FLEX Partners

The FLEX Partner Program

Many companies need some specialized consulting. For example, companies creating FDA regulated products, insurance companies, Manufacturing Supply Chain IT, hardware-software products, and others need to attend to more than just creating software.  The FLEX Partner Program is designed to provide these specialized services to adopters of FLEX.

In addition, there are many different ways to accomplish improvement.  The FLEX Partner Program includes people who provide different options that fit into the FLEX framework.

Partners by Specialization

Manufacturing Supply Chain IT

Nancy Van Schooenderwoert of Lean-Agile Partners

I show technical teams how Agile and Lean practices can help them start a new dynamic to take control over the tech (software, electronics, etc.) so that they stop losing so much time to debugging, and become a real partner with the “business side” able to promise and deliver valuable products, and product increments.

I show managers why it’s necessary to manage Agile teams differently and (with my colleagues at Lean-Agile Partners) how to do this new kind of management work.

I do these where some are still saying Agile cannot work: Safety-critical applications, big engineering projects with layers of subsystems, service businesses where it’s more about operations than development. The reason is simple: I’ve spent my whole industry career (15+ years) doing circuit design, software programming, and systems analysis in aerospace, defense, medical devices, and industrial controls – all heavily-regulated environments that demand the highest quality.

Al Shalloway of Net Objectives

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.