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Henny van Silfhout

In replay to Nelly van der Palen

Off course you can “steal” my idea! Have fun celebrating!

1. One important goal I once again used the idea generator for this assignment. 1. Youtube channel, answering the most frequently asked questions about the role of the Product Owner (from which the expert book will eventually be compiled) 2. Expert book 3. Successful Product Owner Guild 4. Running early bird version of Product Owner Experience 5. 2nd edition of our… Read More

I would like to add one last comment here. And that’s a big thank you to Nisandeh and Vered. To be honest, I was a bit hesitant and skeptical when Bas asked me to participate in this program. How different it turned out. I am extremely grateful that Bas came up with this idea. And that was only possible because you had the great idea to set up a WOMB program. Thanks fo… Read More

December 12, 2022 Completion Time

In replay to Bas van Amersfoort

Thanks Bas. And I’m really looking forward to next year! I’m certain we will rock next year!!!

Day 5 Celebration I will continue to use all the lessons and insights that I described in the day 4 assignment. It has created more stability in my work and in the collaboration with Bas. The most important ones for me are double down, idea generator, WOMB format, eat the frog and in addition to the list context over content and make the participant work first. Wh… Read More

December 12, 2022 Completion Time

Day 4 insights, lessons, habits and understanding My biggest insight from the WOMB program is that working ON your business is something totally different then working IN your business. It’s good to make time on a structural basis to work on the business and get insights about the successes and failures you are making. Some learnings/lessons: – Idea generator, I… Read More

December 12, 2022 Completion Time

In replay to Max Hirschel

That sounds great Max! I love your sentence: “I was introduced as someone who helps coaches be professional today. It really sounds good when someone else says it.”. You have worked your expert position very wel. Keep up the good work!

December 12, 2022 Completion Time

In replay to Leo Steijn

Hi Leo, It was great to see the leaps you made in your development as an entrepreneur! You are now achieving one success after another through a great positive attitude and structured work ON your business. I can still remember the first buddy session in which you could be gloomy and negative every now and then. The WOMB has put you on the right track and is already de… Read More

December 7, 2022 Completion Time – Q&As

In replay to Henny van Silfhout

Two related question. Do you have an idea of the strategic value of a database with our target audience? How can we leave the Guild separate from our commercial organization on the one hand, but on the other hand mix it sufficiently to also benefit from it commercially.

December 7, 2022 Completion Time – Q&As

We want to set up a Product Owner Guild. A place where Product Owners learn with and from each other and share great experiences. There is an organization that has a Product Owner community with about 400 members. So they have a nice database of people and a digital platform. They want to stop doing this and transfer it to someone else. There is an option to take over. … Read More

December 7, 2022 Completion Time – Q&As

Nisandeh, What was your biggest insight with this group?

December 7, 2022 Completion Time – Q&As

In replay to Alma Thoen

I like your question Alma. In particular the question of what we can do best now that there is no follow-up to the WOMB programme

December 7, 2022 Completion Time

Day 2 Appreciate about other participants In general, I actually want to say how cool it is to see how passionate and committed everyone is to their company. And what enormous progress some of us have made in the past six months. Thank you for your efforts, comments and tips!

December 7, 2022 Completion Time

In replay to Manny Moerman

Your perseverance was very clear during the program. We’ve watched you grow your business throughout the program. Your involvement with other participants was certainly also visible through your many reactions and tips.

December 7, 2022 Completion Time

In replay to Maria Simons

I applaud you for the completion of the program. I really loved the Youtube video you showed us. It also helped me as a parent.

December 7, 2022 Completion Time

In replay to Marie-Louise Krause

WOW Marie-Louise! What a great inspiration you are with this list of self-love. I can feel the love and energy. But also the vulnerability and gratitude.

December 7, 2022 Completion Time

In replay to Bas van Amersfoort

Hey Bas, I really really appreciate our collaboration! Your creativity, vision, drive, enthusiasm and passion help us a lot to become / be successful. You are a beautiful person!

December 7, 2022 Completion Time

Day 1 The things you appriciate, love and admire about yourself I love that I’m a connector, I can really get people involved I love that I am always there for others I like that I am humble I love that I always value and respect people I love that I’m a Christian and try to live that way I like being curious I love that I had the courage to be an entrepreneur I … Read More

December 4, 2022 Don’t Sabotage Yourself

Day 4, 5 This week’s assignment didn’t really inspire me. It gave me absolutely no energy and I really had to push myself to complete the assignment. Personally, I would have liked to end on a high these last few weeks. Got the feeling that I went back in time. Hopefully next week’s last assignment will give that energy to end hard. I looked at the value and goals… Read More

December 1, 2022 Don’t Sabotage Yourself

Day 3 Identify the cost (or costs) 1. Procrastination Stress, high work pressure, loosing sleep 2. Uncertainty / doubt myself Missed opportunities, 3. Fear of failure Bad nights, high bloodpressure, shame 4. Laziness Money, stress 5. Distraction / Focus Less focus means less effectiveness 6. Envy Low self esteem 7. Consider others more important… Read More

