In Praise of Taylor
13 min
Frederick Taylor gets a bad rap - even from us, as we had a lot to say in Agile Conversations about how his methods have been misapplied in "software factories". But in the right circumstances, his ideas about repeatable, simple processes have a lot of value, and can lead directly to valuable automation opportunities. We describe examples including how continuous integration developed from an arcane art to a routine process along Taylorist lines.

SHOW LINKS:
- Taylorism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_management
- Cynefin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynefin_framework
- Team of Teams: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22529127-team-of-teams
- IdealCast: https://itrevolution.com/the-idealcast-episode-11/

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