12 Critical problems with product development

12 Critical problems with product development orthodoxy

1) Failure to correctly qualtify economics
2) Blindness to Queues
3) Worship of Efficiency
4) Hostility to Variability
5) Worship of Conformance
6) Institutionalization of Large batch sizes
7) Underutilization of Cadence
8) Managing timelines instead of Queues
9) Absence of WIP constraints
10) Inflexibility
11) Noneconimic flow control
12) Centralized control

Excerpt from Donald Reinertsen’s  book – Principles of Product Development Flow
Good book to understand  why and how lean and agile principles solve product development problems
http://www.celeritaspublishing.com/PDFS/ReinertsenFLOWChap1.pdf

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