Succeeding with Agile - Mike Cohn's Blog

Valuing Your Work as an Agile Coach

How should we value our work as agile coaches and consultants? The way I do it is to ask myself if I will have had a positive long-term impact on a team or organization. I’m not particularly interested in short-term impacts. In fact, many coaching engagements could have a negative impact in the short term if I’ve done or suggested anything disruptive.

It would be nice if these changes were always easily and directly...

Mile High Agile Keynote

I'm going to be giving the conference keynote this spring at Mile High Agile  in Denver on April 3, 2015.


I’ll be talking about the importance of being able to let go of some of our firmly held beliefs in order to move on. Here’s the official session title and description. I hope you can join me at this event!...

Thoughts on Estimation

Ron Jeffries has a new book out, "The Nature of Software Development". I highly recommend everyone read it--in fact, Ron is one of the few people whose every word I recommend people read. I love how he always gives me something to think about. I don't always agree with him--but that's why I like reading what he has to say. If I always agreed, I'd never learn anything and there'd be no point in that.

To celebrate Ron's new book, I asked him to write a guest post for us, which I'm happy to share below. I know you'll enjoy it. Be sure to check out his offer to win one of the great drawings from the book! --Mike

My new book, The Nature of Software Development...