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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Insights – dnald stars, storytelling – 1 star. In fact, reducing risk is so centrally important to product development that it is indispensable for us to quantify its economic impact. It would have been useful to at least address that. He explains why invisible and unmanaged queues are the underlying root cause of poor product development performance.

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However, I do think that Reinertsen’s brevity hurt his core arguments at time. We cannot eliminate all variability without eliminating all value-added.

But, when we change a design, we introduce uncertainty and variability in outcomes. Gg.reinertsen the most important book on software development processes ever written. Reinertsen often assumes a level of familiarity with manufacturing terminology, economics, and management theory that readers may simply lack.

A Process of Ongoing Improvement. It does add value, but Mr. The example above about batch sizes is a good illustration.

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This is a deep and heavy book describing the principles of any flow-based system, how to identify constraints, and how to donals throughput. This seems to be especially true any time Math is involved. In particular, though not mentioned, gg.reinertsen book provides the foundation for why feature teams and Inner Source are so important for realizing global efficiency in turning ideas into products. It’s hard to read. As a software development manager, it reinforces a lot of the concepts and practices I’ve adopted over the years using scrum.

On the very next page Reinertsen attacks the boy-scout parable from The Goal. English Choose a language for shopping. Fortunately, after the author diagnoses the problem treating product development like manufacturinghe provides many practical solutions, such as measuring and reducing work queues, or promoting fast feedback. Aug 16, Ray Angelone rated it it was amazing. This is a fantastic treatise on how product development could and arguably should be. Lists with This Book.

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Donald Reinertsen has some vital knowledge to pass on. Reinertsen is flaming Goldratt’s theory gr.einertsen constraints TOC – apparently without understanding it. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Remember how the utilization of the oven bottleneck got optimized in The Goal: Really good book but very hard to read. Oct 31, Michael Fruergaard rated it it was ok.


A deep book which exposes the systematic flaws arising from a naive application of agile principles at scale. Managing The Design Factory ratings. Being clear about the end state that a group is trying to achieve, the constraints, and the reasoning behind that goal help create alignment.

Aug 28, Maria Cerase g.relnertsen it liked it. Although, as noted above, batching can sometimes be the right trade-off, controlling batch size is one of the key ways of controlling queue size and, therefore, delay. Just too presumptuous in tone. I have not read about lean manufacturing, but I was exposed g.rejnertsen some of its practices indirectly in my work at Amazon.

Some work may work will take much longer than Theme number four is batch size. For the principles that cannot, the philosophy behind those principles is used to develop new principles for product development. He wants us to know why the rules of product manufacturing don’t work for product development.

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Quotes from The Principles of This book was very practical for me. The manner in which it is presented is another story.

Apr 11, Laura rated it liked it.