Ever since I have been guiding teams and organizations towards a more effective business environment to work in, I have been searching for guidelines and practices to support “managers” in their quest to steer their teams successfully. It has been a very interesting journey so far, a great learning school! My quest to be able to support managers all around inspired me to experiment with a lot of practices, techniques and tools from many different ideologies such as beyond budgetting, lean, agile, scrum, kanban and yes, even Prince2.

With all these experiments I learned that “management” is not something you can capture in one ideology, one has to be aware of a lot of them to become a good mentor and be able to guide businesses to operational effectiveness. Even knowledge about principles, practices, techniques and tools is not enough, you have to combine it with a proper organizational setting and motivation in order to be really successful! In that sense I really loved Jurgen Appelo‘s book: “Management 3.0” and was delighted to experiment with the idea to setup an organization around value teams and communication. Understanding some of the organizationalcomplexity and being open to change according to communication needs, competence and business models, really helps to shape organizations towards a next level of change and learning capability. It allows organizations to keep innovating on all levels and quickly adapt to a changing economical landscape.  It also allows to foster an organic growth of competence throughout the complete organization, instead of keeping knowledge within the boundaries of its department.

Let us be honest, it is innovation, collective knowledge and its adaptability that are some of the major pillars within our current IT/Technology environment and that’s where Jurgen Appelo‘s book and accompanying training are focussing on. This made me very excited to attend his training on top of reading the book and… it was definitely worth it! Being a passionate trainer myself I became immediately very motivated to spread this knowledge to all those interested or in need, which somehow brought me to be the first co-trainer of Jurgen Appelo in June 2011. I learned about Jurgen’s ideas to scale his trainings world-wide, which I very much supported, and as such I was happy to become his first Licensed Management 3.0 Trainer.

From now on I can also spread the Management 3.0 knowledge with a flavor of my personal experiences within the domain, and I’m proud of it! Whether you are familiar with one or more of the IT/Technology operational ideologies around or not, it does not matter. You do not need any background knowledge to benefit from this training.

Don’t hesitate to participate in one of the upcoming trainings yourself and be inspired to help your own organization to grow and survive throughout many years to come!