Welcome to our biweekly selection of business IT innovation news. Created using our own opinionated selection and summary algorithm. We present some top innovation news items to get you thinking, debating and take action in order to make our world better.
1 Agile Working: Promoting Innovation and Open Science with Scrum
Projects that are completed too late, where costs get out of hand or which have been allowed to spiral beyond the users’ needs: these are just a few examples of nightmare scenarios in project management. A Scrum team essentially consists of three roles: Product Owner, Scrum Master and (Development) Team. With its iterative approach and the transparency of (interim) results, Scrum is also suitable for promoting the openness of Open Science projects themselves.
2 A time of resiliency, change and innovation: How cloud-focused business strategies are driving transformation across industries
I am deeply impressed by our customers’ commitment to innovating for today’s reality and tomorrow’s promise — especially at such an accelerated pace. At Microsoft Ignite, our CEO Satya Nadella spoke about how digital tech intensity is the key to business resilience and transformation. Academic institutions are also choosing Microsoft as their trusted cloud partner to become more agile in delivering remote learning and research capabilities. Their efforts now help limit operational and environmental risk in the future while still strengthening their ability to respond to shifting market demands.
3 What fossils and DNA tell us about the evolution of modern intelligence
Because the fossil record is so patchy, fossils provide only minimum dates. Human DNA suggests even earlier origins for modernity. They’re followed by anatomically modern Homo sapiens at least 200,000 years ago, and brain shape became essentially modern by at least 100,000 years ago. Fossils and DNA suggest people looking like us, anatomically modern Homo sapiens , evolved around 300,000 years ago. Our brains probably became modern before our cultures. Key physical and cultural milestones in modern human evolution, including genetic divergence of ethnic groups. But fossils and DNA suggest that human intelligence became modern far earlier. Bones of primitive Homo sapiens first appear 300,000 years ago in Africa, with brains as large or larger than ours.
4 Keystone actors do not act alone: A business ecosystem perspective on sustainability in the global clothing industry
Global industries are typically dominated by a few disproportionately large and influential transnational corporations, or keystone actors. In this article, we investigate how keystone actors in the global clothing industry engage in collaboration with a variety of other organizations to address nine interrelated biophysical and socioeconomic sustainability challenges. Such knowledge can help identify governance strategies for advancing industry-wide transformation towards sustainability.
5 Getting Big Things Done
It takes intentional effort to figure out whether the big solution is, indeed, a solution to the big problem. In one particular context. I see a big problem that needs a big solution, and am strongly biased to believe that the first big solution that presents itself is the right one. That’s good, because doing big things requires time, people and money. Share the documents you wrote with them. You will learn, at some point into doing your big project, that your solution is bullshit.
6 What would mechanical programming look like?
MockMechanics is a program that allows the creation of complex and interactive mechanisms using only simple building blocks and a graphical and intuitive form of programming. By focusing on simplicity it encourages experimentation and thinkering: you can develop your ideas as you build them instead of carefully planning ahead.
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