Scaling Agile @ Spotify

Henrik Kniberg and Anders Ivarsson have written an interesting paper on Scaling Agile @ Spotify with Tribes, Squads, Chapters & Guilds. The organizational setup of the teams is very interesting. Since I’m currently reading We the People by John Buck and Sharon Villines on dynamic self-governance, I’m wondering if the structure of Chapters & Guilds could have been replaced by a doubly linked circle organization instead? It’s just a thought for the time being. I’m not sure what the pros and cons would have been? Instinctively, I don’t like matrix organizations. It adds an extra dimension of complication which I think should be avoided. Double linking seems to be a more straightforward approach. But again, I don’t really know (yet).

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Jan Höglund has over 35 years experience in different roles as software developer, project manager, line manager, consultant, and researcher. This is his personal blog. A common theme is his search for better ways of working together.

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