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  • Agile Is Dead (Long Live Agility) – PragDave
    "However, since the Snowbird meeting, I haven’t participated in any Agile events,1 I haven’t affiliated with the Agile Alliance, and I haven’t done any “agile” consultancy. I didn’t attend the 10th anniversary celebrations. [...] The word “agile” has been subverted to the point where it is effectively meaningless, and what passes for an agile community seems to be largely an arena for consultants and vendors to hawk services and products." (agile dopost marketing )
  • “I want it to be 25 years ago!” Newsweek’s blown cover story on bitcoin. » Pressthink
    "…Newsweek believes in the strong, proud and continuous existence of something called “the magazine cover story,” which can still be reported, written, edited, published and defended as if our calendars say 1989, rather than 2014. “I want it to be 25 years ago!” is not an attractive attitude in a journalist, but that is what you hear between the lines in Salmon’s latest post, which is based on his interview with Leah McGrath Goodman." (bitcoin journalism newsweek dopost )
  • GDS becomes political as Labour launches digital government review – Computer Weekly Editor’s Blog
    "Government IT – and in particular, the role of the Government Digital Service – is about to get political. Tomorrow night, the Labour Party launches its digital government review, a programme designed to feed directly into Labour policy for the May 2015 general election." (gds government labour_party dopost )
  • Spritz’s speed-reading tech shows up to 1,000 words a minute, makes its debut on Samsung devices
    "Spritz shows you one word at a time through a narrow, rectangular viewing pane called the "Redicle." That name is a pun of sorts, as each word has one letter highlighted in red (get it?!). In more technical terms, that letter is the "optimal recognition point," the letter that helps your brain piece the word together quickly (and with as little eye movement as possible)." (technology reading dopost )
  • Satoshi: Why Newsweek isn’t convincing | Felix Salmon
    "As befits a debate which is centered on bitcoin, a lot of the incomprehension comes down to trust and faith. Bitcoin is a protocol which requires faith in no individual, institution, or state — all you need to believe in is cryptography. Dorian Nakamoto could have told Goodman explicitly that yes, he invented bitcoin — and still a lot of the bitcoin faithful would not be fully convinced unless and until Dorian proved that assertion cryptographically." (journalism bitcoin dopost )
  • Playing the ScrumMaster Role – Scrum Alliance
    "Everyone seems to immediately grasp that being a team member is a full-time job? — ?because he or she develops software all day? — ?and that being a product owner is a full-time job? — ?because he or she develops the product backlog all day. But it seems far beyond imagination what a ScrumMaster's job really is and why the heck it would be a full-time job too." (scrum jobs dopost )