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Niels Groen is Senior Trainer at Gladwell Academy.

Niels Groen holds a PhD in policy and governance, based on his research on escalating public IT- projects, and a master’s degree in International Business. His research work has been published in the book ‘De Bodemloze Put’ (The Never-ending Project). He has extensive experience shaping and leading enterprise-wide transformations for clients in different sectors, including telecommunications, technology, utilities and financial services.


Niels is seasoned trainer, having facilitated a myriad of training courses on Lean-Agile Product Development, Scrum, Kanban, Scaled Agile Framework, Leadership, Organizational Change, and Program and Project Management.

Niels is certified Scaled Agile Program Consultant (SPC) and a SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT) Candidate. He is qualified to teach and examine for SAFe Agilist (SA), SAFe Practitioner (SP), SAFe Scrum Master (SM), SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM), and SAFe PM/PO (PMPO) certifications. He is also qualified to teach and examine for Agile Scrum Foundation certifications.


Niels explains below the benefits of the Scaled Agile Framework.

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