Services Ben Linders

BenLinders SquareWelcome at Ben Linders Consulting! How can I help you?

I deliver training, advisory, and professional coaching services to Software Development, IT and R&D organizations and professionals all around the world. (Voor Nederland, zie mijn Diensten).

My aim is helping you become more effective and efficient, and increase the business value that you deliver in your organization, and 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.

My services consist of workshops, training, public speaking, webinars, writing, consultancy, advice, mentoring and (remote) personal coaching on:

I provide 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.

Workshops, training, public speaking and webinars

I regularly provide workshops and training sessions and conference keynotes, talks, and tutorials (you can find the one’s that I’ve done in my past events and my publications). I also give webinars and provide coaching (on-site and remote) to individuals, teams, and managers.

I 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!

Some examples of workshops and training that I do are:

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.


It was a pleasure to be in the workshop Making Agile Valuable by Ben Linders, one of the most useful workshops I’ve been on. I liked that it was very practical without tons of theoretical ppts. I liked the one big exercise which was good decomposed and realized in many practical steps which enhanced team work, feedback and learning from failures.

Attila Csibi, software architect at evosoft

Ben provided training for our Product Owners and Scrum Masters and it was a great experience for all involved. I was familiar with some of Ben’s publications prior to working with him, but I was still impressed by his vast knowledge, professionalism and genuine interest in understanding our pain points in order to tailor the course to address our specific needs. I would recommended Ben services, to any team that wants to genuinely improve.

Costa Constantinou, Software Engineering Manager at UTX Technologies LTD

Ben Linders’ın “Effective Agile Retrospectives” eğitimine katılmıştım.
3 seneye yakın Scrum Master’lık yapmış biriyim. Ve bu eğitimin agile takımlara (özellikle SM’lara) yararlı olacağını düşünüyorum. Tavsiye ederim.
I participated in Ben Linders’ “Effective Agile Retrospectives” training. I’ve been a Scrum Master for almost 3 years, and I think this training is useful for agile teams, especially for Scrum Masters. I recommend to participate.

Erdem Bıyık, Scrum Master at Yemek Sepeti

Ben Linders has significant experience in Application Development and CMMi. I had an excellent learning session from Ben on Business Focused CMMI, Process Deployment, and Agile Process Improvement. Ben is very eager to share his knowledge and experiences. Ben has published many papers which are useful and can be easily applied in various scenarios.

Kaushik Khakhar, Chief Enterprise Architect and CTO at Krish InfoCom

After attending the Agile Retrospectives workshop by Ben Linders, I can definitely say that as an Agile Coach/Scrum Master, I had a useful toolset to experiment with my teams for having effective and productive retrospectives. I strongly recommend this workshop to extend your retrospective techniques and skills.

Barış Bal, Agile Coach at Finance/Telco/Insurance sectors

I have known Ben Linders for many years and more recently had the pleasure of working closely with him to organise three co-located conferences in Netherlands focused on software development and process improvement. Ben has been fantastic collaborator in the event – his deep knowledge of the subject matter, latest trends and the marketplace in general is impressive and it is clear he has a genuine passion for better process improvement.

Ben is one of the first people we contacted with the idea of holding conferences in mainland Europe – right from the start he was an invaluable source of sound advice; always open and willing to share his thoughts and ideas, culminating in him chairing the Process Improvement conference, presenting and leading the experts panel. Ben is a super guy to work with and I highly recommend him.

Alec McCutcheon, Owner / Director at UNICOM Seminars Ltd organisers

Advice, mentoring and coaching

View Ben Linders's profile on LinkedIn

I have a broad international experience in agile, lean, quality and continuous improvement and organizational development, working with organizations as adviser, coach / mentor (on-site and remote), assessor / auditor, and change manager.

Below you can find links to the stories which show what I do and how I do it. I use storytelling as a way of sharing my experience with my readers (see about this website). Since my blog is bilingual, some stories are English,  others are Dutch.

Contact me to talk about what I can do for you and your organization.


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)

Apply agile software development and management practices

By having applied Agile, Lean, CMMI and other frameworks, I have practiced a broad spectrum of solutions which can improve the way you develop your software, and manage it. I have helped organizations with:

Implement continuous improvement in the delivery chain

Improving an organization never stop, it’s a journey. How do you start it, decide where to go, and reap the benefits along the way? Solutions that I have done for organizations are:

Measure, analyze & improve quality of products and services

You want to increase the quality of software products and lower maintenance costs? Reduce the number of defects, and manage your technical debt? I have implemented quality programs in smaller and larger organization:

Improve how professionals collaborate and communicate

To get products developed and delivered, professionals have to collaborate in teams, and between teams.  And develop effective ways to coordinate their work, and communicate. I have helped organizations with:

Enable professional development, create a learning organization

It’s all about people, the professionals that make the teams and organizations. Setting the right conditions to reflect and learn:

Contact Information

 +31 6 2901 3863
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Ben Linders
Ben Linders Consulting
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  • Ben Linders – Independent Consultant Agile, Lean, Quality, and Continuous Improvement

    Ben Linders
    Ik help organisaties om effectiever software te ontwikkelen. Neem contact op voor mijn diensten.

    I help organizations to effectively develop software. Contact me to hear about my services.