Lean Enterprise
Adopting Continuous Delivery, DevOps, and Lean Startup at Scale
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: December 2013
Pages: 250

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The second generation of Lean and Agile software delivery methodologies has arrived in the form of the Lean Startup, Continuous Delivery, and DevOps movements, promising faster time-to-market, less waste, and frequent, low-risk releases. But adopting these ideas is hard in enterprises with annual budgeting cycles, compliance concerns, legacy systems to maintain, and organizational silos.

This book is a uniquely practical guide to the secrets of transforming non-startups so that they can develop new products and services faster and more cheaply. It addresses the most troublesome and counterintuitive aspects of adoption: process, systems architecture, budgeting and compliance, design and culture—providing examples from organizations that have learned how to do it right the hard way.

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    1.0

    Waste of money

    By Not again

    from Fremont, CA

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    I've been waiting for 7 months for this title to be release and it did not happen. I wasted $4.99 on an early release that is essentially little more than a table of contents. I'll probably never buy an early release again.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    An excellent work in progress

    By DRS

    from Portland, OR

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    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Concise
    • Easy to understand
    • Helpful examples
    • Well-written

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    • Not comprehensive enough

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    Comments about oreilly Lean Enterprise:

    This is a very important book. It represents a change in attitude that's long overdue and the authors do an excellent job presenting it. My only criticism is that there are some more complicated concerns in business where the path to apply lean principles is less clear, principally "non functional" concerns like security.

    I would like to see more elaboration on these sorts of issues, or at least an admission that thinking about them is still fuzzy and the community at large has work to do to round out the approach.

    Overall, however, I think the authors are on to something profound and this book is a very concise encapsulation of the principals of lean enterprise and how they can be applied.

    Having read the pre-release book, I look forward to reading the revisions.

     
    5.0

    Terrific book

    By fpeixoto

    from Montreal, Quebec

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    Comments about oreilly Lean Enterprise:

    The content of the book was fantastic, not only for new business, but to "cut the fat" on sometimes heavy existing project processes.

    Definitely a must read for all.

     
    5.0

    Very good start

    By Mike B

    from NZ

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      Comments about oreilly Lean Enterprise:

      When are you going to finish it?
      I agree, start ups are not the only organisations that could benefit from the ideas in this book. I think most organisations would find the ideas thought provoking.
      You may or may not agree with the ideas, but thought provoking and I believe everyone can benefit by exposure to them.

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      5.0

      The book that needed to be written!

      By Darius

      from London UK

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        Comments about oreilly Lean Enterprise:

        I have long been an advocate of Agile/Lean philosophies and have successfully applied these principals across a variety of domains.
        In recent years there have been 2 books that have really challenged and influenced my thinking:

        * The Lean-Startup (Eric Ries)

        * Lean UX (Jeff Gothelf)

        Both these books are brilliant - but each suffer from a tiny flaw... their titles!

        The brilliant and game-changing ideas within the Lean-Startup are betrayed by its title. Execs within large enterprises see the word "startup" in the book's title and mistakenly think the ideas contained therein are not for them.

        In a similar vein, those who do not have a UX/Design background might miss the wonderful cross-functional and hypothesis based approaches that are articulated within Lean-UX.

        The Lean Enterprise closes this gap and directs targeted help and insight where some might say it is needed most... Large scale enterprises and industries that are ripe for disruption.

        These ideas work. They work at scale.
        This book tells you why and shows you how.

         
        4.0

        Great, even for an early release

        By dazfuller

        from Derby, UK

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          Comments about oreilly Lean Enterprise:

          I started reading this book to get a better understanding of "lean" in the enterprise. Whilst most of what I have read so far is case studies and theory it is all still really useful stuff giving some great insights and examples of what doesn't work so well (some of which I can identify with).

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          1.0

          to much theory

          By patrick

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          • Too basic

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          Comments about oreilly Lean Enterprise:

          I wanted a book that outlined good possibly open source technologies to use in a lean enterprise. Concrete examples!!! Concrete architecture examples. Not more lean theory. I can Google and find plenty of discussions of the theory.

          Sorry... I typically love your books.

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