The latest Tweets from Donald Reinertsen (@DReinertsen). Product Development Consultant, Author, Always trying to learn more about math, science, and. Donald G. Reinertsen. · Rating details · 1, ratings · 94 reviews. In this book, Reinertsen provides an examination of product development practices. 14 quotes from Donald G. Reinertsen: ‘In product development, our greatest waste is not unproductive engineers, but work products sitting idle in process.

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I gave it g.reinertden second chance and found it chock full of valuable advice on managing product development. Fantastic economic and flow descriptions. Only 1 left in stock – order soon. It’s one thing to use a STYLE that is difficult for non-engineers, but its another thing to use terminology, so I found myself often having to look up information that should have been in the book itself.

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The Principles of Product Development Flow: He also readily uses terminology from disparate fields that the reader might not have exposure to such as probability and statistics, control theory, and economics. Prasan At last I bought it: And management gets convinced by economic views, and other stakeholders by sheer down-to-earth logic.


He warns in his introduction that his book is very technical, but it’s worse than that: This book is packed with principles that range from queue theory to batch size management to explain how “flow” works best in product development.

If I had to summarise the book I’d say it’s about taking all the complex interdependent components of designing and building things and making them understandable and manageable through the use of economic frameworks. Fast feedback sounds like a non-controversial principle, but large queues, large batch sizes, and long delays have the unintended effect of slowing down feedback.

So it serves as a useful introduction into that field, if only by contrast. Mar 07, Richard Mullahy rated it really liked it. Living in Germany it is funny to read so many principles that are in direct opposition to local business practices.

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The more granular the schedule, the larger the schedule reserves. For the principles that cannot, the philosophy behind those principles is used to develop new principles for product development. It’s not a light read, yet worth the effort. Second Generation Lean Product Development. Thanks for telling us about the gg.reinertsen. It would ha This was sometimes a frustrating read.

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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The author wants this to be a dense reference resource rather than a long explanatory text.


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If I have one problem with the book, it’s that the author is touching the elephant from so many angles that I don’t know if G.reinertzen have received an overall theory of development. The other key observation with respect to queue size is that not all tasks have the same cost of delay.

Centralization is valuable for infrequent, large problems or when it’s significantly more cost effective to centralize decisions.

The manner in which it is presented is another story. It is critical to think not only about your craft of design but the methods we use to endure that what we build is delivered quickly and has the highest dinald. Great book as for the content, but super hard to read.

The interdisciplinary grounding of the book is very interesting. Refresh and try again. Are you an author?