Transformation

We are not about just helping set the direction. We want to help make the impact. Drive the transformation.

We are ready to roll up our sleeves and work shoulder to shoulder with your teams to help drive the change. Not stuck in one methodology. Transferring our culture and skills to your people.

Agile

We support your organization in effectively becoming innovative and responsive. By building an organizational context based on the values of stretch, discipline, support and trust. And combining this with the implementation of practical techniques and tools, such as deployed by Scrum.

Agile Transformation

- Inspiration

A spark is needed to start reinventing your way of working and make your organization future proof. Our thought leaders can inspire your people in many ways. Some examples of our sparks are:

  • Keynotes, masterclasses and workshops to trigger your people on urgency and ambition;
  • Roadshows of talks, meetups and demos to create agile ambassadors;
  • National or international tours of startups and other agile companies who set the example.

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the pastor present are certain to miss the future.”

– John F. Kennedy

- Consulting

Our top-notch agile experts help you become a state-of-art agile organization. Some examples of their advisory services are:

  • Developing your winning digital strategy
  • Analysis of the current situation and advise on the desirable architecture of your organizational enablers (e.g structures, systems and processes)
  • Detailed design of your supporting processes (e.g. governance, operations, HR and performance management)
  • Drafting your change approach and implementation plan.

“Good is the enemy of great.”

– Jim Collins

- Implementation

Changing your organization can be a tough and sticky process. Based on proven theory and extensive practical experience, our implementation approach helps you accelerate your agile transformation. Some examples of our effective interventions are:

Change management:

Facilitating teams responsible for achieving your agile transformation

Leadership tracks:

Support and guidance of your board or management teams in adopting agile governance and servant leadership styles

Coaching:

Helping your teams and its members in adopting the agile way of working in daily practice (e.g. techniques and tools, self-organization) as to improve their customer input, effectiveness, speed and ROI

Interim:

Igniting your organization with temporary skills (e.g. product owners, agile coaches and specialists) as to accelerate your agile transformation.

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.”

– Abraham Lincoln

Agile Academy

In order to effectively become an innovative and responsive organization, your people need to master the specific principles, roles, processes, techniques and tools that constitute the agile way of working. For this purpose, we offer you both open courses and tailored in-company courses.

Scrum basics

These one-day or two-day tracks offer you an effective mix of theory, assignments and practical examples, aimed at quickly applying Scrum in your daily business:

- Scrum Basics: Agile & Scrum essentials

What will you achieve by completing this one-day course? You will learn:

  • What the values and principles behind Agile and Scrum are
  • How Agile & Scrum differ from traditional ways of working
  • How Agile & Scrum can positively impact your organization and customers
  • What the Scrum concepts, terminology, roles, events, and artefacts are
  • How estimating, planning and prioritizing works
  • What user stories are, and how you can formulate them effectively
  • How you apply Agile & Scrum in your daily work to accelerate innovation and production
  • How to immediately start using Scrum in your own organization.

“The proof of the pudding is in the eating.”

- William Camden

- Scrum Basics: Scrum Master

What will you achieve by completing this one-day course? You will learn:

  • What the values and principles behind Agile and Scrum are
  • What the Scrum concepts, terminology, roles, events, and artefacts are
  • What the benefits and challenges of the Scrum Master role are
  • How to continuously increase the effectiveness of Scrum in your own organization;How servant leadership and self-organization work
  • How you can observe impediments and improvements in daily work
  • How you can apply interventions through coaching and facilitation techniques.

“Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.”

– Salvador Dali

- Scrum Basics: Product Owner

What will you achieve by completing this one-day course? You will learn:

  • What the values and principles behind Agile and Scrum are
  • What the Scrum concepts, terminology, roles, events, and artefacts are
  • What the benefits and challenges of the Product Owner role are
  • How you can formulate personas and manage stakeholder requirements
  • How you can apply prioritization for value driven development
  • How you can effectively formulate user stories and their definition of done
  • How you can plan sprints and releases and use estimating and refinement

“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.”

– Mario Andretti

Agile coach

What will you achieve by completing this one-day course? You will learn:

  • What the values and principles behind Agile and Scrum are
  • What the Agile and Scrum concepts, terminology, roles, events, and artefacts are
  • What the benefits and challenges of the Agile Coach role are;How to continuously improve the facilitating context in your own organization
  • How servant leadership and self-organization work
  • How you can observe impediments and improvements in daily work
  • How you can apply interventions through coaching and facilitation techniques.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world,stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.”

