After Lean-Agile Team Training Support Page

This page provides information useful to folks who have participated in one of our Lean-Agile Team training courses, whether it be generic Lean-Agile, Scrum or Kanban focused.

Articles to Read, Lightning and Full Webinars to Watch

Go to our articles page for a full list of articles we've written.  There are several short (<12 minute) recordings of excerpts from our courses and/or webinars on our Lightning Webinars page.

You can find several webinars at our Lean-Scrum page as well as our Kanban Clinic page. These are great resources for continuing your Lean-Agile journey.

If You Are Interested in Lean-Agile at Scale

There are two methods we've seen that can repeatedly achieve agility at scale.  These are our Lean-Agile Roadmap and Dean Leffingwell's Scaled Agile Framework (for which we are a partner).  Contact Al Shalloway (alshall AT netobjectives DOT com) if you have an interest in getting help for achieving agility throughout your organization.

Rules for the Dot Game

The Dot Game is an easy game to play for your team.  It teaches many of the basic concepts of Lean and Agile methods.  We've put the rules for the game, along with instructor notes, here.  All we ask is for the appropriate attribution.

Books of Interest

Lean-Agile Method Books

The Lean Agile Pocket Guide For Scrum Teams by Al Shalloway, James Trott.  How to do Scrum within the context of Lean. Available online (free), as kindle book and hardcopy.

The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development by Don Reinertsen. This book covers the principles of Lean software development in a thorough and understandable manner. Not a light read but an incredible amount of information and insights.

Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business by David Anderson. The definitive book on Kanban.

Scrumban: Essays on Kanban Systems for Lean Software Development by Corey Ladas. Teaches you how to transition from Scrum to Kanban but can be used to do Scrum within the context of Kanban, thereby improving your Scrum framework.

Lean-Agile Acceptance Test-Driven Developoment by Ken Pugh.  ATDD is a powerful method of avoiding communication and requirements mis-understandings that takes a relatively small investment to start.

Enterprise Agile

Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility by Al Shalloway, Guy Beaver, Jim Trott.  The pre-cursor to Net Objectives Lean-Agile Roadmap.  Provides a great number of details of managing software development at scale.

Agile Software Requirements: Lean Requirements Practices for Teams, Programs, and the Enterprise by Dean Leffingwell.  The foundation for the Scaled Agile Framework and the definitive book on Agile at Scale.

On Transitions and Psychology

The Power of Losing Control: Finding Strength, Meaning, and Happinessin an Out-of-Control World by Joe Caruso.  Brilliant book on what motivates people and how an understanding of that can help you influence them.

Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change by William Bridges.  This book provides an excellent  overview of organizational development. It includes why and how to attend to both business and emotional aspects of change.

Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath.  A brilliant book with useful insights and anecdotes on how to facilitate change.

One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way by Robert Maurer.  Not a development book but a great book on the psychology of change and why small steps are essential for lasting improvement.

How to Get PDUs for the Course

Participants get 7 PDUs for each day of training.  Go here to see how to get them.