Agile Books Recommendations

These are the books I have either completed reading or in the progress of reading. Click on the title to be directed to an amazon affiliate link.


Title Publisher’s Summary
The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer

The Toyota Way

How to speed up business processes, improve quality, and cut costs in any industry.
Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time

Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time

By the man who helped invent the red-hot management process known as “Scrum”, Scrum unveils what is wrong with the way we currently do work, and how a simple set of principles, applied in exactly the right sequence, can accelerate productivity and quality as much as 1,200 percent.
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

In 2009 Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work and, in turn, inspire their colleagues and customers.
The Scrum Fieldbook: A Master Class on Accelerating Performance, Getting Results, and Defining the Future

The Scrum Fieldbook

Based on years of work in the field with scores of companies, including Bosch, 3M, Schlumberger, and Rio Tinto, The Scrum Fieldbook delivers a hands-on, practical approach to rapidly delivering value for companies and organizations.


Title Publisher Summary

Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS

Rather than asking, “How can we do agile at scale in our big complex organization?” a different and deeper question is, “How can we have the same simple structure that Scrum offers for the organization, and be agile at scale rather than do agile?”
Get SAFe Now: A Lightning Introduction to the Most Popular Scaling Framework on Agile by [Mohammed Musthafa Soukath Ali, Samantha Mason]

Get SAFe Now

SAFe is a response to organizations who need to scale Agile Teams. While SAFe’s “Big Picture” is thorough and complete, it is too dense for most first-time readers. “Get SAFe Now” makes SAFe approachable to all and quickly narrates the recommended start-up approach to implementing SAFe in a learning-friendly way using visuals and real-world examples. This book also helps as a primer before various SAFe training.
Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great (Pragmatic Programmers) by [Esther Derby, Diana Larsen, Ken Schwaber]

Agile Retrospectives

Project retrospectives help teams examine what went right and what went wrong on a project. But traditionally, retrospectives (also known as “post-mortems”) are only held at the end of the project—too late to help.


Agile Development

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Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Released through Build, Test and Deployment Automation

Getting software released to users is often a painful, risky, and time-consuming process.

This groundbreaking new book sets out the principles and technical practices that enable

rapid, incremental delivery of high quality, valuable new functionality to users.


Title Publisher’s Summary Amazon Link
Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations by [Nicole Forsgren PhD, Jez Humble, Gene Kim]


How can we apply technology to drive business value? For years, we’ve been told that the performance of software delivery teams doesn’t matter―that it can’t provide a competitive advantage to our companies.



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Co-Active Coaching When Co-Active Coaching was first released in 1998, this pioneering work set the stage for what has become a cultural and business phenomenon and helped launch the profession of coaching.
The Prosperous Coach: Increase Income and Impact for You and Your Clients

The Prosperous Coach

Show your clients what they cannot see. Say to your clients what no one else would dare to say.
The Art of Coaching Teams: Building Resilient Communities That Transform Schools

The Art of Coaching Teams

The Art of Coaching Teams is the manual you never received when you signed on to lead a team. Being a great teacher is one thing, but leading a team, or team development, is an entirely different dynamic.

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