Publication of Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute Features Content from Scott M. Graffius


A publication of the Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute (APH) features content from Scott M. Graffius. The
APH Quality Handbook includes Graffius's copyrighted (used with permission) illustration, Phases of Team Development. The visual conveys strategies and more which can be readily applied to help teams (research and otherwise) go farther, faster.

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About Scott M. Graffius


Scott M. Graffius, PMP, CSP-SM, CSP-PO, CSM, CSPO, SFE, ITIL, LSSGB is an agile project management practitioner, consultant, award-winning author, and international speaker. He has generated over one billion dollars of business value in aggregate for the organizations he has served. Graffius is the founder, CEO, and principal consultant at Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™ and subsidiary Exceptional Agility™, based in Los Angeles, California. His expertise spans project, program, portfolio, and PMO leadership inclusive of agile, traditional, and hybrid approaches. Content from his books, workshops, speaking engagements, and more have been featured and used by businesses, governments, and universities including Gartner, Microsoft, Deloitte, Oracle, Cisco, Ford, Qantas, Atlassian, Bayer, the National Academy of Sciences, the United States Department of Energy, the United States Army, Project Management Institute, the IEEE, the New Zealand Ministry of Education, Tufts University, Texas A&M University, Virginia Tech, Penn State, Warsaw University of Technology, University of Waterloo, Loughborough University London, and others. Graffius has spoken at 58 conferences and other events around the world, including Armenia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the United States. Thinkers360 named Graffius a global top thought leader and influencer in four domains: Agile, Change Management, Digital Transformation, and GovTech.

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About Scott M. Graffius’s Phases of Team Development Illustration

Teams go through phases of development, and Bruce Wayne Tuckman established a popular framework on the subject. According to Tuckman, all five phases—Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, and Adjourning—are necessary for teams to grow, tackle problems, find solutions, plan work, and deliver results. Scott M. Graffius developed a related custom illustration, Phases of Team Development, which he revises periodically. The newest version is


About the Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute

The Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute’s (APH for short) mission is “Health for all, powered by science.”

The APH’s strategic plan exudes its credo to continuously produce knowledge in line with societal challenges, healthcare transformations and shifting expectations of civilians, and to effectively harness this knowledge for the public health practice and elsewhere.

The APH considers strong ties between research, practice, and education as crucial conditions for an effective translation of public health research to the society. With its partners inside and outside of the academic world the APH stimulates state-of-the-art research that contributes to the ever-growing health potential of individuals and communities across the life course. This is embedded within its mission: Health for all, powered by science.

To tackle complex public health challenges, the APH concentrates its research efforts in eight research programs with over 1,700 multidisciplinary researchers from Amsterdam University Medical Centers (Amsterdam UMC), VU Amsterdam (also known as The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), and the University of Amsterdam. By teaming up with other researchers, citizen communities, health care providers, educators, and policy-makers, the APH’s focus for the coming years will be on implementation and dissemination of knowledge in and outside Amsterdam.

For more on the APH, visit its website at


About the APH Quality Handbook

The Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute’s
APH Quality Handbook, a vibrant source of information for researchers, was introduced in 2003. The body of work was subsequently expanded and updated to incorporate new values, principles, norms, and practices. Under the guidance of the APH Scientific Quality Committee and its project leader, Seta Jahfari, and with the help of volunteers, content was recently revamped. The updated version of the handbook was released on June 10, 2021. It’s available online at


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