Agile Transformation within Education, and what can we learn from agile in Business?

    • September 22 + 23: Certified trainings (optional)
    • September 24: Conference day, Workshops and Open Space 

    Claire Boonstra, Carl Fikenscher, Monique Noya (tbc), Bart Lippens, Booking.com, Shell (IPC), and more ...


    Agile Amsterdam nourishes and cultivates the agile mindset. This year we focus on agility in Education

  • Theme for 2020: Agile Transformation within Education, and what can we learn from agile in Business?

    As Agile Amsterdam nourishes and cultivates the agile mindset, we decided this year to focus on agile in Education. Our mission is to further spread the agile mindset throughout the entire schooling system; when managing your school, for teachers to collaborate and for their students to adapt agile competencies and character skills.


    The agile manifesto and the agile Scrum framework has been around for decades within business, and we believe that there are lessons to be learned from both sides. As such, Incrementor and Tante Lean decided to team up this year to realize this years' mission. Incrementor has fast experience with Agile Transformations within businesses, while Tante Lean is experienced with agile transformations in schools. Together they further developed Scrum in the Classroom, as there is no greater satisfaction than an all-inclusive school wide agile transformation.

    Who should attend?

    We are expecting anyone that wants to contribute in spreading the agile mindset amongst the school boards, the teachers and their students.


    To name a few roles that we expect: teachers, school board members, educational developers, and anyone with an agile mindset within business, such as scrum masters and agile coaches.

    Why you should go

    • Better than any formal training. Get tomorrow's training from today's leading voices.
    • Obtain a thorough understanding of the power of the agile mindset
    • Walk away with hands-on techniques that you can apply immediately in your school
    • Connect with expert speakers in the field of agility and educational visionaries.
    • Massive learnings are shared from agile companies such as Booking.com, Shell and from the leading agile schools and agile educators
    • Join our workshops and Open Space. An excellent way to get your questions answered.
    • Join a unique sense of community within the field of education
    • And, when time permits, enjoy Amsterdam with its canals, museums and rich nightlife.

    Feedback from the field

    Check out some of the testimonials on LinkedIn:

    • It was so awesome. Being there feels like sharing your day with a large group of agile friends. Thanks a lot! Leonoor Koomen (link)
    • Awesome event. Recommended for next year! Marlies van Beem (link)
    • Great event, Nils and Jochen (Joe)! A good mix of great inspiring and thought-provoking speakers, enthusiastic attendees at a top-location. Looking forward to Agile Amsterdam 2002! Sander Veenis (link)
    • It was a great event. Inspiring, energizing and full of learning. Love to attend next year. Norbert Degenhardt (link)
    • Super! It was really an inspiring event. Loved the location and mostly the passion and interaction with all the other participants. Linda de Boer (link)
  • Some of our inspirational blogs on Scrum in the Classroom

    And a sneak preview and preparation for the conference

  • Speaker and trainer profiles

    Stay tuned as we keep on adding speakers, companies, workshop facilitators and trainers

    Claire Boonstra

    When everything changes: back to the universally human

    Claire Boonstra, a former tech entrepreneur and an expert in the field of human development, leadership and education (including œ Operation Education) takes you on a quest for the universally human - in which we find important clues for how we can proceed.

    Carl Fikenscher

    Bestuurder 'in ruste' bij Zelfstandig

    Life is learning. Learning is growing. These are my motives in my work and my life. In connection with organizations and especially the people who form those organizations.

    The core of this is the development of personal leadership of everyone in the organization. In education this means getting the best out of yourself in the service of the children entrusted to us.

    Personal mottos: "Trust is the basis" and "Humor lit".

    Nils Oud

    Agile Transformation Coach, Co-Owner INCREMENTOR

    We live nowadays in a fast-changing world. Consequently, attained knowledge outdates fast. Many of the jobs that exist today, will no longer exist tomorrow. And tomorrow will bring new jobs that we cannot even imagine today.


