Case Study

Henrik Kniberg:

The Spotify Model and Scrum at Scale


Industry: Technology
Trainer: Henrik Kniberg

Henrik Kniberg discusses the similarities between the Spotify Model and Scrum@Scale.


With its Tribes, Squads, Chapters, and Guilds, streaming music service Spotify instituted a workflow now the envy of many companies. The ‘Spotify Model’ as it’s now known, dramatically increases innovation and productivity while balancing autonomy, quality, communication, and accountability. All this enables the company to rapidly release new products which drive market demand.

It’s no wonder the ‘Spotify Model’ is something organizations from numerous industries want to emulate.

Agile Coach and Scrum@Scale Trainer Henrik Kniberg was instrumental in creating the model. And he says in this video that ‘Spotify Model’ is really just an early implementation of Scrum@Scale.


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