Process Resources

This page provides resources for agile developers.  If you are just starting to learn about Lean we recommend the article "Agile Developers Guide to Lean Software Development" or the Executive Briefing on Why and How to Become Agility webinar. If you're looking for a good article on the essence of Kanban, read Alan Shalloway's article on Demystifying Kanban.

If you are using Kanban, take a look at the Kanban Clinic.

If you are using Scrum, take a look at the Scrum Clinic.

Process

Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
See a description of the Business, Management and Team Process/Team Technical Webinar Series.
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...
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.

Change Management

Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
Lightning talk at Agile 2013 from Al Shalloway regarding a fusion between Lean and Agile becoming the 3rd generation.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
Slides PDF
Article
article
(guest access)
How Net Objectives helped Premier, Inc. transform their development processes through Lean-Agile.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
This was presented virtually at the monthly Capital Kanban Meetup, hosted by ICF Interactive near Richmond, VA.
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
10:30am-11:30am. Friday, March 16Executive & Business Track
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
9:00am-10:15am. Tuesday, February 21Agile Mini-Conference for Microsoft Session
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
While first generation agile methods have a solid track record at the team level, many agile transformations get stuck trying to expand throughout the organization.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
This webinar is part of the Scaling Scrum to the Enterprise with Lean Software Development series.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
This talk was presented at Agile 2013 in Nashville.
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
This talk was presented at Agile 2012 in Dallas.
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
This talk was presented at Agile 2012 in Dallas. The slide show has the animation in the talk but takes a bit longer to load than the pdf.
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
Many organizations believe they have successfully completed the transition to agile thinking.
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
9:00am-10:00am. Friday, March 16Keynote
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
Lean Software Development has deep roots. Lean jumped into the software world about a decade ago but has still mostly been considered an extension of the main body of Lean, which is rooted in manufacturing.
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
Alan’s talk at Lean Kanban Benelux “Lean-Kanban is about People”.
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.
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
This talk was presented at Agile 2012 in Dallas. The slide show has the animation in the talk but takes a bit longer to load than the pdf.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
Replay
View Webinar Recording
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
4:00pm-5:00pm. Friday, March 16Executive & Business TrackThis talk provides an overview of the topics, effort and areas impacted when implementing Lean-Agile across your organization. Topics include:

Innovation Games

Article
article
(guest access)
The Dot Game is a great way to teach the importance of flow and how working on things that create bigger queues actually slow you down.

Knowledge Management

Article
article
(registered access)
The After Action Review is a simple and powerful tool to help a team learn from their experiences in order to gain immediate, concrete improvements in performance. It is a more general and widely useful approach than the retrospection.
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
Alan’s talk at Lean Kanban Benelux “Lean-Kanban is about People”.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
An introduction to Net Objectives' asynchronous learning experience: 'Streamzines', by Senior Consultant Scott Bain.

