Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale

Jez Humble Joanne Molesky Barry O'Reilly


Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale

Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale

  • Title: Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale
  • Author: Jez Humble Joanne Molesky Barry O'Reilly
  • ISBN: 9781449368425
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Hardcover



How well does your organization respond to changing market conditions, customer needs, and emerging technologies when building software based products This practical guide presents Lean and Agile principles and patterns to help you move fast at scale and demonstrates why and how to apply these methodologies throughout your organization, rather than with just one departmenHow well does your organization respond to changing market conditions, customer needs, and emerging technologies when building software based products This practical guide presents Lean and Agile principles and patterns to help you move fast at scale and demonstrates why and how to apply these methodologies throughout your organization, rather than with just one department or team.Through case studies, you ll learn how successful enterprises have rethought everything from governance and financial management to systems architecture and organizational culture in the pursuit of radically improved performance Adopting Lean will take time and commitment, but it s vital for harnessing the cultural and technical forces that are accelerating the rate of innovation Discover how Lean focuses on people and teamwork at every level, in contrast to traditional management practices Approach problem solving experimentally, by exploring solutions, testing assumptions, and getting feedback from real users Lead and manage large scale programs in a way that empowers employees, increases the speed and quality of delivery, and lowers costs Learn how to implement ideas from the DevOps and Lean Startup movements even in complex, regulated environments


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This book should be a required read for every software engineering university program as well as MBAs. Seriously, it's the most comprehensive coverage of modern management and product development principles and practices I've came across. It presents radical but proven ideas in a respectful and non-dogmatic way, backed up with case studies of the most successful companies across industries. Extra points for covering NUMMI – the ultimate case study of lean thinking.

The book relatively short, concise and practical as the authors intended it to be. It clearly explains how the disciplines of Lean, Agile, Kata, Lean Startup, and Design Thinking are converging through the unifying principles of an adaptive learning organisation. The authors we show how to grow organisations which can innovate rapidly in response to changing market conditions, customer needs, and emerging technologies.Part I of the book introduces the main themes of the book: culture, strategy, [...]

B-R-I-L-L-I-A-N-T book.In theory, it shouldn't be any kind of surprise, because it's Jez Humble's book - and he's the man who gave famous "Continuous Delivery" to the world. But I was skeptical: first, because I've read quite a few "Lean" books recently and none of them (except Poppendiecks, of course) was really useful; second, because I didn't like some of Jez'es opinions expressed on the web recently. I wouldn't risk a statement that I disagree with them completely, but I had a feeling that h [...]

If you only read one book about improving your organization this year, make it this one. The authors bring together a large number of individual topics into one coherent story and sprinkle that with a collection of fascinating case studies.I was already familiar with most of the individual topics that are covered in this book and yet I ended up highlighting more sections in this book than I think I've ever done in any other book. I can't recommend this highly enough.

Ace. Will be re-reading, pondering and quoting this book a lot, I think.

DISCLAIMER: I'm friends with some of the authors.This book was an absolutely exceptional summation of the latest in business organization and operations for the digital age. Incorporating much of the latest thinking on business agility, the authors use sources such as Daniel H Pink, Eric Ries, John Kotter, and Mike Rother (amongst many others) to describe the attitudes, values, and culture necessary for your organization to adapt quickly in the modern business environment. The first two thirds o [...]

This is an excellent book. It shows lean principles in the context of enterprise environment. For me, the biggest eye opener was the distinction between exploration (doing something new, with high risk of wasting an investment) and exploitation (modifying something already working with risk of loosing current profit). There are principles and strategies, which has to be applied differently to both aproaches, but they can still follow the lean ideas (focus on delivering value, reduce waste,). The [...]

This is an excellent book. It should be required reading for everyone working in a large enterprise at any level. Some of it is very specific to the executive level and finance people but it is well worth understanding those concerns even if you are a front line worker. Lean and Kaizen work! I might write more about it later.

Great book, which gives insights on how to scale innovations. It showcases a lot of examples on what the best in class do to change their organisation within. The book earns its rights as a being a great reference book written in plain English.

This book is a comprehensive review of modern Mgmt. And software development practices. Ignore at your peril.

An amazing book that translates Lean Startup methodologies for enterprise world. Another great book in O’Reilly's Lean series. One by one authors debunk myths why large enterprises cannot operate as lean startups (from HR policies, to Opex/Capex decisions, to architectural integrity requirements, to compliance laws and so on) while providing the alternative approaches to drive performance and speed. The books covers both strategic and quite detailed operational topics for running Lean Enterpri [...]

Exactly what I needed, exactly when I needed it.

This was dense. And very, very good.

