Jürgen 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, growing highly effective cross functional teams
➸ Vertical complexity - shedding obsolete roles, layers and reporting structures in order for fast decision making and increased flexibility
➸ Spatial complexity - preparing distributed and remote teams for success, digital is in my genes
➸ Technical complexity - removing technical debt by decoupling, XP and DevOps practices, growing products instead of building them
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.
For companies that endure, simplicity brings its own rewards.
Co-Creator LeSS: Bas Vodde
Jurgen is one if the first Certified LeSS Trainers. He has a broad hands-on experience with LeSS adoptions from medical to telecom. One great thing about Jurgen is his broad knowledge and his ability to strengthen LeSS with other great ideas such as Innovation Games and Management 3.0
Co-Creator LeSS: Craig Larman
Jurgen has an extraordinary and sensitive ability to help people see, and to own their insights. That quality, combined with his deep experience that spans from large-scale organizational design to startups, is a wonderful and rather unique combination. I am honored that a person of his calibre has joined as one of the first LeSS trainers.
Creator Management 3.0: Jurgen Appelo
Jürgen is acting as a licensed trainer of my Management 3.0 courses and, according to his course evaluations, doing a great job at it. At several occasions I have referred my own customers to Jürgen, because I fully trust him to do a great job in teaching people the Agile way of management and leadership.
Creator of Innovation Games: Luke Hohmann
Jurgen is remarkable person. He is a terrific Innovation Games® / Agile Instructor, infusing his classes with a blend of immersive experiences and sound theory. He is also adept at Producing and Facilitating both online and in-person events, guiding organizations on how to leverage serious games to generate high-impact business results. I strongly recommend Jurgen for his work and his philanthropic contributions.
He has lots of experience as a manager and it helps to put things into context
Very experienced, had plenty of examples to illustrate the theory. Passionate about the subject, enthusing the attendants
Passionated about the subjects, clear, flexible and fun!
Very open minded. Active listening. Speaking from experience. There was always a recent personal example available for each of the questions that were asked.
High energy, humoristic, very flexible (split the class to accommodate everyone's needs), great host, lot of subtitling while guiding us around in topics, shared many practical tips, tricks and personal anecdotes. And we were invited to a nice hat challenge in the WTA Slack of course :).
Not only theoretical, but also great (and a lot) practical examples and tips, which are to be used immediately.
fountain of knowledge great prep