a blogblogest 2013

Mike Cottmeyer

Teams 101

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The notion of forming complete cross functional teams is one of the most well understood concepts in the agile community but maybe one of the least implemented in practice. Many folks adopting agile either don’t understand the importance of teams, or if they do… they don’t have the power to influence the organization to build […]

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Business Capabilities and Microservices

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I don’t often use this forum to link out to other websites and authors, but I read a post last night by Martin Fowler and James Lewis that really gets to the heart of this issue around encapsulation, decoupling, and value streams I’ve been talking about lately. http://www.leadingagile.com/2014/08/encapsulating-value-streams-object-oriented-enterprise/ http://www.leadingagile.com/2014/08/agressive-decoupling-scrum-teams/ The article does a great job […]

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Aggressive Decoupling of Scrum Teams

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What does aggressive decoupling look like? Last post I talked about the failure modes of Scrum and SAFe and how the inability to encapsulate the entire value stream will inevitably result in dependencies that will kill your agile organization. But Mike… as some level of scale, you have to have dependencies? Even if we are […]

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