Chapter 1. Getting management consent

This book describes how you can manage software projects with great efficiency, predictability, and simplicity using Kanban. Kanban helps you deliver value to your customers faster than Waterfall, Scrum, or just about any other project-management method. It helps you deliver that value with high quality, on time, and on budget, yet it will still fail miserably without the consent of management.

Before you engage in any kind of change, even one as effective as Kanban, you must gain consent from your management. Why? Because employees tend to do what they are told to do—until, that is, those employees realize that they are actually rewarded for doing something else. The people who tell employees what to do ...

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