August 25, 2015

Lean Product Development: How you could save as much as 90% reduction on cycle times

32 years ago, Donald Reinertsen wrote a landmark article for the “Electric Business” magazine, which quantified the value of development speed. Since then, Donald has been introducing, businesses, developers and c-level execs to his ideas that we now know as “Lean Product Development. Including how to:

  • identify the six ways that queues cause economic damage
  • batch size reduction and WIP constraints to improve flow
  • create fast feedback loops to increase quality and efficiency
  • reduce the economic cost of variability without stifling innovation
  • develop a step-by-step implementation plan to incorporate lean
  • apply the principles into your own development process

He also wrote the bestselling and award winning book “The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development,” which has been praised as, “… quite simply the most advanced product development book you can buy.”

What’s more, the scaled agile framework’s 1st, 6th, 7th and 9th principles are based on his work with his quotes on most of the framework’s pages taken directly from Don’s work. For example, Large Scale Scrum’s Queuing Theory is based on Don’s work and he is quoted numerous times on the LeSS website.

An AWA First

If you found the “The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development,” a challenging read, now’s your chance to really understand the principles of product development flow that all the scaling frameworks and any lean implementation is based upon.

This September, AWA will be hosting Don Reinertsen’s popular 2 day intensive course on lean development for the first time in the UK since 2011.

Crucially, because Don’s workshops use a fundamentally different approach compared to typical courses, his students can learn the practical methods to achieve as much as a 90% reduction in cycle time.

If your company is reaching the point of diminishing returns using conventional approaches to product development or you would like to learn how to quickly get benefits using lean methods, then you should attend this course.

You will be taught the science and the practical methods of Lean Product Development, which you will learn how to apply to into your product development. If you’re looking to challenge conventional thinking and to secure a competitive edge in accelerating your innovation programmes, then this is the course to take.

 

Simon Powers
Simon Powers is an Agile Coach specialising in large scale transformations and agile adoption. He has a background in very large enterprise architecture which has led on to organisational design and agile process refinement. Simon is the founder of Adventures with Agile.
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