Our Experts

Our consultants and trainers are published authors and industry thought leaders

Meet the team


Al Shalloway, President

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Al  Shalloway is the founder and CEO of Net Objectives. With over 40 years  of experience, Al is an industry thought leader in Lean, Kanban, product  portfolio management, SAFe, Scrum and agile design. He helps companies transition to Lean and  Agile methods enterprise-wide as well teaches courses in these areas. Al is a former SPCT, contributor and gold partner with SAFe. Al is the developer of FLEX, the only comprehensible and extensible Agile for all scales that focuses on business agility. He is a popular speaker at prestigious conferences  worldwide. Al is the primary author of Design Patterns Explained, Essential Skills for the Agile Developer, Lean-Agile Software Development, the Lean-Agile Pocket Guide for Scrum Teams, and The Leanban Primer. Al has worked in dozens of industries over his career. He has a  Masters in Computer Science from M.I.T. and a Masters in Mathematics  from Emory University.


Scott Bain

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Scott is a 40 year veteran in computer technology, with a background in development, engineering, and design. He has also designed, delivered, and managed training programs for certification and end-user skills, both in traditional classrooms and via distance learning. Scott teaches courses and consults on Agile Analysis and Design Patterns, Advanced Software Design, and Sustainable Test-Driven Development. Scott is a frequent speaker at developer conferences such as JavaOne and SDWest. He is the author of Emergent Design which won a Jolt Productivity Award. He is a co-author of Essential Skills for the Agile Developer.


Luniel de Beer

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As a former Product Manager, Luniel is passionate about helping clients achieve Business Agility and institute Agile Product Management.  Applying his expertise, he helps organizations develop their own ability to
    respond to changes in a timely manner, while consistently meeting customer and stakeholder expectations, and doing so at a sustainable pace;
    identify and realize thin slices of business value; and,
    preserve and curate the knowledge that drives the creation and maintenance of its business capabilities, and the software and technology that enables it.