Joshua L. Roberts

Agile / Lean Enterprise Transformation Coach

Week Twelve – Let’s Groom Our Backlog

By Josh Roberts | August 25, 2014 | 2 Comment

We are three months into our transformation and a few of the teams are seeing their Daily Standup meetings turn into what’s-on-my-schedule recitations. Initially, we used the three questions from Scrum to help us get the boards populated and as a means to facilitate COLLABORATION. But, it might be time to changes things up a […]

Continue Reading

Week Eleven – Have You Lost Your Requirements?

By Josh Roberts | August 17, 2014 | 0 Comment

This past week we held Kanban training for another part of the organization. We played the Penny Game to illustrate the benefits of smaller batch sizes and limiting Work in Progress (WIP). From Kanban to Scrum, Agile/Lean practices are aimed at bringing greater focus in order to deliver value more frequently. The game starts with […]

Continue Reading

Week Ten – It Takes Courage to Improve

By Josh Roberts | August 10, 2014 | 0 Comment

The first 4 teams have been running their Kanban System for a month now. Having tackled the basics of Kanban, they held their first “real” Retrospective and will do so every two weeks. Until now, we have been using the Retrospectives to fine-tune our Kanban system. Going forward, the teams will use their Retrospective to […]

Continue Reading

Week Nine – We’re Starting to Radiate

By Josh Roberts | August 3, 2014 | 0 Comment

This week I had the great pleasure of visiting the control rooms of several power plants. Each control room was filled with monitors presenting vast amounts of data in the form of graphs, charts, and other images. And, while the plants are fully automated, there is always a human in the room; somebody at the […]

Continue Reading