This was my talk at the Daho.am conference. Listening back to it now, I am struck by how often I said “many, many.” And I cursed! I usually try not to do that. So, it’s a bit of a looser take on this presentation. Luckily the audience had beer (this was in Bavaria, after all), so all were fine with it. I had flown in from Stockholm that morning, so I might have been a bit more tired than I thought…
I was really impressed by the lineup of speakers and the content of the presentations. A really good day. The Stylight engineering and event teams did a great job.
The organizers of Spark the Change in London asked me to speak about the Spotify matrix model. I was only too happy to comply. It was a great conference, and I met a ton of good people. As usual, I tend to talk to my slides, as opposed to putting a ton of text on them. Hopefully, you can still get something useful from it.
I’ve scheduled a few talks this year, including one next week in Minsk! I always list my upcoming talks on my website, so you can go there if you are interested in seeing if I am speaking near you. As always, if you are going to be there, drop me a tweet. Always want to connect with folks before or at the event.
Godel Event – Minsk, Belarus – March 26, 2015 – Talking with Stewart from laterooms.com again. He always has some awesome insights and I love what they are doing around their culture, so this should be a great evening.
Daho.am – Munich, Germany – June 12, 2015 – I met one of the founders of Stylight last year, great guy, great company. Really excited about speaking at their conference.
Spark the Change – London, UK – July 1-2, 2015 – My first talk at an actual leadership conference. Always wonderful speaking in London and this conference looks really interesting.
Mobiconf – Krakow, Poland – October 1-2, 2015 – The website is still pointing to last year’s conference info. The organizers are really great and everything I’ve heard about last year’s conference is good.
There are a couple issues to be aware of. They did the slides separately, so they don’t always line up with what I’m saying. Also, since I was being simultaneously translated, I talk more slowly and pause more often than I would normally to let the translator catch up.
I think that this will be the last time I give this talk publicly, now that it is recorded fairly well, and available world-wide.
I was asked to speak about how we align around the product while we maintain autonomous teams. Given that this was a talk to product people rather than engineers or coaches, I tried to keep it focused around product definition and prioritization. As usual, I don’t like to put many words in the slides, so hopefully you get the gist. There is a recording being made, so hopefully that will get posted and then I will link to it here.
I’ve got some talks lined up for this fall, including my first talk in Asia!
ProductTank STHLM – Stockholm, Sweden – August 27, 2014
Nice to talk again in my home city, and super excited to be speaking to a group primarily made up of product professionals. I’m going to give a talk about how engineering and product teams can work together effectively and how we work at Spotify.
Forgot that I had a head cold when I gave this talk, so my voice sounds a bit rough, and I start a bit slow. So sorry about that, but I’m so grateful for the high quality recording that the SudWeb team did.