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Welcome to our Lean Software Resources page. Net Objectives is the premier provider of training, consulting and coaching in Lean Software Development. To learn more about the on-site and public Lean Software Training we can provide, please click here.

If you are just starting to learn about Lean we recommend the chapter An Agile Developers Guide to Lean Software Development from our upcoming book Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise and Team Agility, or the Executive Briefing on Why and How to Become Agile webinar.

Business

Article
article
(guest access)
The Lean-Agile Connection
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
Lightning Webinars are short (less than 15 minute) videos that are focused on specific topics of Lean, Agile, and Kanban for business-driven software development.

Business and Strategy Development

Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
Lightning talk at Agile 2013 from Al Shalloway regarding a fusion between Lean and Agile becoming the 3rd generation.
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
12:30pm-1:30pm. Friday, March 16Kanban & Developer Track
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
See a description of the Lean-Agile at Scale and at the Team: The Value Stream Series
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
this webinar is probably something you want to listen to if you are at all interested in Lean Software Development. This is the basic 60 minute seminar that Alan Shalloway gives all around the country on Lean Thinking. Definitely worth a listen.
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
10:30am-11:30am. Friday, March 16Executive & Business Track
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
9:00am-10:15am. Tuesday, February 21Agile Mini-Conference for Microsoft Session
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
This session provides an overview of BDSD. It presents the reasons an organization must become agile, not merely their teams, and why incremental delivery of products is an essential path towards this. Outline:
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
This session provides an overview of how to do product portfolio management and release planning at an enterprise level. Lean-Agile methods do not necessarily mean to move forward in a totally blind manner – discovering what you will be working on for the business just before you do it.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
Many organizations start their agile transformation with a pilot project – that is, taking a single team agile. This fails to achieve enterprise success most of the time for several reasons. Amongst these are the team is often not the major impediment to business agility.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
Recent experience reports show that Kanban is typically easier to implement and gets far superior results than Scrum. Why is this? This session describes the difference between these two approaches.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
Management has long seemed to be the forgotten aspect of Lean-Agile organizations. Many in the agile community even talk about protecting their teams from management.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
This talk was presented at Agile 2013 in Nashville.
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
This talk was presented at Agile 2012 in Dallas.
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
This talk was presented at Agile 2012 in Dallas. The slide show has the animation in the talk but takes a bit longer to load than the pdf.
Article
article
(guest access)
In this article, Kanban is described as a systems approach to software development that affects many different types of behaviors. Also mentioned are a few of the common misconceptions people have about Kanban in order to help clarify what Kanban is and is not.
Article
article
(guest access)
This tutorial answers the questions many executives have about Agile. It discusses why incremental delivery of business value is critical.
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
The common model of a product owner works well for small to medium scale Agile adoption. However, for large scale Agile adoption one must expand the role to include a product manager that works with the business stakeholders while the product owner focuses on driving the teams.
Book
book
(guest access)
Hi, this is Alan Shalloway. I'm writing this book and am making it available while I am writing it for two reasons. First, you may find it useful, even in this preliminary state.
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
Presentation at the Scrum Gathering 2013 Monday May 6 by Al Shalloway.
Agile is about delivery of business value quickly.
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
10:30am-11:30am. Friday, March 16Kanban & Developer Track
Article
article
(guest access)
The Lean-Agile Connection
Past Webinar
past webinar
(alumni access)
This session describes how Lean Software Development is based on Just-In-Time and utilization theory. It also covers the principles of Lean Software Development: “Optimize the Whole”, “Eliminate Waste”, and “Build Quality” in.
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
2:15pm-3:15pm. Friday, March 16Executive & Business Track
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
9:00am-10:00am. Friday, March 16Keynote
Book
book
(guest access)
Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility
Article
article
(guest access)
Kanban Software Development represents the next generation of Agile methods. It focuses on the flow of work to lower delays to delivery and increase quality. Kanban is based on the science of product development flow and Lean-Thinking.
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
Alan’s talk at Lean Kanban Benelux “Lean-Kanban is about People”.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
An Event For Microsoft Employees Only (Contractors not eligible)
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
For those who came to learn how to start a transition of improvement in their organizations that included business stakeholders, management and the development team, Net Objectives showed how with its 1-day, 2-track conference on Lean, Kanban and technical practices.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
This webinar is a recording of Al Shalloway's Keynote in the 2nd Annual Net Objectives Lean-Agile ConferenceNotes for Net Objectives Lean-Agile Conference, Seattle 2012While Scrum and XP ha
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
This webinar is a recording of one of Alan Chedalawada's Sessions in the 2nd Annual Net Objectives Lean-Agile ConferenceNotes for Net Objectives Lean-Agile Conference, Seattle 2012
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
This webinar is a recording of one of Alan Shalloway's Sessions in the 2nd Annual Net Objectives Lean-Agile ConferenceNotes for Net Objectives Lean-Agile Conference, Seattle 2012Kanban is a
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
This webinar is a recording of one of Alan Shalloway's Sessions in the 2nd Annual Net Objectives Lean-Agile Conference
Notes for Net Objectives Lean-Agile Conference, Seattle 2012
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
This webinar is a recording of one of Alan Chedalawada's Sessions in the 2nd Annual Net Objectives Lean-Agile ConferenceNotes for Net Objectives Lean-Agile Conference, Seattle 2012This sess
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
This webinar is a recording of one of Alan Chedalawada's Sessions in the 2nd Annual Net Objectives Lean-Agile ConferenceNotes for Net Objectives Lean-Agile Conference, Seattle 2012This sess
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
A session in the Project Your Future... Plan It Now! PMI Puget Sound Chapter 2011 Conference
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
10:45am-11:45am. Tuesday, February 21, 2012Agile Mini-Conference for Microsoft Session
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
This talk was presented at Agile 2012 in Dallas. The slide show has the animation in the talk but takes a bit longer to load than the pdf.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
This webinar is part of the Scaling Scrum to the Enterprise with Lean Software Development series.

