This keynote explores the foundation that lean manufacturing provides and the key areas that must be extended. Manufacturing tasks are repetitive, homogeneous, and bounded; most development tasks are not. If we seek to achieve flow, the ideas of lean manufacturing are a superb starting point. However, if we think of them as our final destination, they will ultimately only block our progress.
Don Reinertsen’s contribution to the management of product development is recognized internationally. Don is particularly noted for bringing fresh perspectives and quantitative rigor to development process management. His book, ‘Managing the Design Factory’, is recognized as a powerful and thoughtful application of manufacturing thinking to product development.
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Very well said!
There are fundamental differences between manufacturing and software development that cannot be bridged.