|Born||August 25, 1962|
Anaheim, California, U.S.
|Known for||Founder of Scrum Alliance|
Early life and education
Born in Anaheim, California, U.S. in 1962, Mike Cohn received his master's degree in computer science from the University of Idaho in northern Idaho. Having a research interest in Agile project management, he specializes in communicating needs and achieving Agile project goals through user stories.
Cohn is the founder of Mountain Goat Software, a process and project management consultancy and training firm. He is the author of Agile Estimating and Planning, User Stories Applied for Agile Software Development and Succeeding with Agile: Software Development using Scrum, as well as books on Java and C++ programming. Cohn was a keynote speaker on ADAPTing to Agile for Continued Success at the Agile 2010 Presented by the Agile Alliance. In 2012, Cohn was named #1 in The Top 20 Most Influential Agile People.
Cohn is a proponent of stand-up meeting, particularly emphasizing actual standing during them. Teams are encouraged to come up with their own rules for improving these meetings, for example fining people who are late to them. A 2011 survey of tech employees from around the world found that 78% held daily stand-up-meetings.
- Java Developer's Reference (1996)
- Database Developer's Guide With Borland C++5: (Sams Developers Guide) (1996)
- Sams Teach Yourself Visual Café 2 in 21 Days (1997)
- Web Programming With Visual J++ (1997)
- Mike Cohn (2004). User Stories Applied: For Agile Software Development. Addison-Wesley Professional.
- Mike Cohn (2005). Agile Estimating and Planning. Prentice Hall PTR.
- Mike Cohn (2009). Succeeding with Agile: Software Development using Scrum. Addison-Wesley Professional.
- Denning, Steve (2012-03-01). "The Power of Scrum". Forbes.
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- Cohn, Mike (2005-11-01). Agile Estimating and Planning. Prentice Hall.
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- "Keynotes". Agile2010. Archived from the original on 2010-07-28. Retrieved 2017-03-12.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
- Dolman, Paul (2012-04-01). "The top 20 most influential Agile people". Value, Flow, Quality. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
- "Hate those endless meetings? Try standing up". Marketplace.org. 2012-02-20. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
- "No More Angling for the Best Seat; More Meetings Are Stand-Up Jobs". The Wall Street Journal. 2012-02-02.
- Morgan, Bryan; Morrison, Michael; Nygard, Michael T.; Joshi, Dan; Trinko, Tom; Cohn, Mike (1996-11-01). Java Developer's Reference. SAMS.
- Hill, Kristy; Rutten, Jay; Gee, Mark; Moran, Jim; Cohn, Mike (1996-05-01). Database Developer's Guide With Borland C++5. SAMS.
- Cohn, Mike (1997-09-01). Teach Yourself Visual Cafe 2 in 21 Days. SAMS.
- Cohn, Mike; Rutten, Jay; Jory, James (1997-02-01). Web Programming With Visual J++. SAMS.
- Cohn, Mike (2004-03-01). User Stories Applied: For Agile Software Development. Addison-Wesley.
- Cohn, Mike (2009-10-26). Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum. Addison-Wesley Professional.
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