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Gladwell India ramps up the effort

With two years of experience and a rapidly growing presence in India, Gladwell Academy has decided to expand its India team with a dedicated Marketing and Sales department. After Agility gurus and longtime friends Anand Murthy Raj and Sathyanarayana H R, now Mansi Mansharamani and Anoop Upadhyaya have also joined Gladwell India. Ambition hangs thick in the air...!   Both Mansi and Anoop have extensive experience in bringing Agile practices to the market: Mansi leverages many years... Learn more

Team Spirit: The Scrum Master Role in theory and practice

Are you empathetic and mindful of others? Are you able to read between the lines, and quickly understand the ‘question behind the question’? Do you enjoy removing impediments and obstacles so that team members are able to accomplish their particular tasks in their particular way? If this describes you, then the role of Scrum Master may fit you like a glove, according to Hanne Jacobs, Trainer for Gladwell Academy and a certified SPC.  In this blog Hanne talks about the tasks of the Scrum... Learn more

“This July 2nd, Agile is spreading beyond software development.” 

Ralph Hofman is an experienced consultant in digital transformation. He’s worked with leading industrial manufacturers such as ASML, NXP, JDE and many others. And today, he’s excited. “The Agile way of working has been out of reach for much of the non-software industry for decades. Now, it’s slowly making up to change the history of industry. With this event, we’re bringing it to them.”    July 2nd will see the Agile for Hardware event, hosted by Agile training... Learn more
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“Welcomed into the core community of SAFe builders.”

For Gladwell Academy trainer Sathyanarayana H R, spreading the awareness and adoption of SAFe has been his bread and butter for many years. Soon though, he’s likely to dive one important level deeper, becoming the second person of India to join the small community of SAFe Program Consultant Trainers.     “The SPCTs are a small worldwide community of SAFe Agilists that work together with Scaled Agile and Dean Leffingwell to improve SAFe. They contribute to new iterations... Learn more
Gladwell Academy 5 years

Hooray! We’re 5 years old today…!

One moment in 2014 you’re nervously watching registrations trickle in for your first training session. The next moment, five years have passed. Happy birthday to Gladwell Academy! Time for a heart-felt thank you: to our many eager participants, to our ambitious clients, and to all the colleagues who have come and gone.       A simple realization gave birth to this company. That ‘digital transformation’ was starting to have a huge impact on business. That... Learn more

Thank you…! Silver Gazelle Award goes to Gladwell Academy

For the second year in a row Gladwell Academy has been selected as an FD Gazelle, the award handed out by business newspaper Het Financiële Dagblad to the fastest growing businesses of 2018. This year we´re not just on the list though; we´ve landed a solid second place for the West Holland region, small business category - just after Gold winner Stars and Stories.   International growth The FD Gazellen awards are given to companies that have shown a consistently impressive... Learn more
The tasks of a product owner

The tasks of a product owner

The Product Owner is a value optimiser who turns the client’s needs into value. In Scrum, you create value at the end of each sprint by providing a new product, the increment. In addition to this role there are two other roles within Scrum; the Scrum Master and the Development Team. Earlier we explained the differences between the role of a Scrum Master versus that of a Product Owner. Having someone who provides high quality in this role is crucial in order to deliver a valuable product to... Learn more
Agile Release Train

What is an Agile Release Train?

Forget the express train, the Intercity or the Thalys. The Agile Release Train is where it’s at! This train runs quickly and efficiently to its ultimate goal. It always keeps to the timetable. The passengers mostly set this timetable themselves! The Agile Release Train (ART) was invented by SAFe, the Scaled Agile Framework. The ART is a virtual train consisting of 5 to 10 self-organising, multidisciplinary teams who plan, organise and perform their work together. Together they work on... Learn more

Gladwell Academy is one of the fastest growing companies in the Netherlands!

Gladwell Academy is again FD Gazelle 2018!    For the second year in a row Gladwell Academy is nominated as one of the fastest growing companies in the Netherlands by the Dutch newspaper Financiële Dagblad'sFD Gazellen-awards. The final results of the rankings will be published in the middle of November.  We celebrated this achievement with a tailored cake!   “We are extremely happy and proud of this achievement. We have seen a constant, sustainable growth in... Learn more