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Alan Shalloway

Net Objectives

With more than forty years of experience, the founder and CEO of Net Objectives Alan Shalloway is an industry thought leader in lean, kanban, product portfolio management, Scrum, and agile design. Alan helps companies transition enterprise-wide to lean and agile methods, and teaches courses in these areas. He is the primary author of Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility, Design Patterns Explained, Lean-Agile Pocket Guide for Scrum Teams, and Essential Skills for the Agile Developer. Cofounder and board member for the Lean Software and Systems Consortium, Alan is a popular speaker at prestigious conferences worldwide.

Speaker Presentations
Monday, June 3, 2013 - 8:30am
Half-day Tutorials
Design Patterns Explained: From Analysis through Implementation

Alan Shalloway takes you beyond thinking of design patterns as “solutions to a problem in a context.” Patterns are really about handling variations in your problem domain while keeping code from becoming complex and difficult to maintain as the system evolves. Alan begins by describing the classic use of patterns. He shows how design patterns implement good coding practices and then explains key design patterns including Strategy, Bridge, Adapter, Façade, and Abstract Factory.

Monday, June 3, 2013 - 1:00pm
Half-day Tutorials
Scaling Agile with the Lessons of Lean Product Development Flow SOLD OUT!

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. With a set of principles that can help improve software development quality and productivity, lean thinking provides a method for escaping the trap of local optimization. While agile teams can use lean principles to improve their practices, larger organizations can embrace lean to solve problems that commonly plague company-wide agile endeavors.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 8:30am
Half-day Tutorials
Eight Steps to Kanban

Because transitioning to agile can be difficult—and often wrenching—for teams, many organizations are turning to kanban practices. Kanban, which involves just-in-time software delivery, offers a more gradual evolution to agile and is adaptable to many company cultures and environments. With kanban, developers pull work from a queue—taking care not to exceed a threshold for simultaneous tasks—while making progress visible to all. Alan Shalloway shares eight steps to adopt kanban in your team and organization.