The top 3 points you should have paid attention to in the Spotify Engineering Culture videos that aren’t Squads, Chapters, Tribes, Guilds

Jason Yip
5 min readFeb 6, 2022

Most of the time when someone mentions the “Spotify Model”, they only talk about structure: Squads, Chapters, Tribes, Guilds.

When it comes to product development culture, structure is the last thing you should be worried about, not the first.

Without even looking at specific contexts, I bet that there are other points in the two videos (part 1, part 2) that are way more…

Jason Yip

Senior Manager Product Engineering at Grainger. Extreme Programming, Agile, Lean guy. Ex-Spotify, ex-ThoughtWorks, ex-CruiseControl