Jurgen Appelo is a writer, speaker, trainer, entrepreneur, illustrator, developer, manager, blogger, reader, dreamer, leader, freethinker, and… Dutch guy.
Since 2008 Jurgen writes a popular blog at www.noop.nl, that covers topics including Agile management, software engineering, business improvement, personal development, and complexity theory.
He is the author of the book Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders, which describes the role of the manager in Agile organizations. And he wrote the little book How to Change the World, which describes his new supermodel for change management. He is also a speaker who is regularly invited to talk at business seminars and conferences around the world.
Jurgen is co-founder of the Agile Lean Europe network (for Agile & Lean thinkers and practitioners in Europe) and the Stoos Network (focusing on change agents for organizational transformation).
After studying Software Engineering at the Delft University of Technology, and earning his Master’s degree in 1994, Jurgen Appelo has busied himself starting up and leading a variety of Dutch businesses, always in the position of team leader, manager, or executive. Jurgen has experience in leading a horde of 100 software developers, development managers, project managers, business consultants, quality managers, service managers, and kangaroos, some of which he hired accidentally.
Nowadays he works full-time developing innovative courseware, books, and other types of original content. But sometimes Jurgen puts it all aside to do some programming himself, or to spend time on his ever-growing collection of science fiction and fantasy literature, which he stacks in a self-designed book case. It is 4 meters high.
ACHIEVEMENTS and PRIZES
- Nr 6 on the world’s Most Influential People in Agile – link
- Nr 3 on the world’s Top 200 Agile Blogs – link
- Nr 45 on the world’s Top 100 Agile Books – link
WANNA KNOW MORE?
- Blog: The unFIX Foundations for Versatile Organizations – Small Talk Transcription (interview with Jurgen Appelo)
- Video: The unFIX Foundations for Versatile Organizations – Small Talk (interview with Jurgen Appelo)
- Video: Jurgen Appelo and Alberto Brandolini talk about the unFIX model (interview)
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unFIX Foundation Workshop – The Versatile Organization
with Jurgen Appelo
The unFIX model facilitates gradual change, dynamic teams, and an important role to play for managers. It’s time to focus on continuous innovation and the human experience.
Bologna // May 14th-15th 2013
with Jurgen Appelo and Mischa Ramseyer
Management 3.0 is a course, a book, and an approach to inspire team members, team leaders, development managers, IT directors, project managers, Agile coaches, and HR managers, who face the challenge of transforming their organizations to an Agile mindset. It does that by providing guidance and practices, and by applying new thinking to the craft, […]
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Shiftup Innovation Leader Workshop
with Jurgen Appelo
Jurgen Appelo is back with “Shiftup Business Agility & Innovation Leader”, a two-day workshop focused on the principles and common practices of Lean-Agile business innovation.