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Learn From the Spotify Model for Better Enterprise Agile Scaling

Published: 27 January 2020

ID: G00385645

Analyst(s): Peter Hyde


Agile adoption at entertainment company Spotify provides a powerful and compelling model for digital business transformation. However, application technical professionals scaling agile should avoid imitating Spotify’s approach and instead learn from it to revolutionize their own development process.

Table Of Contents


  • Background
  • Spotify Structure
    • Squad
    • Tribe
    • Alliances
    • Chapter
    • Guild
  • Spotify Practices
    • Squad Rooms
    • Improvement Theme
    • Health Checks
    • Delivery Focus
    • Hackathons
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


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