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The Agile coach as a counselor – what we can learn from Star Trek

In the third wave of Agile, the Agile coach will evolve into a delivery coach or a counselor. The delivery coach is best compared with a business consultant. To get a better understanding of the counselor role, let us warp into the future.

Headlines

Intel: we’re getting ASML’s first high-NA tool
TSMC mulls building a fab in Germany
Lightyear rides with Finnish manufacturing partner over VDL
Smart lens from Flanders sees €8M in Series A investment
Intel rumored to be interested in buying Globalfoundries
Dutch companies join hands to supply commercial quantum computers

Built-in plumbing cools chips much more efficiently

Integrating a microfluidic cooling system in the heart of a power chip improves cooling performance by a factor of 50, Swiss researchers found.

In other news

Tracking respiratory droplets on the fly (IEEE Spectrum)
A closer look at Intel’s roadmap (EE Times)
Google and Samsonite launch a smart fabric-enabled backpack (Techcrunch)

You don’t control anything

Deep down, we want things to stay as they are. This is one of the reasons that driving improvements and change such as digitalization is so hard. However, unless we embrace change proactively, it will be forced upon us.