Operations Resources

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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.

Operations

Book
book
(guest access)
Training and Resources For: Emergent Design: The Evolutionary Nature of Professional Software Development by Scott L. Bain
"I was expecting this to be yet another book on Design Patterns, but it really isn’t. This book attempts to look deeper into questions that cannot be easily answered and...
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.

Analyst

Book
book
(guest access)
Training and Resources For: Emergent Design: The Evolutionary Nature of Professional Software Development by Scott L. Bain
"I was expecting this to be yet another book on Design Patterns, but it really isn’t. This book attempts to look deeper into questions that cannot be easily answered and...

Planning/Estimation

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.
Article
article
(guest access)
Estimation as hypothesis is a rough draft of a chapter in a book we are writing about lightweight processes. It describes how to reframe estimation and how to use them in a lightweight process.
Competency
competency
(guest access)
NOTE: This site is intended to become part of the Scaled Agile Framework(tm) It is currently in the process of being built.
Competency
competency
(guest access)
Extended XP engineering practices is a set of practices building on XP, but extended for teams that are part of larger organizations.  XP’s history was mostly with small teams.  As such, it should not be surprising that many of its practices are oriented around the dynamics of small teams.  Give
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.
Article
article
(guest access)
The Lean-Agile Connection
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.
Article
article
(guest access)
While planning poker has become the de facto Agile estimation method, a better method actually exists. Created by Steve Bochman, here’s a short description of how to learn this easy to use effective planning method that can be used for stories, features, cost and value.