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Project to Product: How to Survive and Thrive in the Age of Digital Disruption with the Flow Framework

Narrated by: Edward Bauer
Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
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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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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.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-12-2018

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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  • Sigurborg Rögnvaldsdóttir
  • 01-12-2018

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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  • Pascal Guy
  • 05-09-2019

Next step for any transforming organization

Great book !

Being in agile development for more than 10 years, i think this is the next step for any organization trying to manage software development and align initiatives with the business value stream.

The book paint a complete view from theory to framework and tying it back to tools.

Next step for is the implementation

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 24-08-2019

Are KPIs Enough?

IT must be intricately aligned to the business, i.e., Sales as should all departments. Every activity in every part of the organization should have the purpose of gaining or retaining a customer.

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  • Abelardo Arredondo
  • 10-08-2019

Transformations

I especially like the first half of the book, excellent management perspective. Direct, software projects must be treated as software products. A must read/listen for project managers in a transformation environment.

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  • Nichole C. Rip
  • 14-07-2019

Must read if you want to get ahead in IT!

This book clearly lays out a new model of thinking about and delivering valued technology that has made me feel optimistic about working in IT once again! The author's research and vision is comprehensive and easy to understand. You just have to make that shift!

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  • Susan C. Hasty
  • 07-07-2019

A must for businesss separately seeking survival.

Brilliant! explains what must be unlearned! A clear line of sight into the future. loved it!

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  • C. Harp
  • 23-03-2019

Fantastic book!

easy novel to read. concepts made simple to understand. only negative with audible is not having the charts, graphs, etc to reference. looked forward to part 3 from nearly the beginning.

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  • Robert Dobbins
  • 19-03-2019

Software Dev

Timely and relevant review of concepts and practical implications of the flow model in modern software development.

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  • I. Sertler
  • 29-12-2018

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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  • cmj123
  • 06-08-2019

A masterpiece on creating Business value via IT

I really enjoyed reading product to project and will highly recommend it. First, the book clearly and elaborately discuss the important of business value driven IT organisation using value stream architecture. Second, the flow system and flow metric for end to end business and technical value delivery was a game changer for me at work as it meant my team created more value for the clients. lastly, I enjoyed the use of practical case studies to driven home key and valuable lessons. It is a book that requires more than one read and running application exercises based on the concepts proposed.

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  • Seb
  • 04-04-2019

Missing link

The missing link between agile models and business models. So many useful concepts. Narrate the next version yourself Mik?