Joshua L. Roberts

Agile / Lean Enterprise Transformation Coach

Week Seventeen – The Business Vision

By Josh Roberts | September 28, 2014 | 0 Comment

We’ll pick up where we left off in the last post… the Solution Architect sets the technical vision for an Agile Team, while the Product Owner sets the business vision. As illustrated by Agile Transformation Inc, the Product Owner is responsible for maximizing the value delivered by an Agile Team. In an enterprise environment, where […]

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Week Sixteen – Organizing Around Value

By Josh Roberts | September 22, 2014 | 0 Comment

Currently, we are focused on designing the IT organization of the future. In last week’s blog post, we spoke about the ScrumMaster role. In short, the ScrumMaster has a primary focus on serving the needs of the team and the customer through servant-leadership. But, they are not working alone. As illustrated by Agile Transformation Inc, […]

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Week Fifteen – Master of Scrum?

By Josh Roberts | September 15, 2014 | 0 Comment

As we build our Agile organization, the ScrumMaster will be a new, key role at the team level. Remember, the foundation of our future organization is Agile Teams. With servant leadership in mind, we are flipping the org chart, putting the team back on top as visualized by Agile Transformation Inc. in the graphic below. […]

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Week Fourteen – Building for Agile Teams

By Josh Roberts | September 7, 2014 | 0 Comment

Last week we held a Retrospective for the August iteration of our Agile/Lean Transformation. To kick things off, I asked them to share one word that described how they felt about the transformation to date. A few of the words that stood out were Anxious and Stalled; this was coming from some of the longest […]

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Week Thirteen – It’s Tool Time!

By Josh Roberts | September 1, 2014 | 3 Comment

We are selecting an Application Life-Cycle Management (ALM) tool and wrapped up the high-level demos last month. As we move to a more detailed product evaluation, it’s a good idea to remember the capabilities we are seeking from our ALM tool. Generally speaking, it’s those capabilities that help us manage the following areas of the […]

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