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Raisa
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Want to be the Scrum Master Your Team Wants?

Are you looking to be a great scrum master the team wants? That's challenging! Over years' of experience, I have seen how difficult to be one. Began two years ago in Indonesia, we took each opportunity that came across with passion and converted into meaningful actions which paved way for Ekipa's successful agile journey. We launched Indonesia Scrum Master Certification Course, to teach individuals…

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Hugo
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The Top 3 Challenges for Agile Adoption in Indonesia

Last week at our Agile Impact 2018 conference, I ran a workshop about the top challenges for adopting agile in Indonesia. I asked the participants to discuss a set of challenges I had printed on cards. There were some 20 cards and we had 6 teams doing the discussion. The interesting thing was that there was a unanimous consensus about…

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Hugo
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Experiences With Self Organization: Monkeys and Accountability

I started Ekipa (an agile agency helping organizations in Indonesia become agile) at the end of 2016. In my first company, Bridge Global, I had already experimented with agile and self organization. Based on this experience, I decided in 2017, while building the team for Ekipa, to adopt the principles of ‘reinventing organizations’. Laloux describes the ‘Teal organization’. Without describing…

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Antony Marsh
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When Agile Coaching Stalls – Dealing with Counter-Agile Managers, Cultures and Other Agile Anti-Patterns in Your Host Organization

I worked in a large organization on an agile transformation project within one (non-IT) department. The stint was successful as a learning experience for the coach but arguably less so in terms of the progression of the agile transformation in the department. I and a number of coaching colleagues tried to do two things - improve team practices/cultures, and also…

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Thierry Sanders
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Hugo
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Why Enterprises Need to Think Like Startups

The past 3 years, I have used the word ‘Agile’ so often that it sometimes makes me want to stop using the word. Everyone talks about Agility; most don’t really know what we speak about. Everyone wants to become Agile; most don’t know why and how. Consultants preach Agile Agile Agile; most hold different notions and confuse people (I am…

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Hugo
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Open Space Meetup (Journey Towards Agility)

On the evening of 16th July 2018 we had a very interesting Open Space meetup organised by Agile Circles Indonesia Community and hosted by Tokopedia. Around 40 people attended the meetup comprising of developers, scrum masters, designers, testers, agile coaches and project managers. The event hosted by Ekipa started with an introductory speech by Dony Nathaniel (Strategic development Tokopedia) who…

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Hugo
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Meetup on Best Practices on Agile Estimation and Scaled Agile Framework

Wednesday, 4th July 2018 evening we had a very interesting meetup on two hot topics ‘Agile Estimation’ & ‘SAFe foundation for Lean agile enterprises’ hosted at Jakarta Digital Valley. The event was attended by around 100 people spanning an audience comprising agile coaches, scrum masters, developers, designers, testers, project managers and C level executives. Thus it was a great opportunity…

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Hugo
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How Can HR Support Agile teams?

Meetup organised mainly for the HR departments to scale in agile and HR from companies transforming to agile attended the event. It was hosted in Snapcart and a good number of audience was present. Facilitated by the VP of Human Resources, Doku, Trisna Kumala, Franky Syabandriawan and Selly Balerina, Head of Scrum & DevOps and Country HR Manager. We received a very positive feedback. Do check out the gallery below. [gallery ids="3424,3425,3426,3427,3428,3429,3430,3431,3432,3433,3434"]

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Hugo
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Ask Me Anything About Agile : Fishbowl

This time we tried a different meetup format, fishbowl at Lippo Kuningan. We had few experts joined the panel to carry out the discussion. The theme was agile and there were a good number of participants. In the open fishbowl meetup, there is always an empty chair and we encouraged anyone to occupy the chair anytime as they feel. Sametime, someone…

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