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 liked the mathematical explanations and some of the principles are useful. English Choose a language for shopping. By thinking about queues in a mathematically rigorous way, we can better understand the impact of queues and high utilization rates. Reinertsen is flaming Goldratt’s theory of constraints TOC – apparently without understanding it.

Feb 04, Rod Hilton rated it really liked it Shelves: He shows why these queues form and how they undermine the speed, quality, and efficiency in product development. It lays out major themes in how to think about product development that offer a more nuanced view than most methodologies do.

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Quotes from The Principles of When Reinertsen can explain why something just “makes sense”, the principle sticks. Great book g.reinertsn for the content, but super hard to read. Probably the most important book on software development processes ever written. Most of these ideas are only applicable in the context of a team, but the book g.reeinertsen you very few tools to help communicate and sell the change in approach.

Lots of graphs and figures are presented, but the sources of these graphs and figures are never made clear. This is a g.reinertseen of three different ideas speed, quality, cost. I found many insights in further extending them to knowledge work productivity.


Being clear about the end state that a group is trying to achieve, the constraints, and the reasoning behind that goal help create alignment. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Instead of focusing on reducing variability, focus on reducing the cost of variability, e. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Books by Donald G. In terms of the information contained in the book, it is phenomenal.

The book also comes off as very hand-wavey. Synchronization often builds upon cadence although it’s not the same.

Lists with This Book. Really Reinertsen is pointing to a completely different way of thinking about product development, and I’m looking forward to applying his proposed framework the next chance I get. Hardcoverpages.

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The example above about batch sizes is a good illustration. It is important to realize that this variability is a self-inflicted wound.

I didn’t finish g.erinertsen the first time I read it and gave it two stars. G.erinertsen all my frustrations with the writing and tone, the content of this book is irresistible, and I will probably be referring to a well-thumbed copy for many years to come. It would be hard for me to judge any other area, because I don’t have the background. By taking cost of delay into account when pulling work from queues, you’ll make better trade-offs than if you use a non-economic discipline like FIFO.

I gave it a second chance and found it chock full dinald valuable advice on managing product development. Fast feedback g.reinrrtsen like a non-controversial principle, but large queues, large batch sizes, and long delays have the unintended effect g.reinertseen slowing down feedback. Oct 09, Anton Kotov rated it liked it. Nov 01, Roger K. Principle number six is the importance controlling flow through cadence and synchronization. Managing the Design Factory Oct 01, The shape of the conclusions apply to other queueing disciplines, but the equations don’t apply exactly.


Other reviewers have written great reviews about the power behind this book’s premise. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. This is a fantastic treatise on how product development could and arguably should be. I’ll simply say that I am happy join in and applaud Reinertsen for exposing many of us who are in the dark to these core concepts that are blindingly obvious in other industries.

I have a bachelors in Mathematics, and much of what Reinertsen discusses is mathematically accurate, but he typically only lays out conclusions and doesn’t really try to help the reader reach the g.reinerfsen from the premises.

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Living in Germany it is funny to read so many principles that are in direct opposition to local business practices. There should be significant difference between these two prices.

It’s not light reading by any means. Reinertsen uses life cycle profits as the key economic measure, but the deeper point is that trade-offs should be made based on consideration donalc the underlying value you’re trying to achieve rather than proxies.

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