Jurgen De Smet

I help leaders of large organizations deliver on their commitments to high performance.

Before, during and after an Agile adoption like LeSS, SAFe, Scrum at Scale, DAD or any kind of Lean transformation, large organizations often find that they need to de-scale and simplify organizational structures and processes. I function as an Executive-level guide for companies approaching their second growth phase. Industry leaders in banking, insurance, telecommunications, healthcare, utilities, media and agriculture hire me to help remove obstacles in their path to innovation.

We address specific pain points in the system so upper-management can learn to enable emergent solutions. For example:

  • Horizontal complexity- consolidating functions across the enterprise
  • Vertical complexity - shedding obsolete roles, layers and reporting structures
  • Spatial complexity - preparing distributed teams for success

My engagements with clients achieve greater organizational alignment with fewer dependencies left to manage. Transparency with access to good data ensures empirically-sound decision making. As a result, the system becomes leaner, more customer-centric and ready with each successive change wave to build its greatest products yet.

Do you want to unlock strengths inside your organization’s culture to navigate new markets and technologies so you come out ahead of competition?  Commitment to high performance means removing whatever stands in the way.  Reach out to me - I bring intense curiosity to learn about your context and circumstances.


Books by Jurgen De Smet

Working with organizations at all scales, he has uncovered four essentials: collaboration, engagement, motivation and fun.  This is why he became a Innovation Games® Qualified Instructor and a driver of Gamestorming across Europe.

He and close colleagues were the first to implement Luke Hohmann’s concepts for citizen participation in Budget Games outside the United States.  Responding to the needs and questions which grew regionally from this exposure compelled him to write the book in Dutch: Budgetspelen: Inwoners bepalen het beleid!

Jurgen is also co-author of "Personal Kanban in a nutshell: The practical guide to personal happiness".


Speaking by Jurgen De Smet

Jurgen is a frequent guest of conferences and meetings. His performances are always a huge dose of knowledge, inspiration and fun.


Trainings with Jurgen De Smet

Jurgen is leading Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) training: Certified LeSS Practitioner and LeSS & Learn. He's also a Management 3.0 facilitator.

If you want to organize Jurgen De Smet training, workshop or presentations for your company, please contact us.

My incoming events:

January 2022

April 2022

June 2022