Here are answers to some of the most common inquiries I get.
”How do I get in touch with you?”
Email email@example.com. But please check below first! It will likely save time for both of us 🙂
No commercial offers or spam please!
I get a lot of emails so I can’t guarantee a response. But I try to tackle the inbox once per week unless I’m on vacation. So if I don’t respond within a couple of weeks, I might not respond at all. Note that one of my awesome Crisp colleagues may be able to help you instead, contact info here.
”Can you do a keynote/talk/workshop/course/consulting?”
I have pretty limited capacity for onsite talks/workshops/consulting. Feel free to ask, but if I don’t respond within a couple of weeks then treat that as a polite ”thanks, but I’m not available for this”.
I sometimes do remote sessions (keynotes/workshops/consulting/etc). See the remote sessions page for details.
”Can I use your pictures/slides/templates/articles/videos?”
Thanks for asking! Yes, you can use any of my free online material as long as you cite the source. By default all my material is licensed under Creative Commons.
”Can I translate your books/articles/videos?”
Awesome, please do!
- If you want to translate the books ”Scrum and XP from the Trenches” or ”Kanban and Scrum, making the most of both” contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you want to translate the book ”Lean from the Trenches” contact Pragmatic Bookshelf.
- If you want to translate any other free online material such as my slides, articles, or videos, then just go ahead and do it. Send me a link to your translated version when you are done, so I can link to it.
”Can you answer some questions about <insert topic>?”
Feel free to send me questions, but I can’t guarantee an answer.
”Can I interview you?”
Feel free to ask. If you don’t get a response within a couple of weeks, consider that a polite ”thanks, but I’m not available for this”.
”Can I visit Spotify or LEGO or Mojang?”
Sorry, I usually don’t have bandwidth to organize visits with my current or previous clients. Check your LinkedIn network and ask someone else working at these companies.
”How did you make your animated videos?”
I often get questions about how I made Agile Product Ownership in a Nutshell, Spotify Engineering Culture, and Friendly Guide to Climate Change.
I used Art Rage (drawing program), Wacom Intuos 5 drawing tablet (later upgraded to Cintiq 13HD), and ScreenFlow. Recently I’ve started using an ipad pro instead of a drawing tablet, connected via apple sidecar. I live-record the whole screen while drawing and talking, and then edit it in Screenflow. Quite fiddly and time-consuming, but fun!
”Can you make an animated drawing video for my product/service/topic?”
Probably not. These videos take a ton of time and effort, so I save it for special cases. You can always ask me, but if I don’t respond within a week consider it a polite ”No thanks”.
”I have feedback about your books/articles/talks”
Thanks for the feedback! I may not always respond, but I read and appreciate all feedback – whether it is compliments, stories, or constructive criticism.