BlinkLane Consulting

Niels Groen

Niels Groen (1984) is senior consultant at BlinkLane. Niels has extensive experience as an advisor for clients in both the private and public sector. He assists clients on issues in the fields of strategy, effective program and project organizations, and business agility. Moreover, Niels holds a PhD in policy and governance, based on his research on escalating public IT-projects. His research work has been published in the book 'De Bodemloze Put'. Clients most value Niels’ highly analytical and yet simultaneously creative way of thinking. As a result, he is able to quickly grasp the issue at hand, and come up with surprising solutions. Moreover, his ability to communicate in a clear and non-threatening manner helps him to realize goals that require the involvement of multiple stakeholders.  


Senior consultant


  • Agile and Lean principles and methods
  • Project management
  • Project design


  • 2012 – now   BlinkLane Consulting
  • 2007 – 2012 Altran (DCE Consultants)


  • PhD Governance & Policy Analysis at Maastricht University (in progress)
  • Master International Business at Maastricht University

The Chasm: Why most business agility transformations fail

Posted by Niels Groen on July 15th, 2015

Business agility is the hottest thing in current management thinking. Well-established, long-existing companies are recognizing that they need to be faster in responding to the market than they used to be. In the Internet age, the forces that used to … Read more

Videoblog: Business Agility

Posted by Niels Groen on January 24th, 2014

This videoblog puts business agility in a historical perspective. It explains what Agile is, and why it matters to modern business. Read more