Roles Library

WavelengthFlow_LargeThe delivery of value involves the effort of people from all across the value stream: executive, management, and front line teams. People from the Business and technology work together to discover and deliver work that customers can use and can realize value from it.

Roles are collections of the responsibilities performed by all these people. These responsibilities are implemented in positions, which assign groups of responsibilities to specific people. The roles shown here represent a general model used by many enterprise-level organizations. Your company might use different names or combine them in different ways to form its positions. While creating positions that directly correspond to these roles is generally more efficient, the most-important thing is that the responsibilities of these various roles are being covered.

Communication between the people acting in these roles must be unrestricted and transparent, based on mutual respect and personal safety. All of them are responsible for product quality, must act as customer advocates, and must understand the business problem they are trying to solve.

Resources in This Topic

About the ADM and TDM Roles (Article)
Acceptance Test-Driven Development (Article)
Acceptance Test-Driven Development: A Quick Introduction (Blog Entry)
Aligning Work Around Business Value (Blog Entry)
An Executive’s Guide to Agile | Effective Agile at Scale (Blog Entry)
Are We Using Automated Acceptance Tests? (Article)
Bringing Your Internal Coaching to the Next Level (Blog Entry)
Capability (Article)
Carry-Over Work (Article)
Choosing Requirement Format (Article)
Controlling Work-in-Process (WIP) (Article)
Daily Stand-Ups (Article)
Decomposing Requirements (Article)
Decomposing a Capability Into MBIs (Article)
Decomposing a Feature Into Stories (Article)
Decomposing an MBI Into Features (Article)
Designing the Kanban Board (Article)
Do We Push, Plan or Pull Our Work? (Article)
Estimation (Article)
Example RACI Chart for Lean-Agile Roles (Article)
Going Beyond Scrum, Part 1 (Blog Entry)
Going Beyond Scrum, Part 2 (Blog Entry)
Groupthink and Fear as Team Killers (Blog Entry)
How Do We Align People / Teams to the Work To Be Done? (Article)
How Is Integration Across Teams Being Handled? (Article)
How Is Work Within the Program Being Sequenced? (Article)
How Should We Coordinate Teams? (Article)
How Should We Manage the Number of Items in the Portfolio? (Article)
How Should Work at the Portfolio Level Be Sequenced? (Article)
How Small Are Our Stories? (Article)
How Will Architectural Capabilities Be Handled? How Will Architecture Be Prioritize Against Business Needs? (Article)
How Will DevOps Be Involved? (Article)
How Will Shared Services Be Handled? (Article)
How Will Tactical Work Be Handled? (Article)
How Will Teams Work and Deliver Together? (Article)
How Will UX Work With the Teams? (Article)
How Will We Create Visibility Throughout the Program? (Article)
How Will We Make Visible Our Work at the Program Level? (Article)
How Will We Make the Work at the Portfolio Level Visible? (Article)
How do Agile Roles Correspond to Previous Roles? (Blog Entry)
Identifying Classes of Service (Article)
If We Do Estimate, What Estimation Method Should We Use? (Article)
Impediments to Progress and Quality (Article)
Is This a Transition or an Implementation? (Article)
Issues With Quality (Article)
Iteration 0 - Conduct (Article)
Iteration 0 - Facilitate (Article)
Iteration Planning Meeting - Conduct (Article)
Iteration Planning Meeting - Facilitate (Article)
Iteration Retrospective - Conduct (Article)
Iteration Retrospective - Facilitate (Article)
Justifying TDD (Blog Entry)
Lean Portfolio Management (Blog Entry)
Lean-Agile Budgeting (Blog Entry)
Lean-Agile Coach (Article)
Lean-Agile Team Checklists (Article)
Management and Trust (Blog Entry)
Meetings for Lean-Agile (Article)
Metrics (Article)
Middle Management and Lean-Agile (Blog Entry)
Online Learning (Article)
Overview of Roles (Article)
Overview of Roles by Level (sfwd-lessons)
Overview of Standard Work (Article)
Product Demonstration and Review - Facilitate (Article)
Product Demonstration and Review - Plan (Article)
Product Manager (Course)
Product Planning and Review - Conduct (Article)
Product Portfolio Management: Essential for Agile at Scale (Blog Entry)
Recommended Resources - Facilitation (Article)
Resources for Agile Coaches (Article)
Scrum of Scrums (Article)
Should I Put Re-organization Plans on Hold? (Blog Entry)
Should We Estimate Our Work? (Article)
Skills that Developers Need to Acquire in an Agile Transformation (Blog Entry)
Start Stronger, Get Better, and Do More (Blog Entry)
The Net Objectives Guardrails System (Blog Entry)
To What Extent Will Test-First Methods Be Used? (Article)
To What Extent Will We Automate Tests? (Article)
Types of Tests for Code (Article)
Using Guardrails to Tie Business to Technology (Blog Entry)
Value Stream Mapping (Article)
Visual Controls (Article)
What Design Method Will Be Used? (Article)
What Is Required at Scale | Effective Agile at Scale (Blog Entry)
What Is the Budgeting Cycle? (Article)
What Is the Role of Middle Management in Lean and Agile? (Blog Entry)
What Roles Are Missing? Which Roles Need To Be Redefined? (Article)
What Should Team Process(es) Be: Scrum, Kanban, Leanban? (Article)
What Test Harness for Acceptance Tests Will Be Used? (Article)
Will We Focus on Improving People or Improving the System? (Article)
Writing Explicit Policies (Article)
Writing a Capability (Article)