November 30, 2022 Don’t Sabotage Yourself

Day 2 Triggers of self-sabotaging patters 1. Procrastination Too many different actions/tasks to do Dislike tasks Fear of failure is a pattern but also a trigger 2. Uncertainty / doubt myself Criticism Comment on behavior Low self esteem I used to be bullied a lot (including about appearance, behavior and ignorance) at primary and secondary school and this mad… Read More

November 30, 2022 Don’t Sabotage Yourself

List of self-sabotaging patterns: 1. Procrastination 2. Uncertainty / doubt myself 3. Fear of failure 4. Laziness 5. Distraction / Focus 6. Fear of failure 7. Envy 8. Consider others more important than yourself 9. Liking too many things

In replay to Bas van Amersfoort

This week felt great. We worked very well together and made a nice plan for the first half of the year. This gives the confidence we need that we will make it a success! And yes, we do need help. So we will find us a good assistant. Anyone has a suggestions? 😉

November 25, 2022 New Ideas to Experiment

Day 3, 4 & 5 Product, Strategy and plan We have two products we will develop in 2023: the English translation of our set of cards and our new program for Product Owners. This will be our focus for at least the first half year. In addition, we have started talks with the initiators of a guild to possibly take over. We will be recording all trainings, workshops… Read More

November 22, 2022 New Ideas to Experiment

In replay to Henny van Silfhout

I like to add: 15. Guerrilla marketing; we’re gone think of something totally unexpected for our kind of products.

November 22, 2022 New Ideas to Experiment

In replay to Manny Moerman

Love your last item, guerrilla marketing. I like to come up with something totally unexpected!

November 22, 2022 New Ideas to Experiment

Day 2 List of 10 NEW marketing strategies/tactics 1. Youtube channel as a marketing instrument 2. Merchandise 3. Create Podcast or speak at someone else’s podcasts 4. Speaking at events as keynote 5. Giving free workshop at events 6. Visit network events 7. Community/Guild as a marketing strategy 8. Creating a content calendar for social media (tactic) 9. Wri… Read More

November 21, 2022 New Ideas to Experiment

In replay to Bas van Amersfoort

Hahaha. Then it must be a very good idea! 😏

November 21, 2022 New Ideas to Experiment

Day 1 List of 10 NEW product/services 1. Expert book with the 100 FAQ of a Product Owner 2. A workshop aimed at self-development using the Ecocycle 3. English translation of our set of cards 4. Posterset 5. Online trainingprogram 6. Online workshops on the 5 elements of our method 7. New webinar as a frontend for the set of cards and the “PO frustrations” work… Read More

In replay to Bas van Amersfoort

That are great steps Bas! And now we have the right focus I’m pretty confident the results will be there soon. Take care! And does the gift start with a L…? 😉

In replay to Matthias Veltkamp

It’s a good thing you are now aware that you have to step in. In your projects you have a “getting things done” mentallity. Now you need this in working on your business. Get the right structure and delegate some tasks. Happy sailing 😉

Celebration day Get out of the assignment That there is a lot of work to do and that there are lots of great opportunities. Learn from the process It’s good to think about the topics you wan to improve. Doing this with kaizen will certainly help us. Besides that it showed me you don’t have to do the kaizen immediately but also can think a little bit about it an… Read More

November 18, 2022 Optimize What Kinda Works

Day 5 A plan to kaizen the “difficult to optimize” – The website had some results (selling cardset) but need to be improved Our website is ok, but attracts little to no new customers. Except for the set of cards. In Q1 of 2023 we want to upgrade the website and also bring together a number of different parts/products on one website. It will be important to look … Read More

November 17, 2022 Optimize What Kinda Works

Day 4 A plan to kaizen the “requires some effort to optimize” – Webinars, did deliver some valuable contacts but very few clients We did some webinars in the past year. We did get positive reactions and feedback, but besides good contacts it did not deliver clients. For now we did decide not to give any webinars until early next year. Maybe there’s a possibility… Read More

November 16, 2022 Optimize What Kinda Works

Day 3 A plan to kaizen the “easy to optimize” – Automated emails and follow up at download of “inkijkexemplaar” on website Next week I would like to go with Bas in 30 minutes to see why it is that this does not yield sufficient results. The easiest way out is to extend the automation with 1 or 2 emails, but I would like to look for a creative solution.

November 16, 2022 Optimize What Kinda Works

Day 2 Divide list Easy – Automated emails and follow up at download of “inkijkexemplaar” on website Requres some effort – Webinars, did deliver some valuable contacts but very few clients – LinkedIn post on specific product (cardset) did work but other post didn’t bring in new clients (only interesting comments and some contacts). Difficult – The web… Read More

November 16, 2022 Optimize What Kinda Works

Day 1 List that produce some of the results – Webinars, did deliver some valuable contacts but very few clients – Automated emails and follow up at download of “inkijkexemplaar” on website – LinkedIn post on specific product (cardset) did work but other post didn’t bring in new clients (only interesting comments and some contacts). – The website had some results … Read More

Get out of the assignment It actually felt great to make plans for all the things that are already going well. It gives renewed energy at some points to get started with it. Furthermore, I apparently continue to have a blind spot for my own positive qualities and results. Bas had to remind me again this week about my network & networking skills and the success of the… Read More