    It is therefore eminent that our education system should adapt. Next to the traditional subjects, schools should pay more attention in developing future-based competencies and character qualities, such as creativity, collaboration, curiosity and more.


    ‘Scrum in the classroom’ provides a solution for this. Nils has done an intervention study and wrote a thesis to scientifically support this claim. Learn about how Scrum can be applied in your classroom. Learn why teachers never want to go back to their old way of teaching; learn about how students enjoy obtaining control over their own way of learning.

    Daan van de Kamp

    Senior Agile Coach at Booking.com

    Daan started Make New History, a movement with a mission to build thriving teams obsessed with delivering value to customers early and often.


    At Booking.com, he is leading the Agile Coach craft and acting as the Product Owner of the Agile Coach Service. Daan is also applying SCRUM to family life, together with his wife Deborah, and two kids Andreas and Salomé. His kids remind him every single day that creating value early and often comes naturally to children.

  • High Level Agenda

    2 Rooms are permanently dedicated to: (1) Agile Transformation in your Schooling System, (2) Agile Transformation in your classroom

    September 22-23 | Tuesday & Wednesday

    Certified Trainings / Opleidingen (optional)



    • Certified Agile Transformation Coach (C-ATC) by Incrementor
    Nederlands (Dutch):
    • Opleiding voor 'Agile-Coach in het Onderwijs (ACO 1)' - Nederlands by Tante Lean
    • Opleiding voor 'Scrum in de Klas (SKL 1)' - Nederlands by Tante Lean 

    September 24 | Thursday

    Conference, Workshops & Open Space


    09:00 - 10:00 | Keynote by Claire Boonstra


    10:15 - 11:00 Theater room | Carl Fikenscher

    10:15 - 11:00 Studio room | Nils Oud (Scrum in the Classroom)


    11:15 - 12:00 Theater room | Workshop by Claire Boonstra

    11:15 - 12:00 Studio room | Shell IPC


    12:00 - 13:00 | Lunch


    13:00 - 14:00 Theater room | Workshop 'Scrum in the Classroom'

    13:00 - 14:00 Studio room | Workshop 'Agile Transformation in Education'


    14:15 - 14:45 Theater room | Bart Lippens & Martine Beijer (Waterland school)

    14:15 - 14:45 Studio room | Booking.com


    15:00 - 15:30 Theater room | Liberating Stuctures by Rory

    15:00 - 15:30 Studio room | A school (tbd)


    15:45 - 17:15 Theater room | OPEN SPACE 'Agile Transformation within the school'

  • Partners & Sponsors

    Are you interested to become a sponsor? We offer GOLD, SILVER or BRONZE partnerships.

    Tante Lean helps education to create more value in change, innovation and invokes improvement. We do this from an Agile mindset. This creates unprecedented levels of productivity, quality, and commitment.


    Currently with focus on the Netherlands, but our recognized trainings, coaching and transformations are ready to be scaled internationally as well.


    You may want to join the 2 pillar trainings: Agile Coach in Education (ACO I) and Scrum in the Classroom (SKL I). Please refer to the section Certified Trainings.

    Several companies have gone before you - contact us for references and possibilities. Partnership may include:

    • Exhibition space with your own banner
    • Your logo on our website and on the event physical banner
    • A case study in our newsletter (over 600 subscribers)
    • A bunch of free tickets

    Contact us for possibilities; the downloadable agreement is to spark conversation.

  • Our Certified Trainings / Onze Gertificeerde Opleidingen

    In line with our 'Education & Business theme' for this year / Volgens ons thema van dit jaar waarin het bedrijfsleven en het onderwijs elkaar versterken

    Certified Agile Transformation Coach (C-ATC 1) - English

    by Joe Krebs & Nils Oud (English)

    Changing an eco-system like a company to an agile organization, is a complex endeavor. Using a prescriptive, plan-driven approach is not going to be successful. Why?


