Topics we mention at conferences and user group talks

We use this page to list resources we mention at conferences, user group meetings and workshops. The latest additions are at the top. After a month or so they go into sections below ordered by topic.

We are continuously adding to our resource portal. Registering on it by taking login above is a great way to be notified, on a monthly basis (you can opt-out anytime), of when we have added new resources. 

When slides or videos are present they are listed after the name.

Topics are tagged with where they were mentioned so that you easily find those referenced by event. Recent tags are:

  • The Project Manager as Strategic and Business Manager (pdf) (slightly longer version than Chicago)
  • PMI Global October 2019 (PMIG)
  • San Francisco PMI International Project Management Professional Development Day. (PMISFIPM)
  • Implementing SAFe course Nov 29, 2019 (ISAFe)
  • Agile SoCal 11/14 (AgileSoCal)
  • Capital One internal Conference 11/6 (CapOne)
  • PMI Silicon Valley Conference 10/22 (PMISV)

Although there is some duplication here, you might also want to look at The Most Valuable Things I’ve Discovered in 20 Years of Agile.

Books being written

Introducing FLEX – FLow for Enterprise Transformation: Going Beyond Lean and Agile. This book describes the FLEX system and how you can use it to assist your organization’s move to Lean-Agile and Flow. (PMISFIPM)

Lean-Agile at the Team: A Lean Approach To Scrum and Kanban. It shouldn’t be either Scrum or Kanban but what’s useful from both that fits your situation.

Organized by topic

Information Portal. This contains much of resources that the PMI acquired from Net Objectives.

Agile Product Management


Disciplined Agile (PMIG)

Disciplined Agile for Executives: These days being competent at IT is mere table stakes at best, you need to excel at IT if you hope to become an industry leader. Today business executives must focus on disruptors, new competitors entering their market space using technologies in new ways. Becoming an agile business – an adaptive, responsive, and learning organization – is the true goal. Business agility requires true agility across all of your organization, not just software development, not just DevOps, and not just IT. Learn more at …

CUTTER BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY JOURNAL  VOL. 31, NO. 3 A Disciplined Agile Approach to Business: Because the environment in which your organization operates evolves over time, and your competitors and partners also evolve, business agility proves to be a moving target in practice.  See how your compare to your competitors …

 Introduction to Disciplined Agile: Your Disciplined Agile (DA) journey starts with an understanding of what Agile, and Disciplined Agile, really is.  View the resources on this page for an understanding of the fundamental concepts behind agile software development and Disciplined Agile. Learn more at …


Leadership and management

Lean-Agile adoption and improvement

Lean-Agile at Scale


The Business Case for Agility (PMISFIPM)

Scaled Learning and other workshops

Net Objectives offers a full range of process and technical training. If you are looking to take workshops that are tailored to your needs, or if you need to train many people, please contact Al Shalloway at

  • Truly growing into an effective Scrum Master or Agile Team Coach. Click here to download a self-paced presentation on the academy. If you are considering taking an advanced CSM class or have many Agile coaches to train, check this out. (CapOne)
  • SAFe for Agile Release Trains.
  • Acceptance Test-Driven Development for teams and programs including units for teaching Scrum and/or SAFe at the team.
  • Net Objectives Essentials.  A cohesive approach to helping you build your own internal capabilities regarding Lean-Agile methods. From low cost online  FLow for Enterprise Transformation (the equivalent of a three-day Lean-Agile course) and online Foundations of Sustainable Design to intensive Coaching Academy: Team Level and a train the trainer program.
  • Full Business, Management, Lean-Agile and Technical training. and consulting.