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Agile at Scale,  inspired by Spotify

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WHAT is this training all about?

During this two-day training, you will get plenty of examples and inspiration from how Spotify grew a dynamic learning organisation that continually reinforces a high-trust culture and supports engaged autonomous teams. During this training you will gain a deep and wide knowledge of how Spotify works and you will be able to recognize more options on how to improve your organisational design with regards to your context and boundaries.

“The Spotify Model” of agile at scale has been getting a surprising amount of attention in the Agile community since it was first shared widely in 2012. Although it was never intended as a framework or a model, a large number of organizations have adapted the model. We will explore the underlying principles as well as go into specific practices and mechanisms. You will learn how Spotify combines small autonomous teams with strategic business alignment. How Spotify works with leadership and growing leaders. How they work with innovation. Which values and beliefs shape their culture. And much much more.

Jimmy Janlén and Joakim Sundén, the teachers of the course, both have long experience from working at Spotify and have been involved in developing several of the concepts of “the Spotify Model”. During this training Jimmy and Joakim shares their experiences and viewpoints as independent agile coaches and trainers, not as representatives of Spotify.

Example topics covered during the training
  • The history of Spotify
  • How to build great autonomous teams (a.k.a. Squads)
  • Organisational structure to support the squads (Chapters, Tribes and Guilds)
  • The Spotify Rhythm & OKRs (Cross team, strategic business alignment and prioritization)
  • Team and Tribe leadership
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Competence and development frameworks
  • Culture, principles and values
  • How Scrum, Kanban and XP fits into the Spotify culture
  • Think It, Build It, Ship It, Tweak It
  • The Spotify Product development Framework
  • Sharing and spreading knowledge
  • Transparency and communication
  • Challenges, lessons learned and failed experiments

The goal of this course is to provide tangible examples of how to create a great place to work that enables agile at scale. Participants will leave inspired with ideas on how to redesign their organization to better engage employees and leverage the power of autonomous teams.

This course is for …
  • Progressive leaders and managers
  • Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters, Product Managers, Project Managers and Agile Practitioners
  • Organisational change agents, consultants and HR.

Practical details

2-day training

Full price : 1690 euro
Early bird: 1500 euro (till 1st May 2020)

Prices excl. VAT, incl. snacks, lunch and coffee
You can pay with ‘KMO Portefeuille’ if you meet the requirements.

Language: English

Entrepotkaai 9
2000 Antwerpen

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What are previous participants saying?

Joakim Sundén and Jimmy Janlén did a great job these last 2 days, explaining all the concepts, telling all the inside stories, and making ‘agile at scale’ (not scaling it) tangible for us. But mainly they advised us to try out these concepts in our own context, experimenting and failing, but learning and trying again. Relentlessly.
Michaëla Broeckx, Agile Coach at Ordina

It was a great opportunity to learn from these inspiring guys
Leen De Wael, Project Manager at TUI

‘I can only highly recommend this training!’
Els Ozeel, Project Manager at Katoen Natie

‘The training of Joakim and Jimmy was very inspiring and motivating to me. They have given some very ready-to-use tips. Furthermore, their anekdotes from Spotify made the whole training even more amusing.
Highly recommended!’
Frédéric Hosselaer, Product Owner at Mediahuis

‘Really enjoy trainings from first hand, like the the Agile at scale training inspired by Spotify by Joakim Sundén and Jimmy Janlén. Thanks for a great 2 days, Jimmy and Joakim!’
Darek Krzywania, Agile Coach at Brussels Airport Company

Meet the trainers

Joakim Sundén

Joakim Sundén

Joakim Sundén is a consultant at Crisp. He helps leaders, organizations and people develop, in order to deliver more customer value in a faster way. From 2011 until 2017 he was an Agile coach at Spotify where he worked with management teams, leaders and delivery teams to develop people, increase employee engagement, and build better products faster. He was part of the coach group that worked together with the CTO to design and introduce a new approach to Agile at scale, aka “The Spotify Model”, with tribes, squads, chapters, guilds, etc.

Together with his friend and former colleague Marcus Hammarberg he wrote the book Kanban In Action (Manning, 2014). He is a keynote speaker and trainer on topics such as leadership, Agile at scale, Kanban, Lean, Spotify, and more. Not long ago, he moved back to Stockholm with his wife and four kids after living and working for a couple of years in Boston, Massachusetts.

Jimmy Janlén

Jimmy Janlén

Jimmy Janlén is an Agile coach and teacher at Crisp (Stockholm). In addition to coaching, he hosts courses and seminars on agile and lean related topics, such as agile leadership, agile adaptations, large scale agile, team dynamics, agile testing and training from the back of the room.

He has seen deeply dysfunctional organizations, as well as truly agile, lean, big, organic and team oriented organizations. Based on these experiences, he understands that agile is a big experiment and still an unproven hypothesis in some people’s minds. But as long as there are people who believe in top-down management, long term planning, that there is a “best” way of doing things and that continuous learning is too costly – he believes there is still room for improvement in the world.


Prices excl. VAT, incl. snacks, lunch and coffee
You can pay with ‘KMO Portefeuille’ if you meet the requirements.


Early bird

till 1st May 2020


Full price

Entrepotkaai 9
2000 Antwerpen

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Cancellation policy

We reserve the right to postpone or cancel this training if there are insufficient registrations. In this case, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund. We will not be responsible for any other costs incurred.

If you should have to cancel your registration, notification in writing should be sent to Please make sure you state the name of the training in the subject line of your email.

  • A refund of 85% will be given for cancellations received 60 days before the start of the event
  • A refund of 50% will be given for cancellations received between 59 days before 31 days to the start of the event
  • A refund of 25% will be given for cancellations received between 30 days before 14 days to the start of the event
  • No refund will be issued for cancellations received within 14 days of the event.

You can transfer your booking free of charge to a colleague. Please let us now in advance.