a blogblogest 2013

Mike Cottmeyer

Is Your Business Model A Good Fit For Agile?


After I’ve asked a room full of executives what problems they are trying to solve, the next thing I’ll often do is try to help them understand… and me understand… their operating model. I want to know if they are in a business where it is okay to make it up the product as you […]

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What Problems Are Executives Trying To Solve With Agile?


Like I mentioned in my last post, the problem we think most execs are trying to solve with agile (are we building the right product), isn’t the problem they are actually trying to solve with agile. Walking into a room of senior vice presidents talking about empowering teams, enabling them to inspect and adapt, and figuring […]

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Are We Solving The Right Problem?


It’s been a funny transition the past few years as agile has gone more and more mainstream. You used to have to start every talk with an explanation of the Agile Manifesto… you don’t have to do that anymore, people generally get it. You used to have to start every talk with an explanation of […]

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Gaining Support for a Sustainable Agile Transformation


Here is the talk that Dennis and I did at the Agile2013 conference. The talk basically went over how to create safety and visibility for management when doing an enterprise wide agile transformation. The talk was received well… got some great feedback! Agile2013 sustainable change from Dennis Stevens

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Thinking Together for Release Planning


I’ve been noodling on the phrase “Thinking Together”. Thinking Together is one aspect of the mindset that Product Owners need to embrace. I have been using this phrase with new Product Owners to explain why many Agile practices work. But each time I start to write about this simple idea, it gets complicated because I […]

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