• Lean: The Bible: 7 Manuscripts

  • Lean Startup, Lean Six Sigma, Lean Analytics, Lean Enterprise, Kanban, Scrum, Agile Project Management
  • By: Harry Altman
  • Narrated by: Bridger Conklin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-30-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harry Altman
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (212 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Do you want to become an expert in Lean?

Get this book and follow my step-by-step explanations!

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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©2017 Harry Altman (P)2017 Harry Altman

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Best bundle

The narration was clear and well paced. I think for beginners it is a nice easy to understand, concise introduction and works well as a quick reference. I would recommend the book to people who need to understand the basics of Lean but have not had a chance or resources to take an in depth course yet.

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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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Excellent book!

This summary book has touched important points and explained in bite-sized details about the challenges entrepreneurs face when it comes to startups. This summary book also provides the reader information on the author's style and perspective. This is perfect for you if you are eyeing to start your own business venture.

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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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overall good

I think this is a great book budnle for learning the concepts of Lean Six Sigma, Lean Analytics, Kanban, Scrum and it gives some terrific ideas on how to incorporate into your work environment.

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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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Packed with information

In this bundle, 7 books are collected at once, which will facilitate your training. Written in simple and understandable language, contain a lot of useful information.

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Lots of key learning here!

These books focus on understanding each and every element by breaking it down to the simplest form. The concepts are explained in such a way that they allow you to implement them in your work life. I liked these guides very much. I got a lot of information all my questions. I'm glad to have these books in my library. I would recommend these books anyone looking to gain some knowledge on this subject. It is worth listening.

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This is a great Lean collection

These books are well written and easy to understand. They are clear, detailed and well organized. The writer's style and instructions are perfect in these books. The author gives us the tips, tricks and techniques which are very helpful, actual and effective. I found these books the best way to learn Lean and it provides step by step instructions. I definitely recommend these guides anyone looking to gain some knowledge on this subject. It is worth listening.

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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

The book will help you get a better understanding of the terms. This book have touched, influenced and helped me to wind up plainly better project supervisor. Highly recommended book!

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  • Sviatoslav
  • 03-16-18

Basic content

There is barely anything new in these books for a person who at least remotely familiar with lean/Agile

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  • patrick
  • 01-30-18

New information

Good and brief overview on Lean six sigma, Lean Analytics and couple more interesting topics. lots of interesting case studies give it a lot of color. I think this is a great book budnle for learning the concepts of Lean Six Sigma, Lean Analytics, Kanban, Scrum and it gives some terrific ideas on how to incorporate into your work environment.

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  • Scottie Beaver
  • 01-28-18

to the point

I would recommend this book for anyone looking for a quick and concise overview of all things Lean. If the Lean World were a pool, then this would be dipping your toes in. Highly recommended!

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  • swetha
  • 01-28-18

quick start

Lean QuickStart Guide provides a comprehensive overview of a complex system. Despite its complexity, though, the guide simplifies it by providing background information and accessible information. This guide provides tools for anyone in business and will be particularly useful for a beginner. There are also suggestions on how to apply the tools and techniques. The narration, as usual, was spot on. Great resource. Highly recommended!

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  • Eula Schultz
  • 01-28-18

easy to listen

Easy to listen and comprehensive, but her monotone delivery tends to make you fade in and out. It needs to be more lively, delivered with some personality and not so computerized. Relevant info, helps you keep some key points in mind

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-09-18

best guide book!!

This book clearly explains everything's.I must say this book is highly recommended for business minded people.

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  • honda
  • 12-09-18

great book

This is a great book for anyone who wants to understand more about Lean and learn effective techniques for reducing Lean. Harry Altman is a leader and expert in her field. I recommend her book to many of my therapy clients suffering from Lean.

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  • corollaaltis
  • 12-09-18

five star

This book had some great ideas and suggestion for increasing our human behavior......highly recommended......Five Stars

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  • oviya
  • 12-07-18

Easy to understand!

Well written easy to understand guide. Enhanced my understanding significantly. The technical section was particularly well explained.

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  • vijaymax
  • 12-07-18

good book

Good Book ! I recommend this book to persons who are working or to persons who are going to college.