Lean Implementation

Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
Lightning talk at Agile 2013 from Al Shalloway regarding a fusion between Lean and Agile becoming the 3rd generation.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(alumni access)
See a description of the entire Lean Software Development Online series
Article
article
(guest access)
How Net Objectives helped Premier, Inc. transform their development processes through Lean-Agile.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
This was presented virtually at the monthly Capital Kanban Meetup, hosted by ICF Interactive near Richmond, VA.
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
12:30pm-1:30pm. Friday, March 16Kanban & Developer Track
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
See a description of the Business & Agile Webinar Series
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
10:30am-11:30am. Friday, March 16Executive & Business Track
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
9:00am-10:15am. Tuesday, February 21Agile Mini-Conference for Microsoft Session
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
While first generation agile methods have a solid track record at the team level, many agile transformations get stuck trying to expand throughout the organization.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
See a description of the Business & Agile Webinar Series
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
This talk was presented at Agile 2013 in Nashville.
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
This talk was presented at Agile 2012 in Dallas.
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
This talk was presented at Agile 2012 in Dallas. The slide show has the animation in the talk but takes a bit longer to load than the pdf.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
See a description of the Lean-Agile at Scale and at the Team: The Value Stream Series
Article
article
(guest access)
This tutorial answers the questions many executives have about Agile. It discusses why incremental delivery of business value is critical.
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
The common model of a product owner works well for small to medium scale Agile adoption. However, for large scale Agile adoption one must expand the role to include a product manager that works with the business stakeholders while the product owner focuses on driving the teams.
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.
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
10:30am-11:30am. Friday, March 16Kanban & Developer Track
Past Webinar
past webinar
(alumni access)
See a description of the entire Lean Software Development Online series
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
Many organizations believe they have successfully completed the transition to agile thinking.
Article
article
(guest access)
An anti-pattern is a commonly occurring activity that is counter-productive to the company doing it. A "Lean" anti-pattern is an anti-pattern that goes against Lean principles. That is, it violates the company’s attempts to be following Lean methods.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
An overview and introduction to Lean thinking applied to software development.Agenda:Lean as Fast-Flexible FlowAn integration of Lean Thinking and Lean Software DevelopmentLean Thinking
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
2:15pm-3:15pm. Friday, March 16Executive & Business Track
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
Lean Software Development has deep roots. Lean jumped into the software world about a decade ago but has still mostly been considered an extension of the main body of Lean, which is rooted in manufacturing.
Book
book
(guest access)
Lean Software Strategies:
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
See a description of the entire Lean SSC 2011 Webinar Series
Book
book
(guest access)
Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
Alan’s talk at Lean Kanban Benelux “Lean-Kanban is about People”.
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.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(alumni access)
These short Net Objectives Training Modules from Al Shalloway lay out major functions of the Product Portfolio Manager role.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(alumni access)
These short Net Objectives Training Modules from Al Shalloway lay out things to do within a Portfolio.
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
10:45am-11:45am. Tuesday, February 21, 2012Agile Mini-Conference for Microsoft Session
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
See a description of the Business, Management and Team Process/Team Technical Webinar Series
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
This talk was presented at Agile 2012 in Dallas. The slide show has the animation in the talk but takes a bit longer to load than the pdf.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
This webinar is part of the Scaling Scrum to the Enterprise with Lean Software Development series.
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
12:30pm-1:30pm. Friday, March 16Kanban & Developer Track
Past Webinar
past webinar
(alumni access)
See a description of the entire Lean Software Development Online series
Past Webinar
past webinar
(alumni access)
See a description of the entire Lean Software Development Online series
Past Webinar
past webinar
(alumni access)
See a description of the entire Lean Software Development Online series
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
See a description of the entire Business Driven Software Development Webinar series

Team Agility

Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
Slides PDF
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
12:30pm-1:30pm. Friday, March 16Kanban & Developer Track
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
See a description of the entire Business Driven Software Development Webinar series
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
See a description of the Lean-Agile at Scale and at the Team: The Value Stream Series
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
See a description of the Business & Agile Webinar Series
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
this webinar is probably something you want to listen to if you are at all interested in Lean Software Development. This is the basic 60 minute seminar that Alan Shalloway gives all around the country on Lean Thinking. Definitely worth a listen.
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
10:30am-11:30am. Friday, March 16Executive & Business Track
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
See a description of the Effective Agile At Scale Webinar Series
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
9:00am-10:15am. Tuesday, February 21Agile Mini-Conference for Microsoft Session
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
See a description of the Business & Agile Webinar Series
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
See descriptions for the Day of SAFe: Tailoring SAFe to Your Organization webinars
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
See a description of the Business & Agile Webinar Series
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
Click to view the slides PDFSee a description of the entire Business Driven Software Development Webinar series.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
This talk was presented at Agile 2013 in Nashville.
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
This talk was presented at Agile 2012 in Dallas.
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
This talk was presented at Agile 2012 in Dallas. The slide show has the animation in the talk but takes a bit longer to load than the pdf.
Article
article
(guest access)
In this article, Kanban is described as a systems approach to software development that affects many different types of behaviors. Also mentioned are a few of the common misconceptions people have about Kanban in order to help clarify what Kanban is and is not.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
See a description of the Business & Agile Webinar Series
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
See a description of the Lean-Agile at Scale and at the Team: The Value Stream Series
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
Click to View Slides PDF
See descriptions for the Day of SAFe: Tailoring SAFe to Your Organization webinars
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
Article
article
(guest access)
Our view of eXtreme Programming (XP): a methodology we like even as we recognize its strengths and weaknesses.
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
The common model of a product owner works well for small to medium scale Agile adoption. However, for large scale Agile adoption one must expand the role to include a product manager that works with the business stakeholders while the product owner focuses on driving the teams.
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.
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
2:15pm-3:15pm. Tuesday, February 21Agile Mini-Conference for Microsoft Session
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
10:30am-11:30am. Friday, March 16Kanban & Developer Track
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
Many organizations believe they have successfully completed the transition to agile thinking.
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
2:15pm-3:15pm. Friday, March 16Executive & Business Track
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
Lean Software Development has deep roots. Lean jumped into the software world about a decade ago but has still mostly been considered an extension of the main body of Lean, which is rooted in manufacturing.
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
5:30pm-8:30pm. Wednesday, March 21A Free Seminar Event Sponsored by AltaSource Group and Net ObjectivesHosted by Holland America
Book
book
(guest access)
Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
See a description of the entire Lean-Agile at Scale and the Team: The Value Stream Series

