I have read 生産性 book recently.
The author defines the 4 processes of increasing productivity which are listed below.
- reducing cost of routine works
- making slack time
- using time for innovative and creative work
- fulfilling high productivity with the innovative work
I agree with her opinion. In general, There are many manually operated routine works in the IT project. We should reduce these manual processes by using API and CI, and so on.
Of cause, abolishing the manual process itself is also effective for the productivity of the project team.