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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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Emergent Architecture And Design In Scrum

After two days PSM training on October 9th-10th by Naveen Kumar Singh, we had an amazing scrum meetup at Amartha by Naveen on emergent architecture and design in scrum. Most of the companies on implementing the agile way of working face challenge in dealing with the architecture and this gathering discussed topics around scrum, agile and various practices. Naveen shared…

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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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Agile & Scrum Lessons From Meetup @Jenius

Thursday 8 December, Scrum user group Indonesia organized a meetup at the Jenius floor of BTPN bank. For those of you who don’t know what Jenius is about (although it seems 100% of the tech crowd knows), here are a couple of links: Jenius website Tech In Asia article Scrum Master vacancy at Jenius We had defined 5 topics for…

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