Managing The Design Factory A Product Developer s Toolkit The man who launched a revolution in product development with his bestselling Developing Products in Half the Time is back with a new book that s also certain to be a classic In Managing the Design Fa

  • Title: Managing The Design Factory:A Product Developer's Toolkit
  • Author: Donald G. Reinertsen
  • ISBN: 9780684839912
  • Page: 402
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The man who launched a revolution in product development with his bestselling Developing Products in Half the Time is back with a new book that s also certain to be a classic In Managing the Design Factory Donald G Reinertsen presents concepts and practical tools that will be invaluable for anyone trying to get products out of the pipeline and into the market.The first bThe man who launched a revolution in product development with his bestselling Developing Products in Half the Time is back with a new book that s also certain to be a classic In Managing the Design Factory Donald G Reinertsen presents concepts and practical tools that will be invaluable for anyone trying to get products out of the pipeline and into the market.The first book to put the principles of World Class Manufacturing to work in the development process, Managing the Design Factory combines the powerful analytical tools of queuing, information, and system theories with the proven ideas of organization design and risk management The result a methodical approach to consistently hit the sweet spot of quality, cost, and time in developing any product Reinertsen illustrates these concepts with concrete examples drawn from his work with many leading companies across different industries.Fresh and thought provoking, the book challenges many of the conventional approaches to product development There are no best practices, Reinertsen writes, the idea of best practices is a seductive but dangerous trap Unlike other books that promote rules and rituals based on benchmarking best practices, this book focuses on practical tools that account for varied situations He breaks new ground with a disciplined, quantitative approach for making decisions on critical issues When should we use a sequential or concurrent process Centralized or decentralized control Functional or team organizations Full of practical techniques, concrete examples, and solid general principles, this is a real toolkit for product developers Moreover, it is written with the clarity, precision, and humor that are Reinertsen s trademarks He promises to challenge the thinking of anyone involved in product development.

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    1. Wow! This is one of the most concise books I have ever read. Don manages to introduce a wealth of valuable tools for managing product devlopment. From shaping the organisation to improving testing practices. All with sound theoretical underpinnings in place. Clear writing, excellent examples and impressive coverage. While you will not get all the latest buzzwords within the agile movement, it is all there. And with everything delivered with sound financial arguments that will get the attention o [...]

    2. This revolutionised the way I look at product development (in my case, software development). It brings together systems thinking, information theory and queueing theory to derive a set of tools to manage product design. The tools are there to influence four design factors: expense, unit cost, product performance and schedule.Everything is based on an economic model, which is the book's real value. There are no hard and fast rules ("no best practices") because different forms of product developm [...]

    3. Schwaber in «Agile software development with scrum» pinpointed two valuable ideas: software development is not a defined process and so it should be controlled iteratively, and software development is analogous not to manufacturing (with its repetitious processes), but to product development (with its one-time processes, and where you mostly do thing for the first time, every time). Manufacturing is a phase usually absent in software development.Linking software development to product developm [...]

    4. Most of what we consider contemporary Lean/Agile practice can be extrapolated from this work.For the maths-phobic, an easier read than "Principles of"

    5. Essential. This book is staying on my desk so I can revisit it regularly. I read this following on from The Principles of Product Development Flow and I found it had even more impact.

    6. The central point of the book is that all decisions should be based on economic indicators, rather than intuition or some other "feeling." All companies exist for "profit, not product" - an interesting comment on how we do business. We talk about producing information & knowledge, which is then used to make economic decisions. Queuing Theory Queuing Theory is an important aspect of the Design Factory in that it shows that overloading (or attempting to get 100% utilization of) a variable proc [...]

    7. I'm not product manager, I am a software engineer. Who picked up this book to see what if anything would be practical for me. The first two to three quarters of book was something I could really power read and get a lot out of, but the remainder I've got to say hasn't really stuck because its all application.For a software developer the chapters and Queuing Theory and Information Theory were very valuable. Especially the former because when it comes to designing large-scale systems you're going [...]

    8. For a book about management, this was a great peek at the methods and psychology of management in a smaller development company. Reinertsen's discussions on leadership are also very informative.

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