Kenny Baas-Schwegler is a strategic software delivery consultant, Socio-technical architect, facilitator, collaborate modeller, technical lead that builds quality into software delivery at Xebia. He mentors, coaches and consults management and teams by using practices, techniques and tools from domain-driven design, anthropology, deep democracy, behaviour-driven development, DevOps, and Continuous Delivery.
Through Aikido training, he learned the most efficient way to work together. To get the outcome that all parties want, energy should not be blocked but should be bent and influenced. The philosophy behind this line of reasoning is not only embedded in his personal life, but also in his work life.
By using and combining tools such as EventStorming, Example Mapping, Impact Mapping, and User Story mapping, he helps to bridge the communication gap between business and IT. With these approaches, he aims to create a transparent, safe, and collaborative space with constant and instant feedback for delivering quality software.
Besides his daily work, he also helps organise several meetups for Virtual Domain-Driven Design, Domain Driven Design Nederland and EventStorming Netherlands and is a public speaker giving talks and hands-on workshops at conferences and meetups.
Follow Kenny on Twitter @kenny_baas.
I'm speaking at...
P3X - People, Product & Process eXchange 2019
Two days in London
P3X aims to broaden the conversation between three core themes: People - Maximise human potential, Product - Explore products and align vision, Process - Deliver world-changing outcomes.discovery agile bdd testing qa people product process collaboration automation lean neurodiversity
Talks I've Given
Crunching 'Real-Life Stories' with DDD Event Storming and Combining it with BDD Techniques
Featuring Kenny Baas-Schwegler
To really understand what your users will need, you want to have a first-hand experience from 'real-life stories' before you can model and create your software. While both the DDD and BDD techniques emphasis on ‘real-life stories’ by doing collaborative deliberate learning, they both...agile examplemapping event-storming bdd domain-driven-design dddesign
Placing Microservices in Digital Transformations
Featuring Kenny Baas-Schwegler and Gideon de Kok
Microservices and Digital Transformations share a lot of the same properties; (almost) everyone is doing it, (almost) nobody knows how to do it, (almost) no-one actually knows what it means beyond the buzzword bingo. But in the focus to reduce structural complexity, the increase of autonomy and...architecture customer-journeys microservices mucon digital-transformations
Lightning Talk: I got Trapped. Stories of System Traps in the IT
Featuring Kenny Baas-Schwegler
Donella Meadows book, Thinking in Systems, is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem-solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. In her book, Donella describes eight system traps and how to get out of it.systems-traps systems dddx ddd
Events-First Microservices with Lagom
Featuring Gideon de Kok and Kenny Baas-Schwegler
Digital transformations are the new hype. By switching to a more IT-oriented organization, businesses hope to achieve a new level of flexibility to answer better to the fast changing demands of customers. Companies often start their new customer-driven strategy with a big-bang agile...microservices agile lagom architecture ddd dddx domain-driven-design