TestCon Europe 2022

October 24 – 27

Vilnius and Online

Ralph van Roosmalen

Helping Teams Create Value

Agile Strides – Coaching & Consultancy, The Netherlands


Ralph believes people make all the difference in every project. He has been working in IT since 1997. He had different roles: Software Developer, Tester, Scrum Master, Agile Coach, Team Lead, Manager, and VP Software Development. He is specialized in helping teams create value. He is an active member of the Agile community and shares his insights and knowledge by speaking at conferences and writing blog posts. In the last years, he was invited to Agile Prague, Agile India, XPDays, and Agile Lean Ireland for example. In 2017 he published the book Doing It – Management 3.0 Experiences. He published a second popular booklet Booklet “40+ Ideas to Spice Up Your Retrospective” and is currently working on his new book: The Art Of Teams. He also publishes blog posts regularly via LinkedIn, Management 3.0 blog, and his personal blog.


The Art of Teams

We live in a complex world, there are no silver bullets to solve problems in this complex world. There has been done a lot of research on what makes teams successful, or what identifies a good team. The five dysfunctions of a team, the Rocket model, project Aristotle. Ralph believes all those models have good components, but what would happen if you get the best of all those models, and also back them up with academic research?

In this talk, Ralph would like to share six components that will help teams to create value. Six components based on research, existing models, best practices, and my experience as a manager. This talk will explain that successful teams: have trust, are reliable, have conflicts, understand their impact, care about results and have clarity. You will learn why these six components are important but also have some practical take-aways. For example, saying to have conflicts is easy said. However, how do have conflicts, and help teams with conflicts?

The talk is connected to his upcoming book The Art of Teams that will be released in 2021.

Session Keywords

🔑 Teams
🔑 Trust
🔑 Conflicts
🔑 Results

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