It’s been quite some time since my last blog entry – I’ve been quite busy the last months:
- Participating in Consultants’ Camp Europe (in Luxembourg), a small-scale, Open Space conference. I brought my kids (it was their third conference, and they’re only 1 and 3 years old…) and my wife. This made it a very special experience.
- Organising and running the XP Day Benelux conference on 17 and 18 November. It was great! XP Day Benelux is getting better every year. A number of people have written about their experiences. I also ran the Balancing Act workshop there, together with Willem and Nynke.
- Organising the Dutch Open conference, the yearly conference of SoL-Neth, the Dutch fractal of the Society for Organizational Learning. The conference had an interesting mix of presentations, Open Space, and World Cafe.
- Running the Balancing Act workshop again, at the XP Day Germany conference (21 November).
- Setting up websites for workshops based on Virginia Satir’s work (like the Balancing Act) and workshops on agile software development.
- And last but not least, setting up my company Piecemeal Growth, together with Maroesja (my wife), to provide training and coaching in agile software development, systems thinking, and personal growth.
We’re starting very small and intend to grow it over the coming years. Our logo is based on the Quintron sculpture created by Bathsheba Grossman.