How to manage virtual teams

On the 30th of November I gave a presentation about managing International teams at Valid. Valid is a company in the Netherlands who implements Information & Communication Technologies with over 300 employees. Among these employees many knowledgeable project managers. I received the invitation to tell my story due to the fact that I manage extensive […]

IPMA International Project Excellence Gala and IPMA Congress 2016

17 and 18 November 2016 I visited the IPMA International Project Excellence Congress in Warsaw. Competences of Professionals The theme of this year’s event was the importance of the PM competences which integrate knowledge and experience of project management professionals. The absolute top of international project managers were present and several of them presented their: Project […]

From unknown to known

October 18th, 2016. I am in a plane flying back from Vienna to Amsterdam. The last days were very intense for me, specifically today. A well known skydiver disappeared.  This all started on 13 May 2016. Well-known Dutch skydiver and tandem master John Verduin from my home drop zone Skydive Teuge disappeared suddenly when he did not show up […]

First flights with my new Orbiter

Last week of May 2016 I flew my new hang glider (an Orbiter from Icaro) for the first time, above lake Annecy in the French Alps.  Please see here a short movie that I made. On my way back home Radio538 called me for a short interview. Below you will find this funny and spontaneous interview at […]

Are you up to date?

April 19th 2016, I gave a presentation on behalf of ISES about the strength of the modern project manager at the Dutch Project Management congress. Please click here for the congress website. Over a hundred visitors of the congress visited my parallel session, clearly showing that the topic was deemed an important topic for the […]

Customer Arena

In my role as Global Program Manager I hire data specialists and architects from “the smart data company” Kadenza. Last month Jeroen Blankendaal (MD) invited me to join a so called customer arena to openly discuss the current relationship, both tips and tops.   As I embrace the idea of a fully open and transparent […]

Hang gliding above Rio de Janeiro

On Thursday 4 February 2016 I made one of my dreams come true during two great hang gliding flights above the blue skies of Rio! Please see my short video here! Over a year ago I saw great footage from hang gliders above Rio de Janeiro and specifically Corcovado on You Tube. This is the mountain with the […]

IPMA Project Excellence  Award Training on the new PEB model.

On Monday 28 October  2015, the new Project Excellence Baseline (PEB) was introduced at the World Congress of the International Project Management Association (IPMA) in Panama. Please ready my blog about this World Leading Project Management Congress here. As a consequence, all international assessors and jury members had to go through an intensive three days training. I fully support that IPMA […]

IPMA World Congress Panama

Between 28th and 30th September 2015 I joined the World Congress of the International Project Management Association in Panama (IPMA WC). A key part of this important congress for (international) project managers is the Project Excellence (PE) Award gala dinner, where the IPMA PE jury presents the final results. All projects have been assessed by […]

My lovely mom!

Today a great article about my mother has been published in Trouw (one of the largest Dutch newspapers). My mother passed away three weeks ago on Wednesday 29 July 2015. Please find the article below in Dutch. If needed please use google translate. Below this article I also added my own speech during her funeral […]