November 11, 2022 Double Down on What Works

Day 5 Difficult to double down – New long term assignments (detachering/secondment) o create an extension of assignments from this, such as extra training courses and workshops During long term assignments I try to sell more things than only my hours. In the past I sold trainings and workshops at clients where I was a Scrum Master. In my current assignment that will … Read More

November 11, 2022 Double Down on What Works

Day 4 plan for some effort – Creating an expert position (in my current assignment I was seen in no time as the expert for Product Owners); In the coming weeks I want to further expand my expert position within my current assignment. My direct colleague coaches now see me as an expert in the field of Product Owners. In the coming weeks I will extend this to the Product… Read More

November 10, 2022 Double Down on What Works

Day 3 Plan for “easy to double down” – Word of mouth (and NEW networking skills); it should be easy to just talk to as many people I can that I’ve worked with to get good referrals. Beside that we will speak to two conferences where I will meet a lot of people and can get them interested in o… Read More

November 10, 2022 Double Down on What Works

In replay to Leo Steijn

WOW Leo, that sounds awesome. Well done and now go double down on this 😉

In an earlier assignment we talked about delegation. For this weeks assignment we want to double down on some of the activities that gave good results like more workshops, PO experiences and books/cardsets. But without proper delegation we will not make it because of time and knowledge. In order to do the right thing we think to delegate tasks like; – Create website co… Read More

November 9, 2022 Double Down on What Works

Day 2 Make 3 lists Easy – Word of mouth – Concrete products such as the card set – Eat the frog, less procrastinating and pick up actions quickly – (NEW) More focus and not too many different actions/tasks at hand Some effort – Creating an expert position (in my current assignment I was seen in no time as the expert for Product Owners) – Existing network of (… Read More

November 7, 2022 Double Down on What Works

Day 1 Most results Strategies – New long term assignments (detachering/secondment) o create an extension of assignments from this, such as extra training courses and workshops – Word of mouth Tactic – Creating an expert position (in my current assignment I was seen in no time as the expert for Product Owners) – Existing network of (ideal)clients. What… Read More

November 7, 2022 Double Down on What Works

In replay to Bas van Amersfoort

you make me blush 😉

This week’s assignment has shown me again what the meaning of focus is. I have to stop doing the things that don’t work so that I have more time for the important things. Even though it is sometimes difficult decisions that you have to make, on the other hand it also gives peace and space. This week’s teaching method is another good example of how you can look at an is… Read More

In replay to Manny Moerman

WOW Manny! Your first Huiskamersessie. I hope it went well and that the participants were enthusiastic. Nice steps taken! Good luck in Portugal.

In replay to Bas van Amersfoort

Well done Bass. I’m pretty excited about the steps we’re taking at the moment. As you say; things are falling into place right now. It’s great to see that this also improves our cooperation and that we understand each other better. On to the next successful step!

November 4, 2022 Stop What Doesn’t Work

Day 5 Make a plan for “difficult” Make assumptions of what our clients want and think (measure and ask) Instead of making assumptions about what we think our customers would want (or should) have, we will ask our customers about their needs (see also day 4). In order to actually know whether our offer is and remains appropriate, we have to start measuring. I have … Read More

November 4, 2022 Stop What Doesn’t Work

Day 3 Eliminate the “easy” list We are no longer using our mailinglist like it is at the moment. Maybe in the near future we will sort out which contacts we can use (because they are real clients) and start a new list. I stopped saying YES to all questions asked and with that also creating more focus on the tasks at hand. We already stopped writing all kinds of blog… Read More

November 4, 2022 Stop What Doesn’t Work

Day 4 make a plan for “require some effort” Stop emailing without a proper follow-up: My plan is to create a good follow-up system for the free downloads we have on our website. We can therefore use the same system for the follow-up when registering for our golden ticket of the card set. (start of December) Trying to make an ideal client of a particular n… Read More

Thank you Nisandeh for the great workshop yesterday. Once again it gave me energy and the strength to persevere. Insights: – the space above my head, it was just a little to much – I have to be a little bit closer to the camera – make it personal and just use a question that is asked to me that day – don’t edit – again Morningfame looks incredible and I should use… Read More

October 28, 2022 Evaluation Time Celebration

Did you get out of this week – especially to be pressed with the nose on the facts – It’s good to look back at what worked and what didn’t. – it is difficult to stop certain things, but by listing them in this way you are encouraged to change – the youtube workshop was again great. In addition to the expert book that I was already very enthusiastic about, this takes it… Read More

October 28, 2022 Evaluation Time Celebration

In replay to Machiel Emmering

WOW Machiel what an insight that is (no. 1). I completely sympathize with you and am sometimes completely surprised what we are actually doing in the field of marketing. We get advice from everywhere and very rarely does it work. I sincerely hope that through this program we will learn to deal with this better and achieve better successes.

October 28, 2022 Evaluation Time

Day 5 produce SOME of the results – Webinars, did deliver some valuable contacts but very few clients – Automated emails and follow up at download of “inkijkexemplaar” on website – LinkedIn post on specific product (cardset) did work but other post didn’t bring in new clients (only interesting comments and some contacts). – The website had some results (selling… Read More

October 28, 2022 Evaluation Time

In replay to Bas van Amersfoort

Second try to get a good vision statement. Let people thrive and flourish by making connections and building bridges so they can better work and learn together.