Worth a read, every runner of major enterprise should read and understand how they can and who led approach innovation. Should be read with Brauffman’s work.

Comprehensive take on why and how companies should adopt Lean as a culture and way of operating. Nicely connects the dots between Lean Startup, Design Thinking and Agile Development on an enterprise level.

Not sure this is a book for someone doing software as a profession. The book talked to a great extent about software as the competitive edge, but I really didn't find the innovation part of the book that compelling.The part about culture was interesting, although it's really nothing new when working for a "modern company".Some good parts, others less so.

If you are new to management or are seeking ways to improve your current organization, this book will provide you with plenty of material to start with.Not only by the examples they provide but by means of all the related books, articles and presentations the put to your reach to continue reading/learning yourself.I've found great ideas to implement and put names to others I've been doing with out knowing what they were.It also lays foundation for transformations and how to explore alternatives. [...]

Although this book is not targeted at the level of individual developers, or indeed development as a department, I still think it's practically required reading for anyone working in a corporate dev environment (and certainly anyone with management responsibility).Some of the early sections focus on the product side of the business. You might think these would not be particularly relevant to engineers, but I think understanding conceptually how a new system should be created and exploited from t [...]

This book is the bible for anyone seeking to transform their organization along modern principles of service and product delivery. It is heavily IT focussed, but this is where we can expect to see much of the value driven out of corporations in the future -- through software products. Therefore it is critical to involve many other areas of a company not traditionally associated with technology projects like finance, audit and compliance, security to get them working in a lean manner compatible w [...]

This is a great book to guide managers on which principles and practices to follow and which ones should be avoided. It's full of general advices and illustrated with many real cases. It actually doesn't tell how to implement any particular practice, for which you should address to the specific book.If you have already read The Lean Start-up, Product Development Flow, Lean Analytics and Continuous Delivery you will find yourself skipping pages as their main contents are fed from those. The conce [...]

A good addition to your lean library. This book takes the principles of Lean and in particular the vision of Ries' Lean Startup into a more detailed description of putting together a software organization. Mostly focused on scaled-up versions, but not entirely and certainly still valuable to the reader who is not working within an enterprise. That said, the book is most valuable in the enterprise setting - though like all attempts at change be ready for patience and bring your full library on ho [...]

Read this cover to cover for the second time. This is a very excellent book that provide insights and confirmation in to how to agile-y run at enterprise scale. Devil is in the details to be sure, but this is more meaningful to most of us able to benefit as much from Lean Startup-level strategies. I should make this recommended reading for all of my clients, but then why'd they need to pay me? Oh yeah: because they'd need help putting these ideas into action in order to transform and not just op [...]

Bold, inspiring, making up IT and business theories in the context of the lean start-up movement.A bit rough at the edges, but a mine of inspiration. Should be read by business people, but has very strong references to IT which will be alien to Business people. But they should take the effort to understand its rough concepts, as IT is changing the world and combing business and IT is where the value is.

I have to give this book 5 stars due to the content - even though a lot of the content was not new to me. For the target audience this is going to be an essential book - PMO members I am looking at you! It presents a number of tools, techniques and methodologies to help Enterprises deliver leaner software, encourages experiments and provides insights/case studies on how to do this. Even knowing much of the content I still picked up some gems from this book. This is sure to become a classic.

I skimmed this for work - some worthwhile info, but I would describe the writing as "dense fluff" - not a WHOLE lot of new content every page/chapter, but somehow densely written to make it annoying difficult to efficiently skim through. At least for me trying to read snippets on planes/late at night, etc.A coworker said the first 100 pages gave the most bang for the buck - I'm heavily inclined to agree.

An excellent book. There is so much in here, so clearly explained. Brings together a number of disparate modern concepts related to working in and managing IT in a large organisation. I have made hundreds of notes and now need to find a way to develop these ideas within my own firm. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

Immediately has become my favourite book to use as a senior management tool. Previously I would have to encourage a peer or exec to read 3+ books to get the sort of coverage that they'd need to understand how a modern software organisation works, but now I can use this book as a foundation, setting a common language and understanding, and then used as a launchpad for further learning.

It might be that I've read too many books of that kind, but a lot of the book felt derivative, with few novel ideas. If you intend to read only one book about lean IT in the enterprise, this would still be my recommendation. If you've already built a solid background, it's ok to skip it.

I had high hopes for this book due to my previous knowledge of the author and the praise I read about it. But it was a dragged read. There are some very good chapters in it, but most of them seemed like a hodgepodge of pop wisdom gathered from hopefully better books.

I enjoyed the first part but I got bogged down going through this book. I like the basic lean concepts.Set people up to try and fail. Do not make punishments for failure. Failure is how we learn. Fail faster to move on to success faster.


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