Granularity vs. SBG?

Read two blog posts today.  The first is kind of long, and talks about Standards-Based Grading (SBG).  It is located here.

The second was by Grant Wiggins, and talked about the mistake of breaking things down into too-small pieces so that each piece becomes meaningless and useless.  It is located here.

These two articles seem to be at odds with each other, and I’m trying to reconcile the differences between the two.  Any thoughts?