Jurgen De Smet

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Jurgen helps leaders of large organizations deliver their high performance commitments.

I help leaders of large organizations deliver on their commitments to high performance.

Before, during and after an Agile adoption or any kind of Lean transformation, large organizations often find that they need to de-scale and simplify organizational structures and processes. I function as an Executive-level guide for companies approaching their second growth phase. Industry leaders in banking, insurance, telecommunications, healthcare, utilities and media hire me to help remove obstacles in their path to innovation.

We address specific pain points in the system so upper-management can learn to enable emergent solutions. For example: ➸ Horizontal complexity- consolidating functions across the enterprise, growing highly effective cross functional teams ➸ Vertical complexity - shedding obsolete roles, layers and reporting structures in order for fast decision making and increased flexibility ➸ Spatial complexity - preparing distributed and remote teams for success, digital is in my genes ➸ Technical complexity - removing technical debt by decoupling, XP and DevOps practices, growing products instead of building them

My engagements with clients achieve greater organizational alignment with fewer dependencies left to manage. Transparency with access to good data ensures empirically-sound decision making. As a result, the system becomes leaner, more customer-centric and ready with each successive change wave to build its greatest products yet.

For companies that endure, simplicity brings its own rewards.

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