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

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Celeritas, 2009 - Business & Economics - 294 pages
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A hot, new management approach called Lean Product Development is emerging. It challenges the current management orthodoxy, enabling companies to achieve 5 to 10 times improvement in product development speed, quality and efficiency. This third book by a best-selling product development author lucidly explains the principles behind these new methods and shows readers how to apply them. Winner of a 2009 Best Books Award. quite simply the most advanced product development book you can buy.

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Tough read because you have to translate the principles to your own context. However this is an extremely powerful book if understood and applied. Software professionals can greatly benefit from reading this book!

About the author (2009)

PRESTON G. SMITH has concentrated on helping companies to accelerate their development since 1984, both as an internal consultant and as an independent consultant. He has 20 years of prior engineering and management experience and holds a Ph.D. in engineering from Stanford. DONALD G. REINERTSEN has become one of the leading international experts on rapid product development since his breakthrough work in the early 1980s at McKinsey & Co. An electrical engineer and Harvard M.B.A., he teaches a popular executive course on product development at Cal Tech and is also author of the book Managing the Design Factory.

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