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Field Notes

Posts by Mike Cottmeyer

LeadingAgile Turns Five


I didn’t want the day to pass without noting LeadingAgile is celebrating our five year anniversary today. It’s super surreal to me that we have been in business for five years. It’s truly been the combined efforts of a very talented group of people that has gotten us this far. I sincerely appreciate all the effort, of […]

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On Running LeadingAgile


There is so much I’ve been wanting to write the past year or so about the business of LeadingAgile. Those of you following our blog for a while will know that it wasn’t all that long ago that I was working at VersionOne, left for Pillar, and then started out as an independent consultant and formed […]

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Do What Works… Even If It’s Not Agile.


I think I’ve come to the conclusion that ‘agile’ as we know it isn’t the best starting place for everyone that wants to adopt agile. Some folks, sure… everyone, probably not. For many companies something closer to a ‘team-based, iterative and incremental delivery approach, using some agile tools and techniques, wrapped within a highly-governed Lean/Kanban […]

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The Emperor Has No Clothes: A Theory of Transformation


From Wikipedia: “The Emperor’s New Clothes” is a short tale by Hans Christian Andersen about two weavers who promise an Emperor a new suit of clothes that is invisible to those who are unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent. When the Emperor parades before his subjects in his new clothes, no one dares to […]

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