Sjoerd Nijland

Sjoerd is the founder of Serious Scrum and Road to Mastery. Sjoerd is a distinguished Scrum Master and author of The Scrum Master Playbook.

Having directed and coached many digital implementations for various brands, such as Bugaboo, Sjoerd has achieved various acclaimed milestones, including Webby Awards nomination, Innovation Award (Transport), Red Dot Awards, including Best of the Best in both E-Commerce and Retail, and Winner of the 2016 Hackathon: Artificial Intelligence.

Sjoerd developed himself in Brand Positioning, Authentic Leadership, NLP, Community Management, Online Activation Strategy, Coactive Coaching, Creative Advertisement, Lean UX, Service Design, Professional Scrum & UX.

What drives him? He loves helping specialists play together, engaging complex challenges creatively. Sjoerd identifies himself as a guide taking groups on a learning journey. This is also how he trains: he takes specialists on extensive learning journeys where individuals learn from each other by sharing experiences while engaging in creative plays from his extensive playbook.

“To me, being a Scrum Master is about guiding others on their journey. Scrum is a team game; it can only be mastered together. I always had an adventurous spirit. ‘Exploring better ways together’ is what drives me. I like to share and learn from the experiences of others. That means I often venture off the beaten tracks. I experiment and play around. I much rather work with a good backpack than a fixed roadmap.”

Books by Sjoerd

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Scrum Master

The Scrum Master Playbook

Want to boost transparency and bridge learning gaps? This Scrum Master Playbook will nurture work engagement and spark problem-solving with 50 creative plays. Bring the elements of play, curiosity, and creativity into your Scrum Team and training programs. 

The carefully selected plays in this book, written by Sjoerd Nijland and Evelien Acun-Roos, will unlock your team’s full potential. They will make work more enjoyable and meaningful. Through Empowerment-by-Play, even the impossible will become possible!

Upcoming courses

Building LLM Applications

Delve into the world of Large Language Models (LLMs) and state-of-the-art generative AI.

James Hayward

Generative AI
4 days
Virtual

Next:

23 Jul, 2024

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€1570

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TBR Virtual Edition (TBR-VE™) Class

Discover six powerful learning principles based on neuroscience. Learn how to better train, teach, and coach online with Training from the Back of the Room.

Evelien Acun-Roos

Agile
Agile Coach
Agile Leadership
Product Owner
Scrum Master
5 days
Virtual

Next:

13 Aug, 2024

From:

€1355

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Data Visualization with Python

Create data visualizations in Python using several different libraries.

Lysanne van Beek

1 day
In Person

Next:

14 Aug, 2024

From:

€475

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Professional Scrum with User Experience (PSU)

Learn how to combine Scrum and UX to maximize the value of your product. Join our Professional Scrum with User Experience (PSU) training.

Agile
Agile Development
Product Owner
Scrum Master
Scrum.org
2 days
In Person

Next:

2 – 3 Sep, 2024

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€1675

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MLOps on Azure

This MLOps on Azure training is then a perfect next step if you’d like like to take your Machine Learning models further.

Jeroen Overschie

Azure
GitHub
Machine Learning
Microsoft
2 days
In Person

Next:

7 – 9 Oct, 2024

From:

€1330

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