I am passionate about giving ‘agile’ a new and transformational meaning. So that it benefits teams and organizations in these unpredictable times. I founded Scrum Company in 2014, which has become a European market leader in Agile and Scrum consultancy and training services. It is great to learn and share insights on agile: I enjoy authoring books and blogs and speaking about my experiences publicly and online.
Imagine, working days consisting of lingering meetings, policy-making and bureaucracy belong to the past. Imagine, there is space for innovation and experiments. Departing from this perspective I left in pursuit of finding a different way of working and I have found the answer: it is called Agile. It is amazing to see how things can be accomplished differently. I’m fully dedicated to coaching and guiding organizations through transitions, training professionals and helping them implementing the Agile mindset.
In my work as a consultant for large international organizations, I saw how multiyear planning and never-ending processes stifled innovation and employee engagement. In discovering Scrum, I felt the power and energy of multidisciplinary teams that use visual tools and work in short cycles. I am passionate about sharing the ways that the Agile mindset can transform companies and employees alike. I provide training and coaching in Scrum, Agile HR and Design Thinking.
As a coach, facilitator and consultant, I work with Corporate Product Innovation Teams and Startups to identify what product, service, or feature should be build next – looking at desirability, feasibility and viability. My main focus is coaching and facilitating teams so they become autonomous and high-performing in applying Lean Innovation methodologies. Next to that, I work with the whole organization to transform into a company where innovation and people can thrive, by changing the company culture, structure, and training the workforce.
I made it my mission to have people perform with more energy. Only then, I am convinced, organizations can grow. Hierarchy and little autonomy have a paralyzing effect. Coming from Lean, I have continued on learning Scrum as well as organizing agile, and every day again I am surprised by the positive impact it makes. Teams become autonomous, clients are serviced better and results are achieved in a more timely fashion. With great pleasure I coach teams and organizations in making more impact. On to more agile organizations and energetic professionals!
Working in the Internet sector made me see big differences in the effectiveness of organizations. Getting to know Scrum, I was surprised to see how working with integrated teams was so much more effective than I had ever experienced before! In my ideal world, organizations are open to change and employees are offered space for their own initiatives and responsibility. In my opinion, the best way to make the most of your colleagues is to offer them space for exploration and confidence.
In my view, there’s no such thing as agility without trust and no trust without agility. Trust and agility are what lacks in bureaucratic environments. Bureaucracy undermines speed, effectiveness and true human interaction. Using my analytical power, love for people and determination to get things done, I advise, train and support organizations to become more agile and people to take a stand and be effective. Next to being an agile coach I love to make training materials for Scrum Company as a graphic designer. And recently, I published a graphic novel called ‘The Organization Man’, a visual research into bureaucracy.
Born in south Korea, but grew up in the Netherlands. After high school in the Netherlands, I attended a high school in Houston, Tx for a year. A fun and unforgettable year. After several management positions, mostly at large finance corporations, i started working for Organize Agile in June 2017.
The last 12 years I have worked for a number of different companies. All those companies have their own idea when it comes to what a well-organized organization looks like. However, there are major differences in performance. Organize Agile is a passionate and enthusiastic team that believes in the impact agility can have in organizations. As the office manager of this fantastic team I take great pride in supporting their drive to create a more agile world.
During my study Communications the combination of theory and practice-related assignments with various clients, taught me a lot about how organizations work (or not work). In this rapidly changing world, it is very important to be flexible. Through optimal marketing and communication I support this cool team, so that the agile ideas are spread further into the world.
Between the clever heads of Scrum Company I distinguish myself through my background in gamification and serious gaming. In my view, wonderful means to experience the added value of social technologies such as Agile, to learn accelerate and promote cooperation
How can you embrace that everything is constantly changing, how do you organize the work in a wat that you put your time and energy into the things that matter and have fun in your work? With clear vision, ambitions and priorities and setting concrete goals, you get results that really deliver value. It gives me energy to achieve successes together and to celebrate (the mistakes).