An Automation Slog - or just Slog - is a term (coined by Dan Simmons) for a primitive program, that prints out instructions that make up a process.
A Slog provides value by capturing/describing a process, at a far lower cost than automating the process:
- It forces you to think through the process
- It is a (rough) layout for a future automation
- It records the need for required automation
- It is a precursor to true automation
echo "Login to AD Server" echo "Open (AD manager software)" echo "Navigate to Acme > Platform > Engineers" echo "Create a new user" echo " Make sure Password must be set on next login"