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If you can draw the problem, you can solve it: Systems Thinking made practical

When we try to solve complex organisational problems, we’re often like the six blind men describing an elephant: We focus only on the parts, convinced that we alone know the truth. We fail to see holistically how the parts interconnect to make up the whole.

Our systems thinking workshop gives you the tools to approach complex problems as systems, even if these complex problems are “soft problems” (such as fixing an unsafe organisational culture, undergoing an agile transformation or implementing a DevOps mindset).

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We will take you through you some Systems Thinking theory to be able get your hands dirty on modelling a case problem and conclude by approaching some of the problems you deal with in your daily practice.

This Workshop is suitable for people working in management positions, agile coaches and scrum masters and will be facilitated by Emile Silvis and Roland Flemm.

Emile Silvis

Emile Silvis is a South African agile practitioner living and working in the Netherlands. He started off as a business analyst, but since started a business, learned to program and lead a team of software engineers. He likes systems thinking, startups and philosophy.

Roland Flemm

My technical background in development and infrastructure spans a period of more than 20 years, but more relevant are the 8 years I am working as a Scrum Master and Agile Coach. I worked on numerous projects in various international companies, mainly in the banking industry. Currently, I work at Backbase Amsterdam with 40 colleagues in the R&D department. I love playing guitar, Prince, and electronic music.

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