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Experiences With Self-Organization: Salaries

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 all…

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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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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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The Paradox of Agile Leadership: Doing Versus Being Agile

I've lately been doing many leadership session with leadership teams in Indonesia. Usually such session is a 'first step' in creating awareness of what Agile means to an organization. Without leadership support (and a little push), enterprises cannot become agile. In doing such sessions I encounter a fundamental paradox: while Agile is to a high extent 'abstract' and about 'changing…

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Breaking Rules

The first decade of my working life, I built my own company. I started out without anyone else and step by step moved things forward. I could do what I wanted. Together with the first people I hired, we created a set of value that defined our culture. We created processes and guidelines. As the company grew, people started making…

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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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Differences Between Agile Practices And a True Agile Culture?

This meetup was organised in the BSD city for the first time at WGS Hub. This was facilitated by Wahid Nurdin, and he shared on what it takes to be agile. More than focussing on the agile practices we need to change the style, behavior in which we work. Transforming the entire organisation into agile. To know more about the presentation,…

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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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