Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Quotes – Spotify Edition

  • spotify-logo-primary-vertical-light-background-rgbTrust is more important than control. Why would we hire someone that we don’t trust!
  • If failure is punished, people won’t dare to try new things.
  • We want servant leaders instead of process masters!
  • A leaders job is to communicate what problem needs to be solved… and why!
  • Agile at scale requires trust at scale.
  • If everyone understands the culture, we will be more likely be able to keep it.
  • Motivated people build better stuff.
  • The most valuable communication happens in informal and unpredictable ways.
  • Be autonomous, but don’t sub-optimize (in reference to teams/squads)
  • Be loosely coupled, but tightly aligned squads
  • If you need to know exactly who is making decisions, you are in the wrong place.

All these quotes are from a great video done by Spotify. 13 minutes well spent!

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