I have years of engineering experience and now I am taking the position of a jr. manager. I seek the opinion of the other managers about the case at my current project.
I had a positive experience using the development methodologies in past and want to bring more process to my zone of responsibility now. My direct manager doesn't like the process. It's been always difficult to make him follow Scrum or any other methodology. He says we don't need to create tickets in task-tracking systems, estimate or log time there because the task will take as much time as it will take. The team got used to having a very weak process and control and it's extremely hard for me to track the progress without the task list/board.
Now, I can see we are not able to meet the deadline. I decided to let my manager know and talked about possible solutions - bring more visibility in the work, etc. He says I can't prove we are late because we still have 2 weeks more. So, based on his words I have to wait until after deadline passes and then escalate the problem. I disagree and want to understand if I am right or wrong with this.
The questions I have to resolve:
Should I escalate the problem with not being about to release on time or just wait until it happens? To the manager of my manager, for ex,?
Should I care about the process if my manager doesn't?
If so, any recommendations on how to bring more process into the team that is reluctant to it?
I'd be grateful for any advice, thank you for your time!