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Video: Dean talks aha moments with Gene Kim, Mik Kersten, and Don Reinertsen

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Video: Dean talks aha moments with Gene Kim, Mik Kersten, and Don Reinertsen

Hi Folks, At the recent Global SAFe Summit, I had a chance to moderate a panel with three of my heroes: Mik Kersten, Gene Kim, and Don Reinertsen. These best-selling authors are exceptionally astute thinkers who have influenced…

Lean and DevOps Visionaries Don Reinertsen and Gene Kim Share Insights with SAFe Methodologists

…able to sit down for extensive interviews with DevOps visionary Gene Kim and Lean product development flow thought leader Don Reinertsen following their well-received keynote presentations. Inbar: I had the privilege of sitting down with Don to discuss…

Contributors

…acknowledgments here. Thanks to the ASR reviewers, Gabor Gunyho, Robert Bogetti, Sarah Edrie, and Brad Jackson. Don Reinertsen provided permission to use elements of Principles of Product Development Flow. Thanks to my Finnish collaborators Juha-Markus Aalto, Maarit Laanti,…

WSJF

If you only quantify one thing, quantify the Cost of Delay. —Don Reinertsen Weighted Shortest Job First Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF) is a prioritization model used to sequence jobs (eg., Features, Capabilities, and Epics) to produce maximum…

Principle #1 – Take an economic view

While you may ignore economics, it won’t ignore you. —Don Reinertsen, Principles of Product Development Flow   Principle #1 – Take an economic view Realizing the goal of Lean—which means achieving the shortest sustainable lead time with the…

Principle #6 – Visualize and Limit WIP, Reduce Batch Sizes, and Manage Queue Lengths

Operating a product development process near full utilization is an economic disaster. —Donald Reinertsen   Principle #6 – Visualize and limit WIP, reduce batch sizes, and manage queue lengths To achieve the shortest sustainable lead time, Lean enterprises…

Lean-Agile Mindset

…principles and practices of Lean thinking as applied to software, product, and systems development are now deep and extensive [2]. For example, Ward [3], Reinertsen [4], Poppendieck,[5], Leffingwell [6], and others have described aspects of Lean thinking, placing…

Government – Building a Solid Lean-Agile Foundation

…pull Pursuing perfection [4] Thought leaders in Lean product development—such as Don Reinertsen [5], Tom and Mary Poppendieck [6], and others—have adapted these concepts to reflect some of the inherent differences in the empirical nature of software and…

Principle #7 – Apply cadence, synchronize with cross-domain planning

Cadence and synchronization limit the accumulation of variance. —Don Reinertsen, Principles of Product Development Flow   Principle #7 – Apply cadence, synchronize with cross-domain planning Solution development is an inherently uncertain process. If it weren’t, the solutions would…

Set-Based Design

Reinertsen points out that maintaining multiple design options is one form of u-curve optimization, and sometimes the optimum number on the curve is one. [3]) However, if there’s a high degree of innovation, variability, or immovable deadlines (e.g.,…

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