&-&-& Paradox

Doing more with less || Monitoring things closely while also giving the team sufficient autonomy || Recognizing uncertainty and making a commitment.

The growing demand for and-and-and turns a project manager’s life on its head.

Breaking through the &-&-&-paradox requires expertise, leadership and creativity.

The TomTom

The TomTom GPS navigation system teaches us about Agile leadership. This makes us goal-oriented, flexible and helps us to act as a proactive influencer.

The TomTom is always looking for the optimal path to the goal and communicates the consequences to the client.

Keep taking action as long as the goal has not yet been reached, especially when things are not going your way!

The Heartbeat

Rhythm leads to progress without coercion for self-organizing teams and professionals. Without heartbeat no PDCA-Cycle and learning ability.

You can compare your project to a ten-kilometer ice skating race. This race is actually 25 laps of 400 meters.

If you meet your (weekly) “lap times,” you know your project is on schedule!

The Blind Check

Checking off tasks is rewarded with a shot of dopamine that makes you want it again and again. However, beware of the blind check!

The blind check gives an illusion of progress and leads to unexpected corrections later on.

A task is only done when it brings you closer to the final goal!

About Roel

Making complicated things simple, that’s what drives me. It was one of the main reasons for me to study Applied Physics in Eindhoven, a programme that focuses extensively on understanding the what and the why and on discovering analogies and structures.

At the same time, I could not and did not want to choose between becoming a physicist or a musician. Going to the conservatory and studying physics on the side didn’t appeal to me, so I did it the other way around. Whenever I got a chance to get out of the lecture halls, I would play in bands, work as a sound technician during concerts or create music for an ad agency.

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Project Management Masterclass

If you want a personal makeover when it comes to project management in just four days, the Project Management masterclass is for you. During four intense yet humorous days, you will learn everything you need to know about the essence and application of project management and Agile leadership.

During this masterclass, each participant will receive plenty of personal attention and there is a focus on learning as a group. Each group therefore consists of no more than eight to ten participants. You can sign up by yourself for masterclasses in Eindhoven and Enschede, but this concept is also commonly used for in-company training sessions that are tailored to the needs of each organization.

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