    First, in an agile transformation you can’t know the end-state and big upfront planning simply does not work. Secondly, to get large buy-in and support from everyone, the leadership team needs to lead by example. We want to show you a different, more agile approach.


    This Master Class includes a good balance of theory, plenty of exercises to take home and plenty of fun to keep you engaged throughout the Master Class!



    Opleiding voor 'Agile-Coach in het Onderwijs (ACO 1)' - Nederlands

    by Tante Lean

    Opleiding Agile-coach in het onderwijs


    Ben jij een schoolleider, coördinator of intern begeleider? Heb jij managementtaken of begeleid je projecten in het onderwijs? Of wil je Agile werken écht in de vingers krijgen?




    Tijdens de tweedaagse Opleiding tot Agile-coach Level 1 van Tante Lean ga je intensief aan de slag met Agile en krijg je alle handvatten mee om direct in de praktijk aan de slag te kunnen gaan als Agile-coach.




    Alle opleidingen en trainingen van Tante Lean zijn CRKBO geregistreerd.

    Opleiding voor 'Scrum in de klas Leerkracht (SKL 1)' - Nederlands

    by Tante Lean

    Scrum in de klas:

    Met dezelfde resultaten meer leren (en met meer plezier!)


    Voor het onderwijs is het daarom van groot belang dat we aandacht gaan geven aan het ontwikkelen van een
    toekomstgerichte mindset. Werken volgens (met) Scrum biedt daartoe een oplossing. Tante Lean onderschrijft dit door middel van uitgevoerd empirisch en wetenschappelijk onderzoek.


    Wil jij verandering? Wil jij een totaal andere manier van lesgeven ervaren?



    Volg onze 2-daagse gecertificeerde opleiding ‘Scrum in de klas’ opgevolgd door gerichte, persoonlijke coaching in uw klas. Onze ervaren Tante Lean coaches staan voor u klaar om u in de klas te begeleiden.




    Alle opleidingen en trainingen van Tante Lean zijn CRKBO geregistreerd.

  • Registration

    September 24

    Conference, workshops and Open Space

    € 495

    September 24

    Package Deal 

    Conference, workshops and Open Space, only when you additionally register for any of the affiliated Agile Amsterdam 2020 certified trainings

    € 345

    September 22-23

    Certified Agile Transformation Coach (C-ATC I)


    € 1,295

    September 22-23

    Agile-Coach in het Onderwijs (ACO 1)

    By Tante Lean

    € 795

    September 22-23

    Scrum in de klas (SKL 1)

    By Tante Lean

    € 575

  • FAQ

    Not all questions can be found here. Don't hesitate to reach out to us directly.

    Tobacco Theater & Directions

    You wouldn’t expect it, walking around the small street Nes, the cultural main street of Amsterdam. An impressively high room of 200 m² (over 2000 square feet), constructed of steel and rough white plaster. Industrial, fresh, sturdy and with an obvious love for design and history.


    This secret location in the heart of Amsterdam has been the stage for many amazing theater dinners, international product presentations and music presentations, congresses, events, and loving theater performances.


    Please follow Tobacco's webpage to obtain the most recent and accurate directions:




    On the event itself, there is no need to bring your ticket with you. We use a guest list.

    Code Of Conduct

    All Agile Amsterdam community members are expected to comply with our Agile Amsterdam Code of Conduct:

    • We drive toward equality and inclusion of diversity representation, expertise, and involvement. We value diverse idea representation to empower the Agile Amsterdam community and we believe everyone is better off when more ideas are shared.
    • In support of this mission, Agile Amsterdam 2019 ensures a respectful, safe, and inclusive environment for everyone. We encourage everyone to help in creating a welcoming and safe environment.

    If you notice any concerns, please contact the Agile Amsterdam event organizers and/or email to info@agileamsterdam.nl.


