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The challenge for agile and DevOps teams is how to scale up in large development environments. This report looks at how Spotify's successful matrix model fits in other organizations.


  • Spotify introduced a matrix structure for scaling up Scrum when it found that Scrum’s scaling model, the Scrum of Scrums, was not suitable.

Features and Benefits

  • Explains Spotify's matrix model for DevOps development.
  • Examines suitability of Spotify's matrix model in other organizations and what roles are appropriate.

Key questions answered

  • What are the benefits of a release train?
  • How do the concepts of squads, guilds, and chapters relate to traditional DevOps teams?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Spotify’s matrix model
  • Suitability of the Spotify matrix model in your organization
  • Achieving milestones with release trains


  • Further reading
  • Author

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