2 December | Webinar


How to define a highly effective strategy and ensure it converts into rapid tactical execution

Join our team of experts as they share how you can bridge the gaps between product strategy and delivery.

About the webinar

Most companies struggle with executing strategy effectively. This is mainly because the strategic intent is poorly articulated, followed by insufficient oversight to enable effective tactical delivery. The result? Frustrated product and portfolio managers with little visibility of progress and delivery teams overloaded with ambiguous customer needs.

Who should attend

This webinar is ideal for Product and Portfolio owners, Agile Practice Leads, Heads of Delivery and CxOs. If you recognise the problem and pain felt at the tactical level of strategy, are being thrown over the fence in PowerPoint, and are keen to find solutions to close the strategic and tactical chasm, this webinar is for you.

Key takeaways:

  • What is the fundamental problem with current approaches to organisational strategy?
  • How to discover, then bridge, the gap between product strategy and delivery?
  • With the above in mind, how can we make SAFe implementations more effective?
  • How to complement or address areas of opportunity in other frameworks?

Thursday, 2 December 2021
8.30 – 9.30 a.m.

Meet our experts


Al Shalloway

Founder & CEO
Success Engineering

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Gareth Holebrook

Principal Consultant
Assurity Consulting

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Al Shalloway
Founder & CEO
Success Engineering

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, a SPC trainer, and a gold partner. Al co-founded Lean Kanban University (now Kanban University) but is no longer affiliated with it. He 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.

Gareth Holebrook
Principal Consultant
Assurity Consulting

Gareth is an Agile Practitioner and a seasoned technology product development professional. He coaches teams using Agile / Lean techniques and develops ‘systems thinking’ approaches to organisation design. Gareth has over 15 years experience in product development project management prior to becoming a consultant and coach.

His initial education was as an Engineering Apprentice in the Royal Navy before studying Japanese Management principles in the early '90s. Gareth worked at Sony Corp as a development engineer before moving to New Zealand. He's always maintained a high level of interest in in lean principles learned in electronics manufacturing and how it can apply to all types of work flows.

When not at work, Gareth runs a small holding farm in Northland New Zealand, and has represented New Zealand at the ITU Triathlon world championships in the past 5 years, and completed 15 Ironman races.

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Thursday, 2 December 2021
8.30 - 9.30 a.m.

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About Assurity

We believe that our clients’ future depends on better meeting their customers’ needs. At Assurity, we use our skills and extensive experience to help our clients develop their business and make their future in a fast-changing digital world.

We partner with the country’s largest organisations and government agencies, collaborating with them and guiding them on their digital transformation journeys, delivering proven capabilities to innovate, deliver complex projects with quality and speed, and improve their operations’ efficiency and effectiveness.

We take a human-centred approach to everything we do and co-design the right outcomes with our clients. We achieve this by forming unique solutions teams from our analysis, testing, DevOps, design thinking, intelligent process automation, agile, customer experience and education service lines.

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