Jurgen De Smet

Trainer

Jurgen De Smet

Trainer

Experience

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.

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.

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".

Wystąpienia

Get Agile #2 - Descaling Organization - Jurgen De Smet

ABE light 2019: Jurgen De Smet - Why Should Most Organisations Ditch Scrum!

2018.09.25 (#165) - Jurgen de Smet: How organisations go nuts

Upcoming training dates

December 2022

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Certified LeSS Practitioner ENG Fully booked

  • Warsaw
  • 12.12 - 14.12.22
  • 6500 PLN
  • Jurgen De Smet

March 2023

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Certified LeSS Practitioner ENG

  • Krakow
  • 08.03 - 10.03.23
  • 5900 - 6500 PLN
  • Jurgen De Smet

Meet our team

Tomasz Wykowski

Tomasz Wykowski

International storyteller, first Polish Certified Scrum Trainer. Always searching for new solutions.

Justyna Wykowska

Justyna Wykowska

Expert on feedback and important questions. Can help, when everything else will fail.

Krzysztof Niewiński

Krzysztof Niewiński

Change leader by the beliefs. Enthusiastic and focused on business value.

Bogdan Brześciński

Bogdan Brześciński

Chief Officer of Everything. Specialized in marketing, logistics & impossible things.

Jurgen De Smet

Jurgen De Smet

Licensed Collaboration Superpowers Trainer & Innovation Games Qualified Instructor.

Gojko Adzic

Gojko Adzic

Master of increasing the product ROI. Impact Mapping, SBE and BDD specialist.

Joe Justice

Joe Justice

Founder of Wikispeed supporting international companies in changing their approach to hardware development.

Angela Johnson

Angela Johnson

An experienced trainer and coach of Scrum practitioners combining many approaches in her work.

Arne Ahlander

Arne Ahlander

Agile and Lean expert with experience at management positions in IT and Telecom.

Craig Larman

Craig Larman

Co-creator of LeSS, with multiple years of experience in descaling development in big product groups.

Zuzi Šochová

Zuzi Šochová

Agile coach and trainer and a Certified Scrum Trainer with more than twenty years of experience in the IT industry.

Angel Diaz-Maroto

Angel Diaz-Maroto

Agile Coach focused on Agile Leadership

Lucia Baldelli

Lucia Baldelli

Professional coach with experience in Agile transformations of geographically distributed enterprises.

Evelyn Tian

Evelyn Tian

Agile Coach with Certified Enterprise Coach® (CEC) and Certified Team Coach® (CTC) acreditations.

Jurgen Appelo

Jurgen Appelo

Founder of the Management 3.0 movement, helping to build organizations ready for the future.

Mary Poppendieck

Mary Poppendieck

Pioneer of using Lean in software development. The author of many books and inspirational speaker.

Robin Dymond

Robin Dymond

Trainer and consultant Agile and Lean. Expert of Scrum4Hardware.

Chet Hendrickson

Chet Hendrickson

Father of Extreme Programming and the first signatory to the Agile Manifesto.

Greg Hutchings

Greg Hutchings

Specialist of the Large-Scale Scrum. One of the first Certified LeSS Trainer in the world.