a blogblogest 2013

Field Notes

Posts by Mike Cottmeyer

LeadingAgile is Hiring Agile Coaches and Consultants


Hey Folks… I’ve never posted anything like this before, but I wanted to let you guys know we are growing and looking for a few top-notch coaches to hire over the next several months. If you are interested, or know anyone that is, please give us a shout. That said, let me give you an idea of […]

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LeadingAgile Website Redesign


Hey everyone… not sure how many of you actually visit our site vs. keeping up with RSS… but if you’ve had a chance to visit leadingagile.com in the last few weeks, you’ll notice some pretty significant changes. This is the third major revision since I started the blog 8 years ago… and really the first […]

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Compensation Strategies for Agile Teams


I don’t consider myself an expert on designing compensation systems, but as of late this issue has come up with several clients, and of course, I have to deal with compensation issues leading LeadingAgile. I’d like to share some thoughts with you guys, get some feedback, and maybe even generate a little healthy debate. The […]

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Managing Risk and Uncertainty in Agile

Insurance concept

Okay… let’s set a little context here. In my last post we talked about two different types of projects. The ones that are knowable and the ones that aren’t knowable. Projects where it makes sense to estimate and projects that are more like R&D investments where we are spending money to learn and discover. Today, […]

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Understanding Risk in Your Project Portfolio

risk management

A post or so ago I used the process of designing and building a house as a metaphor for how to plan an agile project. I was basically making the case that we would never spend our own money the way we are asking our stakeholders to spend their money. We would never give a […]

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