Meet Eelco Rustenburg

Co-founder & Partner Highberg Group ​- SPCT Trainer - Author & Keynote Speaker

An agile community figure...

Eelco Rustenburg is a partner at Highberg Group and is a certified SPCT (SAFe Program Consultant Trainer), Agile Master, and a well-known Agilist in the community.

Eelco has authored the top 100 book on Scrum, "The Power of Scrum," which has been translated into 4 languages. He has also been at the forefront of the Agile community since 2002, and devoted to Scrum since 1998.

Leading change with innovation and insight

Eelco has worked in many large companies and has pushed the boundaries of scaling Agile to hardware, compliance, and other areas. With an impressive focus on large companies, (senior) management, and program/project management, Eelco implements change in organizations based on Agile values and principles.​

He has invested in various frameworks such as SAFe, LeSS, Nexus, to ensure that Agile values withstand the pressure of such frameworks. He is highly proficient in SAFe, as many companies are now embracing this framework, and he has found a path in SAFe that offers the benefits and addresses the pitfalls and disadvantages

SAFe certificates

The SAFe® Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT) certification is the highest level of certification provided by Scaled Agile. The SPCT program recognizes individuals who demonstrate superior knowledge, competency, and in-depth field experience in adopting Agile across an enterprise with the Scaled Agile Framework®.

A thought leader and renowned speaker

Eelco is our agile thoughtleader, author, trainer and speaker. He is a partner at Highberg, and has been an integral part of Highberg from the start.​

He is a regular speaker at agile and business conferences, such as SAFe Summit, Agile Business Conference, Agile20xx, ALE Europe, XP Conferences, RTE Summit, Agile for hardware events and many more.​

​Next to that, Eelco is a trusted advisor to leadership teams in digital and agile transformations of the world’s largest enterprises, such as ASML, Philips, AirFrance KLM, to name a few.​

His leadership sessions, founded in systemic coaching, systems thinking, agile and lean principles and biology are top of class growth opportunities for leaders. ​

His workshops on portfolio and product management, execution effectiveness have helped hundreds of teams to get better

Podcast - RTE Unplugged #19: The keys to high-performing teams

The discussion revolves around Eelco's keynote at the RTE Summit in New York City, which intriguingly connects hormones, muscles, metrics, and leadership to the role of a Release Train Engineer (RTE).

Eelco shares his journey and the pivotal moments that led him to explore the differences between successful and less successful teams.

The Power of Scrum (by Eelco)

The Power of Scrum tells the inspiring story of Mark Resting, CTO of a software company struggling with a major client and a project with more problems than solutions and a marriage in crisis. But, when he meets Jerry, a West-coast expert in Scrum, light at the end of the tunnel begins to appear, Mark begins to reluctantly hope things will work out. The road is bumpy, but Jerry skillfully brings Mark’s developers from a world of project crisis into a revolutionary approach that can save the day.

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Jul 25

Implementing SAFe (SPC) - Classroom

€3,295
Guaranteed to run! Classroom training - each day from 08:30 - 17:30 CEST
SAFe
English
Amsterdam
Guaranteed to run! Classroom training - each day from 08:30 - 17:30 CEST
€3,295
  • Amsterdam
  • English
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Sep 20

Agile Hardware Development for Leading Experts

€499
Come join us for this 1-day in person event at the awesome BMW Welt!
English
BMW Welt
Come join us for this 1-day in person event at the awesome BMW Welt!
€499
  • BMW Welt
  • English
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Oct 8

SAFe Release Train Engineer (RTE) - Classroom

€2,995
Classroom Training - each day 8:30-17:30 CEST
SAFe
English
Paris
Classroom Training - each day 8:30-17:30 CEST
€2,995
  • Paris
  • English
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Oct 14

Implementing SAFe (SPC) - Virtual

€2,995
Virtual training - each day 08:30 - 17:30 CEST
SAFe
English
Virtual Course EU
Virtual training - each day 08:30 - 17:30 CEST
€2,995
  • Virtual Course EU
  • English
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Oct 30

SAFe Release Train Engineer (RTE) - Classroom

€2,995
Klassikale training - dagelijks 08:30 - 17:30 CET
SAFe
Dutch
Amsterdam
Klassikale training - dagelijks 08:30 - 17:30 CET
€2,995
  • Amsterdam
  • Dutch
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Nov 5

RTE Summit 10

€999
Join us in celebrating the monumental 10th anniversary of the RTE Summit! Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity to network, gain valuable insights, and take your RTE skills to new heights. Secure your spot now and unlock the full potential of your career!
English
B Amsterdam
Join us in celebrating the monumental 10th anniversary of the RTE Summit! Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity to network, gain valuable insights, and take your RTE skills to new heights. Secure your spot now and unlock the full potential of your career!
€999
  • B Amsterdam
  • English
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Nov 25

Implementing SAFe (SPC) - Classroom

€3,295
Klassikale training - dagelijks 08:30 - 17:30 CET
SAFe
Dutch
Amsterdam
Klassikale training - dagelijks 08:30 - 17:30 CET
€3,295
  • Amsterdam
  • Dutch
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Dec 9

SAFe Release Train Engineer (RTE) - Classroom

€2,995
Klassikale training - dagelijks 08:30 - 17:30 CET
SAFe
Dutch
Amsterdam
Klassikale training - dagelijks 08:30 - 17:30 CET
€2,995
  • Amsterdam
  • Dutch
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