a blogblogest 2013

Mike Cottmeyer

Failure Modes of Team Based Scrum

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Scrum Methodology

My take is that when you stop thinking about Scrum in terms of roles, ceremonies, and artifacts… it opens up the conversation to look at what’s really going on with your struggling Scrum implementation. No longer are we lamenting the absence of a product owner… we can discuss why the organization finds it so hard […]

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Underlying Mechanisms of Team Based Scrum

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It’s getting all too common to walk into an organization that thinks they are doing Scrum, but isn’t seeing any real benefit from their efforts.  They’ll think they’re doing Scrum because everyone attends a daily standup, they plan every two weeks, have someone called a Product Owner, and another called a ScrumMaster. They know the […]

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Post 500

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Pretty neat milestone today. This is LeadingAgile’s 500th blog post. It’s taken us longer than expected to get here. The glory days of my writing were back when I was at VersionOne. The last few years things dramatically slowed down as I’ve built LeadingAgile’s consulting practice, but the learning never stopped… it actually increased ;-) […]

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Fundamentals of Agile Transformation

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Okay…I think this is the 5th post (or so) we have in our series on the Fundamentals of Agile Transformation. You might ask yourself… wait, Mike hasn’t said anything about the Fundamentals of Agile Transformation… and, you know what, you’d be right. What I’m trying to do here is lay the foundation for a different […]

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Predictability over High Performance? My Journey Learning to Play the Guitar

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Okay… taking a quick detour to address something that’s come up several times as a result of my last few blog posts. I made an assertion several few posts ago that most executives value predictability over adaptation. As a result, this is a first order goal for us at LeadingAgile. We always coach our clients […]

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