Meet Arie van Bennekum


Arie is a pragmatic who embeds his pragmatism in structure, discipline and common sense. This eventually led to being one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto and expert in the area of Agile Project Management, team facilitation, Agile techniques and user involvement. Believing in his team, facilitating them to reach their best combined with end user involvement have his focus when he speaks, presents, demonstrates and lectures about Agility.


Today, as Wemanity's Thought Leader, Arie focusses his energy on leading big Agile transformations for big international corporates and researching better ways of integrating Agile. Arie is also Chair of the Agile Consortium International, lecturer at universities and keynote speaker at conferences.


So Arie, who are you?


W : Who are you as an individual?

A : A Harley enthusiast who likes to cook great meals and serve great wines to his lovely girlfriend, sons, family and friends. In between I work a little ;-).


W : Who are you as a professional?

A : Ambitious, innovative, thought leader, tough, blunt...


W : Why Wemanity?

A : One shared ambition to be the number one Agile Transformation reference in the world.


W : What are you particularly passionate about?

A : Transforming complete organisations into responsive, innovative organisations where people can learn and improve at all times.


W : What’s your biggest fail?

A : I am too naive.