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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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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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Do We Really Need An Agile Coach?

To be honest, I think there are way too many coaches in the world. For years, while walking around the IT industry in the Netherlands, I saw the market getting flooded with agile coaches. At meetups, 50% of the people were agile coaches. People left their jobs to become agile coach. And I always thought: why do we need them?…

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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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Interview: Ludwi Samoen, Midtrans On Different Roles And Agile Mindset

The following is an interview between Ludwi Samoen and myself. Hi Ludwi, thanks for taking the time to run this interview. We have spoken a couple of times before about agility at Midtrans. You have a wide background in IT project management, working for companies like Icehouse, Samsung’s R&D labs and Telkom. My curiosity is piqued by that experience! Let’s start with…

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Interview: Kelvin Soen On Waterfall, Agile & Scrum

The following is an interview between Kelvin Soen and myself. Hi Kelvin, thanks for taking the time to run this interview. We both spoke at the very first agile Indonesia conference in 2016 and you’ve been a very enthusiastic member of our scrum community. In your role, you have moved your development teams to scrum and you seem to be deeply into…

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