Ralph van Roosmalen

20150815-Ralph-0003I believe people make all the difference in every project. The people’s skills, how they work together and how they feel. Scrum, Kanban, eXtreme Programming, Management 3.0, these are just tools or frameworks that exist to help people.

I have been working in IT since 1997. I had different roles: from developer, tester, Scrum Master, Agile Coach, lead, manager to VP. What I always liked most, however, was working with people to improve the processes and the environments they work in. I am an active member of the Agile community and share my insights and knowledge by speaking at conferences and writing blog posts. I am specialized in recruitment, building (distributed) agile software teams and management 3.0. In 2017 I published the book Doing It – Management 3.0 Experiences. The first book about Management 3.0 Experiences besides the books Jurgen Appelo wrote.

Some of my highlights of my career so far are:

  • Published the bookDoing It – Management 3.0 Practices
  • Implementing successful Management 3.0 practices like Exploration Days, Guilds and Kudo Cards in a distribution environment
  • Being the first person in the world with the Management 3.0 Certificate of Practice – Ralph van Roosmalen
  • Setting up Agile Testing in a Scrum environment as one of the first ISV companies in the Netherlands
  • Hiring and building development teams in the Netherlands, Romania, US, and India
  • Building nearshore and offshore teams in India, Romania, and US,  including selecting the location, from scratch

In 2015 I decided to start my own company, Agile Strides. Agile Strides helps people and organizations to make the next step and it helps them to become happier in their work. For example, this can be done by improving how the teams work together, by improving the software development process, by helping people to become more engaged or by teaching them how to improve their own environment.

When people make a step and they inspect where they are and adapt before they make the next step, I believe people will constantly improve themselves. This is the Agile mindset.

I help people and organizations with workshops and coaching them in their daily activities on the job. Workshops and coaching are always done in an innovative and fun way, work should be fun!

More detailed information about me can be found in my profile on LinkedIn, or download my profile here.

If you want to ask me something, just say hello or contact me for more information, just contact me.

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