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The Paradox of Agile Leadership: Doing Versus Being Agile

I've lately been doing many leadership session with leadership teams in Indonesia. Usually such session is a 'first step' in creating awareness of what Agile means to an organization. Without leadership support (and a little push), enterprises cannot become agile. In doing such sessions I encounter a fundamental paradox: while Agile is to a high extent 'abstract' and about 'changing…

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What Agile Coaching Means To Me?

Hi everyone! Since I am new to your community I thought it’d be a good idea to introduce myself to you and explain why you’ll see me blogging and interacting with you. My name is Natalia and I am Agile Coach. A while ago I “met” Hugo over Linkedin and I got very inspired about his Agile work in Indonesia,…

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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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‘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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Indonesia Scrum Experiment: Lean Startup Lessons

Last week, I did my first ever training in Indonesia. I’ll give a little background as to why and how I came to this. I went to a workshop last year in Amsterdam at the school of life. The facilitator had one idea that triggered the actions I took next. He said that if you want to find out what…

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The State Of Agile In Indonesia

I recently moved to Bali for a year to experience something new and enjoy life (it’s not a completely business-oriented decision). To dive into the IT and Agile community, I spoke at a conference in Jakarta last week. The conference was organized by Discussagile, a group of Agile enthusiasts from India. Although the conference ended up more like a workshop due to the size…

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