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What Is Lean-Agile?

December 5, 2017 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Net Objectives FLEX system (FLow for Enterprise Transformation) is guided by Lean-Agile thinking. There is much misinformation about what Lean is in the software world and even different opinions about what Agile is. Given that Lean and Agile are integral parts of the FLEX system it important that we have an understanding of what they mean.

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How to Use Scrum in Mid-Large Scale Organizations

December 3, 2017 — Posted by Al Shalloway

There is no question that Scrum has changed the software world by leading the leading adopted framework in the Agile space. However, the Agile world has changed in the, now, almost 2 decades of its availability. This change has been threefold (at least).

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The Systems-Thinking View of Simple, Complicated, Chaotic, and Complex

December 2, 2017 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Understanding the challenges present in changing behavior is important. There has been a lot of conversation about simple, complicated, chaos and complex events. While discussed by many, some of these discussion ignore salient points.

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Go for Understandable not Simple

December 2, 2017 — Posted by Al Shalloway

A lot of people in the Agile community talk about ‘simplest’ as it’s a good thing. I like simple better than complicated if all other things are equal, but all too often simple is simplistic, not a desirable thing. What makes for a ‘simpler’ framework or method? Some people suggest it’s the size of the guide or number of things you must do. I would suggest it’s what’s more understandable to people.

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An Apology, An Explanation, A Promise and A Call to Action

December 1, 2017 — Posted by Al Shalloway

The Apology

Last night after a very successful but very intense trip to a client I was on an airplane headed home.  I had told myself I would just relax but couldn’t.  I made the mistake of getting on twitter (something I know I shouldn’t do when I’m tired).  I got into some dialogs and said something that was plain old wrong.  I deleted it, and restated it, but the restatement was still wrong.  For those who weren’t there (and I am sure are now curious) I will repeat the deleted tweet:

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