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The Secret History of Agile Innovation

Harvard Business

Agile has indisputably transformed software development, and many experts believe it is now poised to expand far beyond IT. Shewhart taught this iterative and incremental-development methodology to his mentee, W. Toyota hired Deming to train hundreds of the company’s managers, eventually capitalizing on his expertise to develop the famous Toyota Production System — the primary source of today’s “lean” thinking.

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