Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Agile 2016 - Video Interview with Mike Cottmeyer on Enterprise Transformation

When I joined LeadingAgile a little over a year ago, one of the things that tipped the scale for me was the approach that Mike Cottmeyer had come up with for approaching Agile Transformation. Rather than the standard "we take you from the sucky misery you wallow in now to a magical land of agile wonderment", Mike's approach - with the compass and the basecamps, allows the organization to take small steps along the journey, transforming in stages. It also allows you to stop along the way if/when that makes business sense. This might be implied in the approach other organization's take (I'm sure they'll say it is if you ask them), but I was/am a big fan of the way it is articulated by my co-workers at LeadingAgile.

And last week, at Agile 2016, Mike gave a presentation on "An Executive’s Step-by-Step Guide to Leading Large-Scale Agile Transformation" to over 400 people. I had the chance to sit down with Mike and interview him after his session.

If you'd like to see the slides from his session, you can find them here.

And if you'd like to see any of the other video interviews from last week, you can find them here.

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