Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale 1st Edition, Kindle Edition
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- Gene Kim, co-author of The Phoenix Project
"This book is a godsend for anyone who's tried to change their organization and heard: 'It's OK for the little guy, but we're too big/regulated/complex to work like that here.' Lean Enterprise provides a pragmatic toolkit of strategies and practices for establishing high performing organizations. It should be required reading for every executive who understands that we're all in the technology business now."
- Stephen Foreshew-Cain, COO, UK Government Digital Service
"To thrive in the digital world, transformation must be more than technology driven--everyone within the organization must collectively work together to adapt. This book provides an essential guide for all leaders to change the way they deliver value to customers."
- Matt Pancino, CEO, Suncorp Business Services
"This book integrates into a compelling narrative the best current thinking about how to create great software-intensive products and services. The approach in this book is both challenging and disciplined, but those who make the journey will find it impossible to imagine ever going back--and if they happen to be a competitor, they are well positioned to steal both your market and your people. Ignore this book at your own risk."
- Mary Poppendieck, co-author of The Lean Mindset --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
About the Author
Joanne Molesky is a Principal Consultant with ThoughtWorks, where she works on internal IT Risk and Compliance, and provides consulting services to clients in the area of continuous delivery and process improvement, particularly as it applies to controls, risk, and compliance. She holds CISA and CRISC certifications from ISACA.
Barry O'Reilly works with ThoughtWorks, consulting with leading global organizations on continuous improvement using lean and agile practices and principles. He has been an entrepreneur, employee, and consultant. His passion is business model innovation, product development, organizational design, and cultural transformation. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- Publication Date : July 20, 2020
- File Size : 14513 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 342 pages
- Publisher : O'Reilly Media; 1st Edition (July 20, 2020)
- ASIN : B08DDK2X52
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #221,197 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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"In reality, the success of a product is rarely a binary outcome. If we return to the example of the predicated ROI for a business case illustrated in Figure 3-1, we get the EOL by calculating the are of he shaded part of the curve, which represents the scenarios in which we lose money on our investment."
"It is often advantageous to delay making decisions until the "last responsible moment." (Which they will cover in 4 chapters ahead)
The horrible writing is bad enough, but the constant introduction of theories followed by "Well cover that in Chapter 9" which is five chapters ahead makes this book unreadable.
The real irony is that if the author had used the lean process he was trying to explain I'm pretty certain he would have been told go back to the drawing board and rethink things early on in the process.
Sleep inducing prose, with sentences you have to read five times to attempt to get the meaning, constant introduction of topics to be discussed later makes this a one star book.
A tip for O'Reilly - don't let engineers actually write the book. Have someone who knows how to communicate with other normal humans do so.
I cannot think of a book that I have taken more highlights out of.
This book evolves the concepts laid out in The Lean Startup (by Eric Ries), and Continuous Delivery (by Jez Humble and David Farley), scaling them up to enterprises and making the more technical approach of the latter palatable to the C-level.
Top reviews from other countries
The government should fly planes over London dropping this book onto the streets.
A heart lifting guide to transforming Victorian, bureaucratic, hierarchical organisations into innovative, producers of digital experiences that delight their customers and empower the workforce.
A practical guide covering culture, history of Lean, the three horizons of a product, validation and MVP, measurements, feedback loops, flow and cycle time, innovation accounting, analytics, tearing down silos, impact mapping, continuous improvement, continuous integration, test automation, kanban, cost of delay, blue-green deployment, feature flags, lean UX, safe cultures, a/b testing, the list goes on and on.
Full of anecdotes and evidence, and levels wonderful criticism at the incumbent graying behemoths with their pathological cultures, so that at least when you fail to make dent you can reap some sense of schadenfreude from their inevitable bankruptcy, or bail out.
Well worth reading.
As someone dealing with the legacy environment on a daily basis, I would have hoped for some guidance on how this paradigm can integrate with what will necessarily exist in parallel for many years.
But a great insight into the concepts of the new none the less