Transitioning to Agile

Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
Lightning talk at Agile 2013 from Al Shalloway regarding a fusion between Lean and Agile becoming the 3rd generation.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
Slides PDF
Article
article
(guest access)
How Net Objectives helped Premier, Inc. transform their development processes through Lean-Agile.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
This was presented virtually at the monthly Capital Kanban Meetup, hosted by ICF Interactive near Richmond, VA.
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
12:30pm-1:30pm. Friday, March 16Kanban & Developer Track
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
See a description of the entire Business Driven Software Development Webinar series
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
See a description of the Business, Management and Team Process/Team Technical Webinar Series.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
See a description of the Business & Agile Webinar Series
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
10:30am-11:30am. Friday, March 16Executive & Business Track
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
See a description of the Effective Agile At Scale Webinar Series
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
9:00am-10:15am. Tuesday, February 21Agile Mini-Conference for Microsoft Session
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
See a description of the Business & Agile Webinar Series
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
See descriptions for the Day of SAFe: Tailoring SAFe to Your Organization webinars
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
While first generation agile methods have a solid track record at the team level, many agile transformations get stuck trying to expand throughout the organization.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
See a description of the Business & Agile Webinar Series
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
This talk was presented at Agile 2013 in Nashville.
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
This talk was presented at Agile 2012 in Dallas.
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
This talk was presented at Agile 2012 in Dallas. The slide show has the animation in the talk but takes a bit longer to load than the pdf.
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...
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
Click to View Slides PDF
See descriptions for the Day of SAFe: Tailoring SAFe to Your Organization webinars
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
See a description of the Business, Management and Team Process/Team Technical Webinar Series.
Article
article
(guest access)
This tutorial answers the questions many executives have about Agile. It discusses why incremental delivery of business value is critical.
Article
article
(guest access)
Our view of eXtreme Programming (XP): a methodology we like even as we recognize its strengths and weaknesses.
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)
How Net Objectives helped Fujitsu transform their development processes through Lean-Agile.
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
2:15pm-3:15pm. Tuesday, February 21Agile Mini-Conference for Microsoft Session
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
10:30am-11:30am. Friday, March 16Kanban & Developer Track
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
Many organizations believe they have successfully completed the transition to agile thinking.
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
2:15pm-3:15pm. Friday, March 16Executive & Business Track
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
9:00am-10:00am. Friday, March 16Keynote
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
Lean Software Development has deep roots. Lean jumped into the software world about a decade ago but has still mostly been considered an extension of the main body of Lean, which is rooted in manufacturing.
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
5:30pm-8:30pm. Wednesday, March 21A Free Seminar Event Sponsored by AltaSource Group and Net ObjectivesHosted by Holland America
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
See a description of the entire Lean SSC 2011 Webinar Series
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
Click to View Slides PDF
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
An Event For Microsoft Employees Only (Contractors not eligible)
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.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(alumni access)
These short Net Objectives Training Modules from Al Shalloway lay out major functions of the Product Portfolio Manager role.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(alumni access)
These short Net Objectives Training Modules from Al Shalloway lay out things to do within a Portfolio.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
See a description of the Business, Management and Team Process/Team Technical Webinar Series

