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About Mike

Mike Cohn is the author of three of best-selling books on agile (User Stories Applied for Agile Software Development, Agile Estimating and Planning, and Succeeding with Agile). He is one of the world’s most sought-after and respected Certified Scrum Trainers, a keynote speaker, and an in-demand coach to companies throughout the United States and around the world.

As the founder of Mountain Goat Software, Mike specializes in helping companies adopt and improve their use of agile processes and techniques in order to build extremely high-performance development organizations. His weekly email tips on succeeding with agile are read by over 100,000 people.

With more than 20 years of experience, Mike has previously been a technology executive in companies of various sizes, from startup to Fortune 40. He is a co-founder of both the Scrum Alliance and the Agile Alliance, the home of the Agile Manifesto. He can be reached at mike@mountaingoatsoftware.com


Today We Talked About

  • Early years of Mike Cohn
  • Management
  • Communication of Agile Project Management
  • Rubber Duck Debugging
  • Asking Questions
  • Leading people to the solution instead telling them the solution
  • Implementing Scrum
  • Wicked Problems, Righteous Solutions
  • Scrum Alliance and Agile Alliance
  • Do it by the book
  • Essential Scrum
  • Content Creation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Be more open to experiments that may not work out
  • Trust
  • Trip-wires
  • Ask More Questions than you make Statements

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November 30, 2018
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