Author: Erik Talboom

26 February 2016 / Agile & Scrum
A different view on communication: The Axen rose – part 1

During the lean coffee session last week at the European Testing conference, we were talking about the most important impediment for testers to get their work done. Most of which was the most important soft skill to have. The group agreed that the most basic of soft skills was communication. But we found it hard to really grasp what this actually means. What is communication and...

23 September 2015 / Software Craftsmanship
Learn, Share, Practice at SoCraTesBE 2015

Why I love SoCraTes events I have attended several software craftsmanship and testing unconferences and similar events over the past years and all of them have left me wanting more. The openness, the sharing of knowledge and the freedom to fully decide on my own learning experience have been enough to inspire me to bring this wonderful concept to Belgium. I luckily found an excellent partner...

9 April 2014 / Agile & Scrum
Build an Innovation Game®

Announcing the next speaker for our WisP2014 conference. Jonathan Clark has a deep understanding of running customer-centric businesses having worked for more than 20 years in international publishing and e-business with Elsevier. Now as an independent advisor on strategy and innovation, he helps forward-thinking leaders to re-invent their businesses, products & processes. He brings energy and enthusiasm into everything he does. His particular skill is to...

3 April 2014 / Engaging Workshops & Meetings
Drama babe! – Open your customer’s drama stage

We're happy to be able to announce another awesome workshop for this year's WisP conference! Michael Tarnowski is the founder of "Plays-In-Business.com" where he is active as Agile Coach, Process Improvement Consultant (CMMI, ISO 15504) - Business Facilitator (LEGO Serious Plays, Innovation Games) and even Actor/Director (Stage Acting & Business Plays) Here's his view on what you can expect during the workshop "Drama babe! - Open your customer's drama...

27 March 2014 / Engaging Workshops & Meetings
Announcing our 2nd session on the #WisP14 program

We are very proud to announce our second facilitator, Victor Manrique, who will be facilitating the session "From games to gamification: The secret formula of engagement".  Have a look at what Victor has in mind for us: ¿Do you think that designing a gamified experience can be turned into a game? Games are all about learning and every time we start a new game, it keeps on teaching...

25 March 2014 / Engaging Workshops & Meetings
Announcing the first session of #wisp14

We are proud to present the first session that will be part of this year's Work = Play conference #wisp14. Revealing Erwin Verweij as the first facilitator for our conference. His session at wisp13 was a huge success and that is exactly why we asked him to join us again. And during last week's "Buy a session" workshop, the group of participants also bought this Lego® Serious...