Joakim Sundén

Joakim is a consultant at Crisp, helping leaders, organizations and people to deliver more customer value faster. From 2011 to 2017 he worked as an Agile Coach at Spotify where he worked with leadership teams, leaders and delivery teams to develop people, increase employee engagement, and build better products faster. Joakim worked together with the CTO and R&D Leadership to develop and introduce concepts like tribes, chapters, squads and guilds, aka “The Spotify Model” of Agile at scale.

Joakim is the co-author of Kanban In Action (Manning, 2014). He’s an international conference speaker and trainer on topics such as Leadership, Agile at Scale, Kanban, Lean, Spotify, and more.

Speed Talk

Discover Weekly: How autonomy saved one of Spotify’s most loved features from being killed

“I would have killed that if it was just me, 100%,” said Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek about Discover Weekly, a feature that would become one of Spotify’s most loved product features, almost a brand in itself. Designers and senior engineers were equally skeptical, but the team was still able to ship the feature.

In this talk, you’ll learn how Spotify’s organizational culture of Agile management and autonomous teams enables innovation, using the Discover Weekly feature as an example.