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Lean: The Bible: 7 Manuscripts

Lean Startup, Lean Six Sigma, Lean Analytics, Lean Enterprise, Kanban, Scrum, Agile Project Management
Written by: Harry Altman
Narrated by: Bridger Conklin
Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Do you want to become an expert in Lean?

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Seven books in one!

Lean Startup

Lean Startup provides a scientific approach to creating and managing startups and gets the desired product to customers' hands faster.

Six Sigma

Lean Six Sigma is a method that provides organizations tools to improve the capability of their business processes. This increase in performance and decrease in process variation lead to defect reduction and improvement in profits, employee morale, and quality of products or services.

Lean Analytics

Lean Analytics opens up the world of collecting and analyzing data to new entrepreneurs, by showing them how to use data as a powerful tool without getting consumed from it to build, launch and grow their startup faster while focusing on the right metrics.

Lean Enterprise

The core idea of Lean Enterprise is to maximize customer value while minimizing waste and resources.

Kanban

Kanban is a visual tool that helps in the management of projects by visualizing workflow, limiting work in process, and creating and improving the flow. This book introduced principles that help people to eliminate waste, amplify learning, and deliver as fast as possible.

Scrum

Scrum is a framework for developing and sustaining complex products.

Agile Project Management

Agile PM empower project managers to adapt to and manage effectively a new kind of innovative product development.

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Nicely covered topics at a conceptual level.

Good explanation on various concepts in Lean, Six Sigma and Agile. A more detailed case studies would have helped for each of the topics covered.

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Just redundant.

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I should have figured out if 7 books can fit into 10 hours of audio content that there would be no depth to any of the subject titles.

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  • D. A. Escamilla
  • 2018-03-01

An introduction for someone who has no information

What disappointed you about Lean: The Bible: 7 Manuscripts?

Material seems very dated. Author takes time to describe a new technology called "e-mail" which not everyone is familiar with. The author indicates that a business may be helped by "getting online" and the cost savings of having an "intra-net" within the company to aid in communication. Provides bad / unbelievable premises like "The traditional progress of an idea is to assemble the team, build the product, market it, and sell it as hard as you can." are presented. Indicating without Lean, no one traditionally did market research, market testing, or communicated with the customer. Author claims in the Scrum section that the Scrum Team members are called "Pigs" and external resources "Chickens", based on a story of a chicken and pig opening a restaurant called Ham and Eggs. This is an older story and I have not heard people use it like this in over 5 years. If you decide to call your team members "Pigs" and those not in the team "Chickens", you might want to alert the HR department first, since they may be hearing about you soon. Author presents Acceptance Testing as something new and Agile. In general non-Lean, non-kanban, and non-Agile practices are presented in a negative light and extremely flawed.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Don't know.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Bridger Conklin?

No idea. The narrator does an "ok" job, but talks slowly and at an even pace. Not sure how you can spice up the narration of this type of material.

What character would you cut from Lean: The Bible: 7 Manuscripts?

What character would I cut? lol. Really? There are no characters in this, it is an instructional text.

Any additional comments?

The review questions should be different based on the type of material being listened to. "What character would you cut" makes no sense if the book is an instructional text (like technology, science, psychology, etc.) Maybe ask the question of what section would you cut or what section would you want to know more information about.

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  • Richard J. Schoonover
  • 2018-01-13

No substance

Way too many subjects and no real substance about any. And... not a good “overview” either in my opinion.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-01-19

Basic

An ok set of books, if you want an overall picture of these topics. Too much of repeat.

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  • Aleksey
  • 2018-12-17

Out of the date

Lean methodology is not new, however, I was expected to learn about it and its usefulness in nowadays with up to time instruments and technologies.

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  • christopher
  • 2018-03-24

one is absolutely my favorite!!

Awesome book conter intuitive techniques for building a new kind of business and new kind of Startup

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-06-02

interesante

Me ha gustado mucho el libro y me parece muy completo e interesante.
Lo recomiendo es muy bueno.

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  • Jeremy
  • 2019-05-21

Helpful book.

Offers a systematic approach to product/market fit, discussing customer involvment, optimal time to obtain funding, and when to change the plan.

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  • Michael
  • 2019-05-21

I would recommend this book

I would recommend this book for anyone looking for a quick and concise overview of all things about six sigma. It is through Six Sigma that it will become easier for businesses to grow and thrive. This guide will help you understand what you can do when using the Six Sigm. Wonderful read!

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  • vera
  • 2019-05-21

This guide is easy to follow and provides

This guide is easy to follow and provides techniques and tools for towards managing change. I like the fact that it helped me become more structure oriented, even though not every step is applicable to the hospitality industry in which I operate. Yes, ‘Six Sigma’ is a statistical approach to improve established business processes primarily in the manufacturing industry, the main aim in any business process is to increase profits and reduce losses.

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  • Marc
  • 2019-05-20

If you want to learn Lean mastery

If you want to learn Lean mastery in a simple and effective way then follow this book. I am really appreciate with this book and enjoy reading. Great useful date in this book. Recommended.