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Posts by Mike Cottmeyer

In Memory of Jean Tabaka

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I debated writing this post. I considered Jean a friend. Even though we didn’t talk often, I think she considered me a friend. I’m sad she passed away this week. I’d like to share a story with you guys. When I wanted to start LeadingAgile, I was scared. I didn’t have the 100K in the […]

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LeadingAgile Presents Collective Soul #Agile2016

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As you guys probably know, the Agile2016 conference is in Atlanta this year. What you might not know, LeadingAgile is in Atlanta as well. Given that the conference is in our home town, we’ve decided to throw a big, big party and all you guys are invited. LeadingAgile presents… Collective Soul with special guests Kick the Robot […]

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Selling Value and Creating Safety

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I did a post last week called ‘Are People Really Afraid To Change’. If you have a minute, go check it out before you read on… we’ll wait… I’ve never been skydiving. Almost went in my early 20’s, but when the time came to go, I didn’t have any money so I had to stay […]

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Accidental Agility

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Thought Exercise One Let’s say for the moment that I am the CIO of a mid-sized company. I have a team of 100 or so people building software. Let’s also say that those 100 people are largely dedicated to 10-15 smaller products, there are few dependencies between those products, and we are currently using traditional […]

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Are People Really Afraid to Change?

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Maybe. Sometimes. But here is my take. I think most people are reasonable. If there is a better way to do something, they’ll consider it. Just because they resist, doesn’t mean they are afraid. It might mean you haven’t made a compelling case. It might mean that they have legitimate constraints that you haven’t taken […]

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