Part 1 https://youtu.be/Yvfz4HGtoPc
Spotify Engineering Culture - Part 2 https://youtu.be/vOt4BbWLWQw
Discover the Spotify model https://www.atlassian.com/agile/agile-at-scale/spotify

In the meantime the opinions are more controversial and former Spotify employees are giving talks about their past experience:

The Spotify “Model”: Don’t Simply Copy-Paste
https://www.solutionsiq.com/resource/blog-post/the-spotify-model-dont-simply-copy-paste/
Joakim Sundén: You can do better than the Spotify Model https://vimeo.com/240125835

"I'm just interested in building a company that doesn't necessarily change lives but adapts people's behaviour." -- Daniel Ek, (born 21 February 1983) is a Swedish billionaire entrepreneur and technologist. Ek is known for being the co-founder and CEO of music streaming service Spotify, https://www.forbes.com/profile/daniel-ek/#42c6c7d746ab