Agile Books To Keep You Ahead Of The Knowledge Curve
xGetting Value out of Agile Retrospectives, Second Edition
This book is written by Luis Goncalves and Ben Linders.
Agile Coach, Co-Author, International Speaker and a Blogger – See more.
He is alo Agile Coach, Co-Author, International Speaker and a Blogger. He is also co-founder of Oikosofy.
Experience in carrying out Agile coaching across the whole Product and Development Organization reporting directly to the C Level. Advise senior management about different strategic options that could be made in order to increase the productivity of all R&D.
Ben Linders is a Senior Consultant in Agile, Lean, Quality and Process Improvement, based in The Netherlands. He is an active member of several networks on Agile, Lean and Quality, and also a frequent speaker and writer.
Description of book
This book is a brief introduction of Agile Retrospective, usage, business value and designing. Retrospective Exercises like, Starfish, Sail Boat, Car Brand, Happiness Index, Constellation Team Assessment Survey, Strengths-Based Retrospective, High-Performance Tree, Value-Stream Mapping etc. are described in detail. This book also includes the Benefits of Retrospectives.
This book is written by Andrea Tomasini and Martin kearns.
Andrea Tomasini is the founders of agile42 and he has been working in software development and product management and process optimization arena for more than 20 years. He is a graduate of Universita di Bologna. He is a certified scrum profesional.
Martin Kearns is one of the first Certified Scrum Coaches in the world. He is an employee of SMS Management & Technology, Agile42, Scrum Alliance. He is a graduate of Australian Graduate School of Management.
Description of book
Agile Transition is a book which explains what you need to know before starting your development in Agile. Author also shares his experiences of failure and learning in this book.
xThe Culture Game: Tools for the Agile ManagerDaniel Mezick is a Management consultant, author & keynote speaker from Guilford, Connecticut. He is also president of New Technology Solutions Inc, Agile Boston community user group, Agile Connecticut (Agile CT).
Description of bookThis is a reference and tutorial guide book for using agile in your organization. This book helps managers to rapidly develop a culture of learning in team. This book provides specific tools and techniques to help team to respond changes rapidly. It also describes 16 patterns of team leading behaviour.
xReal Life ScrumJesper Boeg is a Lean/Agile Coach from Central Region, Denmark. He is a graduate of Aalborg Universitet Denmark. He is a specialist in Lean Product Development, Agile Project Management, Scrum, Kanban, Lean, Continuous improvement, Retrospectives, Agile Release Planning and Quality Assurance.
Description of bookReal Life Scrum contains the most typical problems teams and organizations encounter when adopting Agile and Scrum. This book also includes chapters by expert Agile coaches Liz Keogh and Diana Larsen dealing with the real cost of change and how to act on your retrospective actions.
xAgile Project Management For Dummies
Mark C. Layton is the author of this book.
Mark C. Layton is Executive, Author and Speaker from Los Angeles. He is a graduate of National University of Singapore.
Description of bookThis book provides a simple, step-by-step guide to Agile Project Management approaches, tools, and techniques. It helps a lot to enable you to understand and apply Agile principles for faster and more accurate development.
xA Guide to the Scrum Body Of Knowledge
Tridibesh Satpathy is the writer of this book. He is the Founder and CEO at VMEdu Inc Phoenix, Arizona. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School.
Description of bookThis is a complete guidebook to complete and deliver the projects using Scrum Agile technique. This is a complete guideline book for successful implementation of scrum.
xAgile with Guts – A pragmatic guide to value-driven development
Nicolas Gouy is a software engineer and founder of Magic Square.
Description of bookThis book describes how a large organization uses techniques to focus on the right product and to deeply anchor the idea that less output can deliver more outcomes.
xThe Art of Agile development
This book is written by James Shore, Shane warden. James Shore is Agile/XP Consultant and Coach from Portland, Oregon.
Shane Warden is Director at LivingSocial. He was also the Managing Editor of O’Reilly Media.
Description of bookThis book is a complete guide to adopt agile development methodology. It also gives Agile architecture, design, practicing Agile and team responsibility. This book provides complete information for developers, managers, testers, and customers into a single package.
xThe Scrum Primer
Pete Deemer is CEO of GoodAgile, Scrum Alliance, Stormglass.