October 28, 2022 Evaluation Time

In replay to Bas van Amersfoort

You certainly have a point there. Building bridges and allowing people to flourish are very important to me. Just couldn’t put it into words.

October 27, 2022 Evaluation Time

Day 4 Produce MOST of the results – Concrete products such as the card set – New long term assignments (detachering/secondment) * create an extension of assignments from this, such as extra training courses and workshops – Existing network of (ideal)clients. Whatsapp, call or email warm contacts with a good proposition – Free workshop with irresistible o… Read More

October 27, 2022 Evaluation Time

Day 3 Did NOT produce results – Emailing our emaillist (knowing that the majority of these people are not our real/ideal clients – Creating too high expectations for ourselves – Wanting too much at once – Summer school created but no registrations – Blogpost – Automated email after free do… Read More

October 26, 2022 Evaluation Time

Day 2 Values Enthusiasm Personal Growth Building bridges (metaphorical) Honesty/ reliability

October 26, 2022 Evaluation Time

Day 1 Vision My vision for the business is: When describing my vision, the doubt always begins. Am I writing it down correctly? Does this describe what I really want? Can I inspire people with this? Just a few questions that come to mind when I’m doing this. For now I would like to describe my vision in two ways and I am curious about the feedback. 1. Let orga… Read More

In replay to Maria Simons

Goed om je video te kunnen bekijken. Met name omdat de inhoud voor mij ook veel waarde had. Je brengt het verhaal duidelijk en rustig. Als tip zou ik je mee willen geven om nog even goed te letten op je visuals (volledig in beeld) en je vraag duidelijk opschrijven waardoor deze nog meer blijft hangen.

In replay to Bas van Amersfoort

Well done!!! I know it’s far outside your comfort zone but you did a really nice job! Let’s go for the next round.

Oh damn that was a though one! To make the video is not the hard part I think, but get the right question and content certainly was. Here is my video and I also put it on LinkedIn.

Looking forward to the feedback

October 23, 2022 Time for Review

It strikes me that most participants describe things that have to do with working in your business rather than on the business. I find myself doing that quickly too. I am especially curious about interesting structures and exercises to apply. Focus areas: – Writing my expert book using the structure Nisandeh suggested. (including creating associated videos) – Implemen… Read More

October 20, 2022 Time for Review

Day 4 Weaknesses Personal – Procrastinating – Stubborn / pigheaded – Expressing my thoughts – Bad in real life networking – Start but not finish – I don’t like marketing Business – Marketing not in place – It’s to much about the person instead of the product – Email list is too small – Automation and delegation not in place – Too few products – Too ma… Read More

October 20, 2022 Time for Review

Day 3 Strengths Personal – Enthusiasm – Good theoretical knowledge about Scrum – “Connector” – Can quickly bond with people – Facilitating skills – Give structure to teams – People talk to me easily because I give them confidence that I’m there for them. – Communicative – Honest and transparent Business – A lot of experience in coaching PO’s – A well… Read More

October 19, 2022 Time for Review

Day 2 Make a list of all the things in the program AND in your actions that were good or great. – All the different structures and exercises. For example the Idea Generator. We now even use this in our trainings. – The Expert book session gave me a lot of energy and really ticked some boxes. I immediately implemented this structure and start working in my business. – … Read More

October 19, 2022 Time for Review

In replay to Bas van Amersfoort

That are some great successes! 😉 Especially the book and the fantastic workshop we did.

October 19, 2022 Time for Review

In replay to Leo Steijn

LEO!!!!! You are one of the best examples this program works! Despite all your reluctance and impatience at the beginning you are now making it a success. The deal (or even dealS) you closed last week are an example of the successes you can get if you implement the right structures. Keep it up!

October 19, 2022 Time for Review

Day 1 Make a list of all the things in the program AND in your actions that could have been done better or could be improved. – Implementation. I don’t implement the lessons enough in my day-to-day business. – Time Management. it’s very hard to get into a new habit of spending structured time working on my business. – Missed assignments. Due to vacation and a couple o… Read More

October 12, 2022 Position Yourself

Day 4 Where am I taking them? Or WHERE are we going to? This is a very difficult one. There has to be something of a promise that you can actually keep. I still find that difficult to articulate and to be able to promise because you are so dependent on a variety of external factors. I’ve made a start and hope we can make some good improvements next week. Where am … Read More

October 12, 2022 Position Yourself

In replay to Sigrid van der Marel

Thanks Sigrid for sharing this WHY. It was inspiring to me! And immediately gave me a reliable feeling with your expertise.

October 12, 2022 Position Yourself

Day 3 WHY are you qualified? I have seen many projects fail, run out of time or become too expensive. I was such a project leader who thought he could solve complex issues with project-based (Prince2) working. This was not satisfying and actually only caused stress. I always felt like “de Sjaak”. It even went so far as to burn out. This changed when I came into co… Read More

October 12, 2022 Position Yourself

Day 2 WHY do you want to help? Because I believe that Product Owners, and the Agile way of working, are the future in government. At the moment so many projects fail, almost 70%, because they are not managed properly. This is such a shame and a huge waste of money. We must realize that things can be done differently and that we are moving towards a new Agile culture i… Read More

October 12, 2022 Answer THEIR Questions

In replay to Marie-Louise Krause

Hi Marie-Louise, Webinargeek is a tool to support webinars. After I wrote down and published my formats I realized that with Webinargeek you don’t see your audience and the only way to ask questions is by chat. So I’m not sure it’s the right tool for a A&Q session.

