Sander Hoogendoorn

He is an independent software craftsman and dolce vita man.
He is Sander Hoogendoorn.


“I’m not gonna refactor the code just yet, because the code doesn’t know where it wants to go yet.” Sander Hoogendoorn


In the first place, he’s living a life full of adventures, especially in a professional career. Besides his name, you can find epithets like a consultant, architect, software craftsman, an independent dad. Also, Sander Hoogendoorn is a magnificent programmer, fantastic coach, personal mentor, writer, speaker, and traveler.

Sander is an exceptional Agile, Scrum, and Kanban expert, specialized in continuous delivery, agile requirements, software estimation, and design patterns. Also, his expertise includes microservices, UML, software architecture, and code writing.

Stairways to heaven or highway to hell is a philosophy that he follows through the implementation of the Agile approach. Sander leads organizations and teams through the changes, giving them coaching to optimize their processes, architecture, practices, tests, and code. This is Agile, Pragmatisch modelleren met UML 2.0 are just small parts of his bibliography including many practical guides, hundreds of articles in international magazines such as InfoQ, Agile Record, OBJECTSpectrum, DevX, International Developer Magazine, Software Release Magazine, etc. We can’t forget his valuable experience in international events and conferences as an inspiring speaker and someone who held courses, lecturers, and training at the enterprise or university level. Finally, Sander runs a workshop and seminars about microservices, UML, continuous delivery, and design patterns.


“How microteams change the way we collaborate. Again.”


Sander Hoogendoorn on the upcoming Agile Serbia Conference: All-Stars Edition 2020, is going to introduce the next evolution in autonomous collaboration in the age of Agile and remote working. And that’s why you can’t miss this lecture.

Over the years the way projects and teams operate in software development has changed quite a bit. From projects where teams were sliced vertically per discipline, to multi-disciplinary and cross-functional teams in Agile approaches and frameworks. Now, as a consequence of increasing velocity, remote working, DevOps, DevSecOps, and continuous delivery, we are on the move again. In Sander’s vision, teams that will be even smaller than in Agile, and much more fluent.

Over the years, Sander has been experimenting with collaboration in teams for years and reasons about this next evolution of collaboration as areas, collectives, and microteams. This talk illustrates how organizations and teams doing software and product development can transition to focus on delivering value using the ever-evolving and self-organizing power of microteams and how to get there using a combination of models, such as Cynefin, moving beyond Agile and Scrum, innovation funnels and backlogs, autonomy, and fewer rules.

All-Stars Stage is reserved for Sander as well as the Panel on the same day. These are excellent reasons for your presence in December because with Sander’s expertise this will be one memorable Agile journey!