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Field Notes

Posts by Mike Cottmeyer

Six Years of Scaling Mountains

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Hey everyone… thought it was worth noting that LeadingAgile had our six year anniversary this week. It’s been a hell of a run from just Dennis and I to over 60 people. I want to thank all the loyal readers of this blog… our customers… our employees… and all the awesome folks that have guided […]

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Encapsulation and Orchestration

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I spend a lot of time thinking about these two words. When LeadingAgile talks about forming teams and building organizational structures, we rely on the notion of encapsulation to increase local autonomy, and therefore empower the people doing the work to make local decisions. When we talk about orchestration, we understand that anything which cannot […]

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Dealing in Abstraction

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Back when I was a project manager I read something that stuck with me. Great project managers take the complexity of what’s happening on the ground and reflect that in a plan such that people can understand and make good decisions. Said another way, the plan is a useful abstraction of reality. I used to […]

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