Joshua L. Roberts

Agile / Lean Enterprise Transformation Coach

Week Four – Agile and/or ITIL?

By Josh Roberts | June 30, 2014 | 0 Comment

This is the third organization in which I have been part of an ITIL implementation. This is also the third instance where an Agile/Lean transformation was occurring at the same time. As is often the case, people naturally question how ITIL and Agile practices differ. More specifically, can both sets of practices work together in […]

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Week Three – Tactile Approach

By Josh Roberts | June 22, 2014 | 0 Comment

This week I saw a manager that I worked with during our last Agile transformation. He had just attended his first Limited WIP Society of KC meeting and shared, “I couldn’t believe how many organizations in the room were struggling with their Agile rollout… It really made me feel good about the maturity of our Agile processes and […]

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Week Two – Agile/Lean Culture

By Josh Roberts | June 16, 2014 | 0 Comment

How to Train Your Dragon 2 just came out on video. This meant we had to watch the original movie with our daughter over the weekend. As we were watching, I couldn’t help but tie the storyline back to our Agile/Lean transformation. Yes, I can be a dork sometimes. This week I have been meeting with […]

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Week One – Portfolio Kanban

By Josh Roberts | June 9, 2014 | 0 Comment

Like snowflakes, no two transformations are alike. When leading an Agile/Lean transformation, my past experience, and that of many others, has been to start at the team level. Introduce Scrum, create a grass roots movement that starts with a pilot, generates energy, and eventually drives change into the entire enterprise delivery system. While that is […]

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