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This review is from: The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development (Hardcover)
Don's book is excellent. It's not nearly as easy to read as his classic Managing the Design Factor but, provided you read that book first, then this book will take you to the next level. FLOW is a rich book, densely packed, with 100s of well written, usable and useful ideas. Think of it as a big menu neatly divided into several sections, each dedicated to getting your new products out the door sooner, reducing your stress levels, and making your business more money.
Here's the short version:
- figure out how your projects make money;
- figure out how much it costs when those projects are delayed;
- if the cost of delay is a lot of money then read the rest of the book, starting with the chapters on queuing and batch sizes.
(If the cost of delay isn't significant then you're probably in the wrong business.)