    Leading up to the event, please note our following refund and cancellation Policy:

    • If you cancel before May 31 2020, you will be refunded your registration fee less a 10% administrative processing fee
    • If you cancel on or after June 01 2020, but before July 31 2020, you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee
    • If you cancel on or after August 01 2020 but before August 31, 2020, you will be refunded 25% of your registration fee
    • If you cancel on or after September 01 2020, you will not be eligible for a refund

    At all times you can transfer your registration to someone else. Please contact us so that we can maintain our files.


    The nearby hotels that we approached, claim that their best prices can be found via the larger hotel sites, such as:

    We therefore recommend using these booking sites.

    Agenda & Speaker Changes

    Agile Amsterdam is doing its upmost best to adhere to any published agenda and list of speakers. However, it can always happen that a speaker or company declines or wants a change in assigned slot last minute for any reason beyond our control. We apologize for this and for any inconvenience caused, however, we will always find an alternative and we make sure that the entire content of our event is rich enough to deal with such an exceptional situation.

  • The team behind Agile Amsterdam

    • Agile Amsterdam is a brand of incrementor.com
    • We offer Agile transformation Services and provide agile coaching, training and staffing globally, with offices in New York and Amsterdam. 
    • Contact us to find out what we can do for you.

    Nils Oud @ Agile Amsterdam 2017 Conference

    Partner within incrementor. Agilist. Speaker. Coach. Trainer.

    From within my passion for Lean and Agility practices, I commit myself in nourishing and cultivating the Agile mindset. The email address of Nils is noud@incrementor.com.

    Jochen Krebs @ Agile Amsterdam 2017 Conference

    Owner of Incrementor. Agilist. Speaker. Coach. Trainer.

    Joe is a proud sponsor of Agile NYC. After 10 years of success in NYC, Joe decided to expand his global business to Amsterdam. To Europe. His roots. Go to Incrementor.com to learn all about Agile Transformation. Joe's email address is jkrebs@incrementor.com.

    Jochen Krebs @ Agile Amsterdam 2017 Conference

    One Team

    Incrementor International

    Incrementor has successfully specialized in Agile Transformations for the past 10 years. With head offices in New York and Amsterdam, Incrementor serves clients globally.

    Jochen Krebs @ Agile Amsterdam 2017 Conference

    Djoro Loupatty

    Tante Lean

    When I was a teacher and manager in various educational organizations, I discovered that we have quite different standards for ourselves as teaching staff than for our pupils and students.


    We cooperate little or not at all, which means that after a few years we are stagnant in our development. The fun and inspiration in the work then diminish. We go out and can no longer inspire ourselves, each other and our pupils and students. That is an eternal sin.


    I started to study how successful, sparkling, and inspiring organizations organize their work. That search brought me to the methods "lean" and "agile". At first, I thought it was hip and trendy, but it turns out decades old and proven working organizational principles. I have been applying them to and with educational organizations for several years now. And it works here too. It sets teams in motion, gives focus, and converts plans into action. In short: it brings fun and success.

    Jochen Krebs @ Agile Amsterdam 2017 Conference

    When like-minded people come together...

    Tante Lean & Incrementor

    Incrementor and Tante Lean started their partnership some years ago and this has now translated in a partnership, with focus on spreading agility in the classroom.


    Read more on: https://www.tantelean.com/scrum-in-de-klas/

  • Contact Us

    For any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to the Agile Amsterdam team!

  • Agile Amsterdfam 2019

    Agile Amsterdam 2019 was our third, successfull edition. Watch the event movie and some of the pictures and testimonials.

    Agile Amsterdam 2019 Video

    An overview of our event

    The short video gives a good impression of Agile Amsterdam 2019. And of course this is the quality and innovation that you can expect in 2020 as well.


    Follow this link to all media of Agile Amsterdam 2018.

    Open Space

    A great way to to get your open questions answered

    When you are still left with unanswered questions and want to connect on certain topics, our Open Space proofs to be a most effective, fun and engaging answer.

    Speakers, Companies, Workshops and Roundtables...

