Are you agile?

Becoming an agile company means first and foremost rethinking the way we operate so that it is refocused on our customers, both internal and external. Externally, to produce maximum value for the customers who make the company money. Internally, to ensure that the company’s employees are in the best position to deliver this value.

It also means setting up a system that is conducive to change, a benevolent environment, a culture of experimentation and tolerance of failure.

Read Séverin Legras‘ article (in French). 

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Agile, Lean, SCRUM?

If you have spent a bit of time with IT developers or project managers, you might have heard of “Agile”, “SCRUM”, “Lean”. These are key concepts and, in our experience, a must for any young and fast-growing company.

Here is an introduction that might interest you:


Here is also an overview of Agile software development principles:

The Manifesto for Agile Software Development is based on twelve principles:

  1. Customer satisfaction by early and continuous delivery of valuable software.
  2. Welcome changing requirements, even in late development.
  3. Deliver working software frequently (weeks rather than months)
  4. Close, daily cooperation between business people and developers
  5. Projects are built around motivated individuals, who should be trusted
  6. Face-to-face conversation is the best form of communication (co-location)
  7. Working software is the primary measure of progress
  8. Sustainable development, able to maintain a constant pace
  9. Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design
  10. Simplicity—the art of maximizing the amount of work not done—is essential
  11. Best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams
  12. Regularly, the team reflects on how to become more effective, and adjusts accordingly


Enjoy the reading!



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CEO’s interview

Global Citizen

A brief history: INGAGE focuses on the insurance market since the beginning of 2019. It was initially named Belinguo (a company created in Zurich, Switzerland, more than 4 years ago).

Belinguo was initially the European spin-off of the company we created in Hong Kong in 2008, Global Citizen. Here is a very old interview about Global Citizen.

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” Why did we fail? “

This is the question our Agile coach asked me a few days ago.
I looked at her with what might have been a big question mark on my face. “How can you say we are failing, or even worse, that we failed?! Specially now that we are actually getting one client request after the next !!! ” I answered bewildered. (I should have noticed her malicious smile…, but too late)
She answered: “I’m not saying that you have failed. Nor am I actually saying that you are failing. I am saying that you should think about it.”
“What do you mean?” I answered.
“Project yourself in 6 months. Ask the whole team to do this. Then, ask the team why it has failed. Ask it to find all the reasons why you collapsed, disappeared. This will help you identify the key challenges you face now.”
“Did you get my attention?” she added.
“Oh yes, as always…” I answered.
To my Dear-Agile-Coach: Thanks for this wonderful – though simple – tip. 😉
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