October 11, 2022 Position Yourself

In replay to Matthias Veltkamp

Matthias, maybe you can make it more specific by thinking about your vision of off-grid housing. I like the first sugestion of Nisandeh and would add one word: Sustainable Home and Business Owners

October 11, 2022 Position Yourself

In replay to Nisandeh Neta

Thank you Nisandeh! I will be: Product Owners in governmental and non-profit organizations.

October 10, 2022 Position Yourself

In replay to Leo Steijn

Nice Leo!!!

October 10, 2022 Position Yourself

Day 1 WHO do you want to help? I like this way of creating my positioning statement Nisandeh. In this way I can communicate it at the end of this week. And it gives me the focus I need for my expert position. Hopefully by the end of the week the statement will be strong enough to communicate. WHO: I want to help Product Owners and their teams, especially within gove… Read More

Day 5 Celebration 1. What did you get out Q&A is a great idea. It’s a low profile event for our clients in which we can demonstrate our expertise. 2. Learn from the process That I can give a commitment when I make a list of possibilities. Besides that the idea generator keeps on working and we now also use it in our trainings and workshops. 3. Celebrate I n… Read More

October 7, 2022 Answer THEIR Questions

Day 4 Communication plan We will have two types of Q&A’s: 1 for management of our (new) client(s) 2 for an open audience Our plan for the management session is that we “sell” it to our contact at our client. After that we will make an email together to get the management interested and committed to the session. For the open audience the plan is like: 1…. Read More

October 7, 2022 Answer THEIR Questions

In replay to Matthias Veltkamp

WOW Matthias well done!!! I’m looking forward to hear your update Monday morning in our call.

October 5, 2022 Answer THEIR Questions

Day 2 Formats and names Formats: 1. Teamsmeeting 2. Zoommeeting 3. Whatsapp videocall 4. Within the Digital Product Owner meeting at my assignment 5. Live at the next Scrum Gilde Amersfoort meeting 6. Live on FB 7. Live on Youtube 8. Webinargeek 9. VIP session during breakfast, lunch or a drink Names: 1. Q&A for Product Owners 2. Vraag het aan Henny 3… Read More

October 3, 2022 Answer THEIR Questions

Day 1 Reasons Why you should conduct a Live Q&A session 1. Propagating my expert position 2. Helping/serving my target audience 3. I can help my clients have a quick answer for their burning questions 4. Gather questions for my Expert Book 5. Expand my mailinglist 6. To create follow up opportunities 7. Another moment to show our products 8. Nice feature for … Read More

October 3, 2022 Answer THEIR Questions

In replay to Rudolph Huizinga

Rudolph, I never thought of it that a Q&A can increase your confidence. But now you put it in this perspective maybe it will. I will give it a try 😉 And I like the “every Q&A is small project”. Make it small, have focus and you get your results quickly!

September 30, 2022 My Expert Book – Follow Up

Thank you Nisandeh for the workshop. It was a blast! The idea of an Expert Book that you shared gave me a lot of energy (I even couldn’t sleep last night because of all the ideas and thoughts). I think it’s a great idea and definitly can grow my expert position. You always say that we have to implement. This time I really did it. In a Retrospective this morning I asked m… Read More

September 30, 2022 Demonstrate Your Expertise

Day 3/4/5 I have made a blogpost and a video. The structure did really help me to create content. At the moment I don’t have the confidence to share the outcome. But in the near future I will get these posts online.

September 29, 2022 My Expert Book – Preparation

In replay to Nisandeh Neta

Thank you Nisandeh. Like you told Bas, scrum, Agile, product owner and coach are words people are looking for on Google. So would it be better to just describe my expertise as Scrum Master or Product Owner Coach? And in the questions and answers I can go in depth on collaboration.

September 28, 2022 My Expert Book – Preparation

Preparation assignment 1 all the reasons why you must publish an expert book 1. It’s a nice business card 2. It can be a client magnet 3. I become an expert instantly by writing a book 4. It is distinct from others 5. Makes it easier to get media attention 6. I will be invited as a speaker 7. Because it’s a nice give away 8. Share my knowledge and experience… Read More

September 28, 2022 Demonstrate Your Expertise

Day 2 One question and answer template At the beginning I was struggling to come up with good valuable question. Now I have a list of at least 16 questions I want to answer. Number 4 and 5 are my favorites, but I have to choose for now. The question I’m going to answer this week is: What is the one thing you should do to help your Product Owners? The template I… Read More

September 28, 2022 Demonstrate Your Expertise

Day 1 10 questions that will deliver value and demonstrate expertise 1. What is it that you don’t know about facilitating collaboration with your stakeholders that can hurt you? 2. What is the one bad habit in working with your team that is killing your team moral? 3. What is het one change in working with your team which would make the most impact in reaching your … Read More

September 28, 2022 Demonstrate Your Expertise Q&As

In replay to Nisandeh Neta

I like that one; do the daily assignment every day or STARVE. It’s a bit harsh but maybe also very usefull for me ’cause I recognize myself in Paul’s challenge to finish all the assignments.

