Niels  Loader Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Niels Loader

Principal Consultant
Quint Wellington Redwood

Niels Loader is Partner and Principal Consultant at Quint (, and has worked within IT organizations for the past 25 years. He has specialized in applying Lean principles to IT, with experience in Lean IT, Agile and DevOps, and helps leaders to transform their organizations. He has had a large variety of roles in industries from government to finance, from local to global organizations and from small to large IT organizations. He is the content lead of the Lean IT Association.


Niels Loader is Partner and  Principal Consultant at Quint Wellington Redwood ( Fifteen years ago, I defined a personal mission statement “to ensure that the maximum amount of users have access to excellent IT services.” This credo has been part of every project I have carried out. In the process of my work, I have learned lessons and gained insights that have been useful to my clients.  

I have spent the best part of the last decade applying Lean principles to IT. This means that I have worked with Lean IT and related philosophies like Agile and DevOps. More recently, I have been involved with transformations of organizations to enterprise agility, expanding my work area outside IT. Increasingly, I focus on helping (senior) leadership teams to understand their role in transforming their organizations to High Performance Organizations.

Together with two colleagues, I developed the first global certified Lean IT Foundation certification. Since its inception, I have been the Content Lead of the Lean IT Association ( I am also member of the Editorial Board of the DevOps Agile Skills Association (DASA,, and helped to develop the DASA DevOps Competence Framework.

I have worked within IT organizations for the past 20 years, in a large variety of roles including IT Trainer, Implementation Coordinator, IT Project Manager, IT Process Manager, IT Team Coordinator, Interim manager, Advisor to IT management teams, IT Manager and Business Systems Manager. I have executed  these roles in a similar variety of industries from government to industry, from local to global organizations and from small to large IT organizations.

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Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    High Performance Organizations  through Lean IT, Agile, DevOps and Enterprise Agility,


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White Paper

Leadership in Lean-Agile Organizations

Published: Feb 19, 2019 by White Paper
Authors: Niels Loader

This White Paper aims to help leaders to understand what is expected of them when leading an organization that is moving towards the use of Lean-Agile principles


Book Launch The Lean IT Expert

Published: Jan 31, 2019

This is the recording of the book launch on 31st January 2019