Devnology Podcast 022 - Interview with Don Reinertsen

In this episode an interview with Don Reinertsen. We speak with Don about topics from his book The Principles of Product Development Flow - Second Generation Lean Product Development.

We talk about Lean principles in the context of manufacturing and product development, and how these apply to software development. Don explains how variability is important for innovation, and how reduction in batch sizes and queues will improve flow. We discuss the economic model and the focus on quality vs utility. Don also discusses agile software methods like Scrum and Kanban and how they use some of the principles of product development.

Don was in the Netherlands for the Lean & Kanban 2011 Benelux conference. His keynote 'Is It Time to Rethink Deming' can be viewed here courtesy of @agileminds.

Read more from Don on the Reinertsen & Associates website. On twitter he is @dreinertsen.

This interview was recorded on the 27th of September 2011 at the TouchDown Center in Haarlem.
Interview by @freekl en @arnetim.
Audio post-production by @mendelt

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This podcast was published on 30-10-2011 and lasts for 01:02:54 minutes

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