In replay to Henny van Silfhout

I forget to mention a nice succes. I managed to strengthen my expert position a little bit today. Yesterday I was asked to tell a group of HBO-ICT students something. The subject: product vision and how to take the first concrete steps towards the result. It was so cool to do and to hear that they were actually inspired to take up business right away.

Celebrating day 5 WOW . As I just mentioned before I was struggling with the assignments. This week assignment and the Hot Seat session inspired me a lot. I feel like this is one of the first weeks that I have a good feeling about what I’ve worked out (see my comment for day 4/5). In such a way that I can also implement it directly. What did you get out of the assignm… Read More

September 16, 2022 The Gold in Your Expertise

Day 4 and 5 one product further elaborated Product: instead of what I wrote/thought last Wednesday this topic wil become a blog with a call to action to the workshop How to create a Product Owner Community/Guild My target audience are Product Owners who are working in de public sector Purpose: learning and sharing knowledge together I also tried to incorporate the … Read More

September 14, 2022 The Gold in Your Expertise

To be honest, I’m struggeling with the program. I like the lessons I learn and I do see all the potential. On the other hand I’m very tired physically and mentally lately so I can’t get to everything in terms of assignments. I also feel like I’m letting my buddies down because of that. I’ve decided to really get on with the assignments now. This week’s assignment cert… Read More

August 29, 2022 Your Expert How-To Book

Day WHY writing a book 1. It’s a nice business card 2. It can be a client magnet 3. I become an expert instantly by writing a book 4. It is distinct from others 5. Makes it easier to get media attention 6. I will be invited as a speaker 7. Because it’s a nice give away 8. Share my knowledge and experiences 9. To help/serve more people to become a great employe… Read More

In replay to Nisandeh Neta

Thank you Nisandeh for this tip! I just tried to put into words what commitment I can and will give. Helped and inspired by the comments of Maru and Max

August 26, 2022 Grow Your Expert Position

Day 4 Specific, clear and achievable goals 1. Sell our first PO event (without having a clear program yet) 2. Sold more than 200 pieces of our box Het Wiel van de Product Owner -out of the box- 3. Organize at least 2 “Scrum Gilde Amersfoort” meetings 4. Be invited to speak at one conference 5. Sell 2 trainings for Product Owner this year 6. Initiate the online … Read More

August 26, 2022 Grow Your Expert Position

Day 3 My specific commitment For me it was a difficult assigment to describe my commitment. On the one hand to clarify what that expert position entails and on the other hand to clarify the commitment I give. I have tried to reach my commitment based on the descriptions of Maru and Max (Thanks fort he inspiration!) I want to commit to become a know expert in the fie… Read More

Hi Nisandeh, I’m struggeling with the day three assignment. The last two days I thought about the Why and What of becoming an expert. I would like to become a known expert in my field of expertise (Scrum – Product Ownership). I thought for me it was clear. For day three you asked us to come up with a specific commitment. This question makes it a bit unclear for me :-… Read More

August 24, 2022 Grow Your Expert Position

In replay to Henny van Silfhout

I forgot to mention my most important WHAT. For me the most important parts I want to be known for are: 1. Helping PO’s to inderstand their role and responsibilities 9. The great events I’m hosting for Scrum enthusiasts where they can learn, develop and have fun 11 The energetic and informatieve trianings and workshops.

August 24, 2022 Grow Your Expert Position

Day 2. What you want to be known for as an expert 1. Helping PO’s to understand their role and responsibilities 2. My profound knowledge and expertise of and experience in Scrum 3. Ask the right questions 4. My energy and enthusiasm 5. My servant leadership 6. I can connect people to get better answers tot heir questions and challenges 7. All the succesfull PO’… Read More

August 24, 2022 Grow Your Expert Position

Day 1 Why do you want to become an expert. 1. Serve and help people (e.g. Product Owners) 2. Earn more money by charging better prices 3. I’d like to be asked for help 4. It’s more easy to start at new clients/organisations 5. To grow my/our business (sell more and different products, hire people to help me/us) 6. To be part of the innercircle of the Agile/Scru… Read More

August 24, 2022 Grow Your Expert Position

In replay to Leo Steijn

well done Leo! But I think at nr 1. you want to earn more 😉

Day 2 Who is our ideal client 1. Want to develop themselve 2. Are commited to our method and work with it (implements) 3. We can have fun 4. Is coachable ands sees me/us as an expert 5. Have a mandate to pay for my/our services/trainings 6. Wants to build a longterm relationship 7. Wants … Read More

Day 1 why do you want to work with ideal clients 1. less frustration 2. constant flow of income 3. more predictability 4. makes me feel energized and happy 5. these clients give good feedback and referrals 6. we know th… Read More

July 21, 2022 Creating Time

Day 2-4 Due to an unexpected vacation with my wife this week (we have a few days added to our long weekend) it is a bit difficult to carry out the daily routine as planned. nevertheless I try these days to start the day with a moment of reflection. I notice that this creates peace and creativity. But also the need to be able to give more time to myself and my wife.

