Ben Linders is a Senior Consultant in Agile, Lean, Quality and Process Improvement, based in The Netherlands. Co-author of Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives.
As an advisor, coach and trainer he helps organizations by deploying effective software development and management practices. He focuses on continuous improvement, collaboration and communication, and professional development, to deliver business value to customers.
Ben is an active member of several networks on Agile, Lean and Quality, and a frequent speaker and writer. He shares his experience in a bilingual blog (Dutch and English) and as an editor for Agile at InfoQ. You can find him on twitter: @BenLinders.
Industry Expertise (3)
Information Technology and Services
Areas of Expertise (3)
President of SPIder (Dutch Software Process Improvement Network) (professional)
SPIder is a platform for sharing experience with process improvement & quality, using for instance CMMI (Development, Services & Acquisition), Lean, Agile, Six Sigma, Scrum, People CMM, ASL/BiSL, etc. SPIder hosts workgroups on Process Deployment, Requirements, Measurements, and the People CMM. See www.st-spider.nl. SPIder is associated with the Software Engineering Institute (SEI).
Open University: Partial, Organizational Development 1995
Alec McCutcheon, Owner / Director at UNICOM Seminars Ltd | Recent Trends in Process Improvement: Focus on Products & Services (Amsterdam, nov 15 2012)
Ben has been fantastic collaborator in the three co-located conferences in Netherlands focused on software development and process improvement - his deep knowledge of the subject matter, latest trends and the marketplace in general is impressive and it is clear he has a genuine passion for better process improvement. Ben is one of the first people we contacted with the idea of holding conferences in mainland Europe – right from the start he was an invaluable source of sound advice; always open and willing to share his thoughts and ideas, culminating in him chairing the Process Improvement conference, presenting and leading the experts panel. Ben is a super guy to work with and I highly recommend him.
Jeroen Macke, Owner at Macke Consultancy, former president of SPIder | SPIder, the Dutch Software Process Improvement Network
President of SPIder (Dutch SPIN) With his enthousiastic approach, his knowledge and experience w.r.t. Process Improvement and his enormous drive, Ben realized a substantial growth of the Dutch SPIN in quality as wel as in members.
Event Appearances (2)
The need to uncover better ways to do process improvement
Recent Trends in Process Improvement: Focus on Products & Services Amsterdam
XP Days Benelux 2012 Heeze
Sample Talks (1)
Uncovering Better Ways to do Process Improvement
Recently I was the host of the Unicom Conference “Recent Trends in Process Improvement” in Amsterdam. My scene setting talk explained to the audience why we need to uncover better ways to do process improvement. This blog post takes a deeper look at the needs of the business and customers for process improvement, and discusses some solutions to find better ways to do it.
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