This appendix contains chapters that supplement the book or provide a way to step back and reflect on the state of software development.

Reflections by Al Shalloway. I have been active in Agile for over 20 years now. Starting with eXtreme Programming, Scrum, Kanban, Lean, SAFe, and Flow not to mention the technical side of Agile that even goes beyond XP. While not at the first Snowbird in 2001 when the Agile Manifesto was written, I was invited to and attended the Snowbird 10th anniversary of the event. I’ve seen the Agile community turn from what once a true community, even a tribe, into a mostly driven for business operation. There’s nothing wrong with this except that the side effect has had a few individuals control the thinking of a few groups which has indirectly control the thinking of millions. 

How FLEX is different from Agile approaches. The best way to learn something new often is to contrast it with something known. This page describes the foundation of FLEX by focusing on those concepts and activities that are mostly not in Scrum, SAFe®, and Kanban. While reading, ask yourself if you agree with them.

For Those Considering SAFe or Wanting to Improve Their SAFe Implementation 



The next FLEX course is currently being scheduled in August 2019 in southern Orange County, CA. If you want to learn more about FLEX you can take an online course at the Net Objectives University. If you want to learn about how to adopt FLEX in your organization please contact the author, Al Shalloway.