Playbook Knowledge Center: Lean Product Development

Elyssa Pallai - 11/14/17 9:48 AM

At PLAYBOOK it's our mission to help you change the world faster! So, we have a number of free resources available on our website to help you on your Lean Product Development and Lean Project Management journey. Explore our free guide to Lean Product Development and Project Management, our on-demand webinar series and daily huddle tips...

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Playbook Knowledge Center: Cost of Delay

Elyssa Pallai - 11/7/17 10:05 AM

At PLAYBOOK it's our mission to help you change the world faster! So, we have a number of free resources available on our website. Many of you have already downloaded our free e-Book on Applying Agile to Hardware Development. There is so much more. We've gathered a number of resources on Cost of Delay that you can access here..

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How to run a kick-ass daily huddle meeting (aka daily standup, daily scrum)

Paul DeLong - 10/31/17 1:06 PM
 
Running a daily huddle seems pretty simple right?  After all it’s just another meeting.  Well not really. The daily huddle process is important. Just like in football, a great huddle or standup meeting should leave team members prepared for their next action, clear on their number one priority for the day, energized and armed with the tools they need to get it done.
 
So what makes a kick-ass daily huddle? And what are the warning signs that yours is going awry? Check out the ten tips below for running a kick-add daily huddle meeting. And don't forget to download your free daily huddle agenda at the end of this post.
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Architectural Runway and WSJF

Eric Graves - 10/24/17 9:33 AM

What is an architectural runway?

Designing a new product with an architectural runway means supporting the business' ability to "land" new features in the future with limited additional effort. But is it worth it? WSJF can help answer this question...

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Eight Short Video Interviews with Don Reinertsen That May Change Your Approach To Product Development

Elyssa Pallai - 10/17/17 10:41 AM

Got time to read a book? Lately, neither do I. That's why I was very excited to find these 8 short video interviews with Don Reinertsen. In minutes, not hours, Reinertsen shares some of his product development gems...

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Innovation and New Product Development: Elon Musk on becoming a multiplanet species

Elyssa Pallai - 10/5/17 11:34 AM

 

Elon Musk wants you to be inspired. He wants you to be inspired by the future. To him, an inspired future means we are a multiplanet species...

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WSJF (Weighted Shortest Job First) and How to Calculate It

Eric Graves - 9/28/17 9:57 AM

In life, sometimes it just seems easier to continue doing things the way we are used to instead of seeking new approaches that may cause the inevitable friction associated with change. This is certainly the case with adopting the Weighted Shortest Job First approach to project prioritization. First come, first serve, right?...

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New Product Development: So you want to change the world?

Elyssa Pallai - 8/31/17 1:32 PM

Remember when you wanted to be a super hero?

Not like Superman, but someone who changed the world with great ideas that became cool products. A medical device that transforms patient outcomes, a car that gets 100 mpg but is still fun to drive, an airplane that is silent, roads that melt snow and fix themselves… 

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6 Habits of Highly Successful Lean Product Development Teams

Elyssa Pallai - 8/15/17 10:01 AM
We left school thinking we were going to change the world and then reality hit. The fact is new product development is a complex undertaking, full of uncertainty and risk. So why are some companies (and new product development teams) more successful than others?  Here is our list of the six habits of highly successful Lean product development teams and companies.
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Where is My (Tesla) Model 3?: Or how manufacturing works by Elon Musk

Elyssa Pallai - 8/3/17 11:28 AM

Where is my Model 3? Apparently Tesla customers are still asking Elon Musk this very question. (He just released the keys to new 30 owners 4 days ago.) So what's the rub? In this video clip Elon Musk explains how manufacturing works and why the Model 3 is late.

There is something comforting in knowing that even Elon isn't immune to the problems inherent in manufacturing, including the limiting constraint...

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Best Lean Books: Achieving record speed through effective management of queues and batches

Elyssa Pallai - 7/27/17 10:38 AM

Welcome to our Top Lean Reads series of posts. In this week's post, we share our top books on setting a record pace for product delivery by managing queues more effectively and creating smaller batches of work. What are smaller batches you say? Read on...

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Innovation and Lean Product Development: Mars anyone?

Elyssa Pallai - 6/27/17 9:59 AM

Technology and innovation is alluring, mystical. And as such, once you’ve worked in an innovative company, with the innovative people that come with it, it really is hard to make the shift to any other industry.

To keep up, I scan the tech news daily. Nothing has caught my attention more than SpaceX. Reusing rockets is an innovative idea, and Elon Musk’s team just keeps innovating at lightning speed...

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Best Lean Books: Cost of delay and project economic modeling

Elyssa Pallai - 6/20/17 9:39 AM

Welcome to our Top Lean Reads series of posts. In this week's post, we share our top books on cost of delay and project economic modeling. So, without delay, here's our recommended reading list...

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9 Ways to Foster Team Collaboration

Elyssa Pallai - 6/13/17 10:14 AM

News flash. A Harvard Business Review study confirmed what we already knew--team collaboration is hard.

Yes we knew that. But the study also confirms that in complex environments, like the ones hardware development teams work in--often large, virtual, diverse, highly-educated--things get even harder.  Much harder...

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Guide to Lean Product Development

Elyssa Pallai - 6/6/17 9:16 AM

Know your current product development process could use a few tweaks or maybe a total overhaul, but don’t know where to start?

We’ve pulled together a slew of resources and content for you to immerse yourself into on Lean product development. Lean really is the business opportunity of the century...

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