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The Top 3 Points You Should Have Paid Attention to in the Spotify Engineering Culture Videos

That Aren't Squads, Chapters, Tribes, or Guilds

Top 3 Points in Spotify Engineering Culture Vids That are not Squads, Chapters, Tribes, or Guilds

Jason Yip

April 24, 2022


When people say “Spotify Model” they’re almost always thinking about org structure (Squads, Chapters, Guilds, Tribes). Structure is the last thing you should worry about. Before structure, what you should have been paying attention to was aligned autonomy; building trust (cross-pollination, community); decoupling (including limiting blast radius). I’ll expand on these concepts from the old Spotify Engineering Culture videos as well as newer concepts that have come up in the intervening 8 years.

About the Speaker

Jason Yip

Jason is a Staff Agile Coach at Spotify based in NYC since early 2015. Previously he was a Principal Consultant at ThoughtWorks, primarily based in Sydney since early 2001. He first encountered Extreme Programming in 1999 from XProgramming.com, comp.object, comp.software-eng, and the Portland Pattern Repository (aka Ward's wiki) (akac2.com). These days he mostly posts to Twitter (@jchyip) and his Medium blog (https://jchyip.medium.com).


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