Jurgen De Smet

  

Owner, Co-Learning.be - Lean Tech BVBA

Location: Kortrijk, Belgium


Certifications

Certified Scrum Product Owner
Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

Agile in Belgium

Biography

Really learning (read: out of school) since 1996 within Software Development environments, starting out as a monkey in a small company filling my days with installations, upgrades, bug fixing & integration development… dealing with other species as customers, end-users, other suppliers provided great insight into the jungle we work. From that moment on I could not longer be the monkey and somehow started to mutate to a gorilla (team lead), king-kong (group lead) to one of the lions around (R&D Manager) expanding my territory of knowledge, learning from other jungles and finding better ways to survive while changing the environments from a jungle to a commune of transparency, trust, effectiveness and collaboration among all species around. 

Being busy with change since 2001 in different jungles, having met with over a 100 of different species, we could call one a chameleon with a huge backpack of knowledge, technique’s and frameworks to support other lions out there to do just enough of the right thing at the right time and be respected for it. 

In the backpack are tools and techniques out of beyond budgeting, systems thinking, lean, kanban, agile & scrum as well as notices from other less favourable frameworks like Prince2, PMBoK, ITIL, CORBA, ISO… All of this allows this chameleon to effectively support senior & middle management on how to run an effective organization; as well as training people to become part of a learning organization. 

Work experience

Co-Learning - Lean Tech BVBA, Founder
July 2012 - Present, , Belgium
Learning together how to make the world of work a better place. We help companies on their path to become learning organisations. We guide people towards new insights and bridge the gap between those newly acquired insights and putting that learning into practice.

AgileMinds - Lean Tech BVBA, Owner - Partner
September 2011 - July 2012, Kortrijk, Belgium
Trainer, Mentor, Coach, Business, Process, Project...

AgileFun, Independent Lean & Agile trainer, coach, facilitator
January 2009 - September 2011, Menen, Belgium
As an independent Lean & Agile trainer, coach, facilitator we want to support companies to survive the current economic situation by enabling effective software development through collaboration.

Agfa Healthcare, Lean and Agile Project Lead/Coach
January 1996 - September 2011, , Select a State, Belgium
Leading & Coaching the organization into a more effective way of working using Lean & Agile values and practices. Where the teams are located mainly in Ghent (Belgium), Trier (Germany), Bonn (Germany), Vienna (Austria) and Bordeaux (France) and provide health care solutions world wide.