a blogblogest 2013

Field Notes

Posts by Mike Cottmeyer

Cultural Judo – How to Change Culture Without Changing Culture


There are a bunch of us out there that are super passionate about this notion of agile as a cultural framework… or a value system… or a mindset. If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, I suspect you’ll know where I stand on this. I think that culture, values, and mindset […]

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Jim Cundiff Joins LeadingAgile


LeadingAgile is proud to announce that Jim Cundiff has agreed to join our team as President and co-owner effective March 2nd. Jim has been a visionary leader in the agile community for the past 10 years, both as the Managing Director of the Scrum Alliance, and most recently as Principal and co-owner of Big Visible. […]

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When Did Agile Become a Social Movement?


Occasionally on my personal Facebook page, I like to post controversial topics and see if we can get a civil conversation going around difficult issues. Civility can sometimes be difficult, but it is really interesting to hear different points of view and learn more about why people believe what they believe. In that spirit, I […]

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Can You Mandate Your Agile Transformation?


Well… it depends. If you view agile as a system of beliefs, or a way of looking at the world, or as a culture your company is expected to adopt…I’d suggest that it’s impossible to mandate an agile transformation. There is no way to force people to believe in something they don’t believe in or to […]

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