Welcome to the Net Objectives Lean-Agile Portal

Al ShallowayA Note from Al

When I formed Net Objectives in 1999, I did it on the basis of adding value to our clients. As time went on that vision expanded to aiding the industry in general. Our mode of operation has always been to help educate people by offering free seminars and webinars and talking at conferences as well. Our consultants have provided a steady stream of blogs, webinars (with recordings), podcasts, books and more. This has resulted in an overwhelming amount of intellectual property. To make this more accessible, we offer you the Net Objectives’ Portal. Read More

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The Lean-Agile portal supports your efforts to transform to a Lean-Agile organization by describing Net Objectives’ approach to Lean-Agile transformation. Transformation requires shifting culture, organizational structure, activities and mindsets. This requires an understanding of Lean-Agile methods as well as a community in which to continuously improve – essentially transformation through learning in a community. The Lean-Agile Framework provides a visual layout of the required components. What to do is obviously important. Education is provided in multiple dimensions. One must build community if growth and sustainability are to be achieved. The Net Objectives portal facilitates this by integrating forums with all of the information on the portal.

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Explore Your Role

page_exploreroleExplore Your Role shows the resource of the Lean-Agile portal that will most likely help you with your job. For your role, you will find featured resources, how get started in learning about your role, going deeper, how your role fits in a Lean-Agile transformation, and how it fits in the context of Lean-Agile.

The Lean-Agile Framework and Transformation

Transformation is long term change. It requires shifting culture, organizational structure, activities and mindsets. The Lean-Agile Framework provides a visual layout of the essential components required to realize a transformation to Lean-Agile. The Transformation page in the library offers many articles to guide you in this most critical area.


Learning is critical. The portal supports your learning in a variety of ways: with the visual navigations, learning paths, and a library of resources. Education is provided in multiple dimensions. Learning Paths provide self-directed readings by role and by topic. The Library offers the full collection of our knowledge base organized by practices, roles, overall guidance. And if you want additional training or coaching, visit the Net Objectives Training page.

Lean-Agile Clinics

LeanAgileClinicCoverThe Lean-Agile Clinics offer lessons learned from thought leaders and opportunities to ask for help or suggest ideas for lessons. The clinics will grow over time as we learn more. There are multiple clinics and each clinic has a number of sub-topics.

AgileAtScaleClinicCoverAgile At Scale Clinic. We have helped dozens of organizations transform to Lean-Agile at scale. Transformations can occur at all levels of scale: Large and Mid-size. The Agile At Scale Clinic focuses on the issues of transformation at scale.

LeadershipManagementClinicCoverLeadership and Management Clinic. In Lean-Agile environments, management place a critical role. Some of the duties are the same as any other environment and some are different: Budgets and resource allocation and prioritization and skill development and coordination to name a few. The Leadership and Management Clinic focuses on the many challenges that management fill face. 

CoachingAndTransformationClinicCoverCoaching and Transformation Clinic. Transformation involves a change in social behavior across the organization. It is a journey of many years. Leaders and Coaches bear the responsibility for helping the organization realize this transformation. The Coaching and Transformation Clinic focuses on what it takes to facilitate this change and how to work with teams and management and other stakeholders. It addresses the concerns faced in transition at all levels of the organization. 


Community involves all of us for our knowledge to growth in a sustainable way. Every resource on the portal provides links to specific forums to facilitate discussions about the topics. You can also go directly to the forums page to begin your conversations and to explore what others are saying.