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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and story-telling apes

I’ve been reading, and focusing on AI. In the fiction area, Gnomon is a complete mind-melt. One of the many premises of the book is that a “system” will run society. If Then takes it a step further, positing a system that runs multi-variate testing on communities to optimize itself. In the popular science range, […]

Distributed agile development teams

The key to distributed, Agile software development is to get good velocity by making sure the work the developers pick up is “workable”. This means validating requirements before adding them to the backlog. The last few projects I’ve managed have been larger than most we do in my company. We needed very specific technical skills, […]