Joshua L. Roberts

Agile / Lean Enterprise Transformation Coach

Week Eight – Take a Gemba Walk

By Josh Roberts | July 28, 2014 | 0 Comment

This week we held an Agile/Scrum learning exercise with the Transformation Team and here’s a few key takeaways: 1)    Fail fast and learn quickly as a team 2)    Making small changes can lead to significant improvements Continuous improvement, or Kaizen, is a key component of Agile/Lean thinking. Teams must continually inspect and adapt. In the […]

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Week Seven – Creating a Climate for Change

By Josh Roberts | July 21, 2014 | 0 Comment

From holding our first Transformation Team meeting, to attending this month’s KC Limited WIP Society meeting, and finally an insightful discussion with members of the KC Agilehood, the theme of this week has been introducing sustainable change into an organization. As I shared before, we will be using an Agile approach to run our Agile/Lean transformation […]

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Week Six – When Will Kanban Save Us?

By Josh Roberts | July 13, 2014 | 0 Comment

This past Tuesday (7/8), the three teams practicing Portfolio Kanban gathered around their boards to hold their first weekly Retrospective. They started on Tue (7/1) and, subsequently, chose Tuesday as the day to hold their weekly Retrospective; due to vacation/holidays, it’s always good to avoid Mondays and Fridays. In fact, the Fourth of July holiday […]

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Week Five – Psychology of Agile Teams

By Josh Roberts | July 6, 2014 | 0 Comment

“So, when did you become a psychologist?” The person asking this question had worked with me in the past and it caught me by surprise. In just five years, had I really changed that much? At first, I didn’t have a good answer, but they were right… my leadership style had definitely changed. I had […]

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