Steven Deneir is een Agile Coach, Trainer en Facilitator bij Co-Learning.
Having been a developer for quite a few years allowed me to experience how it was to be a team member surrounded by a traditional management. I was sure it could be done better, so I arrived in a role of Quality Officer.
Being "responsible" for all kinds of processes ranging from requirements definition to organizational training I had to do so many template-based implementations because "this is how it is done", that my search continued for better ways of delivering solutions for the customer.
And so I ended up in agile frameworks. First making the mistakes of barely executing the Scrum ceremonies, followed by a continuous learning and experimenting phase, makes that I am now an agile coach, trainer and facilitator. If you want to reach the PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner or AgilePM Practitioner certified levels..., then I'm your trainer.
But that is just in short my story. More important is: how can I help you and your organisation?
Erik Talboom is een Agile & Lean Coach, Trainer, Software Craftsman en Collaboration Architect bij Co-Learning.
If one would have to describe Erik Talboom in one line, it would no doubt be "loves helping people". Helping others seems to be his drive for as long as he can recall: back in school, Erik used to tutor his co-students. A skill that naturally brought him to a teaching career later on. In his early professional years, Erik worked as a software development teacher at the CVO Antwerp and Karel De Grote Hogeschool Antwerp, spending his spare time working as a freelance developer.
Soon, Erik chose the path of a fulltime developer, but teaching and helping others stuck with him. Therefore, he gradually focused on a different style of development: helping others develop their skills.
Throughout his life and work, Erik's main characteristic is emotion: it guides his decisions, inspires and motivates him and proved to be a great strength on many occasions.
Using this emotional, helpful approach, Erik's mission is to help teams and organizations by improving their way of collaborating, helping them getting things done and, basically, reaching their full potential by training sessions, meeting facilitation, individual coaching of team members and opposing different and fresh perspectives.
Being a passionate gamer on top of all this, Erik believes in enhancing work through play: improving your way of collaborating and working while having fun.