Executive Management

Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
this webinar is probably something you want to listen to if you are at all interested in Lean Software Development. This is the basic 60 minute seminar that Alan Shalloway gives all around the country on Lean Thinking. Definitely worth a listen.
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
9:00am-10:15am. Tuesday, February 21Agile Mini-Conference for Microsoft Session
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
This session provides an overview of BDSD. It presents the reasons an organization must become agile, not merely their teams, and why incremental delivery of products is an essential path towards this. Outline:
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
This session provides an overview of how to do product portfolio management and release planning at an enterprise level. Lean-Agile methods do not necessarily mean to move forward in a totally blind manner – discovering what you will be working on for the business just before you do it.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
Many organizations start their agile transformation with a pilot project – that is, taking a single team agile. This fails to achieve enterprise success most of the time for several reasons. Amongst these are the team is often not the major impediment to business agility.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
Management has long seemed to be the forgotten aspect of Lean-Agile organizations. Many in the agile community even talk about protecting their teams from management.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
See a description of the Business & Agile Webinar Series
Article
article
(guest access)
This tutorial answers the questions many executives have about Agile. It discusses why incremental delivery of business value is critical.
Article
article
(guest access)
The Lean-Agile Connection
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
2:15pm-3:15pm. Friday, March 16Executive & Business Track
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
See a description of the entire Lean SSC 2011 Webinar Series The webinar is catered for top management either in preparation for transitioning their organization to Lean-Agile method
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
An Event For Microsoft Employees Only (Contractors not eligible)
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
This webinar is part of the Scaling Scrum to the Enterprise with Lean Software Development series.
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
4:00pm-5:00pm. Friday, March 16Executive & Business TrackThis talk provides an overview of the topics, effort and areas impacted when implementing Lean-Agile across your organization. Topics include:
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
See a description of the entire Lean-Agile at Scale and the Team: The Value Stream Series
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
See a description of the Lean-Agile at Scale and at the Team: The Value Stream Series

Management

Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
this webinar is probably something you want to listen to if you are at all interested in Lean Software Development. This is the basic 60 minute seminar that Alan Shalloway gives all around the country on Lean Thinking. Definitely worth a listen.
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
9:00am-10:15am. Tuesday, February 21Agile Mini-Conference for Microsoft Session
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
This session provides an overview of BDSD. It presents the reasons an organization must become agile, not merely their teams, and why incremental delivery of products is an essential path towards this. Outline:
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
Recent experience reports show that Kanban is typically easier to implement and gets far superior results than Scrum. Why is this? This session describes the difference between these two approaches.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
Management has long seemed to be the forgotten aspect of Lean-Agile organizations. Many in the agile community even talk about protecting their teams from management.
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
The common model of a product owner works well for small to medium scale Agile adoption. However, for large scale Agile adoption one must expand the role to include a product manager that works with the business stakeholders while the product owner focuses on driving the teams.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
An overview and introduction to Lean thinking applied to software development.Agenda:Lean as Fast-Flexible FlowAn integration of Lean Thinking and Lean Software DevelopmentLean Thinking
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
2:15pm-3:15pm. Friday, March 16Executive & Business Track
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
Lean Software Development has deep roots. Lean jumped into the software world about a decade ago but has still mostly been considered an extension of the main body of Lean, which is rooted in manufacturing.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
An Event For Microsoft Employees Only (Contractors not eligible)
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
10:45am-11:45am. Tuesday, February 21, 2012Agile Mini-Conference for Microsoft Session
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
This webinar is part of the Scaling Scrum to the Enterprise with Lean Software Development series.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
See a description of the entire Scrum, Lean and Kanban: A Pragmatic Webinar Series While Kanban is more than a set of tools, the tools of Kanban can be used by existing Scrum tea
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
See a description of the entire Scrum, Lean and Kanban: A Pragmatic Webinar Series As Scrum’s adoption has increased so has the size of the organizations attempting to find succe
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
10:45am-11:45am. Tuesday, February 21, 2012Agile Mini-Conference for Microsoft Session
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
4:00pm-5:00pm. Friday, March 16Executive & Business TrackThis talk provides an overview of the topics, effort and areas impacted when implementing Lean-Agile across your organization. Topics include:
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
An overview of the insights that Lean-Agile contributes to Portfolio Management
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
11:30am-12:15pm. Friday, March 9, 2012AgilePalooza 2012
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
See a description of the entire Lean-Agile at Scale and the Team: The Value Stream Series
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
See a description of the Lean-Agile at Scale and at the Team: The Value Stream Series
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
When teams decide to “go Agile” they invariably decide between Scrum or the Kanban Method. This is often because both Scrum and the Kanban Method provide a straightforward approach to get started. However, our experience has shown us that this leaves several options off the table.