To support organizations in applying effective sustainable improvement I provide workshops on Agile, Lean, Retrospectives, communication and collaboration, and continuous improvement.

Workshops, Tutorials, and Masterclasses

I regularly provide workshops, masterclasses, and training sessions, where people gain new insights, try out different practices and techniques, and learn how to apply this effectively in their own specific situation.

Workshops that I’m currently giving on a regular base are:

The below workshops are done on request:

The above list includes workshops that I have given in the past. More information about them can be found in my past events and presentations pages.

Learning by experiencing

Doing it yourself and reflecting, that is the way people learn new things in my workshops. They work in teams to try out things and experiment with practices to learn how agile looks and feels. I share my experience, coach people, and provide lots of ideas. They learn from me, and also from each other

I use many exercises, games, and cases in my workshops. Examples are the retrospectives toolbox, the Impediment Game, and the Agile Self-assessment Game.

My approach enables attendees to apply the things they learned in their daily work.
My workshops are time well spend; organizations get value for their money!

Upcoming workshops

  • Workshop Getting more out of Agile and Lean in Prague

    Are you interested in learning practices for teams and their stakeholders to develop the right products, deliver faster, increase quality, and create happy high performing teams? Come to my workshop Getting more out of Agile and Lean in Prague on September 11!

    September 11, 2018 at Aguarra Training Center Kladno
  • Workshop Valuable Agile Retrospectives in Prague

    Learn new exercises for your agile retrospectives, find out how to create a safe environment, and improve your facilitation skills in the workshop Valuable Agile Retrospectives in Prague on September 12! 

    September 12, 2018 at Aguarra Training Center Kladno
  • Making Agile Work for You at Agile Greece Summit 2018

    For the fourth time in a row, I'm returning to Athens to give a workshop "Making Agile Work for You" in conjunction with the Agile Greece Summit. Early bird ticket sales has started!

    September 19, 2018 at Athens
  • Improving Organizational Agility at GOTO Berlin 2018

    Learn how to apply agile throughout your organization to develop the right products, deliver faster with better quality, and improve organizational agility at GOTO Berlin 2018!

    October 30, 2018 at bcc
  • Agile in the City Bristol 2018

    I will be giving a mini-workshop at Agile in the City Bristol 2018 on retrospecting your retrospectives. November 7-9, 2018.

    November 7, 2018 - November 9, 2018 at M Shed

In-house Training/Workshop

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!

In-house workshops are designed to meet specific customer needs. They are just-in-time focused training.

All workshops that I provide include materials like references to bookspublications, and presentations. I provide support to attendees before, during, and after the workshop (Free Lifetime Support). Everything is included for an all-in price.

Request a Workshop

Contact me if you want me to come over to your city/country to give a workshop, need a quote for an in-house workshop or talk, want me to give a tutorial at your conference, or want to partner with me to organize a workshop in your country.

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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

Map with all workshops, public speaking appearances, conferences

BenLinders SquareBen Linders is an Independent Consultant in Agile, Lean, Quality and Continuous Improvement, based in The Netherlands. Author of Getting Value out of Agile RetrospectivesWaardevolle Agile Retrospectives & What Drives Quality. Creator of the Agile Self-assessment Game.

As an adviser, coach, and trainer he helps organizations by deploying effective software development and management practices. He focuses on continuous improvement, collaboration and communication, and professional development, to deliver business value to customers. He regularly provides workshops and training sessions and conference keynotes, talks, and tutorials.

In need of advice, consultancy, training or workshop? Have a question? Contact me!

 +31 6 2901 3863
 Ben Linders
 Ben Linders Consulting
Icons-mini-icon_home Tilburg, The Netherlands

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