Developing Products in Half the Time by Preston G. Smith

Developing Products in Half the Time

The book's premise remains solid: time is worth money, and if you quantify this value you can buy time wisely, often to enormous advantage. Rather than pursuing development speed at any price, the authors emphasize subjecting time-to-market decisions to the same hard-nosed business logic used for other management decisions. "Developing Products" is unique in providing tools for trading off schedule against other business objectives. It integrates...

Details Developing Products in Half the Time

TitleDeveloping Products in Half the Time
Release DateOct 24th, 1997
GenreBusiness, Nonfiction

Reviews Developing Products in Half the Time

  • Marcin
    Outstanding. This book is packed with rules and tools to accelerate product development. Without a single direct reference to IT this book explains the essence of Agile and Lean in a buzzword free way.
  • Shane
    I read this book a few years ago and loved it. Picking it up again because it's time for a refresher as I pull a new team together.
  • Bob Schatz
    Great book! Strongly recommended. This is like a Back to the Future book. The 2nd edition (1998) and 1st edition (1991) are the foundations to what we do in Scrum for SW today. This book covers everything from Product Ownership, to Teams, to Management. Read it and you will have a deeper understanding of the history of what we're trying to do today. It references the New New Product Development Game (First reference to Scrum as a Product Developm...
  • Carl Gauger
    This is a smart book with many excellent helps to a smart product development system. The authors offer keys to managing the process by knowing how to get the most out of time, cost and performance by such methods as concurrent development, risk assessment and management, staffing and resources, teamwork, etc. They cover all the most important aspects. Most of the time and risk is taken out of product development by investment in the "fuzzy" fron...
  • Henrik Lindberg
    Definitely not as clear as later books