Similar operations of agile teams and machine learning: man imitating machine

Following the lessons from computer neural networks, we should recognize that intelligence in an organizational neural network arises within the network itself. It does not dependent on hierarchical decision makers. Neural-network organizations have no need for individually accountable human decision makers such as managers or officers. Such an outcome is consistent with the goals of evidence-based decision making that ideally obligate decisions based on the evidence alone and not on whim of a designated leader.

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Scrum for Dedomenology (Data Science)

Updated 2/13/2015: Revised title because this was getting too many hits for the wrong reasons.   When I wrote this I was thinking about a science about data content that I later called dedomenology (naturalist of the datum) to distinguish it from the sub-discipline of computer science called data science.   Popular usage of data…

Software for Affordable Care Act

I follow news about Affordable Care Act in general because it is affecting me now as a long-term individual-market subscriber.   Besides a personal stake in the overall program, I am curious about the ongoing drama of the failures and delays of implementation of the software and IT required to make the legislation work. In…