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The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development

This is equivalent to the staggered lunch hours suggested by Reinertsen – perfect alignment. I would have rated this book a 4 star – had the title been: Hardcoverpages.

An organization that deeply values fast and frequent feedback will structure work differently than one which is focused on maximizing utilization as a measure of efficiency. I don’t think so. Return to Book Page.

And these reserves aggregate into even longer timelines.

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The Principles of Product Development Flow: Apr 11, Laura rated it liked it. Please try your request again later. He shows why these queues form and how they undermine the speed, quality, and efficiency in product development. Synchronization is the observation that if work is arriving to a queue at a random wait, then wait times will be longer than if the two workflows are syncronized so that the first produces work at approximately the rate at which capacity is available at the next work flow.


In general, Reinertsen believes product development tends to bias too much toward large batches, but he acknowledges that the right queue size depends on the situation.

Donald Reinertsen has some vital knowledge to pass on. We value flexibility, and we g.reinertseh for it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The main is that it’s just too dry. All in all though, I think there are too many gold nuggets on the ground to give this less than full marks.

Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints for Healthcare Systems, if you doubt. This aligns perfect with Goldratt’s thinking in The Goal: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

It’s much easier to monitor and control queue length and queue wait time. Apr 21, Ben rated it really liked it. This is not always true. Really Reinertsen is pointing to a completely different way Other reviewers have written great reviews about the power behind this book’s premise. This is a fantastic treatise on how product development could and arguably should be.


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Reinertsen often assumes a level of familiarity with manufacturing terminology, economics, and management theory that readers may simply lack. Reinertsen is masterful in building a comprehensive approach to product development from manufacturing, networks, computer operating systems, and the g.geinertsen. This is problematic because fast feedback is especially important when trying to control risk and the cost of variability.

Donald G. Reinertsen Quotes (Author of Kanban)

Transparency in decision making process also helps; leadership in a decentralized organization should consider their job to teach everyone how to make good decisions even more than making good decisions themselves. Some of the terms used have very specific meanings, like transfer functions, transients, and step functions from the world of control theory.

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