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Field Notes

Posts by Mike Cottmeyer

[Talk] Agile Transformations Explained – Mike Cottmeyer Live @ Agile DC


Leading a large-scale agile transformation isn’t about adopting a new set of attitudes, processes, and behaviors at the team level… it’s about helping your company deliver faster to market, and developing the ability to respond to a rapidly-changing competitive landscape. First and foremost, it’s about achieving business agility. Business agility comes from people having clarity […]

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Agile Can Be Anything


Part of the problem writing about agile…speaking about agile… talking to others about agile… trying to get an organization to adopt agile… or even building a company to lead agile transformations… is that there is no common definition of agile. There is no accepted best practice. Agile is a set of beliefs that inform culture, […]

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Agile Teams


Teams in agile are a very specific construct. Teams are made up of 6 to 8 people… sometimes a person or two more, sometimes a person or two less… but the idea is that everyone should be able to talk to everyone else and pay attention to what each other are doing. They should be […]

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Six Years of Scaling Mountains


Hey everyone… thought it was worth noting that LeadingAgile had our six year anniversary this week. It’s been a hell of a run from just Dennis and I to over 60 people. I want to thank all the loyal readers of this blog… our customers… our employees… and all the awesome folks that have guided […]

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