Matthijs de Booij
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My mission: inspiring others to discover new ways of working
In 2011 I became part of a Scrum Team to identify and define business needs for a new software application. From that moment on I experienced the effectiveness of an Agile team working in a complex and dynamic environment. I discovered new ways of close collaboration within a small team that would change my professional life. Not much later I got my first role as Product Owner and started studying Scrum and Agile software development; I developed a deep interest in the underlying values and principles and decided to focus my career on Lean and Agile product development.
My training courses are characterized by minimizing use of Powerpoint slides, and maximizing iterative and incremental creation of visualizations on flip charts. These visualizations will help you recollect the lessons learned through the exercises we did, the conversations we had, and the reflections throughout the training course.
I believe that the best way to deliver a training course is by applying the values and principles from the Agile Manifesto on the training course itself. I practice what I preach.
I’m often asked for more information about the topics I teach. But there is so much information out there – some better than the other – that it can be hard to find reliable sources. So to get you started, have a look at my recommended resources that my students typically find the most valuable. They are ordered by training type.