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What Makes a Good Scrum Master?

Scrum masters are the spiders in the agile web. They coach the development team and remove their impediments. They spread scrum throughout the company. They teach customers how to work with their company using scrum. And they advice the product owner how to collaborate best with all people involved. In my trainings, I always show the below image from Roman…

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Agile is more than scrum

Most people use agile and scrum interchangeably. It's often not even clear what the difference is. So last week during our Jakarta scrum meetup, organized at Happy Fresh, we decided to find out. We did a group study on some different agile concepts (Kanban, Lean & Lean startup, XP, Scrum, Agile). The experiment was organized using multiple scrum teams and…

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Raisa Mathew
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Lean Startup Lessons Meets New Experimentation – Indonesia Scrum Venture

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On November 11th-12th was our first scrum training in Jakarta facilitated by CEO, Hugo Messer. This is the background on how the Indonesia scrum venture was born. Let’s have a look into Hugo’s story. The idea began at the workshop in Amsterdam at the school of life. The facilitator said, “if you want to find out what to do next in your life,…

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How to do scrum outside IT?

11 and 12 November, I did my very first scrum training in Indonesia. And with a very positive experience. We had 12 people in the training. The backgrounds were quite diverse. Of course, most people came from an IT company, but we also had some people working in operations and marketing/sales. I get the question ‘does Husband scrum fit outside IT?’…

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How to sell scrum and agile in Indonesia?

One question that always pops up during my trainings and workshops is ‘how to sell agile and scrum?’. Now there are 2 versions of this question: A. How to sell scrum to your management? and B. How to sell scrum to customers (who are in a waterfall/fixed big mindset)? I’ll dive into A in this article. The Impact Of Culture…

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Learning Scrum With Lego

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Earlier this year, we organized a Scrum crash course in Amsterdam (and Cochin). In the morning, Arjan Franzen gave the theoretical introduction. He shared his experiences on Lean, Agile, Kanban and then went into the Scrum Methodology. One of the things that stood out for me in the morning part was when to choose for Kanban and when for Scrum.…

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The state Of Agile In Indonesia

I recently moved to Bali for a year to experience something new and enjoy life (it’s not a completely business-oriented decision). To dive into the IT and Agile community, I spoke at a conference in Jakarta last week. The conference was organized by Discussagile, a group of Agile enthusiasts from India. Although the conference ended up more like a workshop due…

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