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Comment: New methodology GROWS (Score 1, Flamebait) 507

by Frankie70 (#49690191) Attached to: Is Agile Development a Failing Concept?

First off, we need a name. A loose collection of good ideas doesnât generally get much traction in the world. There has to a be a name, a brand, to hang it on. Let's call it:

The GROWSâ Method.

GROWS in this case is an acronym, for GRowing Real-World Oriented Working Systems. It's an idea Jared Richardson and I (Andy Hunt) have been working on.

New books to be written and sold, new training programs, new seminars. That's the reason there has to be a new methodology every decade.

Comment: Re:Two can play (Score 2) 61

by Frankie70 (#48679903) Attached to: India Faces Its First Major Net Neutrality Issue

Will be difficult for Skype to take this risk - they aren't that big in India. But I bet that if WhatsApp blocks Airtel IPs for just 1 days, airtel would see 100% of their users typing up airtel's customer service lines to ask why they cannot access WhatsApp. But I doubt if WA has the guts to try something like this.

+ - Why Apple Failed to Make Sapphire iPhones->

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Frankie70 writes: Apple invested more than $1 billion in an effort to make sapphire one of iPhone 6's selling point. But iPhone 6 released without the sapphire screen. GT Advanced Technologies, the small company chosen to supply Apple with enormous quantities of cheap sapphire, declared bankruptcy a month later. Recent documents from GT’s bankruptcy proceedings, and conversations with people familiar with operations at Apple and GT, provide several clues as to what went wrong. GT said that to save costs, Apple decided not to install backup power supplies, and multiple outages ruined whole batches of sapphire. The terms Apple negotiated committed GT to supplying a huge amount of sapphire, but put Apple under no obligation to buy it. In its bankruptcy documents, GT would later accuse Apple of using “bait-and-switch” tactics, and said the terms of the deal were “onerous and massively one-sided.”
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+ - Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away->

Submitted by Frankie70
Frankie70 writes: Clay Shirky who teaches theory and practice of social media at New York University(NYU), moved from recommending students to set aside laptops and phones to requiring that they set this aside, adding this to the class rules: “Stay focused. (No devices in class, unless the assignment requires it.)”. What tipped the scale for him was the research paper Laptop Multitasking Hinders Classroom Learning for Both Users and Nearby Peers which concluded that

We found that participants who multitasked on a laptop during a lecture scored lower on a test compared to those who did not multitask, and participants who were in direct view of a multitasking peer scored lower on a test compared to those who were not.

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