Ben Linders

Biography

Ben Linders: Trainer / Coach / Adviser / Author / Speaker

Ben Linders is a Independent Consultant in Agile, Lean, Quality and Continuous Improvement, based in The Netherlands. Author of Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives, Waardevolle Agile Retrospectives & What Drives Quality. Creator of the Agile Self-assessment Game.

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.

Together with Luis Gonçalves I wrote the book Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives which has been translated into many other languages.

Ben is an active member of networks on Agile, Lean and Quality, and a well know speaker and author. He shares his experiences in a bilingual blog (Dutch and English), as an editor for Culture and Methods at InfoQ and as an expert in communities like Computable, Quora, DZone, and TechTarget. Follow him on twitter: @BenLinders.

In need of training, coaching, advice, consultancy, speaking? Have a question? Contact me!

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I help teams and organizations to continuously improve their way of working to deliver more value to their customers and stakeholders. Nowadays mostly by doing workshops and on-site/remote coaching.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on my second book titled "What Drives Quality" which is available on Leanpub: https://leanpub.com/WhatDrivesQuality/.

This book takes a deep dive into software quality, helping you to prevent quality problems and deliver high quality products to your customers.

Once the book is finished then it will be released through all major online bookshops.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Ben Linders online


Where to buy in print


Videos

Writing a book about Valuable Agile Retrospectives ... Remotely!
Elinor Slomba and Lisette Sutherland interview Ben Linders and Luis Gonçalves about how they wrote a book together... remotely.

Books

What Drives Quality
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 25,060. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Quality Control, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Software development & engineering / general
With plenty of ideas, suggestions, and practical cases on software quality, this book will help you to improve the quality of your software and to deliver high-quality products to your users and satisfy the needs of your customers and stakeholders.
Khai thác giá trị Agile Retrospective
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 22,310. Language: Vietnamese. Published: June 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Software development & engineering / general
Với hàng tá bài tập trong bộ công cụ retrospective cá nhân, cuốn Khai thác giá trị Agile Retrospective sẽ giúp bạn trở nên thành thạo hơn trong việc thực hiện retrospective và thu được nhiều giá trị hơn - Lời giới thiệu bởi Esther Derby và Duong Trong Tan
Jak zvýšit přínos agilních retrospektiv
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 15,200. Language: Czech. Published: June 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Project management, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Software development & engineering / general
Kniha „Jak zvýšit přínos agilních retrospektiv“ s řadou retrospektivních technik vám pomůže stát se zběhlejšími ve vedení retrospektiv a získat z nich více. Úvodní slovo napsali Esther Derby (spoluautorka knihy Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great), Zuzana „Zuzi“ Šochová a Jaroslav Procházka – uznávaní čeští agilní evangelisté.
Извлекаем пользу из Agile-ретроспектив
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 14,560. Language: Russian. Published: January 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Project management, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Software development & engineering / general
Обладая множеством упражнений для вашего собственного инструмента ретроспектив, Подборка ретроспективных методов поможет вам стать более продуктивным в проведении ретроспектив и в получении результатов от них.
Wartościowe Retrospekcje Agile - Zestaw ćwiczeń na retrospekcje
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 15,100. Language: Polish. Published: August 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Project management, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Software development & engineering / general
Dzięki wielu ćwiczeniom, które możesz wykorzystać w Twoich retrospekcjach, książka "Wartościowe Retrospekcje Agile" pomoże Ci stać się jeszcze większym profesjonalistą w przeprowadzaniu retrospekcji i czerpać z nich więcej korzyści - Przedmowa napisana przez Esther Derby oraz Kate Terlecka.
Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 15,440. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Project management, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Software development & engineering / general
With plenty of exercises for your personal retrospective toolbox, Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives will help you to become more proficient in doing retrospectives and to get more out of them - Foreword by Esther Derby, co-author of Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great.
从敏捷回顾中收获价值 - 回顾练习的工具箱
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 850. Language: Chinese (traditional). Published: November 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Software development & engineering / general, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management
《从敏捷回顾中收获价值》包含可用于您个人回顾工具箱的大量练习,可以帮助您更有效地执导敏捷回顾并从中得到更多收获。
Ottieni il meglio dalle tue Retrospettive Agili - Un insieme di tecniche per effettuare le tue Retrospettive nelle metodologie Agili
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 15,790. Language: Italian. Published: November 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Software development & engineering / general, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management
Tante tecniche per la tua personale esperienza nelle retrospettive, "Ottieni il meglio dalle tue Retrospettive Agili" ti aiuterà a diventare più abile in questa cerimonia e ad ottenerne sempre più valore.
Waardevolle Agile Retrospectives - Een gereedschapskist met retrospective oefeningen
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 17,280. Language: Dutch. Published: November 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Software development & engineering / general, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management
Met volop oefeningen voor je persoonlijke retrospectives gereedschapskist helpt Waardevolle Agile Retrospectives je om vaardiger te worden in het faciliteren van retrospectives en om er meer waarde uit te halen - Voorwoorden van Esther Derby (Agile Retrospectives) en Arie van Bennekum (Agile Manifesto).
Tirer profit des rétrospectives agiles - Une boîte à outils d'activités de rétrospective
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 16,840. Language: French. Published: October 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Software development & engineering / general
Avec une large panoplie d'activités, Tirer profit des rétrospectives agiles vous aidera à devenir plus efficace dans l'animation de rétrospectives et d'en retirer davantage - Avant-propos d'Esther Derby et Alexandre Boutin.
Obteniendo valor de las Retrospectivas ágiles - Una caja de herramientas de Ejercicios de Retrospectivas
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 17,890. Language: Spanish. Published: September 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Software development & engineering / general
Con un montón de ejercicios para tu caja de herramientas personal de retrospectivas. Obteniendo valor de las Retrospectivas ágiles te ayudará a ser más competente haciendo retrospectivas y a sacar más provecho de ellas - Prólogo de Esther Derby y Angel Medinilla.
アジャイルふりかえりから価値を生み出す - 日本語版 ふりかえりエクササイズのツールボックス
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 1,060. Language: Japanese. Published: September 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Software development & engineering / general
ふりかえりのツールボックスにたくさんのエクササイズを追加しよう。「アジャイルふりかえりから価値を生み出す」で、あなたもふりかえりの達人になって、ふりかえりを役立てよう。- Forewords by Ester Derby氏(Agile Retrospectives)、平鍋健児氏(チェンジビジョン)。 本書は、Luis Gonçalves氏とBen Linders氏によって書かれた英語版 Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives を翻訳しています。

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