Agile community

Since 2015, I have created and contributed to spaces where people can meet, share, and learn about all things in Agile and Lean, Business/Organizational Agility, and Leadership.

Organiser

  • Scrum Alliance volunteer and Regional Scrum Gathering organizer (2022-ongoing)
  • Board member Re-Evented (since 2017)
  • Co-organizer XP Days Benelux conference (since 2015)
  • Agility Humanity podcast (2020-2021)
  • Board member Agile Consortium Belgium (2020-2023)
  • Agile Belgium meetup organizer (2015-2020)
  • Liberating Structures meetup organizer (2018-2021)
  • Sociocracy 3.0 (Brussels) meetup organizer (2017-2019)
  • Dutch translation of the ScrumMasterChecklist

Topics

  • Agile Team Growth
  • Agile Coaching (Agile Coaching Growth wheel, Agile Coaching Ethics)
  • Leadership
  • Facilitation techniques for conversation (Liberating Structures)
  • Sociocracy 3.0
  • Lean/agile product discovery and development (Lean Startup, Lean UX)
  • Agile simulations (innovation games, lean startup boardgame)

Agile Team Growth (Team Growth Canvas) (with Philippe Vandessel)

  • Agile Tour Brussels 2023
  • Agile Kitchen (iLean) (2023)
  • Agile Consortium Belgium Congress 2023

Retrospective anti-patterns (retrospect your retrospectives) (with Philippe Vandessel)

  • Mini XP Days Benelux 2023
  • Agile Tour Brussels 2022
  • XP Days Benelux 2022
  • Agile Kitchen (iLean) (2022)

Agile Coaching Ethics

  • Mini XP Days Benelux 2022
  • XP Days Benelux 2021 (online) (with Shane Hastie)

Agile Coaching Growth Wheel

  • XP Days Benelux 2022

Personal Agility (Personal Agility System)

  • Agile Tour Brussels 2021 (online)
  • Agile Tour Vilnius 2021 (online)

Sociocracy 3.0

  • Agile Tour Brussels 2020 – “Pulling in practices from Sociocracy 3.0” (with Geneviève Loriaux)
  • XP Days Benelux 2019 – “Agile (consent) decision-making” (with Dette van Zeeland) 
  • Teal for Teal Eindhoven Meetup (2018) – “Introduction to Sociocracy 3.0 and Consent-Decision Making” (with Jef Cumps)
  • S3 Meetup (2018) – “Sociocratie 3.0 introductie: opschalen van communicatie en samenwerking op een agile manier” (with Dette van Zeeland) 
  • iLean sessie (2018) – “Wendbaarder, gelukkiger en effectiever met Sociocratie 3.0” (met Dette Van Zeeland)
  • Teal 4 Teal Mechelen Meetup (2018) – “Sociocratische besluitvorming
  • XP Days Benelux 2017 – Talk: “Practices for effective meetings, proposal forming and decision making.”
  • Agile Belgium Meetup (2017) – Interactive session: “Effective collaborative decision making with Sociocracy 3.0.” (with Jef Cumps)
  • Agile Tour London 2017 – Talk: “Introduction to Sociocracy 3.0 – Effective collaboration at any scale“.

Liberating Structures interactive sessions

  • Agile20Reflect Festival (2021) (20 years of Manifest for Agile) and Agile Belgium, an interactive session to talk about your experience of Agility
  • Agile 2021 (by Agile Alliance) -“Explore your personal growth
  • Agile Tour Vilnius 2020 (online)
  • XP2020 (online)
  • Teal 4 Teal Meetup Mechelen (2020)
  • BA & Beyond 2019 (Amsterdam)
  • Agile Consortium Belgium Congress 2019
  • Liberating Structures Meetup (2019)
  • XP Days Benelux 2018
  • JOIN 2018 – “Rejuvenate your meetings!
  • Agile Consortium Belgium Inner Circle (2018)
  • Agile Luxembourg Meetup (2018)
  • Agile Belgium Meetup (2018)

Host Leadership

  • Agile Consortium Brussel Congress 2020
  • XP Days Benelux 2019 – “Product Owner as Facilitator and Collaborator” (with Kris Philippaerts)

Product discovery

  • XP Days Benelux 2018 – “From developer focus to a product-based mindset” (VRT case)
  • Scrum Day Europe 2017 (Amsterdam) – Talk: “Create products with impact.

Lean UX, Lean Startup

  • Lean Startup Belgium: session on Lean UX, incremental UX (2017)
  • Leancamp Brussels unconference (2017) – Focus on Lean Startup, Design Thinking, Lean UX, and Agile Development
  • XP Days Benelux 2016: Lean startup boardgame
  • Agile Dojo meetup (NL) “Creëren van een waardevol softwareproduct” (2016)
  • Lean Kanban Benelux 2016 – Lean Startup simulation
  • Agile Tour London 2016 – Playing Lean session
  • Scrum Alliance Global Gathering 2016 (Munich) session –  The question today isn’t: “Can we build this?” but, “Should we build this?”
  • Agile Tour Brussels 2016 – Playing Lean session
  • House of Innovation, Antwerp – Lean Startup 1 day training with Playing Lean and Lean Canvas (2016)
  • iLean meetup – Playing Lean session (2016)
  • Agile Tuesday Meetup (Brussels) (2016) – Playing Lean workshop
  • Agile Tour Brussels 2015 –  Lean UX workshop
  • Agile By Example 2015 – Lean UX workshop: “Cross-functional product design.
  • Emergent wisdom from individuals and their interactions” – Agile Tour Brussels 2018 (with Artur Margonari)

Collaboration

  • Meetup with Lisette Sutherland, “Modern leadership in the virtual world.” (2018)
  • Lean Startup Meetup (2016): short-talk “Effective collaboration
  • Darefest 2016 – “Happiness for teams” session (Management 3.0) (with Dieter Dehaes)
  • Agile Belgium 2016 – Management 3.0 workshop
  • Agile Belgium 2016 – Lego Serious Play workshop
  • Agile Belgium 2015 – Agile Games Night
  • Heart of Agile Meetup 2019 (with Soledad Pinter)

Integral Agile

  • XP Days Benelux 2017 – “Experiential learning session: An Integral view on Agile” (with Johannes Schartau)