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Agile Malaysia August 2013 Meetup
Venue: MYOB Bangsar South

Back in August last year, the instalment of the Agile Malaysia meetup returned to MYOB’s office in Bangsar South. On the agenda for the night was 1) sharing of some takeaways from the Agile Lean Penang trip, and 2) introduction of Lean Coffee to the group.

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The Agile Malaysia meetup group received a surprised invite from Joseph Chee about an Agile Lean Conference happening up north in Penang on the 23rd July last year. Not much details were initially forthcoming except we knew there would be a few external speakers – Michael James (Collabnet), Nagendra Kumar (McAfee) and Evan Leybourn – and a number of internal speakers from Intel all set for this event.

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Agile Malaysia (Facebook) is a meetup group started by Andy Kelk back in 2011 (when he was at iProperty). It went through a hiatus in 2012 until I met up with Andy to discuss about kickstarting this meetup group again.

Our rationale and purpose behind reactivating this group is simple; as proponents of the Agile (& Lean) movement as the approach to build high performing software development team, both of us understood in order to have a talent pool of Agile developers in the local market (and to grow this talent pool), we first have to start a community of practice of likeminded individuals to engage in a process of collective sharing & learning of each other’s experience along the AGILE journey.

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RALLY and AgileZen

July 10, 2013 — Leave a comment

A few years back when I was working on a project where I needed to form a team with a group of people from 5 diverse nationalities – Malaysian, Indian, Filipino, Norwegian, and Polish – to realign and standardize their localized business processes, I was searching for a tool that would enable me to keep everyone focus on a stream of work yet acts as simple info radiator to keep me abreast of everyone’s progress (without needing to micro-manage).

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