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How To Become An Enterprise Startup?

There are days when I wake up and think 'I don't want to hear the word Agile anymore'. And there are days when I think 'wow, there's so much potential in the change agile is bringing to companies'. My personal belief is that it's not about 'Agile'. This is a buzzword that people buy in to (which is great, because…

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DevOps: You Touch It, You Improve It!

DevOps meetup by Amit Kumar and Thomas Rothe was indeed an interesting and informative one. DevOps being called as the game-changer, Amit Kumar focused around; * how do I change the culture? * who will own the change of culture? * who will be penalized if the change of culture doesn't happen? And as DevOps defines as "People over Process…

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Measure And Metrics In An Agile Enterprise

On January 16th, at Allianz office, Joerg Sauer, Head of Application Development at Allianz Indonesia discussed his views on metrics in agile. The key focus of the discussion was how well the teams play when they move to an agile environment, working iteratively delivering value. Based on Joerg's expertise knowledge he shared the metrics that work best. Check out few snaps…

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Keeping One Ambitious & Self Motivated – Ekipa Reinvented

Ekipa, a platform which taught me to become self motivated, self driven and take up challenges as it comes, and I feel my co-workers too feel the same way. We never wish to pull ourselves away from situations which are difficult to handle, rather find out the best way to get it done. From being an online marketplace of IT services…

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Leadership Circle: Digital Transformation To Empower Growth

On December 12th, 2017 was our second leadership circle meetup, facilitated by Preethi Madhu, who works with organizations on their digital transformation journey, providing smart, lean solutions to complex problems. The meetup was hosted by Virtus Technology Indonesia, one of the IT infrastructure solution providers in Indonesia and sponsored by Red Hat, one of the world's open source leaders. The talk focussed on…

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The Power of Self Managed Teams

My mother often tells me a story from my youth. When I was a couple years old, in kindergarten, I had to close my jacket. Somehow I figured that someone else could do that for me, so I asked a small girl to close my zip. And she did, with my mum watching the scene. I've repeated that quite often…

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Self-Managed Teams: Why And How To Run An Effective Stakeholders Management?

It can be challenging for transforming corporate organizations to accept existence of self-organizing teams, and not even talking about self-managed teams. I’ve been lucky enough to be able to work as part of a self-managed team (team of Agile coaches) in a corporate environment. It’s been quite a journey and there are many elements that a self-managed team needs to…

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Why Scrum Is Great AND Limiting?

Scrum brought agile mainstream. The agile manifesto may have remained obscure if scrum hadn't come about. Scrum translates the message of the manifesto into something tangible. It's easy for people to learn how to 'do scrum'. It is hard for people to learn how to 'be agile'. Scrum is a cash cow. The certification business is lucrative. Because agile has…

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A Perfect Marriage: Lean Startup & Scrum

One of the big elephants in every development room: developers refrain from speaking to customers. Most development teams see their work as 'developing code'. They don't see their work as 'developing great software that users truly need'. I'm a big fan of lean startup. I'm also a big fan of scrum. I think lean startup is a fantastic addition to…

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