– Albert Einstein

Agile HR

What will you achieve by completing this one-day course? You will learn:

  • What the values and principles behind Agile are
  • What the Scrum concepts, terminology, roles, events, and artefacts are;How you can deploy these techniques and tools within your own HR practice, such as recruiting and selection, or projects
  • What new skills, attitudes and knowledge Agile requires of your staff
  • How continuous feedback changes the traditional appraisal and rewarding processes;How you can redesign your performance management
  • What active role HR can play in agile and digital transformations
  • What the do’s & don’ts are for implementing agile within HR and the rest of your own organization.

“Having heard it is not as good as having seen it;having seen it is not as good as knowing it;knowing it is not as good as putting it into practice.”

- Xunzi

Agile leadership & transformation

What will you achieve by completing this two-day course? You will learn:

  • What the values and principles behind Agile are
  • What the main Agile techniques and tools are
  • How servant leadership and self-organization work
  • How other successful organizations deploy agile in daily practice
  • How leadership and culture can create a facilitating organizational context
  • How enablers such as governance, HR and performance management should be designed
  • How a transformation can be achieved successfully using a change plan
  • How a storyline based on urgency and ambitions facilitates your change communication
  • What the essential do’s & don’ts are in agile and digital transformations.

“Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.”

- Dwight Eisenhower

Agile marketing & lean startup

What will you achieve by completing this one-day course? You will learn:

  • How digitalization is fundamentally changing customer behaviour and marketing practice
  • How successful startups deploy agile and lean approaches to accelerate innovation
  • What values, principles and techniques you can adopt for your own organization
  • How you can effectively organize your customer input and data analysis
  • How you can directly apply canvas tools to design winning business models and customer value propositions
  • How you can describe personas, omnichannel customer journeys and experiences to win, keep and grow customers
  • How you can deploy the think-do-learn cycle, hypotheses and minimum viable products for fast experimentation
  • What the do’s & don’ts are for implementing agile marketing and lean startup in your own organization.

“The only way to win is to learn faster than anyone else.”

- Eric Ries

Marketing Transformation

Our marketing transformation services offers you a top performance in executing your commercial strategy. This is achieved in two ways, possibly combined.

The first is a substantive approach, called the ‘marketing strategy flow’. This helps you in applying internal and external analyses (e.g. market, competition, customer) for determining your target market, target segments, positioning, propositions, and your customer journeys and experiences.

The second approach focuses on the facilitating context of your marketing organization. Think of implementing agile marketing processes, marketing automation, data management and digital skills. This can be achieved through consulting or interim solutions.

Become the winner in tomorrow’s market!

Service Design

Service Design is a way to innovate your products and services starting from the customer perspective. It is a practical but creative way to improve your services and innovate new ones. Service Design starts with making the customer journey tangible and identifying the current pains and the opportunities to wow the customer.

Service Design is an interdisciplinary approach that combines many different tools and disciplines. It is evolving as an approach and a new emerging field.

The five principles of *Service  Design thinking are (from This is Service Design Thinking book):

  1. User Centred – the services should be analyzed through the customer eyes
  2. Co-creative – all stakeholders should be involved in the service design process
  3. Sequencing – the service should be visualised as a series of interrelated actions
  4. Evidencing – Intangible services should be visualised
  5. Holistic – the environment of services should be taken into account

Our experts have applied Service Design in many different organizations and can help you either in a specific Service Design project, and/or support you in setting up a service design capability in your organization.

Data Science

We provide the teams you need to transform your business into a DataDriven enterprise. Our data scientists combine Big Data and machine learning technologies to help your organization become DataDriven.

We support Data Science teams that operate in different industries across functional domains, or in specific domains like Marketing, HR, Sales, Supply Chain, Finance etc.

We believe in teams that help inject knowledge and delivery power into you Data Science capability - with the aim to transfer all skills to your team along the way and aim to make your internal team independent of external support.

Our services include:

  • Advice on how to leverage data to direct your organization
  • Help build Data Science infrastructure as a basis for future business modelling
  • Help design Data Science models that drive value for your organization
  • We help you to become independent from consultancy services

Energy Transition

Despite a long history as a major producer and consumer of natural gas, heating nearly every home and building in the Netherlands, in 2017 the Dutch government took the historic decision to move away from natural gas to achieve its CO2 reduction goals as set under the Paris Climate Agreements. With a high degree of uncertainty around the technical and financial solutions to achieve this change, local governments and other organisations involved see themselves faced with the challenge of quickly building new expertise, skills and capabilities to lead this transformation in an environment of rapid innovation and change. 

With an experienced team of energy transition leaders operating across the Netherlands, nlmtd can help to rapidly build skills and capabilities by injecting the best people in your organisation to lead and support the energy transition. People who work with your organisation and stakeholders to drive tangible progress in an inclusive and professional way. Smart, grounded, but innovative can-doers who add value to your organisation with full commitment and ownership. Creating effective teams that will lead the energy transition; unlimited sustainability.

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