Workflow

Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
Lightning talk at Agile 2013 from Al Shalloway regarding a fusion between Lean and Agile becoming the 3rd generation.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(alumni access)
See a description of the entire Lean Software Development Online series
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
12:30pm-1:30pm. Friday, March 16Kanban & Developer Track
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
See a description of the Business & Agile Webinar Series
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
this webinar is probably something you want to listen to if you are at all interested in Lean Software Development. This is the basic 60 minute seminar that Alan Shalloway gives all around the country on Lean Thinking. Definitely worth a listen.
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
9:00am-10:15am. Tuesday, February 21Agile Mini-Conference for Microsoft Session
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
See a description of the Business & Agile Webinar Series
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
Click to view the slides PDFSee a description of the entire Business Driven Software Development Webinar series.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
See a description of the Business, Management and Team Process/Team Technical Webinar Series.
Article
article
(guest access)
In this article, Kanban is described as a systems approach to software development that affects many different types of behaviors. Also mentioned are a few of the common misconceptions people have about Kanban in order to help clarify what Kanban is and is not.
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
The common model of a product owner works well for small to medium scale Agile adoption. However, for large scale Agile adoption one must expand the role to include a product manager that works with the business stakeholders while the product owner focuses on driving the teams.
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.
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
2:15pm-3:15pm. Tuesday, February 21Agile Mini-Conference for Microsoft Session
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
10:30am-11:30am. Friday, March 16Kanban & Developer Track
Past Webinar
past webinar
(alumni access)
See a description of the entire Lean Software Development Online series
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
See a description of the entire Scrum, Lean and Kanban: A Pragmatic Webinar Series
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
2:15pm-3:15pm. Friday, March 16Executive & Business Track
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
See a description of the entire Lean-Agile at Scale and the Team: The Value Stream Series
Article
article
(guest access)
Kanban Software Development represents the next generation of Agile methods. It focuses on the flow of work to lower delays to delivery and increase quality. Kanban is based on the science of product development flow and Lean-Thinking.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
How are multiple teams supposed to coordinate together when doing Agile?  The classic answer is Scrum-of-Scrums even though it has an horrendous track record.  Scrum-of-Scrums is a bottom-up approach based on team/peer coordination.  While we don't mean to suggest it can't work, we do s
Presentation
presentation
(guest access)
An Event For Microsoft Employees Only (Contractors not eligible)
Past Webinar
past webinar
(alumni access)
These short Net Objectives Training Modules from Al Shalloway lay out major functions of the Product Portfolio Manager role.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(alumni access)
These short Net Objectives Training Modules from Al Shalloway lay out things to do within a Portfolio.
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
10:45am-11:45am. Tuesday, February 21, 2012Agile Mini-Conference for Microsoft Session
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
12:30pm-1:30pm. Friday, March 16Kanban & Developer Track
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
3:45pm-4:45pm. Tuesday, February 21Agile Mini-Conference for Microsoft Session
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
While much of the software world recognizes the need to transition to agile methods, it is more difficult in some places than others. This is especially true when critical resources are constrained or true teams do not exist because people are on multiple projects at the same time.
Article
article
(guest access)
The Dot Game is a great way to teach the importance of flow and how working on things that create bigger queues actually slow you down.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(alumni access)
See a description of the entire Lean Software Development Online series
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
See a description of the Lean-Agile at Scale and at the Team: The Value Stream Series
Past Webinar
past webinar
(alumni access)
See a description of the entire Lean Software Development Online series
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
12:30pm-1:30pm. Friday, March 16Executive & Business TrackWe will present an overview of how to define, prioritize, and sequence releasable increments of business value for Projects. Topics include:
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
10:45am-11:45am. Tuesday, February 21, 2012Agile Mini-Conference for Microsoft Session
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
4:00pm-5:00pm. Friday, March 16Executive & Business TrackThis talk provides an overview of the topics, effort and areas impacted when implementing Lean-Agile across your organization. Topics include:
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
See a description of the Business & Agile Webinar Series
Past Webinar
past webinar
(registered access)
Past Webinar
past webinar
(guest access)
This webinar is part of the Scaling Scrum to the Enterprise with Lean Software Development series.
Past Webinar
past webinar
(alumni access)
See a description of the entire Lean Software Development Online series
Presentation
presentation
(registered access)
11:30am-12:15pm. Friday, March 9, 2012AgilePalooza 2012

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