The following books are the ones I have found most influential and useful in my Agile journey. I recommend them as essential reading for anyone working in or with Agile teams.
These books will help both managers and teams shift to a more Agile mindset. They also help frame why focusing on things like “Flow” over “Resource efficiency” will get you better results than just following practices blindly. Lots of them have practical advice for how to implement Agile or improving Agile practices and give you some of the theory behind the practice.
What books have you found useful/influential? Let me know in the comments!
P.S. Here’s the list of the books in the pic (with Amazon links, should you want to buy them):
- This is Lean: Resolving the Efficiency Paradox
- Implementing Beyond Budgeting: Unlocking the Performance Potential
- User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product
- Kanban from the Inside
- Scrum and XP from the Trenches (Enterprise Software Development)
- Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum (Addison-Wesley Signature)
- Lean from the Trenches: Managing Large-Scale Projects with Kanban
- Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great (Pragmatic Programmers)