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 currently have very little capacity for in-person consulting or on-site talks, but feel free to ask.
”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. If you don’t get a response within a week then that usually means I don’t have bandwidth to answer.
”Can I interview you?”
Feel free to ask. If you don’t get a response within a week, 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 used Art Rage (drawing program), Wacom Intuos 5 drawing tablet, and ScreenFlow. I’ve since upgraded to a Wacom Cintiq 13HD (because it has an integrated display). 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 definitely read and appreciate all feedback – whether it is compliments, stories, or constructive criticism.