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Leadership Circle: Digital Transformation To Empower Growth

On December 12th, 2017 was our second leadership circle meetup, facilitated by Preethi Madhu, who works with organizations on their digital transformation journey, providing smart, lean solutions to complex problems. The meetup was hosted by Virtus Technology Indonesia, one of the IT infrastructure solution providers in Indonesia and sponsored by Red Hat, one of the world's open source leaders. The talk focussed on…

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The Power of Self Managed Teams

My mother often tells me a story from my youth. When I was a couple years old, in kindergarten, I had to close my jacket. Somehow I figured that someone else could do that for me, so I asked a small girl to close my zip. And she did, with my mum watching the scene. I've repeated that quite often…

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Self-Managed Teams: Why And How To Run An Effective Stakeholders Management?

It can be challenging for transforming corporate organizations to accept existence of self-organizing teams, and not even talking about self-managed teams. I’ve been lucky enough to be able to work as part of a self-managed team (team of Agile coaches) in a corporate environment. It’s been quite a journey and there are many elements that a self-managed team needs to…

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Why Scrum Is Great AND Limiting?

Scrum brought agile mainstream. The agile manifesto may have remained obscure if scrum hadn't come about. Scrum translates the message of the manifesto into something tangible. It's easy for people to learn how to 'do scrum'. It is hard for people to learn how to 'be agile'. Scrum is a cash cow. The certification business is lucrative. Because agile has…

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A Perfect Marriage: Lean Startup & Scrum

One of the big elephants in every development room: developers refrain from speaking to customers. Most development teams see their work as 'developing code'. They don't see their work as 'developing great software that users truly need'. I'm a big fan of lean startup. I'm also a big fan of scrum. I think lean startup is a fantastic addition to…

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On the Ground Challenges of Implementing Scrum

After a long gap, as many were asking for a meetup in Yogya, we had one this November 15th at Gameloft Yogya, facilitated by Riawan Arbi Kusuma, a senior Project Manager at Wonderlabs' Project Management Division. Having successfully implemented many client projects, working together with the team and clients, Arbi shared his insights on scrum methodology which helped his works. His presentation…

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Give Them What They Need, Not What They Are Asking For.

As an Agile Coach, I often come across situations when a team member, leader or an entire team reaches out to me asking for a very specific tactical support. I hear things like: “I believe our team has lack of psychological safety so we would like to ask you to deliver training on psychological safety for us.” or “I spoke…

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Get Started With Continuous Delivery

On October 21st I had the pleasure to launch our very first meetup in Surabaya. As agile is one of the happening topics of discussion in Indonesia, I really looked forward to having the chance to spread the word in Indonesia's second biggest city. We already know that meetups, given in Jakarta, brings us almost every time to physical capacity…

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Tantangan Dalam Menjalankan Transformasi Agile

At Elevenia, on November 9th, we organised the meetup focussed on discussing the obstacle which hinders the path to true agility. The discussion was facilitated by Ichsan and Arthur, who have experience transforming teams to adopt agile. There could be some points which Agile coaches miss to explain which could help teams face the obstacles and based on the years…

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