Latest Newsletter: February 16, 2017

Net Objectives

                                                                              February 16, Lean-Agile Newsletter



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The benefits of a true Agile at scale transformation can be significant, and almost all transformation efforts produce some immediate initial gains. But many programs falter once those first wins have passed, and struggle with what seems like diminishing returns from a stagnated transformation.

On March 2nd at 10am PT Betty Zakheim, VP of Industry Strategy at Tasktop and Net Objectives' CEO Al Shalloway will address this challenge in a free webinar. Register now and you'll hear how to avoid and overcome the pattern of obstacles that Agile transformations must overcome to achieve true success.

In addition, Al Shalloway will focus on the implementation side of Agile at scale in a free seminar in Seattle March 8: Design Patterns Thinking and Architecture at Scale.

Other Events and Blogs

We have 3 public courses coming up in the area of technical agility to be delivered in Seattle by Scott Bain, as well as an Implementing SAFe 4.0 with SPC Certification - details below.

We also have new blog posts:

  • Al Shalloway cautions in The Importance of Right-Sized Epics in SAFe that though the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) makes very clear the importance of building incrementally and prioritizing according to value, it requires careful thought. It begins with right-sizing the “epics” in the portfolio.
  • In his latest blog, The Secret to Implementing Continuous Integration - CHEESE! Steve Thomas describes the 'cheese' which makes the ‘broccoli’ of Continuous Integration more palatable.
  • One way to transform code so it is more maintainable is to separate concerns into different modules. However, there is usually a question of when and how it to do it. in Separation of Concerns, Ken Pugh shows how to use testability as one determining factor in how to perform the separation.

Finally, if you are in Seattle, Charlotte, Milwaukee, or Washington DC and would like to host one of our seminars, please let me know.

Al Shalloway 
CEO, Net Objectives
SAFe® SPC Trainer
425-269-8991 @alshalloway

Don't see one in your area? Let us know so we can see about scheduling one nearby!
Date Webinars, Seminars, Conferences
Feb 22-25 Conference: Business Agility 2017
Mar 2 Webinar: Break Through Agile Transformation Stagnation
Mar 8 Seminar: Design Patterns Thinking and Architecture at Scale
Mar 30 Conference: TriAgile 2017
  Our Courses
Mar 21-23 Public Course in Seattle: Agile Software Development with Design Patterns
Apr 18-20 Public Course in Seattle: Sustainable Test-Driven Development
May 16-19 Public Course in Seattle: Implementing SAFe® 4.0 with SPC4 Certification
May 23-24 Public Course in Seattle: Acceptance Test-Driven Development
  Let us know if we can schedule a public course in your area