in reply to Making the Business Case for Developer-Run Development

Big Disclaimer: I wrote a book about software development strategies. I like to think I'm correct, but I don't know your team, your company, or your business, so all I can do is ask leading questions.

The problem is that we believe this is not true for software development.

Why is that?

A manager of developers has to answer several questions:

How do you propose to answer those questions? What parts of the traditional management structure in your company make it difficult to answer those questions correctly?