In this post, App Dev Manager Ron Vincent explorers the role of leadership in an industry driven by DevOps.
DevOps requires a different approach to leadership. In this article I'll explain where "management" came from and how we can change it for the age of rapid innovation.
For decades now, the American corporation has been modeled after the concepts of Frederick Winslow Taylor who back in 1910 studied how workers did their work at a steel company. “In Taylor’s view, the task of factory management was to determine the best way for the worker to do the job, to provide the proper tools and training, and to provide incentives for good performance. He broke each job down into its individual motions, analyzed these to determine which were essential, and timed the workers with a stopwatch. With unnecessary motion eliminated, the worker, following a machinelike routine, became far more productive.”
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