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Field Notes

Posts by Mike Cottmeyer

Shit That Should Be Obvious… But Apparently Isn’t


Note: I think the title of this post pretty much sums up my week of writing. I can’t tell you guys how often I make myself refrain from using profanity on this site. I caved in… maybe since I’m posting on a Friday afternoon no one will notice ;-) Hope you guys forgive the indiscretion […]

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Why Frameworks and Methodologies Don’t Matter


Frameworks and methodologies don’t matter because fundamentally they all work… just pick one. Honestly, it really doesn’t matter if you choose SAFe, or LeSS, or DAD, or vanilla Scrum or XP… any of them are fine… as long as the context into you are applying them into fits the context the author intended them to […]

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The LeadingAgile Transformation Manifesto


I’ve been noodling around on how to distill the LeadingAgile perspective on agile transformation down to it’s most non-negotiable core. I thought it might be fun to write up a manifesto to guide thinking around transformation. The LeadingAgile Transformation Manifesto Agile transformation is about systematically creating an environment for agile to thrive in your organization. […]

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LeadingAgile is 332 on the Inc. 500


Kinda of a neat milestone for our company. LeadingAgile debuted at number 332 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing privately held companies in America. We were number 18 in Georgia. Number 28 in our industry. Our growth rate was 1410% over the past three years. Again… it’s been a hell of a ride. […]

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I Think You Should Be More Explicit Here In Step Two


Have you ever seen the Sidney Harris cartoon with the two scientists at the blackboard? There is a bunch of math on one side, and a bunch of math on the other, with the words “then a miracle occurs” sandwiched in between. The punchline is “I think you should be more explicit here in step two”. […]

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