Objective Thoughts

Subscribe to our blog Net Objectives Thoughts Blog

Coming Up at Agile 2008

July 25, 2008 — Posted by Jim Trott

Listen to the podcast Coming Up at Agile 2008

Once again, Net Objectives is a co-sponsor of the Agile 2008 conference. This is a premier gathering for people and organizations involved in Agile software development. This year, it is being held in Toronto, Canada, August 4-8. Every year, we devote a podcast to what Net Objectives is doing at Agile 2008, both to help people who are going know what we are up to and to help people who cannot go know what trends we see that are important, where we will be devoting energy.

In this show, Alan Shalloway covers five primary topics:

Share this:




  

The Emperor Has No Clothes – The Need for Object-Oriented Training

July 19, 2008 — Posted by Al Shalloway

My company has taken an interesting path through the last decade. We started out as a technical training company. We still do a lot of technical training (I wish we did a lot more as I'll be explaining in this blog). Now, we split our time between:

Share this:




  

What Does Speed Mean in Lean?

July 19, 2008 — Posted by Al Shalloway

As a Lean proponent I talk a lot about speed. Lean says to focus on time not resource utilization. That is, we want to shorten the cycle time of our value streams (that is, the time from when we start to when we deliver value). It also suggests that most problems are systemic – so when they occur we must fix the problem – view it as an ongoing impediment - and not merely work around it.

Share this:




  

Announcing Scrum#: Scrum for the Enterprise

July 17, 2008 — Posted by Al Shalloway

I wanted to announce Scrum# our approach to Scrum. As many of you know, we have been long-time proponents of extending Scrum with Lean and technical best practices (Design Patterns, Test-Driven Development, aka Emergent Design). We've decided to formalize the naming of our approach so we could better define it.

Share this:




  

More Insights on Epics Vs Minimum Business Increments

July 5, 2008 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Note re this update: Due to Eric Ries' Lean-Startup, many in the Lean world are now using Minimum Viable Product (MVP) to designate the quickest thing of value that can be realized.

Share this:




  

Pages

Blog Authors

Al Shalloway
Business, Operations, Process, Sales, Agile Design and Patterns, Personal Development, Agile, Lean, SAFe, Kanban, Kanban Method, Scrum, Scrumban, XP
Cory Foy
Change Management, Innovation Games, Team Agility, Transitioning to Agile
Guy Beaver
Business and Strategy Development, Executive Management, Management, Operations, DevOps, Planning/Estimation, Change Management, Lean Implementation, Transitioning to Agile, Lean-Agile, Lean, SAFe, Kanban, Scrum
Israel Gat
Business and Strategy Development, DevOps, Lean Implementation, Agile, Lean, Kanban, Scrum
Jim Trott
Business and Strategy Development, Analysis and Design Methods, Change Management, Knowledge Management, Lean Implementation, Team Agility, Transitioning to Agile, Workflow, Technical Writing, Certifications, Coaching, Mentoring, Online Training, Professional Development, Agile, Lean-Agile, SAFe, Kanban
Ken Pugh
Agile Design and Patterns, Software Design, Design Patterns, C++, C#, Java, Technical Writing, TDD, ATDD, Certifications, Coaching, Mentoring, Professional Development, Agile, Lean-Agile, Lean, SAFe, Kanban, Kanban Method, Scrum, Scrumban, XP
Marc Danziger
Business and Strategy Development, Change Management, Team Agility, Online Communities, Promotional Initiatives, Sales and Marketing Collateral
Max Guernsey
Analysis and Design Methods, Planning/Estimation, Database Agility, Design Patterns, TDD, TDD Databases, ATDD, Lean-Agile, Scrum
Scott Bain
Analysis and Design Methods, Agile Design and Patterns, Software Design, Design Patterns, Technical Writing, TDD, Coaching, Mentoring, Online Training, Professional Development, Agile
Steve Thomas
Business and Strategy Development, Change Management, Lean Implementation, Team Agility, Transitioning to Agile
Tom Grant
Business and Strategy Development, Executive Management, Management, DevOps, Analyst, Analysis and Design Methods, Planning/Estimation, Innovation Games, Lean Implementation, Agile, Lean-Agile, Lean, Kanban