The book More Fearless Change by Mary Lynn Manns and Linda Rising provides ideas for driving change in organizations, using the format of patterns. Here’s a set of 15 quotes from the new patterns that have been added in More Fearless Change. Continue reading →
A new bundle of books with agile practices and tips has been released on Leanpub. Buy these books with a 40% discount! The bundle includes six great books from eleven authors, helping you to make your agile journey easier to travel, more successful, and fun! Continue reading →
The successful book Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives has been translated in many languages. The leanpub bundle Valuable Agile Retrospectives – All Languages contains all language editions, you can get 9 books for the reduced price of $24,99 (excluding VAT). Continue reading →
As a trainer, (keynote) presenter, editor for InfoQ, and agile networker I go to conferences all around the world during the year. They are all different, each one has it’s own strong points. Now I’d like to hear from you: What’s your favorite agile conference? Please share your favorite agile conference by commenting on this post. Continue reading →
I will give two workshops in Kladno (near Prague) on Getting More out of Agile and Lean. In these workshops you’ll learn practices to develop the right products for your business and customers, reduce your delivery time, increase the quality of your software, and create happy high performing teams. Continue reading →
In one of my workshops I explored how to use agile and Scrum beyond software development, for example in marketing, sales, support and in management. I gave this workshop in-house for a client to an audience which was not directly involved in software development. Many good ideas came up when preparing and giving this workshop, in this post I’m sharing them with the agile community. Continue reading →
I will give two workshops in Kladno (near Prague) on making agile retrospectives valuable. In these workshops you’ll learn the why, what and how of agile retrospectives and practice exercises to develop your facilitation skills. Subscribe now to attend the workshop on November 1 or December 1 in Kladno, Czech Republic. Continue reading →
My article on delivering quality software with Agile is featured in the first English edition of Bits&Chips, a news magazine for professionals who develop smart products and systems. Continue reading →
If I ask people who facilitates their agile retrospective, most tell me that it’s their Scrum master. Some even look surprised, as if their could be anybody else who leads their retrospectives? Yes there can be. In some situation it’s even better if somebody else than the Scrum master facilitates the agile retrospective. Continue reading →
I’m giving the workshop Getting More out of Agile and Lean at the GOTO Berlin 2016 conference on November 16. In this agile workshop you will learn Agile and Lean practices for teams and their stakeholders to develop the right products, deliver faster, increase quality, and create happy high performing teams. Continue reading →
In this guest blog post on BenLinders.com Andrew Mawson from Advanced Workplace Associates talks about their ongoing research on cognition. The aim of that research is to provide guidelines that help knowledge workers do the right things to maximise their cognitive performance. Continue reading →
Ben Linders – Independent Consultant Agile, Lean, Quality, and Continuous Improvement
Ik help organisaties om effectiever software te ontwikkelen. Neem contact op voor mijn diensten.
I help organizations to effectively develop software.
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I’m proud to say that my blog is listed in the top 100 agile blogs of 2015 and 2014. Providing great content and interacting with readers in software development communities are the main things that are making this blog successful for many years.