It seems inarguable to me that dependencies limit agility.
If I am able to make a decision on my own that only involves me, I have full freedom of movement. If I want to go to the local pub for dinner, and on my way, decide that I want to go to a steakhouse, I go to the steakhouse. I don’t have to call anyone, rearrange a schedule, broker agreement or anything. I just go to the steakhouse.
Now let’s...read more
I’ve noticed a pattern I want to share with you guys.
When a company is small, still probably led by it’s founder, likely around 20-40 people… there is a great sense of camaraderie....read more
Here is my talk from this AM at the #Agile2015 conference. Enjoy!
The Three Things You Need to Know to Transform Any Size Organization Into an Agile Enterprise from Mike Cottmeyer
In my post about how to form teams, I talk about products… not in their monolithic, holistic state… but as a subsystem within a larger integrated solutions architecture. In other...read more
Bend the spoon is a phrase we use quite a bit here at LeadingAgile. I don’t want to hear what’s happening, I want to hear what we need to make happen… and what we are doing to...read more
Well… it depends.
If you view agile as a system of beliefs, or a way of looking at the world, or as a culture your company is expected to adopt…I’d suggest that it’s impossible...read more
Okay… this is going to be a precursor to a more fully developed whitepaper, but I want to see if I can tightly articulate the LeadingAgile approach to designing and executing an enterprise...read more
As usual… I’ve gotten a little sidetracked on my Agile 101, 102… series of posts. I’ve got the 201 post half finished, but haven’t been able to spend the time getting over...read more
Much of my personal journey over the past 8 years has involved unpacking some of the more dense concepts we tend to take for granted when we talk about agile. For me, it’s all about...read more
The notion of forming complete cross functional teams is one of the most well understood concepts in the agile community but maybe one of the least implemented in practice. Many folks...read more
First of all… this is a really, really, really big topic. If we are lucky, we’ll get a start and maybe lay a foundation for future conversations. My goal in the next 1000...read more
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...read more
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...read more