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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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Natalia
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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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Hugo
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The Modern, Agile, Innovative Enterprise Start-Up

‘One of the reasons it's hard to build new things at larger companies is because people don't have the mental model of 'my job is to actually learn new things'. A lot of the mental model is you get really good at doing something and then you are supposed to keep on doing that.’ Aditya Agarwal (VP engineering, Dropbox) ‘Dropbox,…

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Thierry Sanders
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Leadership Circle: Innovation In Indonesian Companies

Indonesia is irresistible. Foreign investors want to be part of this huge, diverse, youthful and growing nation. Foreign investors bring innovation. These innovations may just disrupt a good many industries in Indonesia. Indonesian companies can choose to ‘sell out’ or change. The key to controlling your own destiny is to understand yourself, to innovate and adapt to the changing circumstances.…

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Hugo
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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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Hugo
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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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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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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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