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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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My Thoughts On Agile Indonesia Conference

Last week, we had our first (actually....second, with credits to Saket!) Agile Indonesia conference. Last year, we had some 30 people visit Saket's conference. This year, we had more than 300 participants! For me this shows, that agile adoption is spreading rapidly across Indonesia (and the rest of South East Asia). Driven by leaders who want to make their organizations…

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Do We Really Need An Agile Coach?

To be honest, I think there are way too many coaches in the world. For years, while walking around the IT industry in the Netherlands, I saw the market getting flooded with agile coaches. At meetups, 50% of the people were agile coaches. People left their jobs to become agile coach. And I always thought: why do we need them?…

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Interview: Naveen Kumar On Becoming PST, Agile Trainer And Trainings

In this interview, I talk with Naveen Kumar, a Professional scrum trainer (PST) with scrum.org. Naveen is from India and will do a series of trainings in Indonesia during May, June and July. He will also speak at our Agile Indonesia 2017 Conference. Naveen, maybe you can tell us a little bit about yourself? I am into software development for more than 20 years and…

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Interview: Ludwi Samoen, Midtrans On Different Roles And Agile Mindset

The following is an interview between Ludwi Samoen and myself. Hi Ludwi, thanks for taking the time to run this interview. We have spoken a couple of times before about agility at Midtrans. You have a wide background in IT project management, working for companies like Icehouse, Samsung’s R&D labs and Telkom. My curiosity is piqued by that experience! Let’s start with…

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Interview: Kelvin Soen On Waterfall, Agile & Scrum

The following is an interview between Kelvin Soen and myself. Hi Kelvin, thanks for taking the time to run this interview. We both spoke at the very first agile Indonesia conference in 2016 and you’ve been a very enthusiastic member of our scrum community. In your role, you have moved your development teams to scrum and you seem to be deeply into…

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What Makes A Good Scrum Master?

Scrum masters are the spiders in the agile web. They coach the development team and remove their impediments. They spread scrum throughout the company. They teach customers how to work with their company using scrum. And they advice the product owner how to collaborate best with all people involved. In my trainings, I always show the below image from Roman…

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Interview: Tri Nugraha, Tokopedia On Squads, Scaling And Scrum

The following is an interview with Tri Nugraha. Hi Tri, thanks for taking the time to run this interview. I’ve heard a lot about the agile efforts of Tokopedia. I believe you guys are one of the Agile front runners in Indonesia. Let’s start with a short introduction about yourself (your role, how long you’ve been working with agile and the…

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‘Agile’ Is More Than Scrum

Most people use agile and scrum interchangeably. It’s often not even clear what the difference is. So last week during our Jakarta scrum meetup, organized at Happy Fresh, we decided to find out. We did a group study on some different agile concepts (Kanban, Lean & Lean startup, XP, Scrum, Agile). The experiment was organized using multiple scrum teams and…

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