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QWAN (Quality Without A Name) is an initiative of pragmatic practitioners. QWAN was founded in 2008 by Rob Westgeest of Westgeest Consultancy, Willem van den Ende of Living Software BV, and Marc Evers of Piecemeal Growth. Each of us has extensive hands-on experience in programming as well as in moving teams forward to deliver software that matters, and do that soon and sustainable. We deliver courses, mentor on effective software development and carry out bespoke software development projects. Quality without A Name means that we strive for something elusive, which we can’t word exactly.
After years of experience with Object Oriented Software Development with UML, several development processes and project approaches as developer, trainer and project leader, Rob worked on his first XP project in 2000. And with great success! He supports projects and people in the application of agile practices, principles and values since then. Rob develops himself and others continuously by visiting, organising and hosting workshops at conferences and user group meetings like SPA, XP Days, XP-NL and Agile Open.
Rob explains hard problems in a simple way, so the problems and the solutions are easy to fathom. He is able to let others experience what he learned quickly, and so doing guides teams around pitfalls. His enthusiasm and sense of humour makes it a great pleasure to work with Rob.
Willem van den Ende
Willem van den Ende is a Dutch eXtreme Programming pioneer. Since 1999 he guides organisations in the introduction of Agile Software development as an all-hands person: coach, developer and facilitator. Always active in the local and international community, he currently servers as host of systemsthinking.net, the European AgileOpen conferences, open space host of XP Days London and co-programme chair of Software Practice Advancement. Willem is an appreciated workshop facilitator at practitioners’ conferences like XP(Day), Software Practice Advancement, scan-agile and Agile200*.
Willem’s sharp vision, his broad knowledge, and twenty years of experience as programmer and coach enable him to adopt a very flexible and improvising attitude during workshops. He has the ability to let people see things differently.
Marc works as an independent coach, trainer and consultant in the field of (agile) software development and software processes. Marc develops true learning organizations that focus on continuous reflection and improvement: apply, inspect, adapt.
Marc also organizes workshops and conferences on agile and lean software development, extreme programming, systems thinking, theory of constraints, and effective communication. Marc is co-founder of the Agile Open and XP Days Benelux conferences.
Marc knows how to combine his real-world experience with knowledge that is out there to create novel solutions. He likes to add games to highly-rated workshops, so participants have fun and learn from experience.