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Posts by Mike Cottmeyer

The One Immutable Law of Adopting Agile

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I have three non-negotiables when it comes to running an agile transformation. If we are unwilling to create clear, well-articulated backlogs… if we are unwilling to form complete cross-functional teams… and if we are unwilling to produce working, tested software on regular intervals… we probably shouldn’t even get started. Without these three pre-conditions it is unlikely […]

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Why LeadingAgile?

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We are working on more video for the site to tell our story. This is the first stab.

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Cultural Judo – How to Change Culture Without Changing Culture

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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

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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?

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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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