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Lean: The Bible: 7 Manuscripts

Lean Startup, Lean Six Sigma, Lean Analytics, Lean Enterprise, Kanban, Scrum, Agile Project Management
Narrated by: Bridger Conklin
Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
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Do you want to become an expert in Lean?

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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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  • D. A. Escamilla
  • 01-03-2018

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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  • Richard J. Schoonover
  • 13-01-2018

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-01-2019

Basic

An ok set of books, if you want an overall picture of these topics. Too much of repeat.

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  • Aleksey
  • 17-12-2018

Out of the date

Lean methodology is not new, however, I was expected to learn about it and its usefulness in nowadays with up to time instruments and technologies.

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  • christopher
  • 24-03-2018

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-06-2019

interesante

Me ha gustado mucho el libro y me parece muy completo e interesante.
Lo recomiendo es muy bueno.

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  • Jeremy
  • 21-05-2019

Helpful book.

Offers a systematic approach to product/market fit, discussing customer involvment, optimal time to obtain funding, and when to change the plan.

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  • Michael
  • 21-05-2019

I would recommend this book

I would recommend this book for anyone looking for a quick and concise overview of all things about six sigma. It is through Six Sigma that it will become easier for businesses to grow and thrive. This guide will help you understand what you can do when using the Six Sigm. Wonderful read!

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  • vera
  • 21-05-2019

This guide is easy to follow and provides

This guide is easy to follow and provides techniques and tools for towards managing change. I like the fact that it helped me become more structure oriented, even though not every step is applicable to the hospitality industry in which I operate. Yes, ‘Six Sigma’ is a statistical approach to improve established business processes primarily in the manufacturing industry, the main aim in any business process is to increase profits and reduce losses.

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  • Marc
  • 20-05-2019

If you want to learn Lean mastery

If you want to learn Lean mastery in a simple and effective way then follow this book. I am really appreciate with this book and enjoy reading. Great useful date in this book. Recommended.

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  • Sviatoslav
  • 16-03-2018

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
  • 30-01-2018

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
  • 28-01-2018

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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  • Eula Schultz
  • 28-01-2018

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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  • Zachary
  • 20-05-2019

Must Read for ALL Entrepreneurs

If you are looking to create a startup business yourself, bring innovation to your workplace or consult on either behalf, this is a fantastic read. It appears to me more tailored to software companies, however this can be used for product and service companies as well. In fact it is mentioned a few times throughout the book on how to do just that.

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  • Francesca
  • 20-05-2019

Thanks to creator.

I was really astounded by perceiving what number of imperative recommendations accumulated in such a short book. Creator completed a phenomenal activity. I'll most likely prescribe this book to my loved ones. I really appreciate this book. Thanks to creator.

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  • leo
  • 20-05-2019

This book shows you how to effectively collect

This book shows you how to effectively collect and understand relevant data that will fuel your business. It is a must read in my books and completes the Lean Startup Movement.

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  • Evan
  • 19-05-2019

The authors have done a good job

The authors have done a good job of boiling down many lines of startup management theories into workable metrics. The book is an excellent book to help you understand what you need to understand. The most dangerous thing for the management of a startup is "not knowing what you do not know". If you do not know about something, you cannot do anything to mitigate or avoid the risk.

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  • Naylor
  • 19-05-2019

All in one

'Lean Analytics' is one of the best books I've read on starting a company. Period. It offers not only the basis for monitoring and improving a business based on specific, measurable, actionable, relevant and timely metrics, but business models to work from. If you want to start a business using LEAN principles this may be the best and most important book to read, which I explain below.

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  • Gould
  • 19-05-2019

Step-by-step manner.

Another key feature that so few books have is a section that helps readers figure out the stage of their business or project. Then it goes further by giving us litmus tests to make sure we've assessed the situation fairly, are working on the right problems, and measuring our progress accurately. If your business builds a product or service, this book is priceless - it takes you through the discovery, development, build, and testing processes in an approachable, step-by-step manner.