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Thierry Sanders
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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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Natalia
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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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The Art of Being a Scrum Master

source: scrum.org

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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Challenges In Starting An Agile Organization

Adopting agile to an organisation brings ample challenges. One/organisation need to know what to avoid, what to incorporate and how to deal. On 26th September we had an amazing meetup at Allianz by Joe Zachariah (McKinsey) and myself, and we shared insights about self organization, hierarchy and what needs to change. Started with sharing experiences on my two companies, both of which…

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