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Miriam Gilbert
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Making Meetings Matter

“Let’s have more meetings!” “Make them longer!” said no one ever. Meetings are a fact of corporate life but they are rarely relished. Employees and managers alike see them as a necessary nuisance at best. At worst, they are a frustrating disruption to the real work. Havard Business Review estimates that 15% of all corporate time is spent in meetings,…

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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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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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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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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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Raisa
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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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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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