The Recipe for Success by David Anderson presents guidelines for a new manager adopting an existing team. Following the recipe enables quick improvement with low levels of team resistance. There is a direct influence from Donald Reinersten, who gave the first and last steps in the recipe and indirect influence by Eli Goldratt whose writings on the Theory of Constraints and its Five Focusing Steps greatly influenced steps for and five. The six steps in the recipe are:
1. Focus on Quality
2. Reduce Work-in-Progress
3. Deliver Often
4. Balance Demand Against Throughput
6. Attack Sources of Variability to Improve Predictability
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