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Don Reinertsen: Ideas That May Change Your Approach To Product Development

Elyssa Pallai- 10/17/17 04:41 PM

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 on Cost of Delay and other topics...

If you read our blog regularly you know that built into PLAYBOOK are many Lean, Agile and Kanban principles, and that we've gotten a lot of our inspiration from Don Reinertsen. We've recommended his books and linked to much of his content across the web.

But if you don't have time to read his book, Managing the Design Factory, here are some of Reinertsen's most useful insights baked into a series of eight short video interviews with Sefan Hohn, Agile Coach at AOE. Watch them at your leisure and be inspired by Reinertsen's sensible analogies and insights into changing our approach to product development.

(Note: Keep in mind that because AOE is a software company, Reinertsen speaks from the context of software development. Some answers may differ slightly in the context of hardware development.)

1. The Cost of Delay 


2. The Difference Between Manufacturing and Software Engineering


3. Measuring Queue Time vs. Cycle Time


4. The Economics of Batch Size 


5. The Short-Comings of Scrum


6. Mixed Methodologies


7. Agile vs. Waterfall


8. Limits of Self-Organization and Scaling Agile 


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