DARE 2013 Conference June 14 – 15

For the 3rd time, the Lean & Kanban Belgium conference takes place in Antwerp on June 14-15.  After 2 successful editions with an average of 250 attendees, we felt it was time to rethink the concept.

That’s why we are happy to announce DARE 2013.  It is a conference for those brave souls who want to change the ordinary and take changes.  A mix of inspiring talks and workshops will help you to get fresh ideas how to turn your business into a success.

Major topics are Lean thinking, Kanban, innovation, Agility, Visualization, Leadership and Teamwork.

We have selected a unique set of international and local speakers, all experts in their field.

As keynote speakers, we are proud to announce:

Jim Benson – Creator of Personal Kanban and a pioneer in the field of Lean Management.



Dean Leffingwell – Author and expert on scaling agility in the organization.



Stefan Haas –  Expert in using a hacker’s attitude for business culture changing.



You have the chance to learn about some unique case studies, for example how Spotify managed to scale rapidly but still remain agile.

The conference will take place at the Stuurboord Hangar, a beautifully renovated warehouse at the shore of the river Scheldt.


More information and tickets can be found on the website.

Join us for 2 days of inspiration and learn about the latest trends in modern management.

Agile Games Night II – Brussels – 6th of June

Let’s play Agile Games

As you may know, every month, the Agile Belgium Community organizes Drinkups, See here for more details. During the drinkups of February, several participants told us they would like to have an evening with an agenda, preferably on the topic of Agile Games.

In March we decided to relaunch the Agile Belgium User Groups by organizing a first Agile Games Night @ Touring Insurance. You can have a look at this past event here.

We are happy to announce you that we will organize a second User Group on the same theme: The Agile Games Night II on 06/06/2013.

Practical Informations:

What’s that event concretely ?

An Agile user group is a group of people who enjoy using Agile methods (Scrum, XP, KanBan,…) who meet regularly to discuss the use of those methods, share knowledge and experience, hear from peers and hold other related activities. They may host special interest workgroups, often focusing on one particular aspect of Agile. This User group will be focussed on Agile Games, we will also briefly discuss the Agile Belgium Community’s events.

What are Agile Games about ?

Agile Games are…games we usually use to teach about Agile. They can be very general e.g. experience what is Scrum through a game. Or they can be focussed on one topic e.g. planning. It’s a fun and powerful way of learning.

If you want to know more about Agile Games you can check the links at the end of the post.

When is this user group ?

Agile Games Night I

6 of June 2013, Welcome begin at 17.30 and we finish at 21.00.

Food and drinks will be provided by our host.

How much does it cost?

It’s free, but for security and organizational reasons it’s mandatory to register in advance!

How do I register?

Follow this link. You will have to register to www.meetup.com, it’s easy and quick.

Where is it?

The host of our User Group will be the Company Ogone.


Woluwedal/Boulevard de la Woluwe 102
B-1200 Brussel/Bruxelles Belgium.

You have free parking facilities between Ogone and the China embassy. It’s a 10′ walk from the metro station Rodebeek.

Do we have an agenda ? Which games will we play ?

Agenda will be published later, for those of you that were present at Touring, we will play different games and set the agenda based on games you asked.

May I facilitate a Game ?

Agiles Games

For some games, we often use Lego bricks

You know a great Game and you would like to facilitate it during the Agile Games night II ? No problem! Send me an email: bruno.sbille@gmail.com

Please note that we will be dependant on the number of attendees.

You are a company and you would like to welcome one of our next User Groups ?

Thanks for your support! Send me an email: bruno.sbille@gmail.com and we will discuss practical matters.

You want to support the Agile Community ?

Please like our Facebook Page, speak about our events and retweet us.

You want to be aware on what’s happening in the Agile Community ?

Check our Facebook Page, our Meetup Page or our Blog.

You can find more games and simulations at the following excellent sites:

Thanks in advance for your presence, hope to see you at the Agile Games Night II.

For the Agile Belgium Community,


Pictures: Conference Play4Agile 2013, Agile Games Night I