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Agile Management for Software Engineering: Applying the Theory of Constraints for Business Results by Eli Schragenheim, David J. Anderson

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Chapter 9. Agile Development Management

The Role of the Development Manager

In Chapter 8, the role of the development manager was defined as responsibility for the system of software production. The development manager must ensure the flow of value through the transformation processes in the system. He is responsible for the rate of production output from the system and the time it takes to process a single idea through the system. To understand how to improve the rate of production and reduce the lead time, the development manager needs to understand how the system works, be able to identify the constraints, and make appropriate decisions to protect, exploit, subordinate, and elevate the system processes.

Identifying Flow

Flow means that ...

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