Lean vs Agile vs Design Thinking

What You Really Need to Know to Build High-Performing Digital Product Teams
Narrated by: Mike Norgaard
Length: 45 mins
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As companies evolve to adopt, integrate, and leverage software as the defining element of their success in the 21st century, a rash of processes and methodologies are vying for their product teams' attention. In the worst of cases, each discipline on these teams - product management, design, and software engineering - learn a different model. This short, tactical book reconciles the perceived differences in Lean Startup, Design Thinking, and Agile software development by focusing not on rituals and practices but on the values that underpin all three methods.

©2017 Jeff Gothelf (P)2017 Jeff Gothelf

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Don't buy this audiobook. Buy the eBook.

This is also mostly for people new to the three practices. I like it but didn't think it was that helpful. It is very short and a good overview.

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it started, and then it was over

did not learn anything beyond what is in Wikipedia pages for each of the practices, what a waste of 40 minutes

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It's brief. Now go read Sense and Reapond

I liked this overview. I consume different media types and this audio version offers a simple review of these methods. It's not intended to be a deep dive. Rather, it's brevity is a super practical teaser to Gothelf's thinking.

My favorite line.... Customers don't care about your approach, they care about great products and services that solve meaningful problems in effective ways.

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20 minutes and pretty much blog material.

Very short. This entire piece would normally be the introduction chapter of another more-in-depth book. Don't waste your money.

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Based on the description I thought it was more than it was

Honestly, this is a good book for understanding these concepts. I felt it didn’t offer a guidance of complimentary collaboration between everything the way I would have liked. Perhaps it is because I have a lot of experience with each of these concepts, so I found it very basic at times. The performance was great. Honestly it had the ton and approach of a really sound podcast of these business practices for software development.

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good overview but fails to distinguish

I liked the quick overview and I think the author is knowledgeable in the concepts. I was hoping for a more deeper explanation on the topics. I have read many books on each topic too quickly so all the concepts have merged into one single perspective. I needed to understand how to distinguish one from another and this book was not the one for that. he does a good job of explaining how they work together though. his 10 step process is not a revelation but decent start point.

bottom line: if you want a real quick overview this is worth it.

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straight to the point executive summary

straight to the point executive summary helps introduce the topics to those coming from classic management

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Succinct

Succinct review of the major software development frameworks for technical, design and product management teams. Last chapter has a great review with analysis and suggestions on how to better collaborate across departments.

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a concise explanation which one can relate to.

easy to understand and differentiate the various practices of agility to allow users to make sound decisions on how they approach their product development process

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Great book and intro to the topics

Great book and intro to the topics highlighting the similarities and differences. Good into for anyone starting out and those in the game.

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  • R. Grindley
  • 07-19-20

useful and concise

this is a useful essay on the key differences between the 3 approaches and outlines where each is best suited a great introduction to the 3 models

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  • Mark_my_words
  • 10-03-18

Short but informative

Only scratches the surface of these methodologies but is an interesting debate, comparing and contrasting.

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  • Paul Pilling
  • 07-19-17

Interesting perspective

So true and highlighted well the issues would be good if longer and gave some examples of how to remedy

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  • Tim Egbuson
  • 07-28-17

Average Joe

Yup. it's not a bad book. but its still ok
So as i must enter fifteen words guess must do what we must.

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  • Tasha
  • 12-09-17

very common sense things really didn't add value

this book didn't add any value to me it was just very intuitive stuff we all know

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  • 01-28-20

Good basic overview of the three approaches

This is a short overview of the three methodologies. I was hoping to get a bit more out of it, however it does provide a good base summary of the approaches mentioned.

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  • Professor Weird
  • 01-21-20

Worth it

Worth the 6$ to get a general overview. Just not sure what book to read for further action.

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  • Kai1
  • 05-14-19

Really enjoyed this bite size take on it all

Perfect for the commute, although i did kind of what more in this series. I have always wondered how these methodologies should co-exist and this covers a little of that how and why.

Just to let you know, I work for Audible, but the views expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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  • Luisa
  • 04-22-19

Snappy summary

Overview of the three disciplines and common themes between them, with a few ideas to try

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-10-17

Just buy it

If you think you need a brief overview of the difference between lean, agile and design thinking, what problems they are designed to address and how they should work together then just buy this book, you won't regret it

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