Thomas is a leader in a global pharmaceutical company. He works as Head of Operational Excellence in a Medical Device Development Unit. Acting as a change agent he is driving a continuous and sustainable improvement culture. Thomas has several years of experience in classical Waterfall-like project execution, as well as in agile Hardware Development, agile Portfolio Management using Kanban and leading Change and Agile Transformation in conservative and highly regulated environment. Agile education: Enterprise Kanban Coach (EKC) Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) Kanban Management Professional (KMP) Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT)

Visit: LEANability

For Kanban, Enterprise Agility and more Description: “Even for the most successful of companies, the world is spinning faster and faster – continuous improvements are becoming more and more important … Continue reading Visit: LEANability

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Exchange on value based task breakdown with Carolin Salz

Prioritizing the product backlog and being focused on doing the right things first needs clarity about the conditions you are working in. Product Owners need to evaluate the circumstances and … Continue reading Exchange on value based task breakdown with Carolin Salz

#LKCE18 Talk and Panel Discussion

Visual Workmanagement at Sanofi – A Journey towards organizational effectiveness At the Lean Kanban Central Europe conference 2018 Thomas van der Burg was giving a talk on Visual Workmanagement. He … Continue reading #LKCE18 Talk and Panel Discussion

QUESTI?N EVERYTHING (18/02): Mike Burrows

“This much should be obvious: You can´t plan to have everyone occupied 100% of their time on fixed-date work, allow them to be interrupted by expedited items, and still expect … Continue reading QUESTI?N EVERYTHING (18/02): Mike Burrows

I am Speaking at Lean Kanban Central Europe

I will speak at the Lean Kanban Central Europe Conference in Hamburg beginning of November 2018 about Visual Workmanagement and how we use evolutionary change to develop out Lab towards … Continue reading I am Speaking at Lean Kanban Central Europe

Work Visual

I have the pleasure to work with incredible talented people like Holger Nils Pohl and his colleague Beni in cologne on visualization of some of our key learnings for my … Continue reading Work Visual

What doesn’t fit will be made to fit

Some weeks ago I had the pleasure to be interviewed by Tanja Könemann (Creditreform) for an Article on Agile implementation in large organizations and more conservative environments. She did a … Continue reading What doesn’t fit will be made to fit

QUESTI?N EVERYTHING (18/01): Isabel De Clercq

“A knowledge worker who doesn’t share his knowledge actually damages the organization.” – Isabel De Clercq This quote is taken from the great book “Social Technologies in Business“. In first … Continue reading QUESTI?N EVERYTHING (18/01): Isabel De Clercq

Interview with Klaus Leopold from LEANability

Last week I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Klaus Leopold for his video Blog on Lean Business Agility. Here you can find the results: Lean Business Agility E026: … Continue reading Interview with Klaus Leopold from LEANability

Enterprise Kanban Coach

This week I successfully finished the last of four inspiring and amazing workshops in my journey to become an Enterprise Kanban Coach. It was a tough but incredible mind opening … Continue reading Enterprise Kanban Coach