Get to Know the Ekipa Team

We believe today’s value creation is about teams.

Our team of trainers and coaches consists of international and local experts who have broad experience so we can tackle your challenges together

Teams in the 21st Century: Why agile?

We believe that today’s fast paced business world is based on knowledge, innovation and education. The core value creation of each organization is rooted in their teams, ideas and products. In factories, individuals made ‘pins’. In today’s service economy, teams outsmart individuals. The core ingredients for a successful company in the 21st century are smart teams that work together smoothly and create synergies. Teams that inspire and push the team members to transcend their limitations and deliver the best product possible.

We believe agile means ‘flexibility’. Every company has unique challenges and strengths. There is no one magic ‘formula’ for team management or agile transformation. Successful team management is rooted in your company culture and mindset. When you start improving communication, transparency, empowerment and compassion your team will automatically become smarter, faster and more innovative. Your teams will develop the flexibility to adapt in an environment of constant changes in markets, customer behavior and technology. Becoming agile means becoming flexible to thrive in whatever circumstances are given to you. Team management is a combination of clearly defined desired behaviors, lean standard procedures and open communication for you, your team and your organization.

“At its root, Scrum is based on a simple idea: whenever you start a project, why not regularly check in, see if what you’re doing is heading in the right direction, and if it’s actually what people want? And question whether there are any ways to improve how you’re doing what you’re doing, any ways of doing it better and faster, and what might be keeping you from doing that”
JEFF SUTHERLAND

Meet our professional member

Hugo Messer

Hugo Messer

CEO & FOUNDER

Hugo Messer has been building and managing teams around the world for over 10 years. He wrote 6 books about distributed teams. Based on his experience he helps other teams become better at (distributed) agile through training and coaching. He is a Certified Scrum Professional.
Wahid Nurdin

Wahid Nurdin

CO-FOUNDER & CO-TRAINER

Wahid Nurdin has more than 8 years experience in IT world, from system administrator, programmer, project manager, and Agile coach.
Agile is now a central part of Wahid, his passion for researching and applying the Agile led him to learn and implementation Agile practice in some company in Indonesia and India. then the other currently Wahid founded Agile Circle Bandung community and incorporated as co-organize from Agile Circle Indonesia.
Nicola Stephens

Nicola Stephens

CO-TRAINER & CO-COACH

Certified Scrum Trainer and Agile coach with 18 years of IT experience. 13 years project management experience and 8 years working with agile methodologies in multiple technologies, products and industries. Nicola coaches and trains teams to adopt Agile methods to deliver business value to clients.
Michael Ong

Michael Ong

CO-TRAINER & CO-ACH

Michael is coaching product teams on product Management, user experience & agility. He is using what he’s learned over the last 16 years in technology, user experience design and product management towards mentoring individuals and coaching teams / companies.
Naveen Kumar Singh

Naveen Kumar Singh

CO-TRAINER & CO-COACH

Naveen is a Professional Agile Coach and Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) having 20 years of experience in software development and have worked with many organizations and on multiple technology stacks including .Net/C#, Java, Ruby, Python and JavaScript etc.

Paul Hutton

Paul Hutton

CO-TRAINER & CO-COACH

Paul Hutton, a freelance consultant and training facilitator, has extensive experience as a catalyst for organizational transformation, within numerous leading global organisations.

As a learning and development practitioner, Paul has fifteen years’ expertise in developing and facilitating programs in the areas of Project Management (both agile and traditional), Business Analysis, and Process Improvement, throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Fitri Hardiyanti

Fitri Hardiyanti

CO-WORKER

Fitri has experience in corporate administration from 2011, starting from financial position, tax, accountant and generals affairs (GA). Her motto in working: effective and efficient. The willingness to continue learning new things brought her to be part of Ekipa Indonesia.

Taju Joseph

Taju Joseph

CO-WORKER

Taju Joseph is a Certified Scrum Product Owner® Helping teams on Agile Transformation Coaching/Training teams in organization on scrum Mentoring Non-IT divisions like Sales to go Agile.

Wishnu Adhisya Pratama

Wishnu Adhisya Pratama

CO-TRAINER & CO-ACH

Wishnu worked as Project Manager for 5+ years with PT Maxpell Technology Synergy and joined Ekipa as co-trainer/co-worker. 

Komal Bhalla

Komal Bhalla

Trainer - Agile Coach

Scrum Master, Agile coach and a PHP professional who having 10+ years of international experience spanning the UK, Indonesia, India and Australia. One of her assets is her empathy. As a scrum master and agile coach, she is able to understand people. This enables her to work with people at different levels in multicultural environments and move them towards the agile way of working.

Aria Wardhana

Aria Wardhana

CO-TRAINER & CO-ACH

Seasoned Sales/Marketing/Project Management professional with more than 10 years of experience in the areas of closing sales deals, Agile implementation, Service Delivery, Process Management, Client Servicing, Quality Assurance & Team Handling. As a Scrum Master in Ekipa, Aria is looking forward to helping and inspire any team to adopt agile internally and propose agile delivering value to their clients as the continuous solution to secure client’s satisfaction. 

ekipa’s Services

We support you by
Educating your team on Scrum and agile techniques through training and coaching.
Guiding you through the implementation of Scrum and agile practices in your teamthrough training and coaching.
Regular Scrum meetups in Jakarta where you can exchange ideas and questions withlike-minded industry leaders.
Conferences and events to present best case practices and the latest ideas for teammanagement.

Training and Events

Join our public training and conferences in Jakarta and other Indonesian cities.

Books

Learn agile project management for development, distributed teams and leanorganizations.

Coaching

Get supported in implementing scrum and agile methods for your team and workflows.

Agile Transformation

Transform your organization. Become lean, agile and more productive.