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Spotify - Growing Up With Agile (Speakers: Peter Antman and Erik Hartwig)

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Spotify's organizational culture is very much centered around decentralized squads - but how do we manage to create one product out of this dynamic self organization? Peter Antman and Erik Hartwig talk about the latest organizational experiments we are doing at Spotify.

You will hear about how we abandoned OKRs, our new alliance based organizational chart, TPD, verticals, north star goals and how DIBB (Data, Insights, Beliefs, Bets) helps us focus and work together, and more.

We get a lot of questions from companies all over the world about our organizational patterns. We will try to answer as many questions as possible during the Q&A part of the session.

Bio: Peter Antman
Peter is an agile coach and facilitator at Spotify and Crisp. He has been working with agile transformations and leadership the last decade as CTO, VP of Engineering and coach, recently summarized in his book “Together - fostering self organization and flow with agile and lean” (only available in Swedish).

Peter's motto is persistent change. He loves to help people and organizations achieve greatness by growing a collaborative culture. He has a background in the open source community and was one of the early core committers to JBoss once upon a time.

Bio: Erik Hartwig
Erik has been working at Spotify for the last 8 years seeing the company grow from a handful of people to almost two thousand. During his journey he has been working as a backend engineer, mobile engineer, product manager, lead architect and team lead. Four years ago he moved here to start the Spotify San Francisco office.

Erik’s beliefs are that nothing is impossible with the right team and that no problems can be solved in confinement. His big passions right now are how to work with distributed organisations and alternative ways to organize larger corporations.