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In the age of software, will your business dominate and maintain relevance? Or will it become a digital relic?

As tech giants and startups disrupt every market, those who master large-scale software delivery will define the economic landscape of the 21st century, just as the masters of mass production defined the landscape in the 20th. Unfortunately, business and technology leaders are woefully ill-equipped to solve the problems posed by digital transformation. At the current rate of disruption, half of the S&P 500 companies will be replaced in the next 10 years. A new approach is needed. 

In Project to Product, value stream network pioneer and technology business leader Dr. Mik Kersten introduces the Flow Framework - a new way of seeing, measuring, and managing software delivery. The Flow Framework will enable your company's evolution from project-oriented dinosaur to product-centric innovator that thrives in the age of software. If you're driving your organization's transformation at any level, this is the audiobook for you. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Mik Kersten (P)2018 Mik Kersten

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Great book but missing the additional PDF material

The subject matter should concern anybody interested in how to link DevOps to the value generation in your business. Overall the author does a great job of advocating for the Flow Framework though details of how to implement in a large Enterprise are left out. The side-story of the authors visit to the Leipzig BMW plant and the insights gained from that contains more than a little echo of The Phoenix Project (and by implication, The Goal) and for those inspired by that book, this is one more piece of the puzzle on how business delivery needs to transform in the age of software.
However, the fact that the additional material referenced by the narrator is missing from the Audible version greatly reduces the value of the audio version.

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Additional pdf material can be found elsewhere

The additional pdf material referenced in the audio book by the author can be found here:
https://itrevolution.com/book/project-to-product/

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  • I. Sertler
  • 12-29-18

Stayed mostly conceptual...

Perhaps I missed the point but the book repeats the value stream / flow framework concept again and again and set high expectations but lacked going in depth in the topics covered. I listened twice till the end to get the point and felt there was not enough guidance / depth for the concepts discussed (more examples & guidelines for activity models, product models, etc. might have been helpful).

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-13-19

Misleading Title

My biggest issue with this book is the misleading title. This book not about transitioning from project based delivery to product based delivery, is about “The Flow Framework®.” The framework you’ve probably never heard of before and will probably never hear of again.

Add to this an infomercial style performance from Eduard Bauer and extremely repetitive content from Mik Kersten, and it makes it an absolute a pain to listen to.

I kept holding on, hoping that there would be some pivot insight or key bit of knowledge, but I could only get half way through before it became to much.