Alan Shalloway

Seeing What Matters: Using The Right Vision To Manage Transition

All executives want a software development organization that delivers high quality products with low cost in a timely manner. Unfortunately, while we want productivity, quality and low cost, trying to achieve these directly often has the opposite effect of what we want. This is not new news. Lean has provided new insights to achieve desired results such as optimizing the whole and reducing cycle time. The leap from manufacturing to software development, however, has not been complete and has distorted our view of how to do this. While learning from Toyota can be useful, the framing of Lean within a manufacturing context has been hard to avoid. This talk focuses on what to look at to help align all levels of an enterprise transitioning to lean-agile methods.


Alan Shalloway Alan Shalloway is the founder and CEO of Net Objectives. With almost 40 years of experience, Alan is an industry thought leader. He helps companies transition to Lean and Agile methods enterprise-wide as well teaches courses in Lean, Kanban, Scrum, Design Patterns, and Object-Orientation. Alan has developed training and coaching methods for Lean-Agile that have helped his clients achieve long-term, sustainable productivity gains. He is a popular speaker at prestigious conferences worldwide. He is the primary author of Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-Oriented Design, Lean-Agile Pocket Guide for Scrum Teams, Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility and is currently writing Essential Skills for the Agile Developer. He has a Masters in Computer Science from M.I.T. as well as a Masters in Mathematics from Emory University.