Serious Scrum with Willem-Jan Ageling and Sjoerd Nijland

Agility and Scrum are topics that people love to talk about and write about. If you just scroll through a random LinkedIn feed, something about Scrum is likely to pop up. Yet the ability to post anything makes it prone to deliver articles with little value or low quality.

Today’s guests created a great platform that does not only publish quality articles, it is also a wonderful learning experience for people who like to grow their Scrum knowledge as well as their writing skills. Sjoerd Nyland and Willem-Jan Ageling join us to talk about Serious Scrum.

What you’ll discover in this show:

–        Serious Scrum has a thriving community
 –        You don’t have to be a prolific writer to start
 –        Serious Scrum provides a great learning experience


Willem-Jan Ageling

Founder at Serious Scrum

👋 My name is Willem-Jan Ageling. I coach teams to create high-value products in complex environments. I am the co-owner of and writer for Serious Scrum. I currently work as a Senior Agile Coach at Worldline.

✔️Together with Sjoerd Nijland, I founded the independent community Serious Scrum. With Sjoerd and Maarten Dalmijn, I saw the need to be free from constraints of the latest version of the Scrum Guide. This is why we created the Serious Scrum Playbook, which is our baseline to discuss Scrum.

🌊 Founder and owner of Serious Scrum, the largest independent publication and Slack community on Scrum with more than 4000 members.

✉️ You can reach out to me by connecting on LinkedIn, or dropping me a message on the 

Contact Willem-Jan: 

Sjoerd Nyland

Sjoerd Nyland

Sjoerd Nyland

Founder at Serious Scrum

Professional Agile Leader (PAL), Scrum Trainer (R2M), Distinguished Scrum Master (PSMIII), Scaled Scrum Professional (SPS), Advanced Professional Product Owner (PSPOII). Kanban Master (PK & PSK), Lean UX facilitator (PSU), Service Design facilitator, Coaching High-Performance Teams. Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Business Practitioner, Authentic Leadership, Evidence-Based Management, E-Commerce Professional.

Contact Sjoerd:

 Sander Dur (host)

Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”

Sander Dur is a business agility enthusiast, with a passion for people. Whether it’s healthy product development, agile leadership, measurement, or psychological safety, Sander has the drive to enable organizations to the best of their abilities. He is an avid article writer, working on a book about Scrum Mastery from the Trenches, and is connecting listeners with the most influential people in the industry.

 Additional resources: 

The platform:

Road to Mastery:

Serious Scrum slack