Presentation on theme: "May 9, 2015 Or how I began to think about nonlinear career development Climbing off the Ladder, Before we fall off."— Presentation transcript:
May 9, 2015 Or how I began to think about nonlinear career development Climbing off the Ladder, Before we fall off.
1 Who is this Chris Angove person? Graduated with BS in CS from the University of Michigan Spent 10 years as a C++ Developer Started leading in 2005 (reluctantly) Associate Director of Engineering at Amplify in Brooklyn in 2012 Joined Spotify as a Chapter Lead in 2013 Always been interested in engineering culture and career development
4 Began with Agile, but process got in the way At beginning process was vital to creating the team As we grow, teams tried to figure out how to remain agile Implement new structure in 2012 Continuously tweaking process
5 Alignment & Autonomy Henrik Kniberg Alignment Do what I say! Autonomy Do whateve r False dichotomy
6 High Alignmen t High Autonomy Build a bridge! Micromanaging organization Indifferent culture Entrepreneurial organization Chaotic culture Authoritative organization Conformist culture Innovative organization Collaborative culture We need to cross the river Figure out how! We need to cross the river Low Alignmen t Low Autonomy Hope someone is working on the river problem… Aligned Autonomy! Henrik Kniberg
7 Not so original, original idea PO Tribe Tribe lead PO Tribe Chapter Tribe lead PO Chapter Guild
8 Reality is Messy! PO Tribe Tribe lead PO Tribe Tribe lead PO Chapter Guild
9 Aligned Autonomy - be autonomous, but don’t suboptimize - Spotify’s mission > Squad’s mission Henrik Kniberg
10 Mutual respect My colleagues are awesome! Ego Henrik Kniberg
46 Do things; tell people A nonlinear model You’re doing cool stuff that others would benefit from hearing about You’re passionate about something and you’d like to see more of it You’d like recognition for your efforts
47 Try Something New A nonlinear model Work is great but getting a little bored You’d like to try something new, but not stop what you are doing Not sure you want to risk switching roles completely
48 Get out of the Comfort Zone A nonlinear model You’d like to acquire new skills You need to push yourself in a new direction Shake things up to see what latent skills are there
49 Employee chooses add-ons or creates a new one: A nonlinear model Define Goal Define Success Metrics Define Help Needed
50 A Few Examples A nonlinear model Speaker Trainer Coach Mentor Writer Architect Evangelist Road Manager Open Sourcer
51 This is a work in progress A nonlinear model Testing our hypothesis now Initial steps in 2013 were a bit slow But we’re refining, check back with us soon!
52 This is not solved we need to innovate Yes this is a call to action! Email me firstname.lastname@example.org@spotify.com What are your ideas?
53 Check out spotify.com/jobs or @Spotifyjobs for more information.spotify.com/jobs Want to join the band?