Chapter 11. Management’s Role in Lean-Agile Development
“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”
“You have to manage a system. The system doesn’t manage itself.”
—W. Edwards Deming
In This Chapter
This chapter discusses the role of the manager in Lean-Agile to foster the proper environment that leads to highly performing teams. The manager helps teams to stay focused on results and to continuously improve their processes. Visual controls are a powerful tool for management and teams to help teams identify when there are impediments. Creating knowledge over the long term is also a key responsibility for management. Lean provides a model in which managers can avoid both micromanagement and abdication ...
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