Top critical review
Reviewed in the United States on July 30, 2020
If you enjoy reading chemistry textbooks, then this is the book for you! You will find such gems as these:
"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.