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Mike Cohn


President, Mountain Goat Software

Location: Lafayette CO USA


Certified Scrum Trainer
Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Registered Education Provider


My Courses

Certified Scrum Product Owner®
18-19 January, 2018
Location: Costa Mesa, CA, United States of America

Certified ScrumMaster®
22-23 January, 2018
Location: Boulder, CO, United States of America

Certified Scrum Product Owner®
24-25 January, 2018
Location: Boulder, CO, United States of America

Certified ScrumMaster®
5-6 February, 2018
Location: San Jose (Sunnyvale), CA, United States of America

Certified Scrum Product Owner®
7-8 February, 2018
Location: San Jose (Sunnyvale), CA, United States of America

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Mike is a Certified Scrum Trainer who was a co-founder of the Scrum Alliance and who served as it's Chairman of the Board. He is the president of Mountain Goat Software and specializes in helping organizations develop high performing agile and Scrum teams. His complete schedule of public courses is available.

Mike has over twenty years of experience in a variety of environments and specializes in helping companies adopt and improve their use of agile processes and techniques in order to build extremely high performance development organizations. He has previously served as a technology executive in organizations of various sizes, from start ups to Fortune 40 companies. Mike ran his first Scrum project in 1995 and has been a vocal proponent of Scrum ever since. He has helped with the adoption of such processes at numerous companies, including Bioware, Capital One, Electronic Arts, Google, High Moon Studios, Intuit, JDA Software, Lexis Nexis, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Nielsen Media Research, Pearson, Phillips Electronics, Sabre, Siemens, Sun Microsystems, Texas Instruments, Turner Broadcasting, Ultimate Software, and Yahoo.

Mike is author of the popular video training courses Agile Estimating and Planning, Scrum Repair Guide, and Better User Stories.


Organizations I Train Through

Approved Courses


  • Certified ScrumMaster


  • Certified Scrum Product Owner

Continuing Education

  • Agile Estimating & Planning
  • Succeeding with Agile
  • User Stories Applied
  • Front Row Agile Online Training
  • Agile Estimating and Planning
  • User Stories for Agile Requirements
  • Scrum Repair Guide
  • Agile Estimating and Planning
  • Let Go of Knowing

Articles I've written

Scrum Shouldn't Be a Burden
If lightweight processes feel too heavy, it's most likely an implementation problem.

ScrumMaster: Appointed or Team-Selected
The selection of a new Scrum team's ScrumMaster can impact the success or failure of the team's Scrum adoption. Choose the wrong person and the team could face the uphill struggle of trying to become self-organizing while under the thumb...

Sprint Planning: Better Together
While teaching a recent Certified ScrumMaster class I was asked what a ScrumMaster should do about a team member who doesn’t want to participate in a sprint planning meeting. In this specific case, the question referred to a team member who ...

Leader of the Band
When it comes time to choose a ScrumMaster, who should you choose? A technical guru? A political mastermind? A visionary? In this week’s column, Mike Cohn describes six attributes to look for in a potential ScrumMaster.

Advice on Conducting the Scrum of Scrums Meeting
When scaling Scrum to large projects, the scrum of scrums meeting can be a vital tool for keeping your teams in sync and out of each other's way. Mike Cohn gives some pointers on how to run and coordinate these important Scrum meetings.

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