Welcome at Ben Linders Consulting! How can I help you?
I deliver training, advice, tools, and professional coaching services to Software Development, IT and R&D organizations and teams of professionals all around the world. (Voor Nederland, zie mijn Diensten).
My aim is helping you become more effective and efficient, and increase the value that you deliver in your organization and the business value to your customers and stakeholders.
My strength is sustainable improvement: Helping people, teams, and organizations to get better at what they are doing and making changes stick so that they get lasting value from it.
You get Free Lifetime Support on everything that I do to help you using what I deliver it in your specific situation. I want you to be successful!
I regularly provide workshops masterclasses, webinars, and training sessions, where people gain new insights, try out different practices and techniques, and learn how to apply them effectively in their own specific situation.
I also give private in-house workshops, which I tailor to the specific situation and needs of your company. These workshops help teams and organizations to increase their effectiveness and agility and to deliver more value. Contact me to discuss the possibilities!
Agile Coaching Tools
In my workshops, I use exercises, games, and real-life cases as a way to learn by practicing and experiencing. People who attend my workshops receive copies of the exercises and games that they played. Many of them have played them afterwards with their own teams.
I am making the agile coaching tools from my workshops available to everyone in my webshop.
In this shop, I’m offering my books, games, exercises, workshops and remote training, papers, and other agile coaching tools that I use myself. You can use them to coach professionals, teams, and organizations in improving their performance and the value that they deliver.
Advice, mentoring and (remote) coaching
I have a broad international experience in agile, lean, quality and continuous improvement and organizational development, working with organizations as an adviser, coach/mentor (on-site and remote), assessor/auditor, and change manager.
I provide remote training, mentoring, and coaching, which are one-on-one intensive sessions on a topic of choice. The aim of these skype/hangout-based sessions is to get just-in-time maximum value with a limited time investment. You will get materials up front to prepare for a session and Free Lifetime Support after the session.
Contact me to talk about what I can do for you and your organization.
I’m also an experienced organizer and facilitator of events, networks and meetups, an active member of several networks on Agile, Lean and Quality, and a frequent conference speaker (keynotes, tutorials, mini-workshops, and regular talks). See my presentations.
Contact me to talk about what I can do for you and your conference or organization.
Editor for InfoQ
As a side job, I write for Info.com as an editor on Culture and Methods. I started in 2012 writing news, nowadays I mostly do Q&As (written interviews) and articles. Find all publications on my InfoQ profile.
As an editor for InfoQ, I regularly attend conferences to cover talks. I’m mostly interested in experience stories, culture change, and emerging practices and new developments in organizational change and leadership.
If you want to invite me to join your conference and cover talks on InfoQ, contact me.
This is what people say about working with me:
I’ve had the opportunity to work with Ben for our unit’s quality improvement initiative, and I’m glad to recommend the commendable work Ben has done towards it. Right from the initial kick-off phase till the end and during the follow up phase, Ben’s approach and deliverables are top notch. The way the assignment was handled per the contract and the deliverables were really satisfactory and the PDM method adopted also brought in good results in terms of visualization and also to act on the issues. This also set the base on handling potential future bugs. To summarize, Ben’s work and the PDM are value addition towards the improvement initiative we’ve had towards quality control. Looking forward to work with you again.
Ravi Chandran, General Manager at Ericsson India Global Services
Ben is very knowledgeable and highly experienced in Agile. He is coaching me remote on Scrum and Kanban. The coaching sessions that we did on agile estimation, backlog management, flow and bottlenecks, handling impediments and retrospectives helped me to use these practices in my daily work. I am very happy to learn from him and work with him, highly recommend him for agile coaching.
Patama Parivatanamisorn, Scrum Master at Spinify
Ben’s work with us as an Affiliate here at the SEI has been quite valuable for all concerned. He brought considerable practical insight to the work that he instigated with us on modeling quality factors and process performance. Moreover, his excellent work ethic is matched by his proficiency with the measurement and simulation methods that underlie that work. He is a very quick learner too, as evidenced by the ease which he mastered the survey research methods and tools that we used in support of the work.
Dennis Goldenson, Senior Member of the Technical Staff, Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute
During the time when we tried to implement Agile for the Multimedia Business unit at Ericsson, I had the opportunity to work with Ben looking at way to simplify the implementation. Ben was a great consultant to work with, we used Agile even when we developed process and Ben was always on time for his part of delivery. He is quite knowledgeable with Agile and bold in his ideas to make the process simple. The “Ericsson flavored” Agile is now implemented accross the board in Multimedia group of several hundred SW developers and Ben was a big contributor to this effort.
I would recommend Ben to any SW companies wanting to move to Agile to improve time to customer and at the same time to ensure a high level of quality.
Nam Nguyen, Management Consultant at Agile System Engineering (ASE)