July 21, 2022 Creating Time

Day 1. Plan I had the idea for a long time to create a daily routine and a daystart. For now I will combine the daily start with a WOMB moment. So to make is more specific; I start my day at 8.30 with a daily. Besides that I want to plan the 2-3 hrs a week on Wednesday morning. I put alarms in my phone to remember me. The creation of this time wil be a challenge. Mo… Read More

July 15, 2022 Become Super Productive

In replay to Matthias Veltkamp

He Matthias, well done with this NEW list. Especialy nr 6 & 7! Keep up doing the right stuff, you can do it!

WOW . This was another week with all kinds of thoughts and insights. The more I thought about doing stuff Less or even Stop, I get also ideas about doing new/more things but then in a more productive way. My biggest inside I had was during reading the Q&A of last Wednesday. It is important to STOP things and that is maybe even more important then starting new things… Read More

July 15, 2022 Become Super Productive

Day 5 New 1. Choose the right automation tool and implement it 2. Create and start with a daily routine More 1. Fullfill my day by doing some kind of closure in which I also look at the lessons learned for that day 2. Follow up and take action 3. Create more small products to sell on our website Less 1. Postpone tasks 2. Keep ideas and thought in my mind 3… Read More

July 15, 2022 Become Super Productive

Day 4 What to STOP doing 1. Stop using our current mailinglist 2. Postpone tasks that can be done immediately 3. Chit chat when busy and have a deadline 4. Things without knowing the contribution to our goal 5. Being insecure 6. Thinking like a vegetable farmer and start thinking more like a fruit farmer 7. Stop putting energy in clients that are not the ideal ones … Read More

July 14, 2022 Become Super Productive

Day 3 What to do LESS 1. Less task switching 2. Less worrying 3. Postpone tasks at hand 4. Do not post on a daily basis but plan in advance 5. Attract extra activities to me 6. Adhoc tasks 7. Keep ideas and thoughts in my mind and not speak out 8. Being insecure, I do have good ideas and have to speak out 9. Eat unhealthy food that put on weight (like cola, red bu… Read More

July 13, 2022 Become Super Productive

Day 2 What MORE to do 1. Write more blogs 2. Write more posts for LinkedIn 3. Ask more often for a referal or recommendation 4. Use my purpose planner every day 5. Start every day with a daily/day start 6. Fullfill my day by doing some kind of closure in which I also look at the lessons learned for that day 7. Eat the frog 8. Follow up and take action 9. Eat more … Read More

July 11, 2022 Become Super Productive

Day 1 What NEW to add 1. Write an assignment for a marketing internship 2. Choose the right automation tool and implement it 3. Make a contentplanning 4. Create a definition of done for the marketing assignment 5. Make video (vlog) of our blogs 6. Create and start with a daily routine 7. Embedding WOMB assignments in my daily routine 8. React on LinkedIn posts f… Read More

July 7, 2022 Automate Something New

Day 4 HOW to automate 1. Make the right choice for the automation tool 2. Take time to discover the tool 3. Make a contentplanning 4. Inventory tips & tricks community training 5. Write different posts 6. Search for pictures 7. Make professional pictures by a photographer 8. Use the tool 9. Measure and monitor reactions and interactions 10. Delegate work … Read More

July 7, 2022 Automate Something New

In replay to Henny van Silfhout

For now doubt is over Hootsuite, SocialPilot or Buffer

July 7, 2022 Automate Something New

Day 3 WHAT tool will you use I want to automate the process of posting on different social media. Tools I found or thought that would work are the following: 1. Hootsuite 2. Active Campaign 3. Mailchimp 4. Whatssapp for business 5. Facebook Business 6. OmniFocus 7. SocialPilot 8. ContentStudio 9. Sprout Social 10. Buffer I’m not sure which tool I would … Read More

July 7, 2022 Automate Something New

In replay to Vered Neta

I choose nr 2 posting social media posts on different platforms as my task to automate

July 5, 2022 Automate Something New

1. Marketing emails 2. Social media post on different platforms 3. Payments of products on website 4. Part of the quotations 5. Webinar subscriptions 6. Registrations for training and workshops 7. Feedback porces by email 8. Free give away on website 9. Reminders for appointments and tasks 10. Capture customer data in CRM tooling 11. Progress messages/questions (… Read More

July 5, 2022 Automate Something New

Day 1 WHY automate 1, it saves me time 2. less frustrations 3. fewer/avoid mistakes 4. helpfull for clienst 5. I can’t forget to do some tasks 6. it saves money 7. more easy to measure output 8. faster delivery 9. less time-bound 10 possible to plan things in advance 11. I don’t have to do unpleasant work My most important reasons WHY I would automate are… Read More

What did you get out of this week: There is a lot more to delegate then I thought would be. And you just have to start to make it to a plan. Delegation plan: It is in more detail on the assignment page but in short: I want to recruite an intern to write and publish our social media content. What did you learn: Just follow the proces and you will come up with more… Read More

