This is the 8th sprint (Mid October 2019) of our digital product design and development journey. Glass octopus is our journal of how we design and develop our digital product, as transparent as we can. We hope our story helps you in your startup journey, and as a message to all digital entrepreneur that you’re not alone in your journey.

It’s all in your mind

We were so afraid that we won’t get what we want in TechinAsia event and end up miserably. Truth is, we did not achieve our goal in TechinAsia conference, but in turns we acquire valuable insight that we are going in the right direction. And that, is enough to guide us along the way.

When we decided to finally build a digital product of our own, we were afraid of so many things. We get trapped in the world of anxiety, thinking if we missed out something in our plan, and if we should do better thing. Looking back, it’s all never happened. In fact, most of our fears looked that scary because we create it ourselves. As we went to the event and understand this, we get reminded that it’s all in your mind. With this in mind, we went back to Bandung and ready to start our yearly retrospective session.

Aurora Assa

In the last two weeks, we've been busy with two events. TechinAsia event on 8th & 9th October and RPS birthday on 13th October. After a month of preparation finally, we attend the TechinAsia event, mingle, and learn how the startup works. We also got one prospect that we can help in creating her business. Hope she can be our next client.

As soon as we back to Bandung, we prepared for RPS's birthday. As usually, on 13th October me & Hendri as part of RPS backbone held a retrospective meeting. We flashback and summaries about what did we do well and what could be better in an employee, project, finance, operational, and sales & marketing part for the past year. The result of that retrospective meeting will be our reference to be better in handling RPS business.

After RPS's birthday, we cleaned up the office, rearrange things in each room so we can start our journey with a fresh mind. This is new year for RPS, for us. May universe guide us in every step we take. Happy birthday RPS, wishing you all the best!

Hendri Augustine Sugiarto

I managed to come out of the TechinAsia event alive! I thought I wouldn’t make it, I thought I will be all blue and lose my hope. Turns out, it’s not so bad. In retrospective, it’s just a part of my thoughts trying to sabotage myself by thinking all the worst stuff that could happen. I met with several known face and had a lengthy conversation about technology and the future of business. I didn’t managed to get 100 leads as I planned before, but now I realize its not the quantity that matters, its the quality. And for that, I do have another plan.

I took 2 days to see what did we do well, where we fall short, and how we can improve in the next 12 months. All things considered, I am grateful for this small ship, and ready to start a whole new year for RPS, into the great unknown.

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