Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

December 2011    |    Volume: 43    |    Number: 12

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Distributing work for a revolution

Applying division of labor to software development could yield millions of jobs

By Murali Chemuturi

In days gone by, there was no division of labor. Masons were the architects, engineers, builders and supervisors of unskilled construction labor. Masons were rich and envied people. But over time, architects and engineers separated from masons. Masons were relegated to construction sites carrying out construction work that conformed to drawings, and they supervised construction labor.

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