Analyzing Marty Cagan’s Empowered Product Teams

Roland Flemm
16 min readMar 6

This article has been updated on November the 1st, 2022 to reflect our improved understanding of Marty Cagan’s model. As a result, the conclusion and mapping has been changed.


This is a series of articles (among them are analysis of Spotify’s Tribes and Squads and Team Topologies) where we compare and contrast different well-known approaches applicable to product development organizations to help leaders make better org design decisions.

Roland Flemm

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