What Caught My Eye – Week Ending 5/28/22

This post is something new that I hope to post at the end of each week summarizing the articles, posts, or content that caught my eye each week. I read through a crazy amount of content each week and who knows what will catch my eye, inspire me, make me mad or even laugh. My interests are varied so it could be anything from Technology, Development, Science, Archeology, Audiophile, to my kids homework. Items are posted in no particular order, and I will provide the full link to the articles in case anyone is interested in checking them out.

TL;DR? This week we cover a quick set of links covering : 1) driving change at 3 levels when driving Agile Transformation. 2) A Review of Past, Present and Future regarding GDPR. 3)The end of border-less data and the increasing intra and inter country boundaries surrounding the data business. 4) A fun little ditty which ended up having the net effect of increasing the amount of inventory in said song for me.

ZENTAO – Leading Agile Transformation


As I celebrate my first full year at Dun & Bradstreet (typically focused on early tweaks, learning culture, and learning platforms and systems). I am shifting out of the initial transformation phase and into a second more aggressive phase of change. So Organizational and Technological Transformation has been on my mind a bunch of the last few weeks. Six sections to keep in mind when driving the change from waterfall to agile.

Agile Transformation usually includes 3 levels: Team Agile, Product Agile, and Organization Agile. Team Agile is often considered the first and fundamental step in Agile Transformation, however, many scrum masters typically have an unfriendly experience when supporting Team Agile:

How GDPR is failing


A great article on Wired regarding the past, present, and future state of GDPR Data Protections in Europe. Given its incredible complexity, articulation, and interpretation the importance of these regulatory compliance requirements are tricky things to build systems around. Where is it failing? This article is a great place to start.

One thousand four hundred and fifty-nine days have passed since data rights nonprofit NOYB fired off its first complaints under Europe’s flagship data regulation, GDPR. The complaints allege Google, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram forced people into giving up their data without obtaining proper consent, says Romain Robert, a program director at the nonprofit. The complaints landed on May 25, 2018, the day GDPR came into force and bolstered the privacy rights of 740 million Europeans. Four years later, NOYB is still waiting for final decisions to be made. And it’s not the only one.

The End of Borderless Data – New York Times


Great quick little read on some of the emerging controls and restrictions happening around the world when it comes to this great big generically amorphous thing called ‘data’.

The repercussions for business operations, privacy and how law enforcement and intelligence agencies investigate crimes and run surveillance programs are far-reaching. Microsoft, Amazon and Google are offering new services to let companies store records and information within a certain territory. And the movement of data has become part of geopolitical negotiations, including a new pact for sharing information across the Atlantic that was agreed to in principle in March.

“The amount of data has become so big over the last decade that it has created pressure to bring it under sovereign control,” said Federico Fabbrini, a professor of European law at Dublin City University who edited a book on the topic and argues that data is inherently harder to regulate than physical goods.

An Oldie but a Goodie

This little song made me laugh and strangely ended up having the interesting result of increasing my inventory of such things for the week.

Until Next week

Hopefully you found some, one, many of these links interesting as well. If not, well… I did. 🙂


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