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Agile Entrepreneurship

The more time I spend in the agile community, the more I come to 2 conclusions: A. we are building 'the organizations of the future' (next article) B. to get there, we need more entrepreneurship I have always been an entrepreneur. Since a young age, I wanted to start my own company. Especially during my MBA, I never understood why…

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Why We Can’t Become Agile?

Most modern organizations are built on a basic blueprint that matured in the early 1900s and hasn’t changed much since. This industrial-age paradigm operates on a principle I call ‘predict and control’: they seek to achieve stability and success through up-front planning, centralized control and preventing deviation. Rather than continually evolving an organization’s design on the basis of real tensions…

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The Art of Being a Scrum Master

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One of the questions I hear most often in the scrum community is 'what makes a good scrum master'. The answer can take hours of debate. I think it's simple. Michael Gerber in his book 'the emyth revisited' describes the McDonald's system to build companies: standardize everything into processes, measure everything and hire people with the lowest education possible. The Agile Manifesto…

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Challenges In Starting An Agile Organization

Adopting agile to an organisation brings ample challenges. One/organisation need to know what to avoid, what to incorporate and how to deal. On 26th September we had an amazing meetup at Allianz by Joe Zachariah (McKinsey) and myself, and we shared insights about self organization, hierarchy and what needs to change. Started with sharing experiences on my two companies, both of which…

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Scrum Fundamental Workshop With Wahid Nurdin

Unlike the usual meetup pattern, we organised a mini-workshop on September 16th from morning 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Makers Institute. Wahid Nurdin facilitated the Scrum Fundamental Workshop with learning experiments; interesting exercises and simulation. One of the main scrum simulation games was Lego. The main highlight of the workshop that it was FREE. [gallery ids="2136,2137,2138,2139,2140,2141,2142"]

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Create Strong Agile Contracts

As agile becomes the most happening term in Indonesia, there are many companies trying to adopt agile and wondering how to make strong contracts which brings forth the agile way of working into effect. On 14th September, at Julo, Ahmad Firdaus of eComindo shared his experience with a group of 10-12 agile enthusiasts on working with his scrum team on different agile contracts,…

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Informal Agile Chit-Chat

On September 11th, after over 6 months, we had a small gathering, kind of an informal agile chit-chat at Old Man's, Canggu. This was initiated by Mardi Vester Tamma and during the meetup we discussed how to move effectively with the Bali scrum user group, we can discuss what we will do with our group. Keep watch on our group to know about…

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How To Make Agile Contracts?

One of the challenges often discussed in the agile community is 'how to create contracts that support agile development'. Let's look at some of the options. The traditional, fixed price, waterfall contract Most budgeting and legal frameworks are based on the traditional waterfall model. The goal in traditional contracts is to A. specify 'everything that needs to be built' and B. distribute…

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Learn About DevOps & Agile Engineering Practices

We had a great time once again in BTPN with an awesome crowd. Interesting presentation by Amit Kumar, senior digital expert of Mckinsey & agile expert of BTPN. The topics were focussed around agile engineering practices and DevOps, the most happening terms now in agile. We had open space discussions; customer satisfaction, continuous delivery of the perfect software, building the right…

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How To Become Agile In Indonesia

On August 13th we had our Bandung meetup after a short gap at Mitrais. As agile is one of the happening topics of discussion in Indonesia, and many IT communities are into finding better solutions to software development, we planned to have this topic. I did a short presentation on this and later split into groups for more interactive discussions. We…

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