What is the Flaccid Spotify Model?
Similar to the observations from Martin Fowler about Flaccid Scrum (worth reading by the way) I see this tendency of people copying the Spotify Model as well.
Organizations are copying and doing all the rituals and artifacts but not adopting the principles behind them.
I see this too often and got reminded by listening to Marcin Floryan (an agile coach at Spotify) on this podcast.
Stop copying Spotify and start thinking for yourself.
Great question! via Roman
I think “enterprise projects” should behave more like a startup!
By behaving like a startup I mean:
- Reduce risk and uncertainties
- Validate hypotheses and learn
- Prototype and get user feedback early
- Find paying customers: That means in an enterprise –> deliver usable features that people ❤ (love)
Most of the big projects do these things in some sort.
What they don’t do usually is:
“Hey this is not what the user wants, maybe we change something”
- Kill it
“We invested 10 million in this, let’s add 1 more million then we are ready” (The sunk cost fallacy)
“95% of startups fail”
Ok…. In my experience in an enterprise context, people tend to ride the dead horse too long.
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Original blog post was posted on https://business-agility.tumblr.com/ on June 2016 here