Presentations

Training Videos

Using the History of BLAST (Basic Lean-Agile Solution Team) to explain how to solve challenges in the workflow.

BLAST was created as a one-off solution in 2007 to solve the company’s challenges with multiple teams working together. This presentation discusses how we arrived at a solution using the theories of Flow, Lean, and the Theory of Constraints. Therefore, the points discussed in the presentation are useful for learning how to use theory to create new practices and coordinate the work of 2-9 teams. To see a writeup of BLAST, go here.

Why Executives Need to Attend to Value Streams

Executives want business agility – the ability to deliver value predictably to their customers faster, with high quality, and sustainably. But they are not interested in Lean-Agile; they just need to use it. This presentation will show you how to introduce value streams to executives to explain what an organization has to do. It will show how attending to value streams can increase innovation, speed time of delivery, lower risk, and reduce costs. All the while helping align the organization.

Using Value Streams to Explain Lean-Agile to Executives

Executives want business agility – the ability to deliver value predictably to their customers faster, with high quality, and sustainably. But they are not interested in Lean-Agile, just perhaps that they need to use it. This talk will show you how to introduce value streams to executives as a way to explain what an organization has to do. It will show how attending to value streams can increase innovation, speed time of delivery, lower risk, and reduce costs. All the while helping align the organization.

Audio and Podcasts

23 Years of Agile in 90 Minutes

In this audio file, Al Shalloway talks about his 23 years in the Agile space. The reference to BLAST can be found here.

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