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Monday, December 17, 2018

Relying on Bad Schedule Estimates to Promote Agile Programs

From the Center for Strategic and International Studies
Bad Idea: Relying on Bad Schedule Estimates to Promote Agile Programs
We read:
"Congress has taken explicit inspiration from the agile development approach employed by many commercial software producers. Rather than incrementally produce complex pieces of software over multiple years, this approach emphasizes creating the minimum viable product to get feedback from users and iterate designs over a series of sprints."

Friday, December 14, 2018

AI Index Report

AI Index Report - this survey of AI trends finds advances in working with human languages, global reach


GM Layoffs

From the Brookings InstitutionWhat GM’s layoffs reveal about the digitalization of the auto industry:https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2018/12/13/what-gms-layoffs-reveal-about-the-digitalization-of-the-auto-industry/

Monday, December 10, 2018

Military Requirements

This is an interesting perspective on requirements; in this case military requirements.

We read: 

"...“requirement” in Pentagon-ese did not mean what it did in regular English, that is, “necessity” or “something essential to the existence or occurrence of something else” (according to Webster’s dictionary).  Rather, requirement meant goal or target and, sometimes, those were not achieved."

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