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Agile is the new Taylorism

I ran across an article in Medium that draws interesting parallels between Taylorism and modern Agile Scrum.

Tobias Higbie The Labor Age, February 1927

If you want to use Agile Scrum to kill your top developers' engagement here's how:

  • Use story points like quotas

  • Use grooming to micromanage developer workflows

  • Lock the developers out of production with vague references to some compliance standard

If you are a good manager, trust your developers and build DevOps teams, and go beyond agile.

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