    We aim for a full engaging day

    Yes; there is time to relax as wel. But if you want, you can hop on and off to many inspiring and interactive workshops, roundtable alks and more!

  • Agile Amsterdam 2018

    Again the media was unanimous:


    'Congratulations for the organizer of the congress, Nils Oud (Agilist at Incrementor). As far as I am concerned, he has set up a 'boutique' conference: quirky, small-scale and of high quality. The well-organized and wonderful diverse group of invited guests from different countries managed to inspire each other thanks to the top speakers and the mutual contacts' - Saskia Aalberts, Frankwatching

    Video Impression

    A 2 minute inspiring video

    The short video gives a good impression of Agile Amsterdam 2018. And of course this is the quality and innovation that you can expect in 2019 as well.


    Follow this link to all media of Agile Amsterdam 2018.

    LinkedIn Testimonials

    A small selection of the many posts on LinkedIn

    Agile Amsterdam on Agility@Scale was really exciting! - Emil Verheijen (VodafoneZiggo)

    #Agile Amsterdam 2018 was awesome! - Valentijn Mees (Bosch)

    I learned a lot and also I had so much fun at Agile Amsterdam - Yolanda Reis Carrer

    I found it a very inspirational event. See you again next year! - Peter Stevens (Shell)

    Such a brilliant event. I think I need to this to my annual events calendar! - Cheryl Tansey

    Open Space

    We included an Open Space

    The Open Space was ideal for people to connect on a more intimate level. They share the same passion for a topic, real issues were discussed and connections are made for for life. At the same time we ran a series of talks parallel for those who did not want to participate in the Open Space.


    More fun and learning through gamification

    This year we added some gamification elements. A fun way to learn new things and to take away for use at your own company!

    Master Classes

    Deep enrichment

    The Master Classes were again very populair. Acquired knowledge and interest from the event are further deepened. The aim is always for the participants to take away stuff that can be applied in their own company. Value you can turn into practice!


    And again we donated more than 2500 Euro to charity funds!

    E.g. Britta Sluis donated to Stichting MORRIS, and Jurriaan Kamer to KWF kankerbestrijding. More donations can be found on the Community Page.

  • Agile Amsterdam 2017

    Agile Amsterdam truly nourishes and develops the Agile mindset.

    What did our audience say?

    We received a score of 4.5 out of 5! (150 respondents)

    'An inspiring event that I did not want to miss out on!' - Gamebasics
    'Great, provocative, learning and very agile event' - Renze J. Klamer
    'High-energy and inspiring event on a beautiful location, with great speakers and even better attendees' - Arthur von Kriegenbergh

    A selection of our 2017 speakers

    Jeff Sutherland, Niels Pflaeging, Jurgen Appelo, Spotify and more

    The theme was Agile Leadership. Our general consensus is that the companies are still run top-down with little agility, while the staff executing the work are really trying to work agile. This leads to contradictions.

    Links to photos and presentations

    Key notes, company presentations and photo's

    Follow this link to all media of Agile Amsterdam 2017

    Donations to charity

    We want to give back to our community

    We almost donated 3000 Euro to charity. A practice we will continue to follow over the next years.

  • Agile Amsterdam Services

    So what do we do? Agile Amsterdam is a brand of incrementor and as such, we offer a diverse range of agile services

    Agile Events

    Every year we organize one major Agile event. Agile Amsterdam 2017 received a score of 4.5 on a scale of 5. We had Jeff Sutherland speaking and companies such as Spotify, Bol.com and ING. Agile Amsterdam 2018 received even better scores. Check out our video impression! And Agile Amsterdam 2019 is now set for September 25-27.

    Agile Services

    We organize in-house and on-demand Agile events, Master Classes and Certified trainings. We provide Coaching and Staffing, Private Consultations and Agile Transformation Services. Agile Amsterdam works in partnership with Incrementor; a global operating company with an homebase in New York and in Amsterdam.