Gabrielle Benefield is the Founder of Evolve Beyond, San Francisco Bay Area.
Craig Larman is an experienced storyteller from Santa Barbara, California.
Bas Vodde is an Agile & Lean Product Development Expert from Singapore.
Description of bookThe scrum primer proves product development concepts in simple framework including: real teams, self-managing teams, cross-functional teams, short iterative full-cycle feedback loops, and lowering the cost of change.
xThe Agile Samurai: How Agile Masters Deliver Great Software
Jonathan Rasmusson is a iOS Engineer at Spotify Calgary, Canada. He is a graduate of University of Alberta.
Description of bookThe Agile Samurai book describes how an Agile master delivers great software. It captures the excitement and values of agile software development process. Agile Samurai is about demystifying agile software delivery. Chalked full of real life examples and stories, this book gives you everything you need to set up, execute, and deliver your own agile project.
xThe Agile Business Analyst: Moving from Waterfall to Agile
Ryland leyton the author of this book is a Certified Business Analysis Professional and a consultant with Slalom Consulting. Ryland Leyton is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology.
Description of bookThe Agile Business Analyst is a comprehensive introduction to the practices and concepts of Agile software development. This book also focus lies on facing challenges as IT business analyst.
xSucceeding With Agile
Mike Cohn is one of the contributors to the invention of the Scrum software development methodology. He is a Editor-in-Chief at SourceMedia and founder of Mountain Goat Software. He is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania. Highly respected profesional in field of agile and scrum.
Description of bookSucceeding With Agile discusses the issues, their solutions and helpful guideline for Agile projects. This book also discusses the rules in Agile, Agile lifecycle, technical practices and complete Agile team works.
xAgile Principles Patterns and Practices in C#
Robert C. Martin is the Owner of Uncle Bob Consulting LLC. and he is also a Computer Software Consultant.
Micah Martin is President at Clean Coders, LLC Chicago. He is a graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Description of bookThis book describes the Agile principles, Agile design and the fourteen practices of Extreme Programming. It also define five types of UML diagrams. This book is a guide to move quickly from UML models to real C# code.
xAgile Estimating and Planning
Mike Cohn is one of the contributors to the invention of the Scrum software development methodology. He is a Editor-in-Chief at SourceMedia and founder of Mountain Goat Software. He is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania.
Description of bookAgile Estimating and Planning give us a definitive guide to a wide range of Agile estimating and planning practices with clear and practical style.
xUser Stories Applied: For Agile Software Development
Description of book
What makes a great user story, and what makes a bad one. This book explain practical ways to gather user stories, even when you can’t speak with your users. How to organize them, prioritize them, and use them for planning, management, and testing.
xCoaching Agile Teams: A Companion for Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition
Lyssa Adkins Co-Founder and President at Agile Coaching Institute Richmond, Virginia Area. She is a Graduate from George Mason University.
Description of bookCoaching Agile Teams Is a Provocative and Practical Guide to Coaching Agile Teams. This book helps you to understand what makes a great agile coach, and how to create an environment where self-organized and high-performance teams can emerge.
xScrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time
Description of bookScrum is an amazing thought-provoking book about the leadership and management process that is changing the way we live. It contains immense practical values that could be transformative for your company.
xEssential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process
Kenneth S. Rubin is a Scrum and agile trainer and coach. He was the first Managing Director of the worldwide Scrum Alliance. He complete his M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.
Description of book“Essential Scrum” provides every team member, manager, and executive, a common understanding of Scrum, a shared vocabulary they can use in applying it, and practical knowledge for deriving maximum value from it.
xAgile Product Management with Scrum: Creating Products that Customers Love
Roman Pichler is a product Management Expert in Lean, Agile, Scrum. He is also a trainer, Consultant and Author from Wendover, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. He is a graduate for Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München.
Description of bookThis book is a necessary resource for anyone who works as a product owner, or expects to do so, also for executives and coaches who are interested in establishing agile product management.
xAgile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great
Esther Derby is president at esther derby associates, inc. in Duluth, Minnesota.
Diana Larsen is the Co-Founder of FutureWorks Consulting LLC, Agile Coach & Agility Consultant.
