Ralph is specialized in Management 3.0, being agile and building (distributed) agile software teams. Furthermore, he is the first person who wrote a book about Management 3.0 besides Jurgen Appelo. The book is called "Doing It - Management 3.0 Experiences" where Ralph shares his many experiences with Management 3.0 practices.
Ralph is an independent Agile Coach at Agile Strides. He is an active member of the Agile community and shares his insights and knowledge by speaking at conferences and writing blog posts. Since 1997 he fulfilled several roles within the ICT, mainly at ISV's, these vary from Developer, Test Manager, Scrum Master, Development Manager and VP Research and Development. Since 2004 he is already involved in Agile projects.
He has extensive experience in setting up distributed teams in countries as Romania, US, and India. From selecting the location till recruiting and building the team and in the end transferring to a local country manager.
Helping people and therefore organizations, to get them moving to create a better work environment, a work environment that people love and inspire them to do great things is his passion.
Annelies tumbled into Agile by proxy through her husband and the interesting network she encountered, and started mixing these newly discovered skills in her day-to-day work as Service Manager in a high security environment with international clients.
Feeling the need for better communication across teams and levels within organisations, Annelies made the switch to become an Agile coach via Co-Learning. Helping companies adapt towards a more flexible way of working, guiding teams towards better results and facilitating change management. She is highly specialised in getting teams with different cultural backgrounds on the same level of communication, reaching far better results and stronger team bonds.
Annelies is a brainstorm facilitator, trainer and coach for teams and individuals, Management 3.0 facilitator and practitioner, Certified LeSS Practitioner and Certified Purple Belt Innovation Games Collaboration Architect.