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Jurgen Appelo

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I speak at many conferences and seminars. If you're looking for a keynote speaker, or just someone who can engage a room full of people, why don't you hire me? According to my audiences, my sessions are "creative, passionate, clear, and funny."



Management Workout will be a book with actionable management advice. Practical things that people can do next Monday morning, in order to grow an organization that is fit and healthy. And not only managers, but everyone who is concerned about the management of an organization. Read more...

How to Change the World

How do I deal with my crappy organization? I like my work but I don’t like what our management is doing. How do I deal with it? Well, that’s easy. You have three options:

  1. Ignore it.
  2. Quit your job.
  3. Learn about change management.

It’s take it, leave it, or change it...

When organizations adopt agile software development, development managers and team leaders must learn a different approach to leading and managing organizations. I wrote Management 3.0 to help them.

An important portion of this book deals with complexity theory. It aims at managers who want to become agile, and agilists who want to become managers.


The course Management 3.0: Change and Innovation Practices is based on the book Management 3.0, but it also adds many ideas from other sources. The course lasts two days, contains 8 major topics, and is continually improved and supplemented.