    Agile Community

    We value to stay in touch with the Agile community. We regularly donate to charity. We organize virtual events, such as Round Tables and Lean Coffees. And we write blogs; our latest blog received over 2000 likes on LinkedIn! And we regularly publish newsletters in the realm of Agility. They are well received and we encourage you to sign up.

  • The Agile Community

    We value to stay in touch with the Agile Community.

    Therefore we organize Round Tables, Lean Coffees, Newsletters and more.

    And yes - we also care for the greater community. We make considerable donations.

    Lean Coffee | Agile in EDUCATION

    December 12, 2018 | 13:00

    Let’s take a strategic look: how do we prepare our next generation to flourish in the Agile company. It is about the school boards, the teachers and the students.

    Lean Coffee | Agile in FINANCE

    January 17, 2019 | 14:00

    What does the agile finance function look like? To serve an agile business, an agile finance function needs to develop and offer new skills. In addition to the traditional accountant’s skill set, critical thinking, relationship building, and understanding of the business model, advanced analytical skills are required. Let's explore Agility in the Finance function; discuss budgeting, ROI and much more.

    Lean Coffee | Agile in MARKETING

    February 14, 2019 | 14:00

    Agile, in the marketing context, means using data and analytics to continuously source promising opportunities or solutions to problems in real time, deploying tests quickly, evaluating the results, and rapidly iterating. At scale, a high-functioning agile marketing organization can run hundreds of campaigns simultaneously and multiple new ideas every week. Let's discuss!

    Lean Coffee | Agile in HR

    March 21, 2019 | 14:00

    Can HR Become Agile? After conducting 2 successful 'Agile in HR' lean coffee sessions, a third was requested. Continue with us in exploring Agility within the HR function. What are the different roles that HR may play within an organization?

  • We care about the world. We donate.

    Also participants working for Charity organizations receive special discount.

    Samples of our 2017 donations:

    • 500 USD - St Bernard Project for disaster relief (on behalf of Jeff Sutherland)
    • 175 Euro - Doctors Without Borders (on behalf of Bob Gower)
    • 175 Euro - The Red Cross (on behalf of Joakim Sunden)
    • 175 Euro - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (on behalf of Joe Krebs)
    • 175 Euro - KWF kankerbestrijding (on behalf of Jurriaan Kamer)
    • 175 Euro - Dierenbescherming (on behalf of Kim Bosman)
    • 175 Euro - Wakker Dier (on behalf of Kim van Wilgen)
    • 175 Euro - Stichting Lichter (on behalf of Leonoor Koomen)
    • 175 Euro - Stichting ChunriChoupaal (on behalf of Menno Vis and Mary Gouseti)
    • 175 Euro - The Red Cross (St. Maarten) (on behalf of Rins Wijma)
    • 175 Euro - UNICEF Nederland ('Water voor scholen') (on behalf of Teun van der Vorm)
    • 175 Euro - Chennai India (on behalf of Maris Prabhakaran M)

    Samples of our 2018 donations:

    • 175 Euro - Amnesty (on behalf of Jeff Gothelf)
    • 175 Euro - De Prinses Maxima Centrum Foundation (on behalf of Daniel Gebler)
    • 175 Euro - The Hope Clinic (on behalf of Richard Sheridan)
    • 175 Euro - KWF kankerbestrijding (on behalf of Jurriaan Kamer)
    • 175 Euro - Mind Mental Health (on behalf of Kelly Waters)
    • 175 Euro - Save the children (on behalf of Giacomo Parato)
    • 175 Euro - Altzheimer stichting (on behalf of Diana Russo)
    • 175 Euro - Stichting Morris (on behalf of Britta Sluis)
    • 175 Euro - Stichting Heka Leka (on behalf of Djoro Loupatty)
    • 175 Euro - St Jude’s Hospital (on behalf of Khushpreet Kaur)
    • 175 Euro - Diabetes Fonds (on behalf of Nils Oud)
    • 175 Euro - World Bicycle Relief (on behalf of Maarten Lindenbergh)
    • And more
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