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Alan Shalloway


Location: Seattle, USA


Certified ScrumMaster



Alan Shalloway is the founder and CEO of Net Objectives. With almost 40 years of experience, Alan is an industry thought leader, trainer and coach in the areas of Lean Software Development, Scrum (team and Scrum Master training), Product Owner training, Design Patterns and Test-Driven Development. Net Objectives have helped clients achieve long-term, sustainable productivity gains using the methods. He is a popular speaker at prestigious conferences worldwide as well as a trainer/coach. He is the primary author of Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-Oriented Design and is currently writing “Lean Software Development: Scaling Agility to the Enterprise.” He also has a Masters in Computer Science from M.I.T.

Articles I've written

Using Lean-Thinking to Help Scrum Teams
After years of helping organizations large and small to transition to become more Agile, I have learned one thing: The larger the organization, the more Lean thinking helps to be effective while using Scrum. Lean is not as necessary for smaller organizations with independent teams; however, it is vital for larger development organizations, say of 100 or more. If you work in a larger organization, this article is for you.


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