July 1, 2022 Delegate Something New

Putting it al together I want to delegate the writing and publishing of social media content to an intern because in a way they have better knowledge about this line of work than me. And besides that there can be more stuff done when working together. It will mainly be writing posts and blogs and posting them on our social media platforms. And further more the intern c… Read More

July 1, 2022 Delegate Something New

HOW to delegate Write and publish social media posts and keep track about the popular topics on social media. I want to delegate this to an intern because in a way they have better knowledge about this line of work than me. And besides that there can be more stuff done when working together. How are we gone do that: 1. Make a clear list of tasks that will be done by … Read More

July 1, 2022 Delegate Something New

I choose “write and publish social media posts and keep track about the popular topics” and “create an online platform” to delegate. Who can I delegate those tasks to: 1. Kracht Communicatie – Nadine Folkers 2. Stagiair HBO Marketing & Communicatie 3. ZZP-er via shout out on LinkedIn 4. Professional copywriter like Aartjan van Erkel 5. Social media mark… Read More

June 28, 2022 Delegate Something New

WHAT to delegate 1. Write and publish social media posts 2. Have website changes built 3. Search for new business 4. Administration 5. Sending orders (eg. our new cardset) 6. Create design for a couple of webpages on our site 7. Keep track of social media platforms, what is written about Product Owners and their challenges. 8. Create and edit video (vlogs) 9. Ma… Read More

June 27, 2022 Delegate Something New

In replay to Matthias Veltkamp

Nice. Well done!

June 27, 2022 Delegate Something New

In replay to Henny van Silfhout

I forgot my TOP3 1. Others have better skills than me 2. So I can focus on the things I like 3. Getting more stuff done

June 27, 2022 Delegate Something New

WHY to delegate 1. Have more spare time 2. Others have better skills than me 3. So I can focus on the things I like 4. So I can focus on the things I can do best 5. Working together is fun 6. 1+1=3 7. Getting more stuff done 8. Getting room to get better at what I’m already good at 9. Grow our network 10. Higher quality of the product(s) 11. Others can challen… Read More

WOW , what a week this was. The start was a bit hesitant but now I’m in. What did you get out of this week’s assignment? I’m an insecure person and don’t think I can do great things. For example I always say I can not generate a lot of ideas, I’m not good at it. So when I read this weeks assignment I was very doubtful. BUT….. I committed to the proces and came up… Read More

My struggle for this week is: Get a constant flow of new clients and in that way more revenue and profit. Day 5!!! 1. Find an intern as social media marketeer 2. create new free giveaway 3. start webshop with our products and merchandise 4. Make Summerschool 2022 for FREE 5. Publish Managementboek.nl bookchat on our social media 6. start PO Community 7. Become sp… Read More

My struggle for this week is: Get a constant flow of new clients and in that way more revenue and profit. During this week I get more and more convinced that we are fruit farmers instead of vegetable farmers. For the quick fix/money we can do nice assignments as a Scrum Master and earn the money we need for now. But for our concept Het Wiel van de Product Owner we nee… Read More

My struggle for this week is: Get a constant flow of new clients and in that way more revenue and profit. Day 3 1. Shout out in our network for new PO connections 2. Connect with groups for PO’s on LinkedIn 3. Take over a PO community 4. Collaborating with other businesses that support Product Owners 5. Collaborating with businesses that are specialising in Scrum M… Read More

In replay to Leo Steijn

Hé Leo, Ik zie je struggle. Die is behoorlijk veelzijdig. Ga je voor nu concentreren op de ideeën om je struggle op te lossen. Gebruik de ideeën generator! Zet ‘m op!

My struggle for this week is: Get a constant flow of new clients and in that way more revenue and profit. Day 2 new Ideas 1. Ask current clients for a reference 2. let our clients sell our product 3. Start LinkedIn community for Product Owners 4. Give workshops for FREE 5. Use LinkedIn advertisements 6. Use Facebook (inlcuding group) for our business 7. Going to … Read More

My struggle is to get a constant flow of new clients and in that way more revenue and profit. For day 1 my 10 ideas are: 1. Send emails to our mailinglist 2. More references on our website 3. Every day a post on LinkedIn by our business account 4. React on LinkedIn posts of expert in our field of business 5. Cold acquisition 6. Up to date information on website 7… Read More

1. I am an amazing Connector 2. In my business, I am a lousy…go-getter 3. I want to become known as THE…expert in PO coaching but mainly as a nice and trustworthy person. 4. The best thing about my business is…our method “Het Wiel van de Product Owner” 5. The one thing I definitely need to change about my business is… revenu and profit 6. What makes me happy in… Read More

1. How to work smarter, not harder; 2. Your expert position; 3. Your focus on ideal clients;

1. Where today and future The main reasons to start a business was freedom and autonomy. I want to decide for myself which work I do and where I do it. Besides that I hoped that also the money will be good so I can do some other things (unpaid) that contribute to society as a whole. Somewhere along the way I think I’ve lost that bit af autonomy. It’s more important t… Read More

1. Business vision In the Netherlands we see so many projects go wrong and get stuck. Our vision is to get as many projects moving as possible. We like to inspire, to enthuse and activate people and teams to do the things necessary to get things done. 2. Who Product Owners en projectleaders 3. How We developed Het Wiel van de Product Owner. This are 5 simple step… Read More

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