Al Shalloway is considered a thought leader in several areas including Lean, SAFe, Kanban, Scrum, design patterns, Acceptance Test-Driven Development, Lean-management, value creation networks, Lean product management and more. Al is the creator of FLEX (FLow for Enterprise Transformation) which is the core of the Disciplined Agile Value Stream Consultant workshop - PMI’s premier Agile at scale approach. He is also a Disciplined Agile Value Stream Consultant Instructor.

He is the primary author of five books:
Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-Oriented Design
Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility
Lean-Agile Pocket Guide for Scrum Teams
Essential Skills for the Agile Developer: A guide to Better Programming and Design
Leanban: The Next Step in the Evolution of Lean-Agile for the Team

Al has been a contributor to SAFe, an SPC trainer and a gold partner.
Al co-founded Lean Kanban University (now Kanban University) but is no longer affiliated with it.
Al attended Snowbird 10, the 10 year anniversary gathering of the Agile Manifesto.
Al has a Masters in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT and a Masters in Mathematics from Emory University.