Chapter 8. The Agile Manager's New Work

New Roles for Agile Managers

Switching a software development organization to techniques from Lean Production and TOC truly creates a paradigm shift. The Agile system of software production needs managers with new skills and new focus. Much of what they have learned needs to be forgotten. The truly Agile manager has new work to do.

There are four management roles to define for this new paradigm of Agile software development: the development manager (DM), the program or release manager, the project manager (PM), and the product manager.

Development Manager Role

The development manager runs the system of software production. The development manager is the equivalent of the plant manager. The DM is responsible ...

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