Description of bookThis book provides you a guide to find tools, tricks, and tips needed to fix the problems you face in a software development project on an on-going basis. It explains how to deal with problems, and implement solutions effectively.
xAgile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams
Lisa Crispin is a test profesional at Pivotal Labs in Greater Denver.
She specializes in showing testers and agile teams how testers can add value and how to guide development with business-facing tests. Her mission is to bring agile joy to the software testing world and testing joy to the agile development world. In 2012, she was voted by her peers as the Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person, and given this award at Agile Testing Days.
Description of bookAgile Testing is guidebook for agile testers, agile teams, their managers, and their customers. It explains the seven key success factors of agile testing.
xAgile Project Management with Scrum
Ken Schwaber is an experienced software developer, product manager, and industry consultant. He is a president of ADM (Advanced Development Methods ), a company of improving software development practice.
Description of book“Agile Project management with scrum” is a guide book of scrum rules and practices. It proves that scrum is a simple process for managing complex projects.
xScrum Shortcuts without Cutting Corners: Agile Tactics, Tools, & Tips
Ilan Goldstein is director of AxisAgile, ScrumAU, and also Author, Guest Lecturer in USYD and Certified Scrum Trainer from Sydney Australia. He is a graduate from University of Queensland, Brisbane.
Description of book“Scrum Shortcuts without cutting corners” is a book about Practical, Step-by-Step Scrum Techniques for Improving Processes, Actions, and Outcomes. It helps you to translate the Scrum framework into reality to meet the Scrum challenges.
Karen Greaves is an Agile Coach and Trainer at “Growing Agile”. She is a graduate of University of Cape Town.
Samantha Laing is an Agile Coach and Trainer at “Growing Agile”. She is a graduate from Alberton High School.
Description of booksGrowing Agile is a collection of all Agile materials what we need. It helps to plan and deliver interactive, fun Scrum Training for anything from a short workshop.
xAgile and Lean Program Management
Johanna Rothman is a Consultant, Author, Speaker–Managing Product Development from Boston. She is a Owner Rothman Consulting Group, Inc. She is a graduate of Boston University.
Description of bookThis book is a guide to learn how to use agile and lean program management to collaborate across the organization.
xLean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility
This book is written by Alan Shalloway, Guy Beaver and James R. Trott.
Alan Shalloway is the founder and CEO of Net Objectives.
Guy Beaver is an employee of VP Enterprise Engagements, Senior Consultant at Net Objectives.
James R. Trott is an experienced profesional in lean,agile and design pattern.
Description of bookLean-Agile Software Development is a guide book to extend Scrum processes with an Enterprise view based on Lean principles. It presents crucial technical insight into emergent designs, and demonstrate how to apply it to make iterative development more effective.
xThe Human Side of Agile – How to Help Your Team Deliver
Gil Broza is an Agile Development Mentor, Coach, and Author of “The Agile Mind-Set” and “The Human Side of Agile” from Toronto, Canada.
Description of bookThis book is a guide for your team members out of their comfort zone – to embrace change, trust their co-workers and admit mistakes (to turn them into learning opportunities).
xScrum Product Ownership: Balancing Value from the Inside Out
Robert Galen is President and Principal of Agile Coach (CSC) at RGCG, LLC.
Description of book“Scrum Product Ownership” helps you to face today’s challenges. It has more practical advices, real-world tactics, and more stories. It provides framework of ideas to help today’s Product Owners and their development teams for better “Deliver the Goods”.
xAgile and Iterative Development: A Manager’s Guide
Craig Larman is an experienced storyteller from Santa Barbara, California.
Description of bookThis book is using statistical research and case studies and presents the most convincing case ever made for iterative development. It offers a concise summary of the key ideas that drive all agile and iterative processes, with details of four noteworthy iterative methods Scrum, XP, RUP, and Evo.
xThe Enterprise and Scrum
Ken Schwaber is an experienced software developer, product manager, and industry consultant. He is president of ADM (Advanced Development Methods ), a company of improving software development practice.
Description of bookThis book is an agile-process revolution which takes you through change management for your organizational and interpersonal processes. And explain how you successfully adopt Scrum across for your entire organization.