The FLEX Online Book Series

Net Objectives is currently writing a series of books on FLEX (FLow for Enterprise Transformation) and related topics. These include:

Introducing FLEX – FLow for Enterprise Transformation: Going Beyond Lean and Agile

This book is designed to help your organization, or if you are consultant, another organization, to achieve business agility – the quick realization of value predictably, sustainably and with high quality.  It does this by codifying the author’s 20+ years of experience in Lean, theory of flow, theory of constraints, Agile, Scrum, Kanban, technical agility and more in improving organizations. It presents what needs to happen for organizations to increase their effectiveness . To help achieve this the book presents common challenges organizations have and provides common patterns for their solutions.

The science of product development flow and the laws of software development are presented within the context of human complexity and organizational behavior since it is not enough to know what to do, it must be clear why these are good concepts so that people don’t resist them. Although I’ve labeled the approach FLEX, it is not intended to be a proprietary approach. Rather it is a scientific approach pulling from all known disciplines that add value to this difficult endeavor.

Lean-Agile at the Team: A Lean Approach to Scrum and Kanban

This book discusses “Team-Agility” the combination of Scrum and Kanban within Lean-Thinking. The debate should not be Scrum or Kanban. It should be about how do we use Lean to our best advantage? This book comes from the source of both Scrum and Kanban and shows how to do Agile at the team level in an effective manner.