Jürgen Van Gorp, PhD, is a hands-on project manager, enterprise architect and technical writer with over 20 years of experience. Coming from an academic background he is able to blend day-by-day pragmatism with a scientific approach in his projects.
Jürgen studied engineering at both the KHK and the VUB in Belgium. He received a PhD degree on System Identification with greatest distinction at the Free University of Brussels.
He is member of the Bayard Partnership, a collective of project and management specialists that work closely together to improve value for the customer and increase shared knowledge. https://bayardpartnership.com/
Jürgen authored “The Castle” and is working on a new theory for project management, called Chagwa. It is his topic at Art of Projects:
Presentation title: The Castle: A Jolly Tale on the Use of Project Documentation
The Castle is a story about a medieval castle where a King's orders to bring his castle up to date, rapidly get out of hand. Enter a wise wizard to come to his rescue, introducing to the court the art of correct project management and project documentation.
Why do marauders prefer Agile project management to waterfall? How wise is it to skip testing when the Queen is taking a bath?
Because circumstances and organizations differ, the session introduces a new concept called 'Distrans'. Distrans is a helpful measure that ensures the right level of documentation is used in any organization.