Al Shalloway is the Director, Thought Leadership for Agile at Scale Programs at the PMI. He is the co-author of 5 books and the creator of FLEX (FLow for Enterprise Transformation). He was the founder and CEO of Net Objectives prior to their acquisition by the PMI. He was a co-founder of Lean Kanban University (now Kanban University) but is no longer affiliated with it. He was the first SPC Trainer outside of SAI, a former gold partner and contributor to SAFe. His work currently focuses on the creation of more effective methods of improving organization development. He has a Masters in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT and a Masters in Mathematics from Emory University. He resides with his wife and cats in Carlsbad, CA.