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Eelco Rustenburg

After moving back and forth between in-depth IT architecture and programming assignments and jobs, and more management and process jobs, Eelco’s search has ended with his discovery of agile and the use of it in management of any kind.
Eelco has 20+ years of very agile management of change management, from management of a business unit to running large scale agile transformations (2000+ people) at large enterprises. He is committed to proving that an agile process can be hyper-effective on a large scale organization or operation.

Eelco is a highly experienced expert in Scaled Agile, implementing SAFe at big clients as an SPCT, keeping the framework implementation as simple as possible, but not any simpler.

The book “The power of Scrum”, which he wrote together with Jeff Sutherland (Founder of the number one Agile method Scrum) and Rini van Solingen (Professor Global Software Engineering at Delft) is a result of passion, perseverance and focus.

Several assignments as business unit manager, department manager, program manager, project manager, technical lead have taught him how to use agile principles on an organizational level, and outside IT. He now works with all kind of companies to implement Agile, in IT based and non IT based organizations, using SAFe as a change and execution framework.

Specialties: SAFe, SPCT, Agile, Management, Scrum, Change management, coaching, project management, project acquisition, organizational structure and culture, behavior, communication, India collaboration

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