Write Your Own – Flow
One of my core specialisms these days is organisation-wide product development flow. I was about to write a new blog post on the subject when I saw this, which reminded me there could be a better way:
This set me to thinking. Why write a blog post? That’d be a bit like teaching on the subject, wouldn’t it? How about posting e.g. an outline of topics (using something like the Pyramid Principle) and see if folks would enjoy researching and writing their own version of the post (or article, or mini- e-book)?
So, here’s my outline for a book on Product Development Flow. If you’re inspired to fill in some of the blanks, like you were trying to inform/teach others, great. I’d be happy to help with some pointers, etc. Just drop me – @FlowChainSensei – a line on e.g. Twitter. And if you’d like some wider audience for what you write, please feel free to post the URL or whatever in the comment section below, or tweet me so I can retweet for you.
And if you’d value someone to whom present your writing directly, I’ll be delighted to volunteer to read it.
Here’s the outline:
Product Development Flow
- Purpose of this book
- What is a “Product”?
- What is “Value”?
- What is “Product Development”?
- What is a “ValueStream”?
- Where do value streams come from?
- What is “Flow” (of e.g. Value)?
- What is “Product Development Capability”?
- What is “Product Development Capacity”?
- Key Organisational Capabilities / Concepts
- Continuous Improvement
- Variation and SPC
- Work In Progress (WIP, WIP limits)
- Making things – like Flow – visible
- Organising Intent (a.k.a. Commander’s Intent, Auftragstaktik)
- Relative Effectiveness
- Lean Product Development
- Lean Startup
- Lean Service
- Idealised Design
- Systems Thinking
- Queueing Theory
- Organisational health
- Philosophy and doctrine
- Cost of Delay
- Russell L. Ackoff
- W.E. Deming
- Peter Drucker
- John Gall
- Douglas McGregor
- Taiichi Ohno
- Eliyahu M. Goldratt
- Peter Senge
- John Seddon
- Donella Meadows
- Allen C Ward
- Michael Kennedy
- Don Reinertsen
- Tom Gilb
- Steve McConnell
- Nancy Kline – Thinking environments
- Argyris, Isaacs, Bohm et al. – Skilled dialogue
- TPDS – The Toyota Product Development System
- Product Aikido
- Other / miscellaneous
Lean Product and Process Development ~ Allen Ward
Product Development for the Lean Enterprise ~ Michael Kennedy
The Principles of Product Development Flow ~ Don Reinertsen
Lean Product Development Flow ~ Bohdan W. Oppenheim (pdf)
Sketching User Experiences ~ Bill Buxton
Managing the Design Factory ~ Don Reinertsen
Learning To See ~ Mike Rother