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What it means to humanize the workplace (with Scrum) – Gunther Verheyen

February 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CET

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In this session, Gunther Verheyen will share what drives him in his infinite mission. He will share “What it means to humanize the workplace (with Scrum)”. He will share what signs of de-humanization and de-humanized workplaces are. He will introduce how the principles and practices of Scrum can help us in re-humanizing our workplace, and how this will improve the (business) outcomes produced.

Learning Objectives:

What can our attendees expect to take away from the session?
– How the aspects ‘value’ and ‘people’ are actually tightly interconnected in Scrum
– How Scrum is a tool to humanize the workplace
– How humanizing the workplace is the way forward (even from a business perspective)

BIO of our amazing guest speaker

Gunther Verheyen is an independent Scrum Caretaker on a journey of humanizing the workplace with Scrum.

He thinks, reflects, wonders, and wanders. He teaches, assists, serves, advices, and suggests.

He works with teams, individuals, and executives. He facilitates learning and unlearning.
His services build on more than 15 years’ worth of experience, ideas, beliefs, and observations of Scrum.

Gunther ventured into IT and software development after graduating in 1992. His Agile adventures started with eXtreme Programming and Scrum in 2003.

Years of dedication followed, spent on employing Scrum in diverse circumstances with various teams.

In 2010 Gunther became the inspiring force behind some large-scale enterprise transformations. In 2011 he became a Professional Scrum Trainer with Scrum.org.
Gunther left consulting in 2013 to found Ullizee-Inc and partner exclusively with Ken Schwaber, Scrum co-creator. He represented Ken and the Scrum.org organization in Europe, shepherded the “Professional Scrum” series, and guided Scrum.org’s global network of Professional Scrum Trainers.

Gunther co-created Agility Path, EBM (Evidence-Based Management), and the Nexus framework for Scaled Professional Scrum.

In 2016 Gunther definitely embarked on his journey to humanize the workplace as an independent Scrum Caretaker — a connector, teacher, writer, speaker.

Gunther frequently helps organizations re-imagine their Scrum to create a more humane, a more Agile and thereby a more productive environment.

Gunther is the author of the acclaimed books Scrum – A Pocket Guide (Van Haren Publishing, 2013-2019) and 97 Things every Scrum practitioner should know (O’Reilly Media, 2020).

Ken Schwaber recommends Gunther’s pocket guide to Scrum as “…the best description of Scrum currently available” and “extraordinarily competent”.

Several translations of his work are available.

When not travelling for Scrum and humanizing the workplace, Gunther lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium.

Agile 20 Reflect Festival

20 years ago on February 11-13, 2001, at The Lodge at Snowbird Ski resort in the Wasatch mountains of Utah, 17 people met to talk, ski, relax, and try to find common ground: a set of values based on trust and respect promoting organizational models based on individuals, collaboration and innovation. What emerged was, “The Agile Manifesto.”

Agile communities across the world will be celebrating 20 years of Agile Manifesto in 2021. “Agile 20 Reflect Festival” is a global community-led free Agile festival. The watch words of the festival, “Curiosity, Collaboration, Community, Humanity, Dialogue and Fun!”

They are trying to bring all the Feb’21 Agile events under the umbrella of the Agile 20 Reflect Festival.

Agile Consortium Belgium finds it a lovely concept to organize a world agile community party. We join the celebration by organizing this special event which is open for everyone, for the first time also to non-members of ACB.

Join the celebration!


February 4
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CET
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Event Host
Elango Madhavan
Event Host Email
[email protected]
Event Region
Western Europe
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