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Jurgen De Smet + Nelis Boucké

Job Certified LeSS Trainer, Licensed Management 3.0 Trainer, Innovation Games Qualified Instructor
email jurgen [at] co-learning [dot] be
Skypeid jurgen_conn_gent
Phone number +32489478226
Company Co-Learning
City (Country) Belgium
Time 1h30
Type of Conference Workshop / 40 attendees
Level Sensitized

More with LeSS - Truly Scale Business Agility in Product Development


Jurgen De Smet was a guiding hand in one of the largest Agile transitions in EU Healthcare. A master of game techniques for serious enterprise, he has taken companies in some of the most risk-averse, regulated industries and made them rock star achievers of sustainable innovation. His Belgium-based company Co-Learning supports senior and middle management and entrepreneurs in building and sustaining learning organizations. Known as tough, knowledgeable, persistent and energizing, he is a driver of Gamestorming across Europe, a Innovation Games Qualified Instructor, and the first to implement Luke Hohmann’s concepts for citizen participation in Budget Games outside the United States. Jurgen is a Certified LeSS Trainer, Licensed Management 3.0 trainer, the author of Budgetspelen: Inwoners bepalen het beleid!, co-author of Personal Kanban in a nutshell: The practical guide to personal happiness and a leader in regional and global communities of practice that keep him freestyling with the best.


* Large? **Don't** * Multisite? **Don't** * Offshoring? **Don't** But it is a reality we have to live with and for those product development companies going towards several thousands of people in their R&D, it is causing huge problems and pains. In this interactive session we are going to **explore some of the main factors of pain** using systems thinking practices. Doing so we'll discover **better ways to scale Agile in large organisations** without fancy titles, no trains, no layers of management, but when you go through all that, you ought to be able to achieve more impact and flexibility. __In empirical process control__ more learning & adaption, less prescription & following more root-cause countermeasures, less quick fixes more safety & transparency, less fear & opacity more on principles, less on practices __In scaling__ more system, less parts more customer-feature teams, less roles, silos, overhead, handoff, scatter __In agile values__ more organisational agility & learning, less “work the plan” __In lean thinking__ more teaching, less telling more value, less muri, muda, mura __In impact mapping & value-driven management__ more outcomes, less outputs Are you ready to discover how to truly scale business agility together with us? Or are you ok to live with the burdon of not knowing?


Basic understanding of Scrum and Agile in general

Benefits for the attendees

Get to know how to apply systems thinking when scaling Agile in large organisations

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