About us

ABOUT US

A promise towards
Positive Impact.

During our journey in life, we discovered that a lot of organizations struggle to keep people motivated and engaged in their change projects, innovation projects and/or business as usual. The obvious consequences of this struggle are sub-optimal results for the businesses and/or projects involved. We strongly believe that the best results come from motivated and engaged people who know how to collaborate with everybody involved. This is why we focus most, not to say all, of our efforts to support organizations, to grow their internal skills and simplify structures that allow you to engage and motivate all stakeholders involved and maximize value.

We are here to generate a positive impact on the lives of your customers & employees, strengthening your reputation.

We operate world-wide with a slight preference towards Europe, for now.

We help you create great products with great teams!

WHAT WE DO

Agile Adoption
using our A-B-C Model

Assessment of current situation

Creating (new) insights into your current situation together with you and others is our core business. We facilitate group discussions towards change and improvement, creating awareness and the urge to move ahead. If you and your organization are ready to effectively change your operations commitment is key.

How can we create an urge for you

Basic skills through in-house Trainings

Making improvements or changes requires new skills. An important part of initiating this journey towards new knowledge is to organize a kick-off gathering . An initial training or workshop will help get people on board, make sure knowledge is shared, and, most of all, ignite the commitment and courage to turn your current situation into something better

Check out our programmes

Collaborative Coaching

We guide organizations in translating newly acquired knowledge into concrete action. Our approach stimulates the rise of in-house communities where practices, techniques, tools and knowledge can be shared. The rise of these communities will lead to better practices, collaboration and motivation. We will support your organization all the way on a journey that will elevate your effectiveness to unseen levels.

Our next level coaching offers

Struggling with agile adoption?
Contact us.

THEY BELIEVE IN US

Our clients

TEAM

A team of amazing Co-Learners.

Jurgen De Smet

Agile & Lean (Executive) Coach, Trainer and Collaboration Architect

Jurgen@co-learning.eu

+32 489 478 226

Erik Talboom

Agile & Lean Facilitator, Coach, Trainer, Software Craftsman

erik@co-learning.eu

+32 498 432 967

Steven Deneir

Agile Coach, Trainer and Facilitator, Professional Scrum Trainer (PST), and Agile PRINCE Too

steven@co-learning.eu

+32 477 269 318

Annelies De Meyere

Agile Change Facilitator. Collaboration Architect. Trainer.

annelies@co-learning.eu

+32 486 362 414

Jeremy Naus

Agile Coach, PSM, Graphic facilitator/recorder

jeremy@co-learning.eu

+32 486 767 018

Mark Uijen de Kleijn

Consultant of Agility / Scrum Master / Facilitator

mark@co-learning.eu

+31 615 264 464

Michael Bentein

Lean / Agile coach / ScrumMaster

michael@co-learning.eu

Evan Van Lissum

Agile Coach - Team coach - Trainer - Facilitator

evan@co-learning.eu

+32 477 51 98 2

Aernout van den Burg

Agile Coach - Team coach - Trainer - Facilitator

aernout@co-learning.eu

+31 6 83 78 71 78

Khyra Vanhoutte

Office and Communications Manager - Event Administrator - Graphic Design/ Layout

khyra@co-learning.eu

+32 489 994 091

OUR BLOG

Read our insights
on agile, …

10 April 2020
Supporting a courageous elementary school teacher

– We blurred out the children for their privacy and protection – In times of crisis we find it important to help others in need of new knowledge and experiences, using the expert capabilities we have. These days it became obvious that many crucial organizations around us were/are not prepared for a digital approach. Elementary …

31 March 2020
Continuous Integration is Not a Tooling Problem

There is this commonly accepted, hard-grained belief in the software industry. By dropping a build server in a team, they get Continuous Integration magically for free. This belief is further incentivised by the marketing of build server vendors. Back in August 2019, Nat Friedman, CEO of GitHub, announced … So excited to announce that GitHub …

24 March 2020
How VPN constrained remote working will lead to depressions and how to fix it

Today many organisations are fighting the limits of their VPN infrastructure and send out quick fixes to people, block more outside websites and applications and more of this. A necessary action to guarantee connections to all in the short run but not something to keep for the long haul. No video allowed, limited audio allowed, …

20 March 2020
Press Update – Why we launched a new website on a new domain?

Yes! We are live and are proud of it. Feel free to browse around and leave some feedback on your experience, as our name implies, we’re always eager to learn and improve upon our current state. But why did we launch a new website, and on a new domain as well? The decision was taken …

15 January 2020
An Effective Sprint Review? Do it the Fish!y way!

Choosing how you will walk through your day, having fun with your colleagues and clients, actively listen and participate in collaborations, and ensuring others also have a great day. I have written a short story a while ago about the basics of the Fish! Philosophy for being an outstanding team member. In other blog posts, …

18 December 2019
20 New Year’s Resolutions for Managers in a Scrum Environment

The end of the year is nearby, time for some New Year’s resolutions! It has become a tradition for us to provide some help to busy people coming up with some good (enough) new year’s resolutions. This year we want to support Managers out there struggling to survive within a Scrum oriented organization. Here are …

11 December 2019
Co-Learning supports De Warmste Week

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, again. Dusk is earlier than usual so we get to sit by the fire and spend time with family, watching a movie, playing a boardgame, having some food with sparkly wine, buying presents, and planning for parties. With this time of the year comes the traditional “De …

4 December 2019
Case Study: Y Soft LeSS Adoption – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

We are proud to spread the experience going from multi-layered, firefighting, complicated strutures to simple, flat structures at one of our customers in Czech: Y Soft. This is a recording of a talk held at the LeSS Conference 2019 in Munich and published by InfoQ where you’ll discover how things started, how we supported them through our …

27 November 2019
Outcome Based Product Backlogs in Large-Scale Scrum

Many organisations are struggling to setup outcome based Product Baklog for their teams, they were stuck in output or scope based backlogs before and kept that behavior. Even though scope isn’t a bad thing, understanding its link to business outcomes and what assumptions are behind is (to me) better. I do address this working with Product …

6 November 2019
Why should most organizations ditch Scrum?

I took a challenge for my talk at Agile Prague 2019: “How to deliver a 1h talk in 30mins?” — Title of the talk: “Why should most organizations dtich Scrum?” Why would I do that? Well, because being a speaker at Agile Prague is tremendously enjoyable and I didn’t want to miss out on an opportunity …