Mike Cohn Mike Cohn

About Mike Cohn and Mountain Goat Software

Mike Cohn and Mountain Goat Software offer agile guidance that help you deliver. Whether you're introducing agile or Scrum to your organization or want to make good teams great, we can help you succeed with agile.

Hi! I'm Mike Cohn. For over twenty years I've been building high-performing software development teams and organizations through the use of agile and Scrum. I've worked with startups and some of the largest organizations in the world.

My in-person training, coaching, and online video courses work together to give you everything you need to deliver the right product on time every time.

My Content

If you need information on agile or Scrum, you can find it here. For a thorough introduction to Scrum, agile planning, and user stories, start with one of my three books: Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum, Agile Estimating and Planning, and User Stories Applied for Agile Software Development.

To find answers to specific questions about Scrum and agile, search or browse my blog. I have been blogging since 2005 and now have one of the most active and popular blogs about agile or Scrum. I add about one new post a week to the hundreds of posts already in existence. To make sure you don’t miss my newest posts, you can subscribe to my blog by email. It’s quick, easy, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

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My Background

I began my career as a programmer working in C and C++. I wrote some of the first books available on Java. From there, I moved onto a variety of executive roles in technology at companies, from startups to the Fortune 40.

I ran my first Scrum project in 1995, and have been a vocal proponent of Scrum ever since. I am a co-founder of both the Agile Alliance and Scrum Alliance and served for many years on the boards of directors of each. I am a frequent keynote speaker at industry and professional conferences.

In addition to my writing, in-person training, and coaching, I have created several online video training courses, all of which are available through Front Row Agile. My most recent is called the Scrum Repair Guide.

Contact Information

You